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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 Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A surprisingly good beer, a great IPA with dry hopping taste and very well malted. Pours medium yellow bodied with lots of carbonation bubbles. A tad above average mouthfeel, smooth. Hoppy aroma. Good hop flavour well integrated with sweet malt.Fresh bottle from Premiere Gourmet helped, tasted near-on draft.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 03:38:47 | More by Sammy
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South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

golden amber, with loads of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass, very well done with tons of head that came up and over the top forming the nice lacing down the side of the glass.

light citrus starts it off, lots of pineapple and grapefruit coming off here. light though with hints of grass, nice touches of light malt mid palate. as you take the sip the first thing you notice is the light, crisp body and the clean, easy drinking nature, especially for the abv. it just drank soo clean. nice touches of grapefruit an crisp, dry hops bit the tongue and dry the palate out perfectly.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 17:33:00 | More by mikesgroove
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North Carolina

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

Appearance: A very nice head forms atop the pale amber colored liquid; excellent stickage and a nice drizzle of lace

Smell: Tropical fruit and citrus; rather floral

Taste: Mango and pineapple, up front, followed by a citrus flavor that builds in bitterness through mid-palate; plenty of bitterness after the swallow, as well; the malt is clearly in the background here

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate, but crisp, carbonation

Overall: A fine IPA; just like I like it, as it is all about the citrusy hops and the malt provides the platform rather than the competition

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 02:23:57 | More by brentk56
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Quebec (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a deep clear blonde color ale with a large foamy white head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of powerful floral aroma with some green hops notes and a light sweet malt base is very well done and very enticing. Taste is dominated by huge floral hops aroma with light green hops notes and very little bitterness with some lightly sweet malt notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. I really enjoyed the floral notes and if I were to compare I would say this is a notch below Heady Topper for floral notes but still ay ahead of most IIPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 18:33:55 | More by Phyl21ca
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4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Riding that fine line at the upper end of the alcohol scale, this "American IPA" is spot on with a dry malt taste and a complete hop dominance- this ale does its namesake in providing me eternal drinking pleasure... for at least a half hour.

Strikingly clear in its pour, its golden body gleams as the last few bubbles race to contribute to the beer's frothy white cap. Long lasting, the beer's foam stance is sturdy and is slow to release. In its wake the head trails with blanketed intricate lace. Lighter than expected in color, the beer's appearance is exceptional!

While the hop's presence dominates the nose with vibrant pink grapefruit, vine-ripened oranges, delicate pine and a boisterous grass note- its not without a ribbon of malt. A light honey and caramel scent gives the hop-fruit character a sense of being candied or sweetened. its simply and juicy and nearly teeth-churning aroma.

Delicious in it hop-to-malt ratio, the malts actually strike first with a creamy caramel and honey taste- so delicate in fact that it almost seems pilsner-like. But just as the taste begins to waiver, here come the hops! Grapefruit, freshly zested oranges and lemon peels develop into a pleasant grassy and bitter taste. Seemingly of pine resin- the beer's final impression is of dry malt to prop up the cleanest and crispest hop taste imaginable.

Malty-dry early and even drier late, the beer opens with that creamy-sweet note to buffer against all that bitterness and would-be astringency. But as the sweetness quickly fades and the carbonation subsides, the beer seems to skip over the middle in order to usher in a quick finish of hop dryness that's aided by alcohol evaporative cooling to ensure a dry and refreshed palate with every sip... ok, drink.

Perpetual IPA's balance is all about the standard IPA profile. There's no added sweetness that "imperial" versions display. Nor does the alcohol compounds become a part of the flavor profile. Its utmost dryness and focus on hop dominance makes this an irresistable yet fortified dream for hop lovers. Now if I could just keep it going...

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 04:10:32 | More by BEERchitect
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4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Amyliz4 for stopping by Rick's in Alexandria to pick this one up this evening. $5.49. Served in a Mikasa tulip.

Pours a night dark peach color, similar to that of Pliny the Elder. That's where the similarities begin, but certainly not where they end. Good white head and some spotty lacing. Thin collar throughout.

The nose packs a punch with some strong citrus hops to start as well as some nice notes of pine in the background. Bit of light alcohol and general hoppiness throughout. The flavor is fairly comparable to Elder in the it starts out as an amalgamation of bright hops and eventually the individual components come through. Mostly citrus rind with bits of tropical fruit and pine, the former at first and the latter especially as it warms. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Very dry finish. Slightly-noticeable alcohol.

Overall, this is a very, very solid attempt and I am quite happy that this will seemingly be readily available at a very nice price point, though not quite as nice as having it in sixers.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 01:58:00 | More by Thorpe429
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New York

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

A: The beer is slightly hazy straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There are some fine particles visible floating in suspension. It poured with a finger high dense white head that has excellent retention properties, consistently leaving a half finger high head covering the surface as well as lots of lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of citrus hops in the nose.
T: The taste is somewhat more complex than the smell, having flavors of both citrusy and spicy hops along with a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish leaves your mouth relatively dry.
O: This IPA is packed with hop aromas and flavors but is rather well balanced and quite easy to drink. No traces of alcohol are perceptible in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 02:41:33 | More by metter98
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North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glas a clear light golden with one finger white head atop that held well.Big pithy hops in the nose,grapefruit really stood out,really fresh and in you face.A big shot of citric hops at the onset with a big sweetish caramel base coming into play midway,more sugary sweetness in the finish.Started out great,and was a really good DIPA,but there was some big sweetness in there as well.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2011 12:49:30 | More by oberon
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4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

Thanks to Hophead101 for this bottle!

