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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:
No notes at this time.

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


3.63/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Have to confess that I wasn't the biggest fan of this beer when Troegs released it last year. However, as I hadn't tried it in some time, and as Max's had it on cask, well...

The beer pours a peachy orange color with good head retention and lacing (surprisingly good for a beer on cask). The nose is pretty nice, showcasing considerable tropical fruit, a hint of pine, and some light orange citrus. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, but one of things that IMHO has always detracted from this beer's drinkability is the noticeable alcohol in the finish. That being said, there is a nice balance between the tropical fruit and hoppy bitterness in the finish, I just wish I didn't pick up that bite of alcohol at the very end. Mouthfeel is soft and fairly full, as one would expect in a cask version of this beer, but again, the alcohol on the finish mars what is otherwise a pretty nice IPA.

A nice enough beer, but there are a lot of good IPA's on the market these days, and so I'm not sure I can imagine ordering this again any time soon.

Serving type: cask

10-07-2012 20:53:34 | More by johnmichaelsen
Photo of orangesol


4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Fathers Day Firkin tapped by Mr. John Trogner Jr. himself. This one has been "super" dry hopped with columbus hops just two days ago...

A - Pours hazy peach orange with a nice one finger tall white head leaving spotty trails of lace down most of the glass. A very nice looking beer.

S - Holy hops. Perpetual is a really hoppy beer but this is just ten steps more. The grassy hops and citric fruit from the base are there but the fresh columbus hops just dominate from start to finish.

T - Starts off with a huge citric hop bite that never really leaves the picture. Once it dies down a bit you get some of the base beer, hints of caramel malt, fresh bread, pine and a bunch of fresh citric fruit. Finish is very bitter with some chewiness, lingering on the palate long after consumption.

M - Like the regular version this one has some sweetness and a touch of breadiness but this one has the hop resins turned up to a million. I usually have no problem with that but over the course of a 22oz glass it wore me out.

O - Damn, I did not expect this when I decided to visit the brewery. I like Perpetual as much as the next guy but this version is on a whole other level. The sheer amount of hops packed into this small firkin is staggering. Possibly one of the best Troegs beers I have ever had.

Serving type: cask

06-20-2012 01:52:41 | More by orangesol
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
Photo of BMMillsy


3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle in trade. This one has about 2 months of age. Pours a beautiful clear golden color with a creamy white nearly one finger head. Bright hop aromas with citrus, lemon, grapefruit, definite sweet caramel malt backbone to the smell and the aroma has held up well for the 2 month age. Flavor is sweet malts, straw, grapefruit, honey, grass. Mouthfeel is very slick, medium, with medium carbonation. As with other Troegs beers I have had, this has a slightly syrupy feel to it. Overall a very nice IPA that I would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 00:03:22 | More by BMMillsy
Photo of patpbr


4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Golden to yellow color with a small foamy head.
S - A bit tropical with citrus and pine.
T - Everything I noticed in the nose and adds on a nice malt backbone.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation and a smooth finish.
O - Nice and balanced IPA and will try again.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 01:33:38 | More by patpbr
Photo of ExtraStout


3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clean yellow to orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, grapefruit and orange citrus hops. In the taste, dry citrus rinds, and somewhat pine like. A small hop bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry trace of hops in the aftertaste. Big nose and mellow taste, lack of aftertaste, good but mellow

I like this as an above average IPA by comparison but as an "Imperial" IPA, which it bills itself", I feel it's no higher than barely average.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 02:32:50 | More by ExtraStout
Photo of glass_house


4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Belgian tulip. Bottled on 12/18/13

Pours a slightly cloudy medium gold with an orange tint. One finger of puffy white head turns into a thin persistent cap with minimal lacing.

Almost all tropical fruit in the nose--mango, pineapple and papaya mainly. A little bit of grapefruit and grassy pine sneaking out of the background. A real treat for the sniffer.

When cold, the carbonation hits the tongue with a punch, but as it warms it really smoothes out and goes down extremely easy. On the light side of medium-bodied with a crisp dry finish. My only "complaint" is that I wish the flavors mimicked the nose a bit more. Don't get me wrong, it's good. Very good. But the stellar aroma ends up being a bit of a tease. I find the pine and grapefruit bitterness very refreshing. There is some complexity to the hop profile and it's very well balanced with the faint sweet malts.

