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Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Perpetual IPATröegs Perpetual IPA

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2,041 Ratings
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Ratings: 2041
Reviews: 523
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:
No notes at this time.

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


4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler pour into a 6 oz tasting nonic. I let this warm all the way to 55-60 degrees

A: nice 1 finger head and golden body. some good effervescence.

S: nice balance of pine, citrus and gobs of malt.

T: smooth pine, floral, citrus hop with a moderate biscuity malt backbone.

M: nice carbonation yields creaminess and nice hop dryness. Lighter than most DIPA.

O: Well balanced, tasty and lots going on. I think this is a very good example of the style and I'll definitely have this again if I run into it.

*** Update 12/29/2013 ***

So, with a few months on it, it has muted some...the middle-roasted malts are shining and the hops are now an earthy, musty grapefruit. Strangely reminds me of a Dirtwolf with some age on it, the earthy hops shine more than the strong grapefruit it once had.

Serving type: growler

10-12-2013 23:07:04 | More by Scrapss
Photo of tviz33

New York

3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a growler that was filled at the Hopshop Beer Market in State College, PA. Served in a tulip glass.

A- Pretty underwhelmed by the look of this. Pours a translucent gold body with 3/4" white head that recedes to a thin cap of foam.

S- Outstanding citrus notes. Smells quite sweet.

T- The taste almost seems perfect at first, but I quickly realized that it was lacking. Simply put, it tastes like a world-class IPA that is watered down. All the flavors are there, but they're not bold at all. It's not very bitter, but it's very well-balanced.

M- Medium mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation for the style.

O- Overall, this beer is quite good if you want to have multiples. For a one serving hop-monster that rapes your palate with citrus, pine, and bitterness, I would look elsewhere.

Serving type: growler

08-21-2013 01:06:42 | More by tviz33
Photo of scootny

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a sneaky good beer. Bright clear honey gold amber. Light, fluffy head that stays a while and leaves a bit of a covering. Good lacing and no carbonation evident as it sits. Smell is a good combination of toasted malt, light fruit esters, and firm hop presence. Some grassy notes and a bit of toffee tinged sweetness. Taste is where the money is made. Wonderfully balanced while still presenting a hop forward persona. Front starts with toasted malt, quickly leads to a gentle but mildly tongue scraping hop extravaganza. Subtle combination of pine and grapefruit with a good hop oily flavor. No trace of the alchohol. Feel is surprisingly light for a a beer of this strength. Smooth easy carbonation with a lightly creamy but crisp feel. A super drinkable ale that goes down like a pale ale. of lower abv.

Serving type: growler

01-29-2013 06:50:26 | More by scootny
Photo of Durge


3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at DecCicco's in Brewster, NY. An amazingly clear yellow amber color with a very solid white head that deflates to a full but thin cover and a robust web of lacing. The aroma brings a mild citrus bread straw grass deal. A bit too mild to me but not unpleasant. The flavor brings a somewhat harsh grass hop with a nice grainy caramel bread. There’s a hint of alcohol but the grassy grain bite is the dominant theme. It offers a very liquid medium body that feels a bit glassy with very adequate carbonation. I detected a vague sulphur that wasn’t a bad thing. Toasted grains and lots of tongue grabbing hop bitterness. I like it plenty! Refreshing and a palate pleaser.

Serving type: growler

09-14-2012 17:50:19 | More by Durge
Photo of thedoubler55

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A nice golden hue, perfectly transparent, a nice off white head at the top, no lacing around the glass with this one.

S: Citrus up front with lots of tropical fruit on the nose, nice sweet balance,hops are present as well.

T: Same as the nose, with hints of pineapple and grass. A very well balanced taste for an ipa.

M: A good brew , medium bodied, good amount of carbonation.

O: A very good IPA, well balanced and great taste, not to much booze.

Serving type: growler

08-04-2012 15:36:10 | More by thedoubler55
Photo of Tucquan


4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
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
Photo of jizfiasco

New Jersey

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

Sixty some odd ounces deep into a growler and still solid. The pour is fine good head great retention. Color is straw a bit cloudy and the color of IPA. Smell is lime pine and sweet caramel milk. Taste is more pine and plant with a lot of super sweet. Ithaca flower power mixed with troegs sweet hopback amber. Overall top notch.

Serving type: growler

08-27-2011 05:23:54 | More by jizfiasco
Photo of Fish113d


4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!!!

Serving type: growler

08-20-2011 00:18:56 | More by Fish113d
Photo of regspeir


4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
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
Photo of vitALEity


4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated 03/2014

A: Very light golden color with a huge head that settles to about 1/4 inch and stays with great lacing.

Smell: Pine, grapefruit, lemons, pineapple. Its light but very nice.

Taste: A lot of grapefruit and grapefruit peel, pine, lemon. Definite bitter bite that hits you in the back of the mouth and lingers afterwards.

Mouthfeel: very light and dry

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 03:05:28 | More by vitALEity
Photo of VanStrokin

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Nice color. A golden amber appearance. Good hoppy and fruity smell. Smells delicious. Also can taste the fruit right off the bat. Not as hoppy as I thought it would be. Has a little bitterness to it. Doesn't last that long. In my opinion, its a great IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 04:18:55 | More by VanStrokin
Photo of choicegrinds

New Jersey

3.15/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden and crystal clear..personally I like it a little murky. Aroma is mild citrus and a teeny bit dank. Taste reinforces the smell. I find this beer underwhelming. The bottle is just under a month old too. Probably a good intro ipa. I will not be picking this one up again. Now nugget nectar on the other hand....

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 22:08:47 | More by choicegrinds
Photo of Bone53


4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass at around 45°F

Appearance: I would have guessed this was a lager from the look of it. A bright golden color with a huge three finger off white head which resulted from an aggressive pour.

