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Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,309 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,309
Reviews: 538
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 120
Gots: 241 | FT: 9
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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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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, dated bottled 08 11 11.

appears clear golden color with orange highlights, with giant fluffy bone-white head. fades to a thin covering that stays to the bottom of the glass, leaves nice lacing. great aroma. clean piney, citrus, grapefruit aroma.

taste starts with mild malt flavor, but is quickly overtaken by the hops. as with the aroma, a mixture of earthy and fruity hop flavors. body is neither thick nor thin. level of carbonation is good, just enough.

overall good, but doesn't really taste "bigger" than a normal IPA, as the label suggests with the "Imperial" tag.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 02:39:39 | More by jmdrpi
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 10th August 2011, purchased at 6PM today and consumed at 10PM. At 12 days old, I could do a lot worse.

The pour catches me by surprise. A mildly hazy golden yellow melon in color, this looks nothing like the amber/Nugget Nectar-looking beer the label might suggest. With a dense, creamy, off-white head with good retention and nice lacing, this is a good looking IPA. The nose has a nice, bright, pungent hop character. With a blend of bright citrus, moderate floral aromatics, pine-like water (not quite pine resin, if that makes sense). The malt character is light on the sweetness, but there's a mild bready, toasty character present. However, the nose is definitely all hops, and mostly aroma hops at that with the Citra adding a fair bit here.

The palate opens with a blend of moderate hop bitterness, with pine and orange peel resin and plenty of juicy, fruity citrus hop character. Moderately fruity, this really is a citrus fruit salad. The malt character here rather faint. The base malt seems fairly neutral, but there is a little bit of a bread-like, white toast flavor that's more noticeable on the body than the palate itself. It's almost like a cross between Wheat malt and Vienna malt, in some ways. Drying on the finish with the lingering flavors of Citra hops this beer is light in body with a soft feel, medium-light carbonation that's darn right perfect and a wonderful hop flavor on the finish. The fact that this beer doesn't seem to be filtered does really add to the mouthfeel, making this both full and light at the same time. Just a touch of alcohol is noticeable on the finish, making me dock half a point. Wonderfully conditioned, this beer is great on the palate.

Definitely better than any of the Scratch IPA's I've had, this is one I will drink more of when I can.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2011 02:48:41 | More by DefenCorps
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jgreenearrow

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a golden amber color with a fluffy 1/2' white head. Significant lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Citrus dominates the nose. Scents of grapefruit and orange peel are present accompanied by apricot, bread crust, and some bitters.

T: Sweet citrus hits the tongue at the outset. Grapefruit and orange flavors dominate the beginning of the sip. A significant malt backbone enters in the middle consisting of biscuit and some pumpernickel bread. The citrus enters back into the equation towards the end accompanied by a fair amount of bitterness.

M: This is a light to medium bodied beer. Carbonation is good. The beer is quite refreshing.

Overall, this is an excellent beer. Ignore IPA on the label. This is not an India Pale Ale or a IIPA. As the label clearly states, it is an Imperial Pale Ale. That is the way this drinks. It does not contain the hops and citrus that one would expect from a traditional IPA or IIPA, it has more of a malt backbone as a Pale Ale would. When judging this beer for what it actually is, the flavors are balanced and complex. The sweet citrus blends well with the biscuity malts and finishes with just the right amount of bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 03:04:43 | More by jgreenearrow
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this beer from StormKing47. Thanks Josh!

22oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - clear golden yellow with a white head that stayed as a layer and left waves of lacing behind.

S - grapefruit rind aroma.

T - bitter citrus taste upfront balanced out with some malt midway going back to bitter citrus on the finish.

F - medium bodied with good carbonation.

O - a good all around beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 00:56:04 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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bonkers

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: growler

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

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: growler

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

Indiana

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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).

Serving type: bottle

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

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Maryland

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 03:02:53 | More by Hopfenpeter
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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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CloudStrife

New York

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

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle 060812.

A: Pours a clear light golden with a puffy 1 finger white head. Some visible carbonation and a little lacing.

S: Very floral aroma. Great hop smell provides some earthiness, pine and fruitiness. A nice pure hop, minimal malt.

T: Not as much hop bitterness as I expected but more of the earthy hop tones. Even though there isnt much malt to balance it out, it doesnt seem to suffer and stays light.

M: Very refreshing IPA. Pretty light with ample carbonation. Goes down very easy considering this is lingering on double IPA status.

Overall another great brew from Troegs. They nail it when it comes to anything hoppy and this is no exception. A good change of pace from super bitter IPA's.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 20:55:07 | More by CloudStrife
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

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

First time at the brewery (amazing) and first time having the Perpetual IPA - and let me tell you that I've been really looking forward to both!

The Perpetual pours a deep, almost honey like, golden color with a thick frothy white head about an inch and a half thick. Throughout the process, there is decent lacing (my first had not a trace of lacing, while the second had medium lacing, so I'm saying the first was because of the glass).

The aroma is great and has notes of spicy and grassy hops, but focuses on spicy to me. Very light malt smell if any at all, just a multi-layered hop aroma.

