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Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Perpetual IPATröegs Perpetual IPA

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2,037 Ratings
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Ratings: 2037
Reviews: 521
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%

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:
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(Beer added by: thain709 on 08-11-2011)
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Photo of ThePaintedGrey


4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at a bowling alley. Reviewing from brief notes.

A: Slightly hazy golden amber with a thick, creamy head. Great retention and tons of lacing down the glass.

S: Grapefruit, light notes of pineapple and orange peel. Slightly floral. Malty character underneath.

T: Fresh grapefruit, herbal hops, excellent rush of bitterness rounded off by a generous amount of malt that isn't overly sweet, but provides balance.

M: Above average mouthfeel. Medium-full body with crisp carbonation. Extremely smooth, tad bit creamy. Superbly easy to drink, especially for a brew sitting at 7.5% ABV.

O: Troegs rarely disappoints. Perpetual IPA , I think, is towards the top of the list of great Troegs brews. Well-balanced, fresh flavors combined with a wonderful mouth feel made for an easy-drinking, satisfying IPA that can be enjoyed on a night out or a night in. I'd have no second thoughts about recommending this.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2014 03:58:48 | More by ThePaintedGrey
Photo of gonzo000


3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a - nice low head with

s. Sell nice, hint of pine against the hops

t. Smooth and mellow up front, pine in middle with hoppy finishing blending with the pine. Very good.

m - a bit thick in first taste, but mellows

o - Very, Very good offering from Troegs

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2014 04:21:07 | More by gonzo000
Photo of BradMacMullin


4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this at Yard House in Dedham - chose it from the 150 other beers to choose from. Looking for an IPA that would allow me to walk out on my own. Always enjoy Troegs and this was very good. Poured a nice golden copper color, with small lacing and decent carbonation throughout. This wasn't an overly hoppy beer, but I enjoyed the citrus and fruit hints. This was a nice blend of malt and hops. In fact, I ordered not one, but three of these. And I still was not slurring my words. At least this is my recollection. Very good beer

Serving type: on-tap

09-23-2013 01:23:49 | More by BradMacMullin
Photo of clayrock81


3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a golden body with two finger head and good lace patches down glass. Smooth, easy to drink, for some reason I don't get much except a large dose of citric hops with a touch of breadiness that makes the mouthfeel somewhat filling. Not much else in terms of hop flavors like grapefruit and for some reason I really don't get any sweet malt notes. Maybe my draft was served too cold (it was definitely not at the recommended 45/50ish range) b/c I seemed to have had a muted experience compared to other reviewers. Still enjoyed this beer as the hoppiness wasn't overpowering or bitter.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2013 13:19:04 | More by clayrock81
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New Jersey

3.66/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Morris Tap and Grill, in Morris Plains NJ.

Pours clear, solid gold, with heavy white foam. Creamy look, with lacing abounding. Pine nose, classic IPA smell. Very hoppy taste, the oils, the grass, very natural.

Thought it was good, but not unique. Perhaps a try from then bottle is warranted.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2013 12:11:55 | More by KTCamm
Photo of MikeWard


4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on a couple on draft yesterday at the Deer Lake Pub, Deer Lake, PA. Standard pint glass.

First off, I forgot to specify non-frosted glass, so had to clear off the glass and let in warm up just a little. 2nd time around, got it right. This place is relatively new with craft beers. The beer itself is cold enough, no need for a frosted. They'll learn.

Pint was clear golden yellow, nice foamy white head. The head retains, although only as a light film. However, the lacing is quite thick, and sticks to the side of the glass all the way down.

Smell was clear clean fruity sweey hops. Love it.

Taste was the same, sweety fruity hops.

Mouth is clean, medium, nice tingly hops around the side of the tongue .

Overall, this is an excellent IPA. Brewery only an hour or so away, so likely very fresh. Great summertime IPA. Definitely recoommended.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2013 16:29:07 | More by MikeWard
Photo of kell50

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draught at The Green Onion Pub in Utica, NY. Poured in a Saranac pint glass.

A - Light orange/copper/amber body. Quite clear with tons of rising bubbles. One finger white head that wasn't going anywhere.

S - Super citrusy. I swear, I can almost smell it while the bartender is pouring. Piney hops with zesty, citrus notes. Mostly grapefruit, oranges and pineapple.

T - Slight caramel malts and sticky citrus hops. The finish is bitter with some lingering pine and grassiness. Not as smooth on the finish.

M- Mouth feel is creamy with a moderate amount of carbonation. Dry pretty much the whole way through.

O - Pretty damn tasty IPA. Very grapefruit heavy with some nice pine and grassiness. Troeg's has crafted yet another winner.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2013 01:55:14 | More by kell50
Photo of 1sophrosyne1


3.76/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on tap in the Troegs tasting room in snifter flight aliquots over 20 minutes.

The color is a bright gold with a hint of orange brick--nice and clear. A pleasing head holds on fairly well, and the lace is pretty, but without much leg.

