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Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Perpetual IPATröegs Perpetual IPA

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2,804 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,804
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

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Beer added by: thain709 on 08-11-2011

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Photo of VictorWisc
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Single poured into a Leviathan goblet (don't have a lot of spare glassware). About 5 weeks old.

Pours medium amber to dark gold. Plentiful, soft, cream-colored head with good retention. Nice lacing. Some visible carbonation.

Aroma fruity, somewhat malty. Caramel notes. Not a lot of hops complexity on the nose.

The taste makes up for the lack of hops perfume. Light lemony/citrus front, followed by bitter spice, hints of apricot and lychee, without the sweetness. Finish resinous, piny, with lingering malt on the tongue. Nice, somewhat fruity IPA profile without excessive bitterness and tropical notes. Resinous bitterness makes a comeback after a few minutes, as the rest of the components are processed and absorbed in the mouth.

Light body, moderate carbonation, crisp, slight heat note in the finish, but not boozy. Some residual malt in the finish, but no heavy coating as with Hop Devil.

Overall, a very pleasant IPA, suitable for daily consumption. Not quite as tropical and hop-forward as Torpedo and lighter than Victory Hop Devil, but comparable to Lagunitas IPA with slightly better flavor profile. Balance would likely lean a bit more toward bitterness in a fresher bottle, but this was close to well-balanced (could use a bit more bitters). Would be excellent as a part of a mixed 12. Will buy more.

Photo of scotorum
3.09/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bought this because I liked Troegs' colorful graphics and the price for a single was relatively low. Then when I saw it mentioned more often than any other IPA on the BA IPA Day forum I thought I had lucked out on a real winner.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into an Innis & Gunn flute.

a: A bright clear gold, finger thick head lingered, eventually dwindled to a patchy surface foam film and full lacing.

s: Surprisingly little detected.

t: Near mouth-puckering resiny hops.

m: Light to moderate. Looks more refreshing than it tastes, due to the hop bitterness lacking in flavor beyond a sharp resin. Mellows out somewhat as it is drunk, but leaves an unappealingly bitter finish.

o: A deceptively strong-tasting brew considering its light and bright appearance. I can see why hopheads would like this one, and I do enjoy a good IPA (Union Jack, Double Jack and Ruination are favorites) but Perpetual was just too unredeemably bitter.

I'm wondering why my review does not jibe with most others here. The label is dated 2012, which may or may not relate to bottling date. But age usually mutes hops. not accentuate them. Puzzling.

Photo of Stevedore
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle dated 6/20/2013, poured into a Russian River -tion glass today, 8/2/2013. Thanks to Matt for throwing this one in as an extra.

This beer looks fantastic. Pours a clear golden body with an effervescent 2cm white head that leaves sticky, thick lacing all over the glass. Its a true beauty that would impress even the jaded IPA drinker. It looks so refreshingly appetizing! One of the best looking IPAs I've ever looked at.

I smell a good bit of citrus, even pineapple that makes it a sweet and slightly bitter scent. It's balanced out by a nice bready toffee and caramel flavour. But its definitely hop-heavy. Not super pungent but definitely holds its own.

Drinking this beer makes me think of a bitter pineapple juice. It's not bad, a little too bitter but thoroughly enjoyable for any hop head. It's balanced out by a nice sweet malty toffee and caramel backbone, but its definitely on the hoppy side. The body is medium, well-carbonated and finishes smoothly. Heavy on the citrus bitterness for sure.

Very interesting IPA that brings a nice bitterness on the back end, even more so than most regular IPAs. It could be a DIPA for all I know. Showcases the hops well, a rather balanced IPA. Great local, not super outstanding but definitely an above-average IPA.

Photo of LeRose
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Kochiss
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of bumchilly25
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of archiegraham
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of gr0g
4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Straw-colored and high in clarity. A head of about two fingers forms, and retention/lacing are good, but not great. Effusive aromatics hit the nose: grapefruit rind and flesh, pine, resin, and some tropical fruit to round it out. The whole hop spectrum is covered.

Tons of hop oils and flavors on the palate, with a grassy and citrusy profile for the most part. It's very bitter for sure, but not astronomically so. With 7.5% ABV, there's a enough of a malt backbone to provide some semblance of balance with only a slight hint of alcohol. Mouthfeel is just about perfect for an IPA: oily, but not viscous, and a fine carbonation that's not the least bit prickly.

Another amazingly good hoppy American ale from Troegs. Highly recommended.

Photo of oldp0rt
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of bmjivi221
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Newenglandcraftbrew
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of CoachC
4.71/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a beautiful copper color with a 1 inch foam head. Both the aroma and taste are of delicious tropical tasting hops with a good malt backbone. Mouthfeel is almost perfect. When fresh, this is one of the very best imperial IPA's out there. Cheers!

Photo of jbarletto
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Herk182
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of kal4478
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of DanSmith17
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Barnsley
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of MikeWard
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on a couple on draft yesterday at the Deer Lake Pub, Deer Lake, PA. Standard pint glass.

First off, I forgot to specify non-frosted glass, so had to clear off the glass and let in warm up just a little. 2nd time around, got it right. This place is relatively new with craft beers. The beer itself is cold enough, no need for a frosted. They'll learn.

Pint was clear golden yellow, nice foamy white head. The head retains, although only as a light film. However, the lacing is quite thick, and sticks to the side of the glass all the way down.

Smell was clear clean fruity sweey hops. Love it.

Taste was the same, sweety fruity hops.

Mouth is clean, medium, nice tingly hops around the side of the tongue .

Overall, this is an excellent IPA. Brewery only an hour or so away, so likely very fresh. Great summertime IPA. Definitely recoommended.

Photo of beerloserLI
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing from a 5/29/13 bottle.

Pours out straw yellow with a good foamy head that really retains itself.

Smell is of light hops but nothing notable.

Taste offers a good light flow with a decent amount of hops. A very refreshing brew that is smooth and crisp. Nothing overpowering but supper fresh and easy.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Docgc3
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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