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Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,518 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,518
Reviews: 550
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 125
Gots: 327 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

bertram, Jul 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

ahbaggins, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of SawDog505
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 13 oz tulip, bottled 5/30/12. Pours a dark yellow, with a one inch white head, that clings beautifully to the glass. Smell is lots of citrus mango, tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, and pine. Taste is so perfectly balanced in the start and a nice sharp grapefruit finish. Body is medium for its ABV, perfect amount of carbonation, a little dry not complaining goes well, and dangerously drinkable. Now I consider this a regular IPA, not imperial and it is fantastic. Flower Power, Union Jack, and Hopnotch fans will love this. Well done!

SawDog505, Jul 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Gabbyaboutipa, Jul 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

TonyMorrell, Jul 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Garlicjosh, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of hoops61176
4/5  rDev -2.2%

hoops61176, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of bs870621345
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

bs870621345, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of BeerLover99
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: shiny golden body, trace white head,
very little lacing

S: lemon peel, grassy, pine, malt

T: bready/malt, same as nose with oily bitter finish

M: med body, mild oily mouth
hint of bubbly feel

O: Another fine brew from Troegs,
fun to find another good beer on East Coast.
Repeat buy + would recommend.

QUITE NICE, WORTH GRABBING!

BeerLover99, Jun 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

pwoody11, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of largadeer
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks, Dyan. This was bottled 5-31-12, consumed 6-29-12.

Appearance: Golden, clear, two fingers of sticky head. Looks like IPA.

Smell: Citrus, primarily grapefruit, with both flesh and zest. Tropical fruit becomes more evident as the beer opens up. Hops don't explode from the glass, nor are they weak. Malt is biscuity and dry. Apparently Troegs used pils malt as a base for this one, but it doesn't shine through much.

Palate: Pretty impressive, showing more depth than the nose. Grapefruit is dominant again, largely zesty, but there are great mango and guava notes, and a touch of floral spiciness. Citra is evident as the beer warms. The malt backbone is crackery, bready, very dry. Strong resinous bitterness clings to the palate in the finish, but doesn't overstay its welcome. The balance between bittering and flavor hops is spot-on.

Overall: Initially I thought this was just decent, but it grew on me quite a bit. It benefits from warmer temperatures and a bit of time to breathe.

largadeer, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of Bone
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Bone, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of NEhophead
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 fl oz brown bottle served in an oversized wine glass.

Slightly hazy, thin copper in color beneath a frothy, bright white head that fades to a barely intact sheet after a moment. Thin and spotted lacing with decent strength.

Spicy pine and spruce aromas with cognac-infused melon and tropical fruit. The malt character provides a nice sweetness which balances the hop oils.

Bright, fresh honeydew and tropical fruit up front; the sweetness is aided by the creamy malt character. After the initial cantaloupe and melon flavors recede, a hairy pine presence adds some activity and a completely new hop flavor profile to the mix. Active and oily in the finish with a slick, resiny bitterness.

Medium in body. Rather dynamic textures going on here, all which really works well. Slick, oily, rough, and active.

A very flavorful and drinkable 'smaller' DIPA. One of my favorite Troegs offerings that I've had to date. Well balanced flavors and textures given the big hop profile.

NEhophead, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1370th Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
12oz

Thanks to CPABeer, Stormking47 & TroyG2352 for sending a few my way.

App- More of a delicate, clear looking Orange with some traces of golds and yellows. Had a wonderful full, long lasting 2 finger white head with good sticky cling and nice lacing.

Smell- It was a pretty straight forward IPA. Nice balance between some malts, citrus and hops. Little resiny with some spices and bitter.

Taste- Its a pretty good smaller IPA. Good beefed up grain bill with some nice full hops and some deep citrus. More of a good bitter vs. a weak kinda impish bitter.

Mouth- A smaller medium body with a medium carbonation. Residual hoppy bitter with a good thick citrus note.

Drink- All around a nice beer. Ive enjoyed the ones that my RS guys have sent, just dont think I would reach for this one. Although I might as it reminds me of a NB Ranger.

FosterJM, Jun 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

ElGallo, Jun 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

meltroha, Jun 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

mcphish22, Jun 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

javatime, Jun 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

rkcrozier, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of Gatch
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear, golden-yellow with a fizzy, bubbly, white head.

S: Huge tropical fruity, pine, grassy hops. Sweet malt at the back.

T: Again...juicy, delicious, fruity hops. Amazing flavor! West Coast hop profile with an East Coast malt balance. A fantastic IPA.

M: Smooth, clean, perfect carbonation. Superb drinkability.

O: Just a phenomenal IPA. Everything about it is great. Will hopefully be able to drink this again.

Gatch, Jun 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

cestlavie, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of schoolboy
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best AIPA's yet. As soon as you start the pour the aroma hits. Nice. It pours a near clear yellow in the glass with a typically weak AIPA head.

The taste has just the right bite and loads of hoppy goodness. The aftertaste is crisp too. The alcohol is very much there, but not in the taste.

This is truly a first rate AIPA. One that I intend to have many more times in the NEAR future.

schoolboy, Jun 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

laxer8811, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of CraftBeerTastic
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ba Review #178
Served On: 06/28/2012
Glassware: Duvel Glass
Labeled ABV: 7.5%
Date/ Code: 05/31/12 (Bottled On)

This was a freebie from the nice girl at Brewskee's of New Oxford. One of my favorite PA distributors by the way.

Look: This one poured a hazy yellowish orange with a 1-finger cap of white foam as the head. Sticky head lacing was apparent and the carbonation bubbles where certainly noticeable.

Smell: Bold lemony citrus and a tart unripe melon character made up most of the nose. Fresh hops were defiantly noticeable.

Taste: First off was a blast of citrus followed up by a pungent bitterness. The middle was a mixture of sweet malts and a lingering juiciness that complimented the strong bitterness very nicely. The aftertaste became rather dry and gave reason for another sip.

This was a very enjoyable IPA from Tröegs. I would not hesitate to grab a case the next time I stop into Brewskee’s.

CraftBeerTastic, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of BeerCon5
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright golden color with about one finger of white fluffy head.

The scent is of citrus and notes of floral hops and pine.

The taste is of citrus, some grapefruit and lemon mostly, moderately bitter floral hops, and some pine notes.

Medium body, smooth and a little creamy with a dry finish, moderate carbonation.

This was a nice, flavorful IPA. I wouldn't mind drinking this again.

BeerCon5, Jun 28, 2012
Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,518 ratings.