Digging the artwork here, man. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset gold topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises plenty o' grapefruit (both yellow and ruby red), a touch of orange zest, an even lighter touch of lemon rind, a hint of pine needles, and a light smattering of sweet biscuits. The taste brings in more of the same, with a stronger pine element (though it's still submissive to the fruit), a bit of mandarin orange, and a hint of pineapple. Tasty stuff, indeed! The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a rather dry finish. Overall, a very tasty IPA, one of the better ones I've had in a while. The sheer extent of fruitiness and dryness, though, makes it hard for me to think about drinking too many of these in one sitting. Oh well, it's great stuff regardless.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 03:53:37 | More by TMoney2591
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3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Chris for sharing this one. Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - A finger of white foam settles to a thin ring, a thin hazy cap on top, and minimal lacing. Lightly hazed golden body.

S - It's kind of boring, especially for a Troegs offering. Slightly catty and earthy, with some grass and floral notes too. Neutral bready and toasted biscuit malt character.

T - Taste is again pretty understated. Mild floral and grassy hops, a bit of citrus, moderate bitterness. Some sugary and biscuit malt flavors. Clean finish.

M - Medium carbonation, medium body, slightly grainy texture, and no obvious alcohol. Dry, clean, finish.

D - A solid, but largely underwhelming offering. I appreciate the value price and there are no major flaws other than the lack of intense flavors - might make a nice beer for longer sessions. Not sure how fresh this bottle was, but I'd give it another shot if I saw it on draft on the East Coast.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2011 21:47:48 | More by MasterSki
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Rhode Island

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

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains a lot of floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong burst of grassy hops bitterness that is quickly followed but sweet flavors of citrus and caramel. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a very nice IPA to pound down for a whole evening.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 21:16:55 | More by TheManiacalOne
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3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 02/05/2013

Cheers to Stormking47 for this one!

Pours golden/honey colored with 3 fingers of pearl c olored head. Good head retention & decent lacing

S: Breadyness with pineapple, a touch of cakeyness once warm

T: Light breadyness, lemons, & faint grapefruit, woody hops & dryness up front. Grapefruit peel as this warms, slight breadyness, faint pineapple. Finishes with fairly strong grapefruit pith & a bit of pineyness

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, Good balance, carbonation softens up once warm

Very drinkable, a decent DIPA, but lacking the hop assertiveness I was hoping for, nor is there much complexity

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 04:17:20 | More by russpowell
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4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was fortunate enough to kick the keg of this at Churchkey, 10 ounce pour into a shaker pint of sorts. Beer is orangish and mostly clear with a big off white head of small and medium bubbles. Some lacing, moderate carbonation, looks nice.

Aroma is great, piny, mildly citrusy, earthy grinding hops.

Beer is medium in body and great, if I hadn't kicked the keg I would have gotten it again. Beer is wonderfully hoppy, strong and has that chewy hop resiny back bitterness that I love in a beer. This IPA does it right balancing hops bitterness with hop flavor and only the minimal malt backbone. I want this in the bottle now.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2011 19:02:14 | More by drabmuh
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4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a large fluffy 2 finger head in my tulip, that fades semi slowly with soapy lacing over crystal clear golden pilsner straw color.

Nose brings lots of fresh hops, very resinous and musty fresh oily hop aromas, plenty of pine as well, some citrus and spicy hop aromas as well, hints of fruit and sweet malts somewhere hidden in there.

Taste brings sweet nectar flavors at first, sweet malts seem to come through but it quickly turns to hops as it seems to trick your taste buds, bringing very bitter orange rind, pine, and musty hop oils and resins, some tropical fruit and citrus, juicy even. The bitterness is fairly strong. Just a touch of sweet base malts underneath but mostly a west coast style piny bitter citrus hoppy beer. Finishes still fairly bitter but doesn't really ramp up just hits a peak almost right away, also not too dry but dry enough with lingering hop oils and resins, piny hops, light citrus fruit, and touch sticky.

Mouth is med bodied, bit oily and sticky, decent carb.

