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Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Perpetual IPATröegs Perpetual IPA

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2,576 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,576
Reviews: 551
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 128
Gots: 353 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thain709 on 08-11-2011)
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Ryanc23, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.9/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yellow appearance, white head, 3/4" in depth. Found it to be a lot lighter in color than most ipa's much less 7.5% ones. Aroma, hmm. Where's the hops? Never a good sign when you're drinking an ipa and can't smell it. Do they do bottle dating? I couldn't find one on my bottle, so who knows, I've had good Troegs beers, so maybe this isn't their fault, but its not my fault I can't find a bottle date, so the review is what it is. Citra hops are allegedly in here? Could have fooled me, they are dainty hops in terms of longevity, so my theory grows. . .

Taste, rampant bitterness, you can definitely tell some high alpha acid hops were used, and not a lot of malt (from both the color of the beer, as well as the massive bitterness, lack of caramel, body etc. . . ). Unfortunately, they impart virtually nil in terms of mouthfeel of the hop. Carbonation is high, alcohol is mildly stinging like an antiseptic. The bitterness just doesn't have any flavor to it, nothing in terms of pine, tropical or citrus fruit. Its kind of bland. Reminiscient of double take ipa, all bitterness, no substance. I'd try it again based on the fact that I know Troeg's is much better than this in every other effort I've had from them.

Beerandraiderfan, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of beerstacher
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great Imperial IPA. Was very please to add it to the mix. Impressive array of hops used in the multiple stages of brewing. Great burst up front and plenty of hop on the back end. Definitely a choice for hop heads. Dem Hershey boys are doin' it again!!!

beerstacher, Oct 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

aminobutyricacid, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of troysoy2
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz fresh bottle poured into a tulip glass. Half finger of fluffy white head over a bronze body with high clarity. Decent retention and lacing.

Sweet, piney aroma, with a touch of pineapple citrus.

Piney bitterness backed by a light sweetness and grainy alcohol. Very crisp and clean, with a somewhat dry finish to balance out the sweetness. The mouthfeel is a little on the lighter side, but so is the flavor profile, so it works in this case.

This is a good example of a crisp, refreshing double IPA. Drinkable, tasty and totally "sessionable", amiright?

troysoy2, Oct 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

eridiorya, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of jsurfs82
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

jsurfs82, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of stonermouse
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adams glass.

Pours yellow, clear as water, with very little head but surprising lacing.

The aroma is interesting, if a bit incongruent to the flavor. The aroma is earthy, almost compost-like (this is a good thing), with floral aromas very noticeable. From the way it presents, I thought this was going to taste like a bouquet of lilies smells.

The flavor, however, totally belies the aroma. Lots of melon sweetness. Very rich, deep flavor. For how sweet and melony it is, it's fantastically dry and bitter on the finish, which adds some serious complexity. For a mass-produced, readily available, moderatly-high ABV IPA, this one has tons of depth and intrigue.

Finishes dry, but leaves a good deal of sweetness behind as well. Very neat finish.

This is a great go-to beer for bang-for-the-buck. It's not the cleanest, nor most flavorful or bitter IPA, but given the availability and potency, it's worth every penny. I go back to this brew frequently.

stonermouse, Oct 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

hopley, Oct 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

MerkurKing16, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of TomPF18superhornet
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

TomPF18superhornet, Oct 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

jjd315, Oct 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

rdoggg, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of cyclonece09
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a translucent dark straw with a slight red tint with a very froffy white head. Beer has a very inviting aroma, with its floral, citrus, and piney notes that you can smell right when you are pouring it. Tastes of very sweet piney and fruity hops, and a little bit of malt. Beer is perfectly carbonated and goes down smooth for its light/medium body. Overall, a superb beer.

cyclonece09, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of maximum12
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to martin123012 for this bottle & two of its friends, which arrived in the mail a couple days ago. 12 ounces bottled on 7/27/12. Hmmm.

Forecast is for clear gold with a very even scattering of carbonation rising in my pint glass. Nose is heavily flowered perfume, with appearling apricot/peach & pine here & there.

Perpetual IPA is a nice humdinger even at two months plus. Bitterness like 320 grit sandpaper saws at the tongue right off the bat, mitigated slightly by the essence of flower that follows - very floral IPA. Earthy, piney, with a silent echo of spiciness round it out, little to no malt in evidence. Easy to sip, I'd have guess the alcohol content to be significantly lower.

Good, solid IPA that hits all the appropriate notes & turns in a performance that's worthy of a Zoscar nomination (though not the tin trophy). Very good IPA.

maximum12, Oct 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pour is a clear golden amber with a tight light tan head. Nose is balanced, caramel malt and a faint bready note. Strong citrus in back. Flavor is more hop forward but still has a nice malt backbone. Caramel is light as well as a doughier bread. Hops are aggressive, citrus with a touch of citric acid. Light lingering bitterness and strong carbonation. Faint grain in the body with a fairly dry finish.

cpetrone84, Oct 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

JacobMutberg, Oct 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Scottyboy, Oct 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

ljthockey7, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of HumanParaquat
4/5  rDev -2.2%

HumanParaquat, Oct 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Dirtinabottle, Oct 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

PoolFishGolf, Oct 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Jsproat, Oct 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

ChickenBugg, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of John_M
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

John_M, Oct 07, 2012
Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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