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Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Perpetual IPATröegs Perpetual IPA

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2,805 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,805
Reviews: 574
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 133
Gots: 490 | 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:
Beer added by: thain709 on 08-11-2011

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Photo of peensteen
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lightly hazy blonde colour, ring of white head with very little lace hanging around. Smell is really well hopped, pine with some earthy lemony citrus, and bit of fruitiness, a mild underlying mat and a bit of faint alcohol detected as well. Taste is also quite hoppy, citrus, orange and lemon, some pine, malty towards the finish, assertive bitterness throughout, more hops in the aftertaste. Light prickly drying carbonation, some hop oils and medium bodied. Really enjoyable IPA that drinks really quickly, something I would order again, solid stuff.

Photo of tmars13
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a Relic Brewing Co. imperial pint glass.

A: Pours a pale, hazy, golden yellow color with good clarity beneath a two-finger head of frothy white foam which disappears quickly, leaving a bubbly coating and some sticky lace.

S: Lush, ripe citrus fruits, grapefruit, orange rind, spicy, herbal hop resins and floral esters that match with peppery aromas.

T: Spicy, sweet malts hit the palate up front with loads of tropical fruit and flowery malt flavors. A spicy, minty and herbal hop presence comes into the foreground, finishing bready with a lemony flavor. The finish is bitter, grassy and slightly chewy with a very nice, smooth, balanced malt flavor about it.

M: Medium-full bodied ale with a slight creaminess and puckering bitter resins that bring out more citrus flavors from the malt. The finish is remarkably balanced for a hoppy brew.

O: A very good imperial pale ale, Perpetual IPA brings the grandeur of a DIPA with a high IBU count and 7.5% ABV, but the smooth, creamy malt flavors beckon the balance of a solid American Pale Ale. A dangerously drinkable brew for hopheads and fans of big pale ales.

Photo of raznug
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a deep orange color and is topped with 3/4" of white colored head.
Smell: Citrus and pine aromas all the way to the bottom of the glass, tasty smelling brew.
Taste: Pine and Citrus hops in the taste just like the aroma. The bitterness is not overpowering.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and rather easy drinking IPA.

Photo of troegaarden
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of JaeTea
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of suspect
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of williamjbauer
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled served in a weizen glass

A - Clear golden amber with a 1 finger white head with good retention and bubbly lacing

S - citrus and pine hops, very aromatic, with a touch of herbal earthy notes.

T - Primarily pine and grapefruit hops with a nice background of malt but the bitterness is quickly at the forefront and does not relent.

M - Medium body, moderate-high carbonation, crisp.

O - Very nice smelling and hop bitter heavy ipa. Love this

Photo of DreaminBeer
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of jburchett
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of ehammond1
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2012)

Thanks to the Pittsburgh gang for sending this to the Cali gang!

Clear golden orange with not a lot of visible carbonation. There's not much head at all on this beer, though it does leave lines of stick down the glass.

Nice, well-rounded aroma of citrus flesh and zest and some pine. Nothing leaps out of the glass though.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, with citrus and pine combining nicely, along with a bit of sweetness. Low bitterness.

Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation.

Good, but unspectacular.

Photo of jsh5771
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of mdimeglio
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Jmac91
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of koenig1462
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of RyanGoodman
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of randygreener
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of luvbier
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of IheartTomorrow
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Scott1970
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of qcbrewer
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First time at the brewery (amazing) and first time having the Perpetual IPA - and let me tell you that I've been really looking forward to both!

The Perpetual pours a deep, almost honey like, golden color with a thick frothy white head about an inch and a half thick. Throughout the process, there is decent lacing (my first had not a trace of lacing, while the second had medium lacing, so I'm saying the first was because of the glass).

The aroma is great and has notes of spicy and grassy hops, but focuses on spicy to me. Very light malt smell if any at all, just a multi-layered hop aroma.

The initial taste is one that starts dry and earthy but immediately rises to a nice citrus and spicy style hop character. Hints of mango and light pineapple laced with spices dominate towards the tail end. Very light malt flavoring just like the aroma has - this is probably one of the few beers you can judge by its aroma and that's certainly not a problem! This is one great tasting, well balanced, IPA!!!

The mouth feel is carbonated perfectly, and the after taste doesn't dominate in the slightest and dissapates quite quickly.

Overall, this is fantastic IPA and I'm really happy that Troegs considers this a part of their year round selection! I would happily buy a 6er of this any day of the week, all year long!

Photo of Maltus
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Tsrohnek
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of scott2269
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of gobseulmuhri
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured out of a mo. old bottle into a snifter.

poured a golden yellow with a fluffy white 1.5 inch head. beautiful.

smell is absolutely wonderful. its initially citrusy then transitions into a wonderful tropical mango and overripe pineapple notes. ends with grassy hops and a light malt backbone.

tastes starts off with bright, fresh grassy hops and citrus tropical fruit and breadiness from the malt. a nice bitterness finishes off this one nicely. alcohol can be detected if you looked for it, but it's mostly forgotten from the complexity and quality of the flavors. you would not know it's 7.5% though.

mouthfeel is medium light with low but present carbonation. it's both smooth and refreshing.

what a gem of a beer. one of my favorites. i'd make sure to get a fresh version to make sure the amazing hop aromas are retained.

Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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