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Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,749 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,749
Reviews: 563
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 133
Gots: 441 | FT: 6
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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Reviews by nhindian:
Photo of nhindian
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22oz bottle poured into a Troeg's Mad Elf chalice.

A - Pours fairly light for an IPA, focusing itself more on a pale yellow color, nearing on straw. Not much carbonation is streaming from the glass, although it is a touch cloudy. About 2-fingers of snowy head, with moderate retention. A big collection of bubbles gathers when it dies down, with ghastly wisps of foam slowly radiating out from it. Lacing is a much scattered affair, with luxurious curtains at one end and horizontal beams at the other.

S - Now this is the aroma I've been longing for in an IPA for a long time, especially from an East coast brewery. Big, big floral notes interspersed with resiny pine sap, pineapples, oranges, and grapefruits. It flitters between nearly all ranges of hop descriptors while delivering blows from each. It even finishes slightly spicy (hop spice).

T - Luckily the taste follows the nose and oh so much more. It starts with just the slightest of malt backbones in the form of a touch of bread and caramel before jumping into the carousel of hops. Take your pick, as I'm sure no matter which type of hops you'd prefer, you'll find your stop here. The Chinook and Mt. Hood hops pack the flavor with a sticky, floral, resiny taste that is reminiscent of the best West coast IPAs. But then there's a cut of spice, before transitioning into a juicy tropical and citrus fruit note that takes the beer into the finish. You get the pineapple, mango, grapefruit, even a bit of orange to whet the palate and give the sharp, yet enjoyable transition from the pine forests and flower fields. No hint of alcohol, and just pure hops in the aftertaste.

M - Mouthfeel is moderate-bodied with good carbonation. Despite the abundance of hops in here, it is not overly bitter at all which is definitely surprising but not at all missed. A bit resinous, but the citrus finish helps alleviate that. If anything, I'd dig a bit more carbonation but that's really grasping.

D/O - Drinkability is high. I am honestly taken aback by this beer. I wasn't really sure what to expect from this at all, and I have to say it is easily one of the best East coast IPAs I've had and a strong contender against the giants in the West as well. Definitely hop forward, but from there it balances itself among the hop influences and hits nearly all major categories (floral, pine, citrus, spicy) strongly. I will most definitely be seeking this out soon to try again, an absolute joy.

More User Reviews:
Photo of TangTKE402
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

A: Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Sandy, orange-brown in color with an airy 1-finger white head. Some nice lacing appears as the head dissipates. Mostly clear with a light effervescence.

S: Toasted caramel malt up-front with a nice pine hop finish. Light on the nose, with notes of balsam fir, lemongrass, toasty malts, crackers.

T: Well-balanced with a firm malt backbone and a nice citrus/pine hope finish. A light linger that isn't very dry is a nice change for an IPA. Grass, earth, pine needles, and barley all lightly play together in the flavor profile. A nice flavor all-around.

M: Lightly bodied for an IPA, but not insubstantial, this has a good session feel with a laid-back dryness that isn't overpowering. Good stuff all-around.

O: A nice offering that does the IPA style well. At the same time, it's nothing too fancy or crazy. Right-down the middle, but in a nice, pleasant way.

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%

(bottled 071814 - poured into a tulip pint)

A: filtered-clear, bright golden-yellow liquid... two-finger tall, yellowish-white foam... thick, spongy-sudsy build... as nice as the head looks at first, it collapses fairly swiftly and fails to leave much lace

S: lightly-spicy lemon, piney hop resins with a faint background flame of booze... familiar hop aromas that, coincidentally, seem to often accompany lighter-colored IPAs... the citrus be concentrated, however, a bit of light caramel malt pokes through... altogether, invitingly vibrant and suggestively sweetish

T: lemon-tart coated cereal grain... almost an "imperial" Czech pils-like, malty and floral mid point... somewhat herbal finish with a very slight doughy yeast tang in the aftertaste...

