Bengal Gold India Pale Ale | Triumph Brewing Company

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3.65 w/ 44 ratings

Brewed by:
Triumph Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by NeroFiddled on 02-22-2004

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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 12
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slatetank
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was from a growler I got at the brewpub in New Hope, PA. Enjoyed chilled from a double walled tumbler.

The color of the ale is a light copper with golden hues. There is good clarity and retention with thin tan cap w/ thick film of lace, the bead is tight. The aroma is very fragrant with hops, this is just very fruity and orang-y with a lot of floral elments to augment the citrus there is a sweet hoppy oily scent. I consider the aroma to be full, while I can see how some might consider it to be delicate for the style. I like the way this ipa is drinkable but still within range for a strong pale, it could go either way -very hoppy pale or gentler IPA, it has nice high carbonation and subtle resinous tinges with slight fruitiness and semi dry finish.

The taste is very good with flavor from the single hop-centennial substantial enough to carry the Ipa, the hops give off some orange rind and light herbal/tea-like light astringent flavors with gentle malt and very subtle fruit tinges from the yeast. The finish is slightly dry but still retains an oily semi-bitter flavor. Overall this does come off somewhere in the middle-between pale and IPA, I like it since the bitterness is borderline w/ an IPA, but still is flavorful enough for me not to care if it is strictly to the American IPA style.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of ummswimmin
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the New Hope location.

I enjoyed this beer with a very spicy sandwich. The beer tempered the heat very well.

They seemed to brew this with a decent amount of Cascade hops. The beer was hoppier than most East Coast IPA's.

It smelled like citrus, and moved into the taste as well.

I recommend this through the end of summer.

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Photo of tgbljb
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served as a brilliant golden-amber beer with moderate white puffy head.
Smell is loaded with hops, grassy, piney and citrusy.
Taste is all about the hops with an almost overpowering hop bitterness. Can't find any malt to balance.
Leaves a too strong bitter taste in the mouth that is not overly enjoyable.
One glass of this beer is enough.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Triumph- IPA

-New Hope-

Appearance- Light brown with an orange hue. Moderate head and slight lacing of the glass.
Smell- Faint citric hops and malt.
Taste- Citric hops balanced with a flat malt flavor.
Mouthfeel- watery and run of the mill.

Overall- I just can't see why Triumph makes a bland IPA. It has the makings of a good beer but it just doesn't deliver. I think it isn't that bold so it caters to the tourists. C'mon Triumph put some [email protected] into it!

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zoso1967
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served up a dark amber with some reddish hues and a fluffy off-white head. This IPA has always seemed a bit dark for style, strange since it has gold in the name, but it is still a very attractive beer. The aroma is not as hoppy as some other IPAs, but it still has a nice citrus and pine character as well as plenty of malt with some toffee notes as well. Much like the aroma, the flavor seems to be a bit malty for style, but it is still quite nice. The hop character seems to have a sharper, more white grapefruit and pine character, perhaps some herbalness as well. The malt seems quite toasty with plenty of caramel malt in there. It is a pretty good IPA, especially for a brewpub, but nothing to get overly excited about. The body is medium with a very clean dry finish that makes this a very drinkable and sessionable beer. Still a go to beer for me whenever I visit, and it went great with my meal.

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3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stirgy
2.24/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Served as part of a sampler tray at their brewpub in New Hope. This one was bright orange amber in color. Very clear with a thin white head of foam. Very aromatic with bitter citrus fruits coming through. The taste has an overwhelming bitterness with grapefruit rind. The bitterness here overtakes everything else. The light body of malt is barely discernable through these intense bitter qualities. It’s as sharp as a bee sting on the tongue. Highly unbalanced, one dimensional and barely enjoyable. I saved this for my last beer and it was a mistake. I couldn’t get that bitterness off my tongue for a good 15 minutes after we left. This was my least favorite from the sampler tray. Lower the hop bite and up the malt and you might have something here.

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4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Bengal Gold India Pale Ale from Triumph Brewing Company
Beer rating: 54.5% out of 100 with 44 ratings
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