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Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company

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2,737 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,737
Reviews: 561
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 130
Gots: 427 | FT: 7
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 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.

Photo of cpetrone84
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.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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.

Photo of Dools9
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 9/12/12 poured into a stemmed tulip.

A: Gorgeous orange gold color with tons of fluid, active carbonation rising up. Two fingers of frothy, creamy white head retains excellently and laces like a stud.

S: Citrus fruits mixed with a good amount of floral hops and pine cones.

T: Bitter citrus and pine, grapefruit peel and spicy floral hops make up the hop department. Minimal malt presence, although there is a decent biscuity malt in there. This one is pretty dry and bitter and it builds on the palate with each sip. A bit of alcohol in the taste but nothing major by any means.

M: Medium, crisp, dry finish. Very little alcohol presence.

O: Packs a punch, full of flavor and very drinkable. Good stuff from the Troegs Bros. and good to see this one year round. Priced 10.99 a sixer.

Photo of rodlavers
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into perfect pint glass. Date says 09/27/2012, so just over a week on it. Three finger white head, thick and frothy, plenty of lacing. Light golden orange color looks great. Smell is very interesting, with a combination of citrus hops and a grassy natural aroma which reminds me somewhat of Founders All Day IPA. The main difference here is more pine (and higher ABV), even though it's subtle overall. There is also a hint of sweetness which comes through somewhere in the middle. Taste is unique, too, blending elements of aroma with more emphasis on light citrus flavors, very soft lemon, grapefruit, and pine also subtly present. Mouthfeel is average, carbonation noticeable, less smooth than I generally prefer. Overall, this would be a fantastic session IPA, but for the 7.5 ABV. Nonetheless, I really like it, seems like a nice beer to have around. Cheers.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of stewart124
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful golden color with noticeable carbonation. Perfect dense head. Almost like it came from a nitrogen tap.

Grapefruit and pine in the nose.

Bone dry. The light malt character really accentuates the bold hops. More pine and resin to go along with a white grapefruit hop note. There is some bready maltiness but this really drives a dry feel. It is all about the hops.

Mouthfeel is big and there is a lingering pine note. Simply delicious.

Photo of NODAK
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Has a mildly floral aroma to it...notes of pine there as well. Pretty clean and simple. I don't get much more than that.

Taste wise, I see there's a wide amount of hops used in this beer. The Cascade qualities come out here, as I get a good deal of floral notes here first and foremost. Citra hops are also used, and I get those as well behind the floral notes. On the body, some of the malt is noticeable with a small amount of grain and biscuit shining through...not surprising with the pilsner or Crystal malts used in this one. There's a decent resiny quality to the finish but not too bold. Pretty good.

This is a really clean IPA....I really did enjoy it. I hesitated to buy this, but I'm happy that I did.

Photo of chefduff2
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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