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Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Perpetual IPATröegs Perpetual IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,303 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,303
Reviews: 538
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 120
Gots: 236 | FT: 9
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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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Perpetual IPA opens with a bright citrusy shock of hops, with lemon, dandelion stem, grapefruit rind, and pink grapefruit dominating the profile, followed closely by mint and rose hips. Below the hops is a pleasant malt base that leans heavily on sugars, brown sugar mixing well with an assortment of fruit esters, including orange, nectarine, and berry. Added to this is a good measure of rising bread dough and biscuit, with just a touch of wet wheat. As a whole the nose is good, with plenty of hops and crystallized sugar aromas, and seems balanced and diverse for an IPA. It doesn’t necessarily bring anything new or remarkable to the table, but it does present itself solidly.

On the tongue, the beer begins with hops, bursting onto the tongue with grapefruit rind, pine resin, lemon, eucalyptus, mint, pink grapefruit, and dandelion stem goodness, providing an immediate glimpse into an IPA that has been crafted by careful selection of ingredients by people who really know what they’re doing. The hoppy 85 IBU bitterness bites at the tongue and soft palate, largely dominating the flavor profile. But a good measure of sugars and malts comes through, bringing rising dough and biscuit, along with berry, orange, nectarine, and a touch of toasted nut. Late in the mouthful, as the sugars die off, the bitterness of the hops becomes even more pronounced, and the dandelion stem, pine resin, and grapefruit rind flavors occupy the vast majority of the profile, and continue this domination into the aftertaste, which lingers on the tongue for a long time, joined by toast crust and biscuit. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium to medium-high, adding to the burning sensation.

Overall, this is a solid IPA, and while the nose isn’t necessarily remarkable, the flavors on the tongue do an excellent job of showcasing what is possible with hops, experience, and patience. A must-try for serious hopheads.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 17:16:19 | More by jondeelee
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I had the Perpetual IPA on tap at the Sharp Edge in Pittsburgh.

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Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,303 ratings.