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Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Perpetual IPATröegs Perpetual IPA

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2,418 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,418
Reviews: 543
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 121
Gots: 289 | 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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Photo of bonkers

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

I poured from a bomber into a snifter, hazy orange pour, big white head, loads of white lacing. The aroma is pineapple juice, with orange rind and hints of pine. The beer is juicy, lots of citrus, definite tropical notes, hints of pine, lingering bitter pine on the finish. The brew is medium in body, good carbonation, drinks bigger than it is. A very nice IPA.

10-15-2011 00:30:01 | More by bonkers
Photo of regspeir


4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

22 oz. bottle from Pinocchios (in Media, PA) poured into a pint glass. Appearance was dark gold with a finger of white head which settled to a coating. Lacing was light but lasting. Nose was citrus hops up front with elements of floral and grassiness and spice. Taste is a very nice and refreshing - citrus, some bready yeast, mild bitterness and caramel sweetness. APA? Nah… this is an IPA taste for sure, but like most of my favorites - even with a refreshing bite, still overall quite nicely balanced. Mouthfeel is medium, mildly carbonated, and on the sticky side. At 7.5%, this is (carefully) sessionable. I am pretty excited about this beer. Nugget Nectar is our finest right-coast IPA ( I know, I know…not how Troeg's classifies it) but with limited (seasonal) availability. Now they have filled some of the void! Try this again - are you kidding? I am on my way back to the fridge RIGHT NOW!

08-16-2011 18:02:41 | More by regspeir
Photo of Tucquan


4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

Had this on 2011-10-03 in Columbia, PA.

A - Clear, golden-orange with a 1.5-finger, white head and moderate lacing.

S - Spiced apple cider, pineapple, orange and a bit of pine. Not real strong.

T - Pineapple, biscuit malt, citrus pulp and rind, pine. Similar to a Nugget Nectar. Dries nicely into a somewhat-bright orange and grapefruit juice finish. The lingering bitterness coats the mouth nicely but this isn't a hop bomb. It's moderated by the reasonable amount of residual sweetness and spice. Not as good as a Nugget Nectar but quite nice.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Moderately creamy, mildly resinous and prickly.

O - Not surprisingly, the growler has the same characteristics as the pint that I had on-tap an hour ago. I was pleased they sold it to go at a very reasonable price so I can enjoy this with my meals for the next couple of evenings. This is a really good beer in its own right and at this price, it's a great value. I sure hope Troegs offers this year-round.

10-03-2011 22:51:22 | More by Tucquan
Photo of LiquidBread219


4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

A= Poured golden honey yellow, Nice white foamy white head that had nice retention and had some nice lacing.

S= In the nose the first thing that I noticed was pine and hop aromas very strong and I really enjoyed it. I also noticed that there was a little bit of a floral undertone that went really well with this beer.

T= The taste had great pine and hop notes upfront it had a little bit of a floral and/or fruity middle and a little bit of a bitter finish. It was a nice and smooth beer really liked this IPA

M= Medium bodied, Nice carbonation a really well done beer.

O= Overall, I thought this was pretty good beer glad I got to try this one. I thought this was a above average IPA and I would try this one again.

11-02-2011 01:27:12 | More by LiquidBread219
Photo of cracker


4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

I was quite impressed with this beer. Lucky to snag the last bottle at Wegmans in Malvern. The aroma is in your face with lots of pine and a bit of citrus. Taste is more of the same. The bittering lingers but is well balanced with a nice malt backbone. I like the name Imperial pale ale. It really describes the aroma/taste well. It is balanced like a pale ale but hoppy and strong like an india pale ale. Another winner from Troegs. I hope to see it around again (for now it appears to be an August offering only).

08-27-2011 23:25:16 | More by cracker
Photo of InebriatedJoker


4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

got this as an extras in a trade from Mob2332 -Thanks Mike.

Poured from bomber into pint goblet - No best by date visible.

A: Deep yellow w/ orange hues , two finger head that decended into a thick creamy lacing, great webbing , Good carbonation.

S: Tropical fruit, citrus , grapefruit, pine.