Hops jump into the nose--peach, grapefruit, pine, and some tangerine...followed by hints of dry green grass.

Taste is on-style and balanced. There are sweet bready malts and papaya that hug the ascorbate and resins. It's rather short, though, and the hops fall off a bit too soon (especially in comparison to the special offering that's triple dry hopped...)

Body and fizz complement the malty smoothness for a nice mouthfeel. A dose of syrup keeps it on the tongue until the bitterness pokes through.

Although it's not amazing, I can always come back to this hopjuice for reliable drinking. I always want more length and depth every time I return...but I do return.

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2013 02:20:14 | More by 1sophrosyne1
Photo of mactrail


3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Attractive classic amber color in the 14 oz shaker. Lovely white foam that lasts to the bottom of the glass, with white rings of foam marking your progress.

Rich and tangy with a darkly browned biscuit flavor. Lots of resiny hops. Moderate bitterness. This seems quite strong but doesn't taste of alcohol. A touch a fruit and a whiff of pine. A really pleasant and highly drinkable beer with a rich hoppy bite.

On tap at Harrington's, a pseudo-Irish restaurant at National Harbor.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2013 05:11:15 | More by mactrail
Photo of jwhancher


4.58/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Mad Mex keep the pint promo. Nice carbonation. Served with little head but it could be the bar's glass - who really knows. Smells of a citrus, grapefruit bomb. Tastes great. Nice & bitter, dry. Little bit of crystal to back up the hops. Excellent and well done. Could drink a lot of these through and through. Glad to have another solid, high-quality IPA here in PA.

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2013 20:58:57 | More by jwhancher
Photo of nrs207


4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Standard IPA. Light golden yellow, nice 1 finger head. Leaves really nice lacing in the pint glass, so gets a higher grade.

S - Not much malt, sweet fruity smell from the combo of hops, yeast and malt. That's basically all I smell. Not getting any earthy or piney aromas. Definitely not a west coast IPA.

T - Lives up to the smell. A solid IPA. Nice fruity taste, a trace of alcohol possibly. The sweetness of the light malt backbone adds to the fruity hops for a nice east coast IPA.

M - Smooth mouthfeel. Moderate carb. Low bitterness for an IPA. Easily drinkable.

O - It's a solid east coast representation of the style. Definitely not a bitter piney bomb like the west coast IPAs, and that's ok. Easily drinkable, nice hop flavor. Solid beer overall.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2013 04:13:17 | More by nrs207
Photo of gkatsoris

4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: very pale yellow. No head, lots of bubbles, decent lacing.

S: good I love east coast floral hops!

T: floral hops. Pretty bitter. Some vanilla and very slight grapefruit rind. Pineapple.

M: pretty thicker. Good chewyness. Very nice cost left on the tongue.

O: maybe not in the top 5 ipa's, but a very treasury and respectable brew.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2013 23:44:34 | More by gkatsoris
Photo of Oakenator


4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep orange color with a solid 1-2 finger head at the outset. Some lacing on the sides of the glass. Head excites fairly easy with a bit of a swirl. Aroma is definite hops - floral and pine are the dominant characteristics. Taste is hop bitterness up front through the finish - same hops as via the nose - good flavor but for a DIPA not the most hop forward.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2012 00:08:52 | More by Oakenator
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New York

4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: clear amber with little bubbles on the body. White head slightly small about 1/4" if that settles to nada in a sip or so.

Smell: hints of caramel floral feel.

Taste: complexity almost at its best, bitter and caramelly you can't fail. Floral and piney has a honey feel at the end which compliments this brew incredibly.

Mouth: medium carbonation. Smooth, and if this is your first IPA you have been spoiled.

Overall: This brew is a must, well put together and gives you more than others. Pour yourself one and drink up. Salud!

Serving type: on-tap

11-27-2012 01:16:31 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pour is a clear golden amber with a tight light tan head. Nose is balanced, caramel malt and a faint bready note. Strong citrus in back. Flavor is more hop forward but still has a nice malt backbone. Caramel is light as well as a doughier bread. Hops are aggressive, citrus with a touch of citric acid. Light lingering bitterness and strong carbonation. Faint grain in the body with a fairly dry finish.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2012 17:32:02 | More by cpetrone84
Photo of adamette


3.05/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Review from notes taken while I enjoyed a pint on tap at La Cave Du Vin September 9th, 2012. I do not recall the price.

A Creamy head over a translucent light copper body. Once again, deifficult with low light at La Cave. 3.5

S Floral hops and little else. A little bit “one note” for me. 3.0

T Solid IPA taste. Bitter hops which are not very balanced. The bitterness lingers on the back of my tongue for a while. Hop heads rejoice! 3.0

M Moderate feel with bitter hops. 3.5

D/O Drinkability is only fair. Overall this is a fair beer from Troegs, home of some of my all time favorite beers including Troegs Pale Ale which I would drink readily before this one. 3.0

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2012 03:21:46 | More by adamette
Photo of corby112


4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pours a cloudy, pale golden orange color with yellowish colored edges and a two finger, frothy white head. Good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap-ring.  Large streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Über fresh, dank hop aroma with strong resinous and floral notes countered by a boat load of citrus and tropical fruit.  Subtle pale malt presence with some bread and biscuit.  There's also a pine needle character along with prominent pineapple, mango and grapefruit.

