Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
4.48/5 rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: Pours a light golden color with perfect clarity, almost like a pilsner. The head is a two finger white color with decent retention, a moderately thick texture, and nice lacing clumps.
S: Very hoppy, but with a citric presence, dominated by mango, grapefruit, pineapple, and guava. I can definitely smell the Citra in this one. The malt backbone comes through enough - no more, no less. Really a great smelling IPA.
T: The hops seem to hit a midway point between tropical fruits (mainly melon and mango) and spicier pine. The opening flavor does nothing to hide the mango assault on the tongue, while the finish does an excellent job of keeping the potential hop bitterness in check. It comes through mildly, as an excellent ballast toward the vaguely sweet malt body. As in the aroma, there's 'enough' of a malt backbone to balance/showcase the citric hops without making it seem like just another malty east coast IPA. It's not super complex, but who cares?! I'd put this up there with Two Hearted and Union Jack - it's really a fantastic IPA, especially since its fresh.
M: Light and spritzy, with a nice lingering citric hop resin. Only the slightest hint of a syrupy texture holds things back faintly - if at all, it's so amazingly drinkable overall it isn't an issue, really.
O: Wowee. Call it an east coast bias, a fresh bottle, or what have you, but this is one my favorite IPAs on the market right now. I could honestly see myself drinking 3-4 bottles in a session, acid reflux, hellish buzz, and painful hangover be damned.
As good as it is from the bottle, this would be orgasmic on tap. BUT MAKE SURE IT'S FRESH! I had an old bottle of this (from the original Fall 2011 batch) and hated it.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2012 21:53:06 | More by ThisWangsChung
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3.64/5 rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Clear light straw colored with a white frothy head that settles out to a low cap. Inviting aroma of floral and fruity hops, a touch of mint.
Zesty citrus flavors upfront, good blend of tangerine, grapefruit and orange rind. Piney notes linger. Moderate bitterness. Honey malt undercurrent balances nicely. Mouthfeel is a bit slick, but finishes tingly. Really good beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 23:40:09 | More by far333
Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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