Overall good, typical west coast IPA with lots of resinous hops, pine, citrus, some tropical fruits, but not a ton, quite bitter. Its a good offering but still not quite the complexity and awesomeness of Nugget Nectar, but a tasty DIPA at that.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 23:49:49 | More by jlindros
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4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours out as a nice looking golden orange color. The head has some nice lacing and retention. The smell is really nice, plenty of hops and citrus aromas. The taste of the beer is smooth and piny, kind of refreshing too. The mouthfeel of this brew is pretty light bodied, but really goes down nicely. Overall this IPA pretty much rocks. I enjoyed it quite a bit and would probably buy it again some day.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 15:56:26 | More by Knapp85
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4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is not your typical IPA. Very floral in a gentle sort of way. The spices from hops are an accent, and not the main feature. Citrus tones are also there as a very mild background feature. This is nice. Easy to drink and refreshing. If it were't 45 degrees outside and it was a blistering hot day outside, I think I'd enjoy this even more.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 22:33:46 | More by RblWthACoz
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big 22 ounce bottles got my case for 35 bucks for 12 bottles not bad. I really wanted to try Troeg's new offering. Pours a pale golden honey tinged hue pretty interesting looking IPA, pale color with a slight chill haze. Head forms a bright white pale color with thick even bands of lacing dwindling down the sides of my chalice. Aroma has a nice pungent citrus base of hops with some tropical and pine elements close behind. Really sweet sugar coated hop nose, basically hop candy with a nice biscuit breadiness to it. Flavor I guess we should remember kids their calling this an imperial pale ale, not an imperial IPA but it is labeled Perpetual IPA. A bitingly hoppy, mildly bitter experience presents with some warming alcohol and layers of hop oils carrying pineapple, citrus grapefruit, very flavorful profile amongst the big beer package of a 7.5 percent ale. Luscious layers of hop oils build up to a medium bodied ale flowing nicely. Drinkability is solid a beer I will share with friends I'm not sad that I did invest in a case.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2011 20:31:14 | More by WVbeergeek
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3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Large, lumpy white head. The liquid is modestly hazy and has a golden hue. Plenty of chunky, ring lace.

Very nice floral hop smell with a relatively light pale malt base. Attractive.

The alcohol is far more potent than the smell would indicate. Otherwise, the taste does match the aroma profile, perhaps with a stronger bittering bite. The body is typical of the style. The carbonation is low--surprising, given the thick, frothy head.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 00:13:18 | More by smcolw
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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
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this was a let down for me a little bit. just found it to be a little weak and lackluster. the pour was a really clear light golden color, with a small but lacey white head with reasonable retention. the nose exudes bitter hops, but they seem stale or distant or something, and the malt profile is very light for a big ipa. flavor was fine, but not inspiring, light euro malt profile, with bitter hops starting in the middle and riding on through the finish and then some. some light fruity notes, but i found it all to be a little overwhelmed by the alcohol, which was rather brisk and forward for a beer not even 8% abv. not a bad ipa at all, but certainly not one in the top 10 percent. it was all up pretty average in my book, nothing to distinguish it at all form the masses. i know troegs can do more.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 07:19:41 | More by StonedTrippin
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4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle after dinner at Capone's after dinner, oh so glad I did. The aroma has a big floral, pine resin punch. It's like a piney perfume, though there is a slight hint of booze as the beer warms. The flavor dives deeper into the citrus rind and pine juice, complemented by a bitter, peppery edge. A lot of IPAs pick up on these same notes, but this one amplifies them all in sharp, clean hits. Great IPA. Go find it.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 00:05:27 | More by tempest
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New York

4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 09/26/11 notes. Had on tap at Rattle n Hum in NYC. Served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a hazy bright yellow orange color with two inches of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Some nice head retention and light lacing left on the glass.

s - Smells of fruity malts, citrus hops, pine hops, and light floral notes. A ton of hops and fruit, very nice.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, floral hops, light pine hops, and pale fruity malts. Some decent bitterness from the hops, and again, lots of fruit.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, super smooth and creamy. Really nice mouthfeel.

o - Overall a really good IPA and another good beer from Troegs. Lots of fresh hops and fruit in the nose and taste, and great mouthfeel. Would definitely buy some of this if I saw it in bottles.

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2011 19:43:35 | More by mdfb79
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3.63/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery.

A: The IPA is definitely pale, a lighter golden yellow color that is transparent and very bright under the right light. A white head patiently laces as it dissapates.

S: The nugget aromas make me anxious for Nugget Nectar, a soft citrus grassy bitterness that builds in intensity. The alcohol, this time around, is subdued, allowing the hoppiness to stake its claim.

T: Orange and lemon zest, citrus with a dry feel, practically leap out of my glass (but not right away). The booziness is more prominent here than in the nose. My biggest complaint about the tap lines at Troegs: the ales are too damned cold. The hoppiness is lost to the temperature. As the ale warms, the hops become stronger, more evident. The citrus and zest are light but increase with each sip, strong but never out of whack. Pale malts aren't a factor but they keep the hops in

Serving type: on-tap

01-08-2012 02:30:31 | More by akorsak
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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
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New York

4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

$4 and change for the bomber bottle at DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY. Bottled on 8-10-11 etched onto the bottle.

Pours lightly yeast hazed near golden amber, under a large off white head, that stays for a good long while and leaves better then average sheeting and high, fine lace on the glass.

Sharp citric nose, highlighted by grapefruit.

Moderate body, dry in the finish, light on the malt, heavy on the pungent, earthy and yes again citric hops

Crisp, hoppy, zesty, citrus laced, yeast infused and quite tasty IPA.

More quality brew from Penn. heavyweight Troegs

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 23:59:47 | More by Billolick
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