Triumph Bengal Gold India Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
This special India Pale Ale was first brewed in honor of Princeton University's 250th anniversary and Triumph Brewing Company's first. It's a crisp, hoppy, high gravity ale. The high hopping rate and hefty alcohol content, once used to preserve this ale on the long ocean voyage to India, now provide it with a distinct aroma and robust flavor.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bennywisest (43) - - APR 14, 2012
Tasted: On Tap @ Triumph Brewing Company Phila, Pa. Aroma of caramel malt and spicy hops. Reading the description of dry hops expected more of a hop nose. Aroma of an ipa NOT dry hopped. Heavy bitterness of flavor. Caramel malt and citrus/ spicy hops. Amber color with thick frothy head. An average ipa not well balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BiddleBrau (1163) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2016
Tap at New Hope. Hazy amber white head. Light Citrus aroma. Dry hop palate, malt presence is mild. A bit muddled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Larry_Duffman (374) - - MAY 9, 2016
I had it on tap at Triumph. It pours a cloudy copper color with a decent off-white head and lacing. The aroma is hops, citrus, caramel, and bread. The taste is citrus, hops, toast, and caramel. There’s nice carbonation to it. I thought this was a a nice IPA. It doesn’t rely too heavily on the hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HonusWagner (2093) - Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2016
A bland and forgettable pale that is neither good nor bad. I forgot it thirty seconds before I finished drinking it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
N3lson1 (969) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Drank at triumph brewing company in New Hope, Pa. Not a hop bomb a really well done all around IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lownote (521) - Austin, Alabama, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Earthy hop aroma. Clear copper bodied, light head. Good hop malt balance. Just a bit bitter lingering. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymow (1408) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2015
on tap at the brewpub in New Hope - super hoppy aroma and flavor. Very good IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3532) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Pours golden orange with aroma of citrus, caramel, and pine. Pine flavor with citrus and caramel sweetness. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (12728) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
Draft - Earthy hops and some nice caramel notes. Caramel sweetness, earthy hops and a mellow bitterness. Very English and decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
60minuteman (1335) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2014
See through gold, small white head. Nose has bits of citrus, wheat, grass, floral and obvious hop. A bit more hoppy than most IPAs. Citrus/pine hop taste. Once again, it is clean. Enjoy Triumph for that treat. Could use a bit more bite with the alcohol. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
4kgb (1) - - AUG 11, 2014 does not count
Pint from draft. Fantastic golden orange color with a half-finger white head. left foamy lines hanging throughout, all the way until empty. Great citrusy aroma, not hard on the nostrils. Taste was great with a smooth transition all the way through to the citrusy finish. Well palated and very well balanced. Overall, fantastic beer.

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