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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
92
outstanding

2,686 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,686
Reviews: 554
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 130
Gots: 392 | 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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Photo of redfox405
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

redfox405, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of sgerwel1985
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

sgerwel1985, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of cbord459
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

cbord459, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of HopsintheSack
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

HopsintheSack, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of brentblack1
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

brentblack1, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of Chico1985
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Missed out on this last year when it was new and kinda hyped, got to have it a few times this summer though. Reviewed from a pretty fresh batch, bottled on date is 8-6-12. Described as an imperial pale ale on the neck label.

Pours a pale orange, full clarity, big white head. Head retains very well as a solid half finger with some spots of lace left.

Scent is somewhat faint but opens up a bit more with warmth. Reveals some light fruit, floral+spicy hops, along with some pale, bready and sweet malts.

Taste brings an interesting combo of fop flavors, I'd say grapefruit pith and earthy resin stick out the most, some floral and spicy hops too. A bit more bitter/less malt than the scent it seems, but some bready malts definitely there along with some sweeter buttery tones.

Good mouthfeel, lowish carbonation, good amount of bitterness and malt presence. Some alcohol noticeable, medium drinkability.

Overall quite a unique and tasty brew. I think the imperial pale ale label is important because though this has some big hops it felt different than many IPAs. Worth a 6-pack purchase.

Chico1985, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of Mcculler
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a gorgeous clear golden-orange under a rocky, soft-peak egg-white head that leaves a solid wall of lacing down the side of the glass.

Nose is pleasant - honey, grapefruit, sourdough bread, apricot, orange peal, clover and honeysuckle.

Taste confirms nose.

Substantial - thick and oily in the mouth with low to medium carbonation that struggles to clear the palate.

One of the better potent IPAs I've had. Seductive and sadistic.

Mcculler, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of docrates
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

docrates, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of comfortablynirm
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

comfortablynirm, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

CaptDavyJones, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of GrindFatherBob
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

GrindFatherBob, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Texasfan549, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of 4Socialanxiety
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

4Socialanxiety, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of BeerHunter76
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

BeerHunter76, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of RES
4/5  rDev -2%

RES, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of TheTinDoor
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

TheTinDoor, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

kjkinsey, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of djcira
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

djcira, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of mooseo
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into tulip.

A - Light amber copper with a dense white head.

S - Juicy tropical fruit aroma with hints of caramel and pine.

T - Mango, grapefruit, and sweet bready malts. Caramel and a slight woody graininess is present throughout. Finish is mildly bitter with grassy and piney hops.

M - Smooth, medium bodied, crisp carbonation. Semi-dry with warming alcohol.

O - A very flavorful and pleasant IPA (bordering on a double). At this price point (less than $2 a bottle), this could easily become a go-to IPA for me. Great balance and high drinkability.

mooseo, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of TheBrewo
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

We pour a brew of dark straw yellow. It puts up a one and a half finger head of creamy white bubbles. This shows decent retention, leaving sheets and spots of lacing all down our glasses, and big bubble aggregates across the surface. There is a chill haze, but no sediment is noted. Carbonation appears medium. The aroma shows grassy and citric hop varietals, with an orange peel sweetness, toasted pale malts, fresh bready yeast, and light booze. With warmth comes lactic sourness, and more herbal, souring hops. Our first impression is that the beer is big and bitter with definite warming to it. As we sip, bittering citric hops and raspberry flesh sweetness start things off. There is big tannin sourness of tea, and an almost woody booziness. There is a spicy herbal quality to the front as well, with some zesty lemon peel. These all blend to the peak, where the hop bite reigns supreme. It does, however, mix nicely with the strong pale malt background. Caramel and bread work their way in as well, while peppery alcohol drags us to the finish, which shows more of that same herbal, bittering hop profile. There is a lactic creaminess, and some fruity, juicy citric hop sweetness that actually helps to cut the bitterness quite a bit. This occurs right before the aftertaste rumbles back with huge biting bitterness of dill, thyme, herbal and citric hops, black pepper, fusel booze, pale malts, and distant caramel sweetness. The body is medium, and the carbonation is medium. There is great slurp, froth, cream, and sip as the beer evenly coats the mouth with a bubbly foam. This wets and satiates the palate, with little drying. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks quite well.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the strength of both aroma and flavoring. For the style they were both robust, immediately putting this guy above many of its competitors. What put it over the top was the boozy warming quality. While it is easy for the alcohol to get out of control and overwhelm the palate, here we found it to be beautifully complimentary, and nicely unexpected for such a hoppy beer.

TheBrewo, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of William123
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

William123, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of BenZ
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

BenZ, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of rangerred
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow with a half finger white head. Excellent head retention and lacing on the sides of the glass.

Aroma has tons of citrus from pineapple, grapefruit, to a little bit of lemon. Some bready malt is detectable as well. Really an amazing aroma on this one.

The flavor has some of the citrus that was present in the smell although not nearly on the same level. A quick shot of citrus up front but it fades rather quickly. Bitterness is not very high which kind of surprised me. Alcohol becomes noticeable towards the finish although it doesn't really detract from the flavor.

Overall, a really good beer that dances between an IPA and an IIPA. One that is more of a sipper but is quite enjoyable.

rangerred, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of PhotoMattT
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

PhotoMattT, Aug 30, 2012
Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,686 ratings.