T: Grapefruit with nice citrus /tropical fruit, slight pine bite with plenty of hops, slightly sweet malts.

O: Overall this is going to become a regular feature in my fridge.

09-10-2011 18:42:11 | More by InebriatedJoker
Photo of Hopfenpeter


4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

Poured a very nice hazy gold and produces a two and a half finger high bubbly, creamy white head. After dissipating it leaves some lacing.
The smell is quite fruity with citrus and pineapple notes.
Tasting this beer, up front you will get a good dose of those fruity flavors. Citrus and pineapple mostly. In the middle the more earthy flavors, like pine and resin balance the beer nicely, leading into a slightly bitter finish.
Lots of great hops and just little malt, a very balanced great beer.

09-14-2011 03:02:53 | More by Hopfenpeter
Photo of JayQue


4.21/5  rDev +2.9%

Perpetual IPA was poured from a can into a pint glass. pours a clear golden color with a big white head. Decent retention and lacing

Smells good, mostly piney hops.

Tastes great. Piney and citrus IPA,, perhaps a a little malt balance from bready malt, but mostly a nice hoppy, bitter IPA.

Mouthfeel is rich, crisp and bitter. My kind of IPA.

Overall an outstanding IPA.

09-18-2012 00:38:04 | More by JayQue
Photo of BEERMILER12


4.21/5  rDev +2.9%

Bottled 021413

A: Pours a golden yellow color with nearly 2 fingers worth of head that fades to half a finger and retains that for a while

S: Mostly citrus hops with a hint of grass and some maltiness

T: Follows the nose. Nice and citrusy with a light earthiness and crackery/bready malts. No alcohol presence

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A good IPA with a great citrus hoppiness. Fairly easy to drink and priced nicely. Recommended

03-03-2013 17:58:43 | More by BEERMILER12
Photo of rawfish


4.21/5  rDev +2.9%

Clear and bright straw pour, clumpy thick white head, two fingers in height. Excellent retention and loads of messy lacing on the glass. Very inviting.

Floral and bright, grapefruit rind, pineapple, and woven pine and bold dried grasses. Malt has some balancing honey and candied fruit, slight touch of alcohol.

Caramel and honey malt is equally balanced and eager to part ways to let in the springy grassy and delicate citrus flavors of the hops. Floral and delicate flavors dance across the palate leaving a clean, drying bitterness and lingering pine.

Easily drinkable, active carbonation has tight bubbles that smooth out the drink. Alcohol is very well hidden and the drying effect is a big player.

A winner, knocked down this one in an instant and would come back for more. Mouthfeel is damn near perfect, Very clean, easy and flavorful, bright IPA. If this were readily available on the west coast it would be my go to canned beer.

03-26-2014 03:49:12 | More by rawfish
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Rhode Island

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

08-17-2014 01:09:47 | More by Doomcifer
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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

A huge thanks to Kevin (kzoobrew) for sending me this treat! Cheers buddy!

Appearance – Pours into a tulip with a slight amber, golden hue. About a finger of white head is achieved with a moderate pour that dissipates quickly leaving slight lacing.

Smell – Lots of herbal floral hops up front, pine, tropical fruits (pineapple mostly) and a malty backbone.

Taste – Bitterness up front, earthy herbal hops (more so than floral), lots of pine, and not as much citrus flavor than I was expecting. The pine becomes more prominent as the beer warms, and the fruit flavors are more lemon and orange peel than pineapple (and grapefruit mixed in). Overall low malt backbone and high on bitterness and pine.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, creamy, carbonation on par with the style.

Overall – Honestly, I was surprised by the bitterness of this brew. It reminds me of a West Coast DIPA, which is a good thing. I love a big hoppy, piney, citrusy bitter DIPA and this does not let down. The low sweetness adds to the dryness of the beer, and does not overwhelm one with a sugar shock. A pretty good DIPA that I would have again. Thanks again Kevin!

