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Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Perpetual IPATröegs Perpetual IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,041 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2041
Reviews: 523
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%


Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thain709 on 08-11-2011)
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

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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vitALEity

California

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated 03/2014

A: Very light golden color with a huge head that settles to about 1/4 inch and stays with great lacing.

Smell: Pine, grapefruit, lemons, pineapple. Its light but very nice.

Taste: A lot of grapefruit and grapefruit peel, pine, lemon. Definite bitter bite that hits you in the back of the mouth and lingers afterwards.

Mouthfeel: very light and dry

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 03:05:28 | More by vitALEity
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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VanStrokin

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Nice color. A golden amber appearance. Good hoppy and fruity smell. Smells delicious. Also can taste the fruit right off the bat. Not as hoppy as I thought it would be. Has a little bitterness to it. Doesn't last that long. In my opinion, its a great IPA.

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Wisconsin

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Pennsylvania

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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scooter97

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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Jake29

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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choicegrinds

New Jersey

3.15/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden and crystal clear..personally I like it a little murky. Aroma is mild citrus and a teeny bit dank. Taste reinforces the smell. I find this beer underwhelming. The bottle is just under a month old too. Probably a good intro ipa. I will not be picking this one up again. Now nugget nectar on the other hand....

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Pennsylvania

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Bone53

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass at around 45°F

Appearance: I would have guessed this was a lager from the look of it. A bright golden color with a huge three finger off white head which resulted from an aggressive pour.

Smell: Mild yet balanced between citrus and pine notes

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Mouthfeel: Quite light for a DIPA with moderate dry bitterness

Overall: Not quite there as far as DIPA's go in my opinion. If this were labeled as a IPA, I may have given this a higher score. However, it's still tasty and I'll be grabbing for more from time to time.

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New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
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Continue to be blown away from Troeg's, how did it take me so long to discover this east coast gem!? Perpetual may be almost on far with the Nugget. Drank three last night was was throughly impressed I can't get enough of those high ABV's with maximum drinkability. Hope my old faithful keeps a constant supply of this stuff coming!

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Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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