The initial taste is one that starts dry and earthy but immediately rises to a nice citrus and spicy style hop character. Hints of mango and light pineapple laced with spices dominate towards the tail end. Very light malt flavoring just like the aroma has - this is probably one of the few beers you can judge by its aroma and that's certainly not a problem! This is one great tasting, well balanced, IPA!!!

The mouth feel is carbonated perfectly, and the after taste doesn't dominate in the slightest and dissapates quite quickly.

Overall, this is fantastic IPA and I'm really happy that Troegs considers this a part of their year round selection! I would happily buy a 6er of this any day of the week, all year long!

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2012 00:14:57 | More by qcbrewer
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VictorWisc

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Single poured into a Leviathan goblet (don't have a lot of spare glassware). About 5 weeks old.

Pours medium amber to dark gold. Plentiful, soft, cream-colored head with good retention. Nice lacing. Some visible carbonation.

Aroma fruity, somewhat malty. Caramel notes. Not a lot of hops complexity on the nose.

The taste makes up for the lack of hops perfume. Light lemony/citrus front, followed by bitter spice, hints of apricot and lychee, without the sweetness. Finish resinous, piny, with lingering malt on the tongue. Nice, somewhat fruity IPA profile without excessive bitterness and tropical notes. Resinous bitterness makes a comeback after a few minutes, as the rest of the components are processed and absorbed in the mouth.

Light body, moderate carbonation, crisp, slight heat note in the finish, but not boozy. Some residual malt in the finish, but no heavy coating as with Hop Devil.

Overall, a very pleasant IPA, suitable for daily consumption. Not quite as tropical and hop-forward as Torpedo and lighter than Victory Hop Devil, but comparable to Lagunitas IPA with slightly better flavor profile. Balance would likely lean a bit more toward bitterness in a fresher bottle, but this was close to well-balanced (could use a bit more bitters). Would be excellent as a part of a mixed 12. Will buy more.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 18:57:50 | More by VictorWisc
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scootsmal

New York

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

Solid IPA.

A - Pours a golden color with a minimal but lasting head on top of it.

S - Initial smells of citrus and grapefruit like your typical IPA, maybe a tad of pine but not overpowering.

T - Great tasting IPA. I get hints of a typical West and East coast IPA in it that mixes incredibly well. Felt the tasted was even better as it warmed up in the glass.

M - Very smooth, doesnt attack the palate too much but lets you know its an IPA.

O - As said before, a solid IPA. Troegs is a great brewery and this IPA is not a letdown by any means. I will definitely revisit this beer in the very near future.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2012 20:34:04 | More by scootsmal
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diddly

New York

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

Pours a light amber with a thick, bubbly white head, which went down pretty quickly.

Aroma is floral and citrus-hopped, but not as strong as I expected. Honestly, a little weak for an IPA.

Flavor fills in the blanks in the smell - hoppy hit up front, but with good balance. Hops are fresh tasting and citrussy, with some floral mixed in for good measure. Good malt base for balance, although the beer is still a bit spicy (in a positive way).

Carbonation seems well-balanced, mouthfeel is medium, although perhaps a bit light for the style.

Overall, although the hop flavor's definitely there, there's a surprising amount of sweetness for a big IPA. Quality choice from a great brewer.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 02:14:03 | More by diddly
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

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

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

An orange body sits beneath a one finger off-white cap. The cap fades to form some sticky, spider web lacing that reveals sip marks the whole way down.

Nicely hopped. Aromas of papaya, mango, ruby red grapefruit, apricots and pineapple. A tropical fruit assortment. A faint whiff of ethanol holds steady. Clean bed of pale malt.

The flavor profile mimics the nose. Layers of tropical fruit on top of super clean malt. The finish has a touch of ethanol and a sugary, fruity sweetness first, before a moderate bitterness takes control.

Smooth and a tad creamy on the feel. Medium weight with nice carbonation.

Overall, this is a very nice imperial pale ale. One of the best I have had in this category. The nose and palate remind me a lot of some of the elite IPA's. This is a winner.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 03:30:55 | More by ColForbinBC
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

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

I poured this from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass, it has a nice golden color body with a nice 2" white head that slowley layed down to a thin lace around the top of the body. The smell is of piney and some citrus hop come through. The nice taste of pine, and the bitterness of the hops hits the tastes bud pretty well. Some malt comes through on the back but not too much. This has a nice dry finish and overall is a really good IPA. Great job troegs.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 05:06:19 | More by chefhatt
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WesM63

Ohio

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. (Bottled 6/20)

A: Pours a crisp clear blonde with a 1finger white head. Plenty of lacing and decent retention.

S: Pine/Resin, citrus (tropical), spices and a tiny bit of malts.

T: Pretty much on the nose. Some malt sweetness on the tongue followed by citrus/pine/resin and finishing with a lingering bitterness from the hops.

M: Medium body, low carbonation.

O: Excellent year round AIPA. Rivals many of the other staples in the year round AIPA category. Seek it out and as always, drink fresh.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 05:02:04 | More by WesM63
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Cuvie62

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-13-2013 02:46:00 | More by Cuvie62
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nstroup

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-10-2012 17:29:19 | More by nstroup
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-08-2012 03:40:59 | More by TimoP
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megamass

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

05-22-2013 22:54:23 | More by megamass
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tripelz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-03-2012 02:35:04 | More by tripelz
Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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