08-22-2011 01:10:25 | More by SpdKilz
Photo of tzieser


4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

bottled on 8/10/11. poured from a 22oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

a: pours a darker than pale, crystal clear amberish color with a thick two finger head that slowly simmers into a thin lacing.

s: strong hop aromas of pine sap, grapefruit and fresh flowers. a very (and i mean very) subtle sweet malt smell is there. some of the best dry hopping i've smelled in a while.

t: citrus packed hop flavor quickly followed by strong pine character, giving the beer a bitter edge. malt backbone keeps the beer balanced enough.

m: slightly prickly mouthfeel

personally, i think an imperial pale ale is an IPA....just an alternative spelling of the abbreviation. i'd probably be a bit disappointed if this was their double IPA, but i am more than impressed with this IPA. recommended.

08-28-2011 16:34:41 | More by tzieser
Photo of bigfnjoe


4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Bottle straight from the brewery

A- this beer looks GORGEOUS. It pours a dark yellow/light orange with a three finger white head. The head is pretty puffy and sticks around for awhile, and leaves some great lacing on the way down.

S- the citrus is strong within this one. Lots of oranges coming out. Very good

T- it's not nearly as hoppy as most IPAs, but there is still a strong citrus flavor there, with a piney aftertaste. Almost tastes like Sculpin, but a little watered down

M- the body is actually relatively thick, like an IPA would be. Not syrupy, though

O- half the cost of Sculpin for a bomber, and tastes just as good. Yeah, I'm down

09-03-2011 21:45:35 | More by bigfnjoe
Photo of BostonHops


4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

22oz bottle served in a pint glass.

pours a clear golden yellow while yielding a massive 3"+ creamy head. excellent retention and a good amount of lacing. aromatic nose offers a bonanza of hoppy goodness: big citric presence with a good dose of pine, coupled with some floral notes. a touch of bready malt in the background.

taste follows the aroma. citrus, pine, floral, and a touch of malt. very tasty, though maybe a touch more bitter than i typically look for. still, a well-crafted beer. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall, a really great IPA; very tasty. while i wouldn't put it up there with the best of the best, it's an excellent brew. at a nice price point, too.

(originally reviewed: 08-31-2011)

06-20-2012 01:10:04 | More by BostonHops
Photo of magnj

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

Lucky enough to get 2 bombers of this, taking the first one on alone tonight.

a - Light orange-amber body is clear. Poured straight down the middle of my snifter produced a 2 finger head.

s - Cold it had a good hop nose that was earthy and inviting. Let it warm and it opens up to straight pine with a bit of heat and vague honey. Squeeze a Pine tree into your nostril. You've now smelled this beer.

t - Right out of the fridge it's real bitter up front and ends with a heavy earthy hop flavor. Not much going on with the malt. However let it warm up and again you end up with a piney hop bomb with flavor throughout and a touch of sweetness. Hot at times but overall nice.

m/d - Sticky and full bodied. Definitely drinkable, this cool summer evening is helping, might be a different story if it was still 90. Overall a nice big IPA, I think it's priced right, probably a little over hyped because of how little they made.

08-20-2011 01:40:54 | More by magnj
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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Reasonably aggressive pour it comes out with a nice cream colored head. It comes out thick with many different sized bubbles, a lot of good looking lacing on the glass too.Pours a nice golden color with excellent clarity.

Smell is nice. There's a common statement to describe someone "don't mistake kindness for weakness" and that's how I kind of feel about this beer. It's a pretty hoppy beer but the hops come at you pretty easily. Starts citrusy and goes from floral to pine quite nicely. Sweetness is there too, some toasted sweetbread aromas.

Very good tasting IPA. I normally go for the aggressively hoppy IPAs, this one isn't too hoppy, but it's great. Starts with a great caramel sweetness and graduallly goes into a nice hoppy flavor that starts more of a piney/nectar flavor and goes to a nice grapefruit. Really great.

I think Troegs totally nailed the texture of this beer. Carbonation level is perfect. Lite, crisp, and refreshing while being a little dry. Sweet start with a nice clean snappy bitter finish. Overall a really great IPA by Troegs, nothing not to love about this IPA. I bought a six pack, but wouldn't hate it if it were a 12.

