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Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,576 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,576
Reviews: 551
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 128
Gots: 353 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

juicebox, Jul 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

jpd026, Jul 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

wo87810, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of HopHeadRyan
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into my Great Lakes Brewing Co (on of my favorite breweries) Tumbler...

A - Staw/Golden Yellow - It looks like liquid gold to me : ) Nice 3/4" head, nice stickey lacing, typical carbonation level...

S - A bit of resinous pine, citrus/tropical passion fruit, herbal-spiciness, and a bit of lemon-mint, and a bit of alcohol esters; the grain is trying to break through the hop nose...definitely can detect the Citra hops...*(my favorite hop varietal)...very subtle if any malt presence here...not in a bad way...(side note: the hop nose here would work really well on a more aggressive german style pilsner)...when it warms a bit more of the malt sweetness breaks through...

T - Excellent lemon-citrus kick...refreshing if you had one of these on a hot summer day (any more would be overkill)...a great lingering bitterness...perhaps a bit unbalanced...but I tend to lean towards a more agressive and unbalanced IPA...a slight soapy character...possibly the hop blend and IBUs combined with the 7.5 abv come into play here...but its not off-putting at all...

M - Not too heavy feeling...definitely on the medium bodied end...but not as syrupy as some beers in this abv category...certainly lighter feeling than nugget nectar (as it doesn't have the caramel malts in play)...again a little soapy perhaps...but probably from the hops...(could also be because I had a Stoudts Pale Ale before this and some garlicky hummus) - : )

Overall: A great IPA...not quite great enough to steal all of my love from Ithaca's Flower Power (but its close enough for an occasional affair) - : ) Its a slightly unbalanced, aggressive, east coast IPA (with some west coast influence). I'd probably reach for this before a nugget nectar as I've been less enthused by nn the past 2 seasons (tastes are changing). I'd like to try this on tap. I can't get over how much I think the aroma/flavor would work in a pilsner...its weird but really awesome.

Try it and you'll know. Enjoy. Cheers!

HopHeadRyan, Jul 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

JohnK17, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of RichardMNixon
3.3/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured cold into a stein.

A: Liquid-gold body with small, pure-white head. Head is thin but persistent.

S: Grassy hops up front eventually giving way to citrus, sweet malt, and honey. Hop aroma got a little stronger towards the bottom and/or as it warmed.

T: Honey-like sweetness balanced by the hops. Not especially bitter: if it weren't for the smell, it would be more in Pale Ale territory.

M: Typical AIPA.

O: Somewhat sweet IPA, but not sweet enough to hurt it.

RichardMNixon, Jul 11, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally getting the chance to try the ipa offering from my top five breweries! I never had a chance to try this last fall so you can be sure I was interested in this review and tasting from Troegs

A- perpetual pours an orangish straw yellow with crystal clear view across my hill farmstead stem. Slabs of lacing capture and linger on the sides of the glass making that vintage ipa impact on the look

S- a combination of piney resinous hops and tropical flavors are combined to make for a good scent. It's really topped off with a spicy/zesty scent that make it a thicker scent than usually comes from ipas. Furthermore, the variety of hops make for a strong scent to say the least. I'm enjoying this aspect

T- tropical entrance that cameos the exact piney flavor that I detected before. Zesty hoppy taste tingled along my mouth that validates these delicious flavors. A complete bitter finish that washes over the alcohol makes this very tasty

M- carbonation is spot on whereby it still allows the spicy hops to sting and linger on the tongue

O- there is a reason I boast Troegs so much... Exactly this! Perpetual pushes the tropical/piney theme of the classic hoppy ipa and makes for a great brew. Wow, this was fresh so I can confirm this brew should be positioned as one of the better ipas on the east coast. It's not flower power or heady... But it is good!

lovindahops, Jul 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

RoryOMoore, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of WMEugene
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a nice golden color with a thick, frothy head and awesome lacing.

S - Great fresh piny hop notes; some floral and fruitiness as well. Not overpowering, but very pleasant.

T - Nice blend of hoppy and sweet flavors. Extremely well-balanced and a great single IPA. Piney/floral merge very nice with the caramel malt sweetness.

M - Soooo smooth. Medium bodied. Slight hoppy aftertaste. Delightful mouthfeel.

O - Troegs has made a fantastic IPA here. One of the best single IPAs on the market.

WMEugene, Jul 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

nstroup, Jul 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

HopBrain, Jul 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

DWolf, Jul 10, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Honey-orange coloring has a brilliant clarity and shows but a faint whsiper of visible effervesce. Dull flour white head is small with a whispy covering leaving but a equally small and speckled mess for lace on the vessel.

S: Oranges, tropical fruitiness of mangos, pineapple with some honey dried wildflowers and sweet citrus arrive on the nose. Light aroma strength, you really have to dig down to get a sense, but will be rewarded with a nice aromatic combination.

T: My very first impression was things were a bit thin, thankfully things got better. Dry flowery citrus hopping with some dried tropical fruitiness, though a bit muted and not as fresh or complex as the nose. Strong grassy-pine notes, dry oranges, dried honey wit a bit of lingering grassiness on the swallow. Good level of hoppiness, biscuit and muffin like malting, very english like.

M: Calm demeanor on the mouthful, medium body, citrusy-grassy tropical juices dominate the tongue and inner cheeks for flavor.

O: Overall reminds me a bit of a bells hoplslam aroma wise, mixed in with a Victory Hop Wallop flavor wise.The nose seemed more fresh and appealing then the flavor though my best advice is to give this another try. Was not to impressed with this after one serving, but having bought a six pack and continuing, you'll find that this is a very tasty treat in multiples on a nice summer day, it takes time to warm up to, but is very well balanced, easy to drink with a good amount of hoppiness that will make you keep on enjoying.

beerthulhu, Jul 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

baconman91, Jul 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

whatname, Jul 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

brealbg, Jul 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

ClayH, Jul 09, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Reasonably aggressive pour it comes out with a nice cream colored head. It comes out thick with many different sized bubbles, a lot of good looking lacing on the glass too.Pours a nice golden color with excellent clarity.

Smell is nice. There's a common statement to describe someone "don't mistake kindness for weakness" and that's how I kind of feel about this beer. It's a pretty hoppy beer but the hops come at you pretty easily. Starts citrusy and goes from floral to pine quite nicely. Sweetness is there too, some toasted sweetbread aromas.

Very good tasting IPA. I normally go for the aggressively hoppy IPAs, this one isn't too hoppy, but it's great. Starts with a great caramel sweetness and graduallly goes into a nice hoppy flavor that starts more of a piney/nectar flavor and goes to a nice grapefruit. Really great.

I think Troegs totally nailed the texture of this beer. Carbonation level is perfect. Lite, crisp, and refreshing while being a little dry. Sweet start with a nice clean snappy bitter finish. Overall a really great IPA by Troegs, nothing not to love about this IPA. I bought a six pack, but wouldn't hate it if it were a 12.

AndyAvalanche, Jul 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

kruthy, Jul 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

OP7iK, Jul 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Evan, Jul 08, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P- AOH

A- pale straw yellow in color that is clear. Frothy head about a finger and a half. nice lacing on the pint as well.

S- strong floral aromas and soe pine on the back end.

F- pine/resin and floral. Same as nose.

M- dry and crisp. foamy in the mouth as well very nice.

O- love this beer. A great IPA and it is def worth a case.

Dodo2step, Jul 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

TimoP, Jul 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

szmnnl99, Jul 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

NoProblem, Jul 08, 2012
Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,576 ratings.