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Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Perpetual IPATröegs Perpetual IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,491 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,491
Reviews: 546
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 126
Gots: 319 | FT: 8
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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Ratings: 2,491 | Reviews: 546 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Sammy, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -2.2%

djrn2, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Thorpe429, Aug 20, 2011
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -2.2%

zestar, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of nmann08
4.5/5  rDev +10%

nmann08, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -2.2%

acurtis, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of metter98
4.13/5  rDev +1%
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.

metter98, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of brentk56
4.5/5  rDev +10%
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

brentk56, Sep 15, 2011
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

Phyl21ca, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
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...

BEERchitect, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Texasfan549, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of mikesgroove
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

mikesgroove, Aug 21, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

kjkinsey, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

GRG1313, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

ygtbsm94, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
4.13/5  rDev +1%
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.

kylehay2004, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

jaydoc, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Knapp85, Sep 13, 2011
Photo of oberon
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.

oberon, Sep 19, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

TMoney2591, Oct 25, 2011
Photo of largadeer
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks, Dyan. This was bottled 5-31-12, consumed 6-29-12.

Appearance: Golden, clear, two fingers of sticky head. Looks like IPA.

Smell: Citrus, primarily grapefruit, with both flesh and zest. Tropical fruit becomes more evident as the beer opens up. Hops don't explode from the glass, nor are they weak. Malt is biscuity and dry. Apparently Troegs used pils malt as a base for this one, but it doesn't shine through much.

Palate: Pretty impressive, showing more depth than the nose. Grapefruit is dominant again, largely zesty, but there are great mango and guava notes, and a touch of floral spiciness. Citra is evident as the beer warms. The malt backbone is crackery, bready, very dry. Strong resinous bitterness clings to the palate in the finish, but doesn't overstay its welcome. The balance between bittering and flavor hops is spot-on.

Overall: Initially I thought this was just decent, but it grew on me quite a bit. It benefits from warmer temperatures and a bit of time to breathe.

largadeer, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev -2.2%

JAHMUR, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -2.2%

SocalKicks, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Jason, May 10, 2013
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Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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