Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company
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4.2/5 rDev +2.4%
12oz bottle, pretty fresh I think, very little expirience with this brewery but have heard great things.
A: Big white foamy head, clear pale straw in color. A little bit of lacing.
S: Real hoppy, fresh smelling, grapefruit citrus, spicey, and floral, awesome aroma.
T: Starts of with a spicey earthy hop flavor, then Boom, the citrus grapefruit, pineapple and pinecones in finish. Lingering bitterness leaves pallate quite dry. Grassy/earthyness returns in finish. This ones all about the hops, no real malt character to speak of. American IPA all the way. Very dry hop tasting.
M: Very bitter, above average carbonation, medium body, with oily texture. Not sessionable but thats more due to flavor, ABV makes sense. I could do 2, 3 would be pushing it.
O: A great hop fix, insane aroma fresh, really complex hop profile, Huge spicey/earthy/floral flavors. I'd return to this one. One of the best and most unique East Coast IPA's out there (really a 1.5 IPA)
06-23-2012 01:14:51 | More by BigCheese
4.1/5 rDev 0%
Pours a clear golden yellow with a whitish two finger head that falls to scum and laces well.
Aroma is pow loads of hops bright grapefruit, some floral notes with some pine thrown if for good measure. Some malt sweetness underneath but a hoppy treat.
Taste is like the nose some floral and pine notes upfront quickly moving to bitter grapefruit notes that linger through till the finish. Some where in the middle get hints of malt mostly bready not really tasting the caramel from the crystal malts. Nice hop forward IPA.
Mouthfeel is about medium with nice more mellow carbonation that make it go down smooth.
Overall nice IPA enjoyable wonderful smelling, nice tasting and goes down easy for 7.5%. Then again Troegs knows how to brew some good beer, pick some up and enjoy.
06-23-2012 00:56:06 | More by mntlover
4.3/5 rDev +4.9%
Pretty good brew. Yellow straw color like a pilsner, with a cat piss aroma; probably from the citra hops. Lots of tropical aroma going on from the get go giving off that cat piss pungency. The body is a little above average and the alcohol content is apparent throughout. Good puckering bitterness without being overpowering.
06-20-2012 17:32:27 | More by Rogsterman
4.53/5 rDev +10.5%
Fathers Day Firkin tapped by Mr. John Trogner Jr. himself. This one has been "super" dry hopped with columbus hops just two days ago...
A - Pours hazy peach orange with a nice one finger tall white head leaving spotty trails of lace down most of the glass. A very nice looking beer.
S - Holy hops. Perpetual is a really hoppy beer but this is just ten steps more. The grassy hops and citric fruit from the base are there but the fresh columbus hops just dominate from start to finish.
T - Starts off with a huge citric hop bite that never really leaves the picture. Once it dies down a bit you get some of the base beer, hints of caramel malt, fresh bread, pine and a bunch of fresh citric fruit. Finish is very bitter with some chewiness, lingering on the palate long after consumption.
M - Like the regular version this one has some sweetness and a touch of breadiness but this one has the hop resins turned up to a million. I usually have no problem with that but over the course of a 22oz glass it wore me out.
O - Damn, I did not expect this when I decided to visit the brewery. I like Perpetual as much as the next guy but this version is on a whole other level. The sheer amount of hops packed into this small firkin is staggering. Possibly one of the best Troegs beers I have ever had.
06-20-2012 01:52:41 | More by orangesol
4.18/5 rDev +2%
A 12 ounce bottle, dated 5-31-12, poured into my DFH Signature Glass.
A: Crystal clear orange, with a half-finger foamy head that hangs out for a while. Moderate amounts of lacing.
S: Orange, grapefruits, fresh hops. Somewhat sweet, with a detectable hint of maltiness. Sort of smells like a stronger Victory Headwaters Pale Ale.
T: Not quite as hoppy as the nose, but still a strong push from the citrus flavors. Definite notes of pine, which I enjoy. Surprisingly malty mid-sip, but the finish has a very nice bitterness. Honestly, I want a bit less from the malt profile and a little more from the hops, but I'm loving the very early sip and the bitter finish works well. Definitely an East-Coast style IPA.
M: Light to medium-bodied, with moderate to high levels of carbonation. Works well for the beer and drinks much lighter than a 7.5% IPA.
O: Good, not great. Somewhat similar to the Headwaters as I said before, but more malty in the body. One that I'll definitely pick up on occasion when I can find it super-fresh!
06-20-2012 01:27:27 | More by Hophead717
4.2/5 rDev +2.4%
22oz bottle served in a pint glass.
pours a clear golden yellow while yielding a massive 3"+ creamy head. excellent retention and a good amount of lacing. aromatic nose offers a bonanza of hoppy goodness: big citric presence with a good dose of pine, coupled with some floral notes. a touch of bready malt in the background.
taste follows the aroma. citrus, pine, floral, and a touch of malt. very tasty, though maybe a touch more bitter than i typically look for. still, a well-crafted beer. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.
overall, a really great IPA; very tasty. while i wouldn't put it up there with the best of the best, it's an excellent brew. at a nice price point, too.
(originally reviewed: 08-31-2011)
06-20-2012 01:10:04 | More by BostonHops
3.68/5 rDev -10.2%
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled 05/31/2012. Batch #120507.
A - Light amber body. Super clear with tons of rising bubbles. One finger white head with some awesome lacing and retention.
S - Super citrusy. I can smell if from a few feet away. Piney with bright citrus notes. Mostly grapefruit and some oranges and pineapple A touch of warming booze and spice on the finish.
T - Not as impressive as the nose. Toffee malts and grapefruit juice. Fairly one layered and boring. The finish is really bitter with some lingering pine and grassiness. Mouth feel is creamy with a low level of carbonation. Dry the whole way through.
O - Pretty standard IPA. Very grapefruit heavy with some nice pine and grassiness. I think when it comes to Troegs though, nothing can beat the amazingly intense and tropical nugget nectar.
06-18-2012 02:10:42 | More by davey101
Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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