Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company
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1.6/5 rDev -61%
Bottled 10/31/2012 Batch 121003
Beware of this date and batch
Appearance: straw yellow pour with a thin whitish head, from the appearance you could've thought this was your typical Troegs Perpetual IPA.
Smell: I was expecting this beer to smell the same way it always does, piney, citrusy, juicy, hoppy goodness. However, I was sadly disappointed. It almost smelled like a Belgian ale with some sort of spices. Just from the smell, I knew this batch was gonna hurt my feelings.
Mouthfeel: this part of the beer was fine. The carbonation seemed like usual.
Taste: Again, I was expecting that hoppy, piney, delicious Perpetual flavor, but I got something I couldn't even explain. It didn't provide me with the flavor I have become accustomed to from this outstanding beer. All I could taste was cloves or something strange, for what I know this IPA to normally be.
Overall: This beer could have very easily ruined my night, if I didn't have a bunch of great beers to drink after. I have come to love this beer since it started year round production, but this must be a bad batch. I hate to say negative things about this beer, but I wanted to warn others of this specific batch. I got mine at a Wegmans.
Update: Per my friend Terry, he messaged Troegs on Facebook only to find out from them that Hurricane Sandy messed up this batch of beer and made it too yeasty. Not only were they willing to acknowledge their mistake, but they told him to bring the case to the brewery to rectify the problem with an exchange. He made out fine on the deal by getting a fresh one. I only bought to bottles, so I chugged them instead.
11-14-2012 06:00:57 | More by HoppyPeteSkolnik31
2.35/5 rDev -42.7%
Wow. Straight up, this thang kinda smells like the ripe underbelly of a skunk - while the taste is more like an average Pale Ale at best. Not stoked, Raul ain't stoked at all. What's going on here? Raul was pumped on this Tröegs offering, but like a Hershey kiss, Raul rather leave it in the wrapper.
*Consensus: terrible attempt at a West Coast IPA.
05-13-2013 02:30:53 | More by RaulMondesi
2.7/5 rDev -34.1%
12oz bottle into Duvel artist tulip glass
A - light straw yellow. small head with large bubbles and mild lacing.
S - virtually non-existent. little to no hop aroma at all. light zestiness that reminds me more of a summer pale than an IPA.
T - better than the nose but also a slight let down. Mild hop at the front that fades quickly and finishes clean with very faint bitterness. very little similarities to most IPAs
M - very clean and refreshing. I could easily drink alot of these on a summer day...but not sure I would want to honestly.
O - unfortunately I just dont get the glowing reviews for this beer. I am usually a Troegs fan but this one fails to hit the mark. Easy to drink yes, but fails to live up to most all of the requirements for an IPA. Just meh, and barely that. I will give it another try and revise if needed. They deserve that at least.
06-26-2012 02:24:26 | More by Momar42
2.9/5 rDev -29.3%
Yellow appearance, white head, 3/4" in depth. Found it to be a lot lighter in color than most ipa's much less 7.5% ones. Aroma, hmm. Where's the hops? Never a good sign when you're drinking an ipa and can't smell it. Do they do bottle dating? I couldn't find one on my bottle, so who knows, I've had good Troegs beers, so maybe this isn't their fault, but its not my fault I can't find a bottle date, so the review is what it is. Citra hops are allegedly in here? Could have fooled me, they are dainty hops in terms of longevity, so my theory grows. . .
Taste, rampant bitterness, you can definitely tell some high alpha acid hops were used, and not a lot of malt (from both the color of the beer, as well as the massive bitterness, lack of caramel, body etc. . . ). Unfortunately, they impart virtually nil in terms of mouthfeel of the hop. Carbonation is high, alcohol is mildly stinging like an antiseptic. The bitterness just doesn't have any flavor to it, nothing in terms of pine, tropical or citrus fruit. Its kind of bland. Reminiscient of double take ipa, all bitterness, no substance. I'd try it again based on the fact that I know Troeg's is much better than this in every other effort I've had from them.
10-17-2012 16:33:20 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,390 ratings.