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Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,479 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,479
Reviews: 545
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 126
Gots: 314 | FT: 8
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 pearljam118
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%

Poured into a tulip. Bottled 5/30/12

A - light copper in color with barely any head

S - nice and citusy with a little bit of sticky pine

T - Grapefruit up front and a nice piney backbone. Minimal sweetness here. This is a nice dry west coast style IPA.

M - High carbonation with a dry finish

O - This is a great west coast ipa from the east coast. I'm happy to hear it's going to be a year round offering and it will be a great guaranteed-fresh IPA.

pearljam118, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of RKing44
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

RKing44, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

Bottled 05/30/2012. Thanks for the freebie, Chase!

Tangerine gold color. Thin head that's translucentdark and bone-white. 3.5

Blend of grapefruit and floral hops in the aroma with a secco crackery malt. Very light pine. 4.0

Intensely bitter. Pithy and floral with a leafy hop character. Dry and finishing with some lemon/lime. More bready in the mouth. Spiciness from the hops dries out the flavor even more. Powdery in the yeast profile. Great IPA. 4.5

Milky feel with hard-working carbonation. Dry finish with pleasantly hefty bitterness. 4.0

Kickass local brew. A firm bitterness in this IPA that many others overdo. 4.0

thecheapies, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of Rook162
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Rook162, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of KevieJames
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

KevieJames, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of ryser2k
4.5/5  rDev +10%

ryser2k, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of StarryNight74
3/5  rDev -26.7%

StarryNight74, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of DonFrap
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

DonFrap, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of Aschap
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Aschap, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%

12 oz. bottle poured into Nugget Nectar pint glass. Bottled two and a half weeks ago.

A - Pours a crystal clear pale straw color. The head is about a finger and soapy. Could easily be mistaken for an american light lager by look, but that comparison will end here.

S - Bursting with floral and citrus hops. Some light bready malts round out the aroma. Flresh flowers and citrus peel are the major players here. Smells crisp, like a good IPA for a hot day.

T - The citrus is apparent form the start, probably closest to orange peel. Great hop presence in the middle, with a drying, spicy finish. There are some tropical fruits, flowers, and grass mixed in as well. Malts are subdued, letting the hop flavors shine. There is very little wrong with the flavors in this beer. Fantastic.

M - Refreshing effervescence and a light-medium feel. Drinks like a beer with less ABV.

O - I am thrilled that they are now able to brew this year-round. A regularly available true IPA is something that Troegs lacked and this is a fantastic addition. The color is pale and sets the tone for the light crisp nature of the beer. Great citrus and hop flavors. I usually look forward to the release of this one each year, but I am very happy it will now be a fridge staple. Second best Troegs beer to Nugget Nectar in my opinion. Highly recommend it.

NoLeafClover44, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of alameda5
4.05/5  rDev -1%

After pouring beer into my tulip glass, noticed beautiful white fluffy head and pale orange appearance.

The nose on this beer is very pleasant. Notes of pine, and citrus.

The mouthfeel is very smooth and goes down easy.

Taste up front to feels lemony, then the hops come through in the back end. Very nice. Hints of dark chocolate also.

Enjoyed this beer, but don't just have one. The second beer really gives you the full experience.

alameda5, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of microbrewlover
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%

The brew pours a somewhat hazy orange color with a small head which lasts for several minuets and lacing which stays on the glass throughout.

The smell is of floral hops; a floral hop bomb. Along with the grapefruit, orange, lemon, melon, mint and pine.

The taste follow the nose, orange, grapefruit, lemon, mint with pine resins on the back end. I swear I taste of bit of a smoky quality also.

The mouthfeel is oily and thick, full of hop and pine resins which linger on the tongue after swallowing. This brew also leaves a "dry" taste.

Overall this is a well balanced brew, full of flavor and full of hops. This should make the hopheads of the world happy any season of the year. Not quite as good a Troeg's Nugget Nectar but close.

microbrewlover, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of jlordi12
4/5  rDev -2.2%

jlordi12, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of Mark5252
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Mark5252, Jun 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

zahara15, Jun 24, 2012
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2/5  rDev -51.1%

shuggy, Jun 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

dcbdc1, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of BigCheese
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

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)

BigCheese, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of mntlover
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

mntlover, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of wolfeman007
4/5  rDev -2.2%

wolfeman007, Jun 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

srw, Jun 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

vande, Jun 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

jnolan, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of CoinOp
5/5  rDev +22.2%

CoinOp, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of Rogsterman
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

Rogsterman, Jun 20, 2012
Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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