07-09-2012 02:22:52 | More by AndyAvalanche
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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

Riding that fine line at the upper end of the alcohol scale, this "American IPA" is spot on with a dry malt taste and a complete hop dominance- this ale does its namesake in providing me eternal drinking pleasure... for at least a half hour.

Strikingly clear in its pour, its golden body gleams as the last few bubbles race to contribute to the beer's frothy white cap. Long lasting, the beer's foam stance is sturdy and is slow to release. In its wake the head trails with blanketed intricate lace. Lighter than expected in color, the beer's appearance is exceptional!

While the hop's presence dominates the nose with vibrant pink grapefruit, vine-ripened oranges, delicate pine and a boisterous grass note- its not without a ribbon of malt. A light honey and caramel scent gives the hop-fruit character a sense of being candied or sweetened. its simply and juicy and nearly teeth-churning aroma.

Delicious in it hop-to-malt ratio, the malts actually strike first with a creamy caramel and honey taste- so delicate in fact that it almost seems pilsner-like. But just as the taste begins to waiver, here come the hops! Grapefruit, freshly zested oranges and lemon peels develop into a pleasant grassy and bitter taste. Seemingly of pine resin- the beer's final impression is of dry malt to prop up the cleanest and crispest hop taste imaginable.

Malty-dry early and even drier late, the beer opens with that creamy-sweet note to buffer against all that bitterness and would-be astringency. But as the sweetness quickly fades and the carbonation subsides, the beer seems to skip over the middle in order to usher in a quick finish of hop dryness that's aided by alcohol evaporative cooling to ensure a dry and refreshed palate with every sip... ok, drink.

Perpetual IPA's balance is all about the standard IPA profile. There's no added sweetness that "imperial" versions display. Nor does the alcohol compounds become a part of the flavor profile. Its utmost dryness and focus on hop dominance makes this an irresistable yet fortified dream for hop lovers. Now if I could just keep it going...

10-11-2013 04:10:32 | More by BEERchitect
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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

22 ounce bottle into tulip, bottle 8/11/11. Pours slightly hazy golden amber color with 2 fingers of dense off white head with amazing retention that reduces to a thick lacing cap. A bit of nice lacing clings to the glass as well. Aromas of big pine, caramel, orange, tropical fruits, and spices. Very nice aromas here with good strength as well. Taste of big pine, grapefruit, orange, caramel, and big spiciness. Nice amount of bitterness present on the finish that lingers for a decent period of time with caramel, citrus, pine, and spice notes. Very nice balance of bitterness to sweetness. Medium carbonation and body, with a decently creamy mouthfeel. No alcohol noticed other than a very small warming after the finish. Extremely smooth and easy to drink as well. Overall an excellent and delicious IPA. Very hoppy and nicely balanced, with smooth drinkability.

08-31-2011 01:11:17 | More by superspak
Photo of BigCheese


4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

12oz bottle, pretty fresh I think, very little expirience with this brewery but have heard great things.

A: Big white foamy head, clear pale straw in color. A little bit of lacing.

S: Real hoppy, fresh smelling, grapefruit citrus, spicey, and floral, awesome aroma.

T: Starts of with a spicey earthy hop flavor, then Boom, the citrus grapefruit, pineapple and pinecones in finish. Lingering bitterness leaves pallate quite dry. Grassy/earthyness returns in finish. This ones all about the hops, no real malt character to speak of. American IPA all the way. Very dry hop tasting.

M: Very bitter, above average carbonation, medium body, with oily texture. Not sessionable but thats more due to flavor, ABV makes sense. I could do 2, 3 would be pushing it.

O: A great hop fix, insane aroma fresh, really complex hop profile, Huge spicey/earthy/floral flavors. I'd return to this one. One of the best and most unique East Coast IPA's out there (really a 1.5 IPA)

06-23-2012 01:14:51 | More by BigCheese
Photo of thain709


4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

This is an Imperial Pale Ale, hence the name Perpetual IPA. Two pints today, the release day.

