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Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Perpetual IPATröegs Perpetual IPA

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2,864 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,864
Reviews: 586
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 142
Gots: 536 | FT: 5
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%

Photo of wedge
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 11 21 12

Brilliantly clear yellow-gold topped by a good inch of sticky, frothy head. Big, festively hoppy aromas...fruit candy, leafy spice, grapefruit, and some pine and floral notes. The pine steps in up in the mouth along with an equal amount of grapefruit and tangerine. Green and almost peppery and fairly bitter too which covers most of the sweetness trying to come through. A wee bit of caramel lingers, but doesn't interfere with the hops. A little dry in the finish and quite drinkable. A very nice, fresh, and punchy IPA.

Photo of CaptainSloose
3.16/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Was left in my frig after a recent homebrew session. From a 12oz bottle into a pint sized tulip glass.

A: a golden straw color, maybe a hint of orange

S: very piney, almost with a hint of cat pee.

T: medium malt up front, then the backend of pine and bitterness hits you. It's not overly bitter, but very pine forward. It finishes dry but the bitterness lingers.

M: nicely carbonated, the aftertaste is a little piney for my taste. I can't taste any dry hops, but the bottling could be the cause of that. It's almost as if this beer is heavily bittering and flavoring hops, with almost no finishing or dry hop charachter.

O: I don't hate this beer, as i usually hate most commercial IPAs, but I certainly won't be chosing it off the shelf.

Photo of Lipsntoes
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of happy4hoppybeer
3.44/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottled 11/21/12

Pours a light orange, with steady white head, about half an inch. Not much in the way of lacing.

Nice nose of citrus and piney and floral hops. Very satisfying aroma.

It all starts out well, with citrus and hops swimming in my mouth, with seemingly decent but faint malt backbone. Then there's just something off-putting at the end, something not quite right, at the last taste. Can't put my finger on it, but it diminishes the beer somewhat.

A satisfying IPA, but certainly not great. I would recommend it as a try.

Photo of mdterps
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ColdWaffles
3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Looks like an IPA. Keeps a nice slightly off-white head for a pretty long period. Laces the glass pretty heavily as you go.

Smell: Hops for sure. Flowery, maybe grassy. It smells like an IPA.

Taste: Hops first, everything else afterward. I've seen its aftertaste described a lot as "pine," and I can see that. I would love to take some of these to a camping trip to enjoy.

Mouthfeel: You know, I've never really enjoyed Troegs' "beer science" motifs. Their beers always seem to lack in mouthfeel, coming off almost unnatural. Maybe its that technostuff. Anyway, this kind of feels like a lot of Troegs' line, and that's not a great thing to me. I've had their stuff on draft and its much better in that environment.

Overall: It's kind of like their Hopback Amber Ale, but hoppier. It doesn't do much to distinguish itself besides its interesting "pine-y" character. Definitely still a "good" beer though.

Photo of HeyJim
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of EJBOMBS
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of DaleB50
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of zackcamp
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Bwig218
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of jschwamb
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of wander4
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Scotchboy
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cool 12oz bottle sent to me from dope (thanks man!) ticking a Want of mine. Bottle dated 10/25 poured into a Snake River pint shaker...

A: Lightly hazed gold with a white head and excellent rings of lacing sticking to the glass.

S: Earthy citrus, orange, some notes of pungent hop cones...biscuity pale 2-row underneath that. Without reading the bottle I can tell its been dry-hopped with Citra, but its not as strong as I would hope for.

T: Orange citrus notes...juicy but a bit watery. Biscuity malt again. Moderate bitterness.

MF: Lighter to medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation, no alcohol presence to speak of.

O: Its good but not great; I don't think the heart of this beer was to be a huge DIPA, but even as a singe IPA it seems a bit delicate around the edges. Would prefer more upfront hop flavors and aromas. Bitterness is spot on.

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Solid IPA.

A - Pours a golden color with a minimal but lasting head on top of it.

S - Initial smells of citrus and grapefruit like your typical IPA, maybe a tad of pine but not overpowering.

T - Great tasting IPA. I get hints of a typical West and East coast IPA in it that mixes incredibly well. Felt the tasted was even better as it warmed up in the glass.

M - Very smooth, doesnt attack the palate too much but lets you know its an IPA.

O - As said before, a solid IPA. Troegs is a great brewery and this IPA is not a letdown by any means. I will definitely revisit this beer in the very near future.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Ghostofthewoods
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - gold with a soft, white head that has good retention

S - citrus, grapefruit, faint pine, hint of malt

T - bread, bitter, pine, citrus

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a nice IPA, but a bit delicate on my palate. All the right flavors are there but they just aren't as forward as I would have preferred. This is definitely a good beer, but there are better.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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