I think I'm going to be in the minority here when I say I think Triumph is a little overrated. Don't get me wrong, I'd much rather go to Triumph than a lot of other places around because they do make an decent beer, but they usually only have 5 or so beers on tap and a limited (and somewhat overpriced) menu. As a fan of IPAs and pale ales I haven't been overly impressed with those styles from them. I think Iron Hill spoiled me. Can't wait until they open a central jersey location.
All that being said I'd certainly be up for trying their pumpkin ale.
After trying about 1/2 to 2/3 of the brewpubs in all of NJ I have to say wait until you tried some other brewpubs here in NJ.
In terms of beer, I think their IPA is the smoothest around and is not overhopped to oblivion. Their special beers are usually pretty good as well such as their Pumpkin Ale and their Rauchbier. However I do have to agree that their standards like Honey Blonde and Amber Ale are just meh.
In terms of cost, I used to think they were expensive and attributed them being in affluent areas such as Princeton and New Hope. However, compared to other brewpubs like Trap Rock, Basil T's, and Harvest Moon, their pricing is kinda on the lower to middle range for brewpubs. The quality of the food can be up and down depending on when you go there. Between 2006-2008 in Princeton the food was spotty at best, but since about 2010 it has steadily gotten better.
Not only that but Triumph is opening a new location in Red Bank that is due to be open I believe in 2014, so that will turn them basically into NJ's first Brewpub chain.
However when it is all said and done, Triumph is still my 2nd favorite brewpub in NJ after Long Valley.
Edited by DevsMan84, 11 September 2013 - 02:28 PM.