Smell: Mild yet balanced between citrus and pine notes

Taste: Crisp floral, citrusy, and pine hops along with a touch of bready malt. Grapefruit is prominent

Mouthfeel: Quite light for a DIPA with moderate dry bitterness

Overall: Not quite there as far as DIPA's go in my opinion. If this were labeled as a IPA, I may have given this a higher score. However, it's still tasty and I'll be grabbing for more from time to time.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 04:01:54 | More by Bone53
Photo of Tmyhre802


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

Continue to be blown away from Troeg's, how did it take me so long to discover this east coast gem!? Perpetual may be almost on far with the Nugget. Drank three last night was was throughly impressed I can't get enough of those high ABV's with maximum drinkability. Hope my old faithful keeps a constant supply of this stuff coming!

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 19:02:28 | More by Tmyhre802
Photo of Hibernator


4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tröegs Perpetual IPA
12 oz brown bottle
Bottled 010314 on the side of the bottle in jet ink
Served in a 20 oz tulip glass

Pours a light amber with a yellow tint. A decent head forms on top, leaving a circular white streak across the glassware. Residuals of the head leave sticky lacings behind.

Predictable whiffs from a big time hoppy IPA. I detect citrus fruits and maybe some pineapple.

Toasted grain or biscuit backbone with a nice surge of hops on the finish. Flavors of orange & lime as well as a tropical fruit presence. Guava and kiwi sweetness flavors are mixed in there too. I get a mini taste of dry chalk as I take additional sips. Interesting.

What a pleasant IPA from Tröegs, I really like the dry hop effect on this beer. Super drinkable with a well hidden 7.5% ABV. I would gladly have another.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 00:16:47 | More by Hibernator
Photo of rawfish


4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: can

03-26-2014 03:49:12 | More by rawfish
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 nodder

New York

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

A- Golden orange in color and crystal clear. White head that leaves a decent lacing on the glass.

S- Citrus, pine, sweet malts.

T- Follows nose with a nice piney dry finish.

M- This stuff is dangerous. Light to medium body that is so smooth. I could drink 2 or 3 of these no problem.

O- This is just a rock solid IPA/DIPA. Hits all the right notes. I'll buy again.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 16:07:44 | More by nodder
Photo of far333


3.64/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear light straw colored with a white frothy head that settles out to a low cap. Inviting aroma of floral and fruity hops, a touch of mint.

Zesty citrus flavors upfront, good blend of tangerine, grapefruit and orange rind. Piney notes linger. Moderate bitterness. Honey malt undercurrent balances nicely. Mouthfeel is a bit slick, but finishes tingly. Really good beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 23:40:09 | More by far333
Photo of dar482

New York

4.59/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a light crystal clear golden amber.

The aroma is brilliantly fresh of bright tropical fruits. Tangerine, citrus peel, sweet pineapple, mango, and then some herbal and medium plus resinous dank notes. A very hoppy clean aroma, even with that dankness in there.

The flavor follows of a wonderful burst of tropical fruits. Mangoes, pineapple, passionfruit. There’s a medium plus caramel sweetness and a bready malt backbone. It then transitions to bitter orange and grapefruit peel. The finish has a medium plus bitterness as the green herbal and spicy hops come.

This is an absolutely complex DIPA (at a smaller 7.5% ABV). Wonderful fruity notes, resinous pine, sweetness, bitterness.

(Had this next to Two Hearted, enjoyed this more for its aggressive and complex hopping.)

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 05:51:36 | More by dar482
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 lochef81


3.59/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This ale pours a hazy orange color with very little head but decent lacing. The aroma is rather muted. The aroma is malty with minimal hop notes and a distinctive alcohol bite. I get the feeling as though this dipa is probably past its prime. The mouth is smooth and easy to sip. A little thick but in a good sticky way. The taste is better than I expected given the aroma. It is malty but with a nice hoppy bitterness. There is a definite bite of alcohol on the tail but it is pleasant. You can tell that this ale has seen better days but it is still a solid offering. Would love to try one of these fresher if troegs ever comes to Michigan.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 23:23:25 | More by lochef81
Photo of Huffs

New York

4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours to a nice, full foam, off white in color, with good retention and lacing. Golden amber color and clear. Aroma was hoppy with floral and citrus notes. Nice taste, good hop notes with some grassy, floral and citrus touches. Mouthfeel was medium to full with a lightly bitter aftertaste.

Serving type: can

02-22-2014 22:10:55 | More by Huffs
Photo of mterrence5


3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lovely little slut of a beer. It reminds me of grapefruit juice at my grandmother's house as a child.
Light amber color with a sticky sweet urinal cake type foam.
Strong citrus smell.
Strong bitter hops bite with a sweet grapefruit/citrus rind taste. Easily drinkable despite it's strong tastes.
Don't leave a dirty glass around unless you love fruit flies.
(And you'll probably think those are some sexy ass flies at 7 .5% alcohol and feel like they raped you in the morning if you kill a sixer)

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 04:24:02 | More by mterrence5
Photo of da_beers


4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-pours a crystal clear dirty straw color. Two beautiful fingers of pure white, bubbly head. Great lacing all the way down.

S-super citrusy on the nose. So good. This smells almost like a pina colada. A lot of pineapple(obviously), some pine in there. Great on the nose.

T-Great taste. Huge citrus with pinpple and grapefruit at the beginning. Levels out with a great sweet malty body and ends with a subtle but notice hop bite. It has three very distinct levels as it rolls across palate.

M-light body. Very drinkable. Makes you want more and more. Low carbonation that is spot on.

O-very much a fan of thus IPA. Been a while since I've had a new, kickass IPA. This is outside the box, not a hop bomb. Love this.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 02:21:15 | More by da_beers
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Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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