Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company
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4.2/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mini tonic.
Appearance: a light golden yeloow with a light white head that leaves nice lacing.
Smells: a huge citrus hop. I smells the lemon and orange zest with a hop backbone.
Tastes: like the nose insists. I really enjoy the taste of this ale. I love the bitter hop character but I think I neglected to drink this one to long because the hops were good but not too fresh.
Mouthfeel: the high carbonation and lingering bitter hop aftertaste is so enjoyable that the seven and a half percent is so smooth and refreshing.
Overall: I paid $11 for a 22oz bottle and I feel its good I just wish it was a flagship for the Troegs brother and available in six packs. one of my favorites along with nugget nectar and hop back. great job again Troegs!!!!
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2012 03:40:57 | More by kennylopez
4.38/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Bomber to pint glass. Sampled 8/23/11 (about two weeks after the release).
A: With a semi-vigorous pour, a large 4 finger khaki colored head is created, semi long lasting. Creamy texture, lumpy on top with big bubbles underneath. Small slow rising bubbles can be seen rising through the medium light orange colored body. Respectable clarity. Fair to good lacing laying down in random fashion.
S: Very pungent. Massive dry hopping is evident. Fresh pine wood and resin comes through on the nose. Green and leafy with the last pour bringing in a little soapy character, coming across more as extreme freshness than anything else. Even as the temperature increases, there is little-to-no caramel evident - a huge plus in my mind for IPAs.
T: Traces of mango and pineapple with a peppery spice to set it off. Perfect balance between sweet and dry. Even though I dislike the term, Tröegs Perpetual IPA is very close to a West Coast-style IPA (think fresh Alesmith IPA).
M: The mouthfeel is perfect with the exception of carbonation levels. Fizzy but a little soft. Pour gently to maintain the effects of the bubbles. Medium body with a sticky, yet mineral-like texture.
O: Perpetual IPA is my kind of beer. Finally Tröegs produces an IPA that I can get down with. I was starting to get concerned after the multiple attempts in the Scratch Series. Bottom line, I'm glad they landed on this for a seasonal release even though I feel that Perpetual IPA is strong enough to be a part of their year-round portfolio.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2012 22:35:51 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
4.18/5 rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Athletic bright pale gold over a loose snow white lagery head that is super lacey. Big musty lemon (Citra?) nose with some biscuit.
Lemon marmalade one table water crackers, some salt, then hops kick in as oily lemon rind, some flowers and very gentle citrus, maybe tangerine.
Lemonheadz end and dry citrus finish. Medium, soft, round, easy.
Similar to Jarl, with more complexity and malty smoothness. No sign of Nugget dry-hopping. Way too drinkable for 7.5%. Calls itself an Imperial Pale Ale, and so it is.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2012 13:08:33 | More by StJamesGate
3.63/5 rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
On tap at the brewery.
A: The IPA is definitely pale, a lighter golden yellow color that is transparent and very bright under the right light. A white head patiently laces as it dissapates.
S: The nugget aromas make me anxious for Nugget Nectar, a soft citrus grassy bitterness that builds in intensity. The alcohol, this time around, is subdued, allowing the hoppiness to stake its claim.
T: Orange and lemon zest, citrus with a dry feel, practically leap out of my glass (but not right away). The booziness is more prominent here than in the nose. My biggest complaint about the tap lines at Troegs: the ales are too damned cold. The hoppiness is lost to the temperature. As the ale warms, the hops become stronger, more evident. The citrus and zest are light but increase with each sip, strong but never out of whack. Pale malts aren't a factor but they keep the hops in
Serving type: on-tap
01-08-2012 02:30:31 | More by akorsak
Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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