M: super-duper foamy-soft flow - at first, it masks an initial hop/alcohol prick that eventually becomes more of a jump-in-the-pool, refreshing, zesty, (fiery) flash that glows long through the finish... very soft and blanket-y (as in flattened)... dry, however, leaving mellow residual streaks of plant syrup

O: the fermentation characteristics from the yeast seem to come through more so than the lion's share of IPAs querfed in my time... the hops flow in a low-voltage electric current - bitter, stingy, and citrusy - so it doesn't knock you over the head - provided you eat well, you could easily knock back 3-4 of these over an evening hanging outside or at a bar, watching the game of the hour

Photo of tillmac62
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

BOD 8/19/14. Clear golden pour with a normal head. Excellent lacing, normal retention. Nose of tropical and citrus hops, with some pine in the background, over a light biscuit. Light medium body with a nice slick texture. Slightly above normal carbonation with a nice bit of effervescence on the finish. The excellent flavor profile is complex and a masterpiece of balance. It begins with a balanced blend of hop flavors that flow into a moderate bitterness, that has a spicy note, over a slightly sweet biscuit background. The middle is where the flavor components fade with the alcohol completely hidden. The finish effervesces nicely and leaves you with a nice slightly spicy pine bitterness that flows into grapefruit rind. Outstanding!!

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Undated bottle at 40 degrees into SA lager glass
Aroma of conifers
Head small (2 cm), white, frothy, slowly diminishing to 2 mm ring and layer
Lacing good – broken rings of small to medium bubbles
Body straw, clear
Flavor begins bitter with slight piney taste, ends lightly bitter; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, slightly oily, lively carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4.25, Overall 4.25.
A pleasant IPA, attractive in appearance and aroma. Alcohol is well hidden.

Photo of oberon
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glas a clear light golden with one finger white head atop that held well.Big pithy hops in the nose,grapefruit really stood out,really fresh and in you face.A big shot of citric hops at the onset with a big sweetish caramel base coming into play midway,more sugary sweetness in the finish.Started out great,and was a really good DIPA,but there was some big sweetness in there as well.

Photo of aszatk01
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of tectactoe
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Kevin for hitting this want of mine. Perpetual pours out a mostly golden color with some faint orange tints around the edges, top, and bottom of the brew. There's a nice clarity throughout, and its only mildly obscured by a small chill haze. A white head grows up quickly but settles nearly as fast to a wimpy little bubbly skin and collar that, sadly, leaves no lace in its path.

I dip my nose into the glass and the first whiff is promising me good things. Dank, oily, and mildly pungent hops clash with lots of grapefruit juice and vivid citrus peel. Like a late night sesh with the fruit-alicious munchies. A brash of pines bats clean up; you can feel the bitterness creeping up in the aroma with time, along with some mild spicy pepper. This is a hop-heavy sucker, no doubt.

One sip and you're walking through hills of hops; mild white pepper and ashy pines run amok. Vigorous hop oils all over your face, dank resins and a bitter grapefruit peels smack your pie-hole and jump to epic proportions very quickly. Bitterness starts off small but grows exponentially into the back end, and starts scraping the back of the tongue like a pickaxe in the finish.

There isn't much noticeable malt, so the hops stand out even more. Despite being so hop-centric and bitter, it's actually quite refined and drinkable when all things are considered. This bottle is quite fresh, and the raw how power confirms it. Medium bodied with a light sticky quality on the palate; carbonation is medium, pretty good for the style with a slick, oily, lightly resinous mouth feel.

Yum! I've wanted to try this beer for a while, though that doesn't mean I necessarily had crazy expectations for it or anything. It was actually a bit better than I thought it would be, and what's even better is that it's a year-round brew. A very nice brew for the dank-heads out there who need to get their hop oil fix but don't feel like taking alpha acids straight to the vein. Very nice IPA, enjoyable from start to finish.

Photo of ExtraStout
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clean yellow to orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, grapefruit and orange citrus hops. In the taste, dry citrus rinds, and somewhat pine like. A small hop bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry trace of hops in the aftertaste. Big nose and mellow taste, lack of aftertaste, good but mellow

I like this as an above average IPA by comparison but as an "Imperial" IPA, which it bills itself", I feel it's no higher than barely average.

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Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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