A - There is a slight haze to the golden body...two fingers of white head start and slowly fade to a small, yet full cap...spiderweb lacing is left behind

S - The dry hopping really adds to the nose of this beer...bright citrus with orange and grapefruit leading the way...there is a grassy presence to the beer as well a strong caramel backbone

T - Bright citrus flavors start off just as they did in the nose...they have sweet citrus flavors (orange) upfront...the grain presence builds as the beer warms a bit...the grassy and spicy hops play off the grainy malts in the middle of the beer...the caramel finishes with a nice hop bite

M - Medium bodied...this ale is crisp and refreshing...the caramel mellows out the hop bite a bit, but the hops are still able to show their bitterness

O - This is exactly what the name says...Imperial Pale Ale...a great hop presence and flavor with an equally balancing malt bill...the flavors play off of each other perfectly

08-11-2011 19:36:27 | More by thain709
Photo of RblWthACoz


4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

This is not your typical IPA. Very floral in a gentle sort of way. The spices from hops are an accent, and not the main feature. Citrus tones are also there as a very mild background feature. This is nice. Easy to drink and refreshing. If it were't 45 degrees outside and it was a blistering hot day outside, I think I'd enjoy this even more.

11-13-2012 22:33:46 | More by RblWthACoz
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New York

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

Bottle says Imperial IPA, BA has it listed as American IPA. At 7.5% ABV, this one would seem to straddle the line between IPA and DIPA, in that class of what I call 1.5XIPAs (like SN Torpedo, Lagunitas Maximus, ST 2XIPA, etc.). . .

A: Poured from the bomber (a reasonable $4.99 at Olivers tonight) into a SN Anniversary Ale pint glass. Body is light golden, with a faint haze of very fine particulate in suspension. A 2-finger, fluffy, ivory-colored head settles on top, takes a bit of time to disappear. Leaves pretty thick rings and some curtains of lace.

S: Grapefruit and some generic citrus. Hint of sweetness - brown sugar, I think.

T: First impression is more about the mouthfeel than the taste - it's thicker than expected and a bit slick. Body is fairly heavy - more the body of a DIPA than a straight IPA. Anyway, malt is pretty big, provides a bit of sweetness. Hops are of the grapefruit/pine variety, leaning more towards the citrus than the green stuff. Lingering bitterness suggests lemon after a few gulps. A little bit of spiciness at the finish, though this seems to get replaced by bitterness as I work my way down the glass.

M: As noted above, medium-to-heavy in heft, slightly slick in feel.

O: Good stuff. A bit of a disconnect between the light color and the heavy weight, but it's still going down easy. I'd buy it again.

09-16-2011 01:57:50 | More by Kendo
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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

From a growler into a tulip glass, it pours a golden straw color with a slight amber tint. Nice 2 fingers of head form on top, creamy tan color and slowly leaves a sticky lacing on the glass.

Nice robust aroma of cascade hops bringing in the pine and floral tones, and also a bit of grapefruit or lemonpeel also come out on the nose. Biscuits also...wow, quite complex.

First sipping I get the flavor of some pepper on the tip of my tongue followed by a lot of floral flavors, a bit of pine, and followed by lemonpeel. It's also a bit hot and slighly drying on the finish. Not as "oily" and heavy as Hopback.

Excellent feel. It's not as sticky and thick as their Amber (Hopback) offering, has a slight bit more alcohol and is slightly hot on the sip. Fantastically balanced.

Overall, i think this is going to become a flagship-type beer for Troegs, as if they need another. This is just excellently done! Wow!!!

08-20-2011 00:18:56 | More by Fish113d
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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

22oz bottle served in a pint glass.

pours a clear golden yellow while yielding a massive 3"+ creamy head. excellent retention and a good amount of lacing.

aromatic nose offers a bonanza of hoppy goodness: big citric presence with a good dose of pine, coupled with some floral notes. a touch of bready malt in the background.

taste follows the aroma. citrus, pine, floral, and a touch of malt. very tasty, though maybe a touch more bitter than i typically look for. still, a well-crafted beer. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall, a really great IPA; very tasty. while i wouldn't put it up there with the best of the best, it's an excellent brew. at a nice price point, too.

08-31-2011 04:15:00 | More by perrymarcus
Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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