This is a go-to IPA (toeing the line of DIPA) for me. Not necessarily the best I've had but always rock solid, like most of Troeg's offerings. And unlike some beers, I think I like it more every time I have it.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 00:34:17 | More by glass_house
Photo of Greywulfken

New York

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: medium gold and crystal clear, two fingers of fine-foamed head; sparse lace trails behind

S: bitter hops strike resemblances to citrus groves and pith; aromas of wet flowery fields accompany

T: bitter grapefruit pith and pineapple sugars alternate across the palate; clean malt bill provides complementary structure for the hop action, which suggests various citric and resinous influences

M: medium body, slick and smooth, nicely bittering and slightly chewy and sticky

O: a fine DIPA - treads the line between IPA and DIPA - but a nicely balanced hop and malt act, very drinkable and definitely recommended

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 00:14:00 | More by Greywulfken
Photo of tone77


3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this before from the bottle, but received a can from the legendary woodychandler, and found it to be better. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is full of hops, citrus. Taste is lots of hops, tropical fruits, touch of malts, tasty and refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

Serving type: can

01-17-2014 04:38:39 | More by tone77
Photo of jageraholic


4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: mildly rough pour out of a can into a glass gives away to nice white head that dissipates quickly into a thin line with mild clouding floating on top. Beautiful golden color and very clear.

S: grapefruit, orange, maybe mango along with a balancing breadiness.

T: A good mix of citrus and pine, followed by breadiness and then a balancing bitterness. some toffee and caramel on follow up sips. It's fresh from the cooler but I bet this will get a little boozy as it warms.

M: Decent coating of the mouth. Kinda prickly with the carbonation. Very refreshing but very drying as it glass empties. Definitely bitter bite with the finish that is providing that dryness. Keeps you having to drink more.

O: Very good IPA. Love that it is in a can and in 12 packs. I'll be looking for these again in the spring and summer. Great smell, great taste.

Serving type: can

01-16-2014 21:06:24 | More by jageraholic
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4.59/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The CANQuest (TM) had been hearing noises that sounded like CANs coming from Hershey, but it was not until Sunday night during a visit to The Fridge in advance of a visit from my local trader, tone77, that I spied this one and Troegenator on the shelf. The CANQuest (TM) is honored to have the first CAN review on this site as part of the approach to CANQuest Review # 1000!

From the CAN: "Pack it in, Pack it out!" The graphics are beautiful with the gears having been rendered marvelously and I am certain that Jeff Lebo will be proud to have it in his collection.

The Crack! was nice and loud and the inverted Glug got me off and running. I felt like a kid on Christmas morning, opening a long-desired present to begin playing with it. I have become masterful at this practice and the pour was picture-perfect, resulting in two dense fingers of French Vanilla-colored head with excellent retention. A brief pseudo-cascade resulted, finalizing in a beautifully clear golden-yellow (SRM = > 5, < 7) and rather than fighting, Mammon, Croesus and Midas defaulted to yours truly, clapping as I took my first sip. I leaned in for a sniff first, taking in a tropical pungency of mango, tangerine, papaya and grapefruit. My mouth was watering and the hops monkey on my back also made a sudden appearance! I began to feel as though something historical was going to happen when I hit the "review" button, but then my homeboy, nick "the tick" D717 chimed in, reminding me that it would only be hysterical, as usual. I tied off, raised a toast to nickD717, and hit paydirt. Man, it came on like an Acela train between stations, high-flying and stopping for nothing and no one. The mouthfeel was medium, but who cares? I was gettin' my hops fix, baby! It had a tropical fruitiness underlain by a grapefruit bitterness and the monkey began to settle down. I looked down and ... Jumpin' Jehosephat! I had already CANsumed half of the beer in my glass. It may have been excitement, but I would rate the Drinkability high on this one, if such a designation still existed on this site. Finish was dry and biting and when I listened closely, I could hear the Zephyr winds blowing across the Sahara Desert. Phew! This may not make an ideal outdoor beer at 7.5% ABV, but in that case, I want to put Sunshine Pils on my CAN Want List prior to the summer.

Serving type: can

01-08-2014 00:42:19 | More by woodychandler
Photo of coalcracker


4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: medium-gold to caramel in color, good head retention
Aroma: Hops jump out immediately, having quite the citrus-like quality. Not much in the way of malts- perhaps a touch of biscuit/bread.
Taste: An even balance between a bready malt and citrus hop presence initiates this tasting. However, the hops wash over in short order leaving behind a pleasing and sharp hop bitterness. Alcohol well-hidden but noted as warmth at the finish. Aftertaste is dry and bitter.
Mouthfeel: A bit thick but appropriate for the style, a little hoppy oil slickness is of note.
Overall: A pleasing DIPA for those seeking a pleasant alpha acid fix.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 02:51:08 | More by coalcracker
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Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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