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Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Perpetual IPATröegs Perpetual IPA

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2,805 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,805
Reviews: 574
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 133
Gots: 490 | FT: 6
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:
Beer added by: thain709 on 08-11-2011

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured from a bottle, about one and a half months old. Vigorous pour produced about an inch of head in my tulip glass. Disipated fairly quickly, leaving very little lacing on the glass. The beer is a pure golden color with just a slight haze.

S - It's like rolling in a field of my favorite fruity and floral hops. Really got me excited to drink this one.

T - Not quite as much flavor as I expected given the nose, but that isn't a bad thing. This one tasted exceptionally well balanced. There were some nice sweet tones, mostly caramel I think, and the hops were equally as present, but did not overwhelm me with bitterness. Mostly citrusy, with just a bit of pine. Clean, non-resinous.

M - Clean, and on the full side of medium-bodied. There was just the right amount of carbonation to make the beer feel active, but not light. Well done!

O - A very enjoyable beer, and quite drinkable. The alcohol is entirely masked and the flavors merge incredibly well, without making the beer seem one-dimensional. Highly recommend.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.66/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale copper with a half finger of head that dissipates very quickly and leaves only a trace of lace. The nose has both hop and pine notes present. The flavor profile is strikingly light, but the mild malt still comes through upfront. The finish has hop bitterness, but also a sweet note.

This is an interesting offering, but not quite a top tier IPA.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy straw-gold color with a one inch fluffy white head.

Smell: Heavy on the pine and floral hops with pleasant spicy notes. No real malt presence in the nose other than a very slight toasted aroma. Smells nice, but definitely not as intense as the top-tier IPA's out there.

Taste: Similar to the smell. A lot of pine and floral hop flavors with a little bit of herbal character. Still virtually no malt presence. Bittering hops kick in on the finish. No alcohol presence. Very crisp and clean flavor-wise, but not quite as potent on the hop flavor as some.

Mouthfeel: Crisp with a nice bittering-hop bite on the finish. Medium-bodied with a fairly high carbonation level.

Overall: A very solid IPA, but lacks the punch of the best examples of the style.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Kevin for hitting this want of mine. Perpetual pours out a mostly golden color with some faint orange tints around the edges, top, and bottom of the brew. There's a nice clarity throughout, and its only mildly obscured by a small chill haze. A white head grows up quickly but settles nearly as fast to a wimpy little bubbly skin and collar that, sadly, leaves no lace in its path.

I dip my nose into the glass and the first whiff is promising me good things. Dank, oily, and mildly pungent hops clash with lots of grapefruit juice and vivid citrus peel. Like a late night sesh with the fruit-alicious munchies. A brash of pines bats clean up; you can feel the bitterness creeping up in the aroma with time, along with some mild spicy pepper. This is a hop-heavy sucker, no doubt.

One sip and you're walking through hills of hops; mild white pepper and ashy pines run amok. Vigorous hop oils all over your face, dank resins and a bitter grapefruit peels smack your pie-hole and jump to epic proportions very quickly. Bitterness starts off small but grows exponentially into the back end, and starts scraping the back of the tongue like a pickaxe in the finish.

There isn't much noticeable malt, so the hops stand out even more. Despite being so hop-centric and bitter, it's actually quite refined and drinkable when all things are considered. This bottle is quite fresh, and the raw how power confirms it. Medium bodied with a light sticky quality on the palate; carbonation is medium, pretty good for the style with a slick, oily, lightly resinous mouth feel.

Yum! I've wanted to try this beer for a while, though that doesn't mean I necessarily had crazy expectations for it or anything. It was actually a bit better than I thought it would be, and what's even better is that it's a year-round brew. A very nice brew for the dank-heads out there who need to get their hop oil fix but don't feel like taking alpha acids straight to the vein. Very nice IPA, enjoyable from start to finish.

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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