On the lighter end of medium bodied with a nice balance of dry, earthy bitterness and sweet tropical/citrus fruit notes.  Dry grassy pine  notes followed by a strong tropical and citrus fruit presence.  Lots of pineapple, grapefruit and lemon peel flavor countered by a pale malt backbone.  Really well balanced and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2012 22:32:02 | More by corby112
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North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
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
Photo of kylehay2004


4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: small head with good retention however on a clear deep golden body. Excellent lacing.

S: very hoppy like a strongly hopped session with earthy hops dominating and citrus and floral hop compliments.

T: lightly malty IPA with a very nice herbal and floral hop character. Light tangerine and orange citrus flavors as well. Perfect degree of bitterness.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: this is an excellent IPA which is flavorful, drinkable and complex.

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2012 02:03:26 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of nickfl


4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - poured with a small head of white foam on top of a clear, golden body. The head settles slowly and leaves nice lace.

S - Pungent, spicy hops with some herbal notes and light malt.

T - Bready malt up front with some pine hops. The hops get s bit stronger in the middle with more pine and some sweaty character. Finishes with strong hop favors, moderate bitterness and lingering grassy notes.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a very dry finish.

D - a nicely made ipa that lets the hop character shine through with a minimum emphasis on the hops. Great aroma and a well developed flavor profile.

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2012 01:54:32 | More by nickfl
Photo of Rifugium


4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Another quality selection from Troegs; perhaps a little something to hold people off until Nugget Nectar comes back. Clearish golden-amber color with a small cap of delicate white head. Fresh hops in the nose, citrus and fresh fruit. More of the same in the taste, crisp hops, citrus zest, pineapple, sweet bready malts in the background, moderate grassy bitterness in the finish. Light-medium body, full of flavor, and quite drinkable overall.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2012 13:39:07 | More by Rifugium
Photo of BeerCon5


4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright golden color with about one finger of white fluffy head.

The scent is of citrus and notes of floral hops and pine.

The taste is of citrus, some grapefruit and lemon mostly, moderately bitter floral hops, and some pine notes.

Medium body, smooth and a little creamy with a dry finish, moderate carbonation.

This was a nice, flavorful IPA. I wouldn't mind drinking this again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2012 18:46:34 | More by BeerCon5
Photo of Sixt9coug


3.6/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at Winners Circle Sports Bar in Exton, PA.

A - Beautiful clear gold that is ever so slightly starting to kick over to the amber side of the scale. Very pretty, fluffy white head and beautiful lacing all of the way down the glass.

S - Smell was hops, with some malts mixed in but primarily hops. Not a true "stinker" of a hop aroma out of here though. i had to get pretty close to the glass to get a whiff of it.

T - This is where I can tell that I'm getting spoiled by craft beers. This tasted a touch watery to me. It also tasted a bit malty sweet. Not a honey sweetness like Hopslam, but not as sharply bitter as I'm used to. However, the hops did taste good although somewhat typical of a midwest/east coast IPA due to the sweetness. I'm used to more of the citrus notes from the west coat IPA's so that might just be me. The alcohol is well hidden to me, and the beer is rather easy to drink. Not quite sessionable at 7.5%, but still easy to take one down.

M - It felt a touch thin to me, and slightly higher than average with the carbonation. However, this added to the drinkability.

O - A solid IPA that remains drinkable and is worthy of a year round release, however, nothing will help it stand out among a crowded field where it ranks just a bit higher than average .

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2012 02:50:57 | More by Sixt9coug
Photo of Rogsterman


4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good brew. Yellow straw color like a pilsner, with a cat piss aroma; probably from the citra hops. Lots of tropical aroma going on from the get go giving off that cat piss pungency. The body is a little above average and the alcohol content is apparent throughout. Good puckering bitterness without being overpowering.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2012 17:32:27 | More by Rogsterman
Photo of MicroBeerMan1980


4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: It pours golden yellow with a nice creamy light head. Lacing and head retention is very nice on this beer.

S: Warm white pine and slight cedar fused with some citrus notes. It has a very nice aroma, but it's not as floral or pungent as other "IPA's" that I've had.

T: The malt and hop profiles work very well together. There's the distinct hop identity of a borderline American IPA and the thoughtful malt profile of a hearty Pale Ale. The pine and citrus bitterness and the caramel and pale malts compliment each other nicely.

M: This beer is not to heavy at all. It's rather refreshing for an IPA. It's doesn't leave a waited down, tacky or astringent hop oil after taste in my mouth.

D: I would definitely drink this beer quite often, if it was available. It's cross between the Pale Ale and the Hopback Amber. The Troegner's did a good job on this one. As usual.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2012 05:57:25 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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