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Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Perpetual IPATröegs Perpetual IPA

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2,313 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,313
Reviews: 538
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 120
Gots: 242 | FT: 9
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 pokesbeerdude


4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to RocPorterFanatic for this 22oz bottle from the Chillin and Grillin II BIF. Into a NB Globe.

A: Pours a nice amber color with a huge frothy white head, right at an inch that doesn't want to go away. Excellent spots of lacing are left behind as it recedes. Great clarity. Nice looking beer.

S: Lots of hops, strong tropical fruit smells come first and a bit of a citrusy hop profile mix in there quite nicely. Nice little bit of grain and a touch of caramel. Smells a bit grassy. Not bad at all.

T: Nice blend of hops and grains, just a good mix of tropical fruits and a bit of caramel sweetness mixed in with some grains as well. Not a ton of bitterness, just enough to round things out. Nice tasting beer, but I was hoping for a little bit more.

M: Perfect here, right amount of carbonation, and a nice amount of body without getting sticky or thick. Finishes dry and clean. Really nice.

O: Nice IPA, I would definitely like to revisit this.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 01:27:21 | More by pokesbeerdude
Photo of mdvatab


4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received as an extra in a recent trade. (Cheers!)
Poured from 22oz bottle into imperial pint glass.
Bottled 8/11/11, so for an IPA, I'm opening it a little late, but oh well...

Aroma: Great, spicy hops up front. A whiff of pineapple, and some sweet honey from the malt. Straightforward, but good aroma.

Appearance: Dense, pillowy, three-finger white head w/ great retention. Thick rings of foam are left behind as I drink this one. Body is a deep, clear gold. Great looking beer!

Flavor: Honey sweetness is well-balanced w/ spicy, fruity hops. Interestingly, I'm picking up a cotton candy note as the hop flavor intermingles with the malt. At the end, a nice, strong bitterness rises up and stays through a long finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-low carbonation. (Could use a little more crispness.) Medium body. Hops a bit drying on the finish.

Overall: Not bad at all. Great fruity hop aroma, and a well-balanced flavor profile. I'm going to be on the lookout for a fresh bottle of this next time I'm in Troegs territory!

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 22:31:20 | More by mdvatab
Photo of fdkayti


3.48/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

BA- a golden straw color with a good sized cascading white head. Leaving artsy lacing patterns on the glass. Slightly hazy.

S- Piney, flowery hops and not a lot else. Very straightforward.

T- Mmm zesty. Good citrus notes (lemon, tart fruits) . Some grain notes come through. Hops are definitely there, just not as much as I thought they'd be. But balanced by the other flavors throughout each swallow.

MF- Medium, nice n' sticky. Odd carbonation. Probably my favorite aspect of this beer.

O/D- Easy to drink - the alcohol isn't coming through for me. Good, but I feel like I'm left with something to be desired.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 20:29:13 | More by fdkayti
Photo of Duff27


3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 081111

Half inch white head on a murky orange body. Very fine sediment if you look closely. Average head retention and some spott lacing

Orangy citrus aroma.

Bright citrus taste...more lemons and oranges. Apparent malt backbone but the bitterness from the hops is the star of the show. Booziness fits the ABV dead on.

Medium mouthfeel, good carbonation.

A bit too bitter/lemony for my preferences but a good beer none-the-less. Worth a pints-worth. Big thanks to CaptCleveland for the try!

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 20:27:32 | More by Duff27
Photo of TMoney2591


4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

Thanks to Hophead101 for this bottle!

Digging the artwork here, man. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset gold topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises plenty o' grapefruit (both yellow and ruby red), a touch of orange zest, an even lighter touch of lemon rind, a hint of pine needles, and a light smattering of sweet biscuits. The taste brings in more of the same, with a stronger pine element (though it's still submissive to the fruit), a bit of mandarin orange, and a hint of pineapple. Tasty stuff, indeed! The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a rather dry finish. Overall, a very tasty IPA, one of the better ones I've had in a while. The sheer extent of fruitiness and dryness, though, makes it hard for me to think about drinking too many of these in one sitting. Oh well, it's great stuff regardless.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 03:53:37 | More by TMoney2591
Photo of beer2day

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale, clear gold with sparse bubble streams. 2 fingers of very pale dense head. Nice retention and a thin sheet of solid lace all around the back 2/3rds of the glass.

Nose is a floral grapefruit mix. Cake batter malt underneath. Good hop burn in the nostrils with a touch of alcohol.

Grapefruit and floral esters are fairly strong in the taste. A little weaker than I expected from the nose. Smooth finish with a touch of light grapefruit at the very end. Nice and dry.

Texture is creamy smooth, with very little fizz. Just about right.

Very well done and one I'll go back to.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 01:46:36 | More by beer2day
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Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Clear golden pour. 4+ finger soapy eggshell head that drops to two finger cap that hangs around leaving sticky gobs all over the glass.

S- Floral and grapefruit with a touch of pine in the back. A subtle sweetness that resembles gum or pixie sticks.

T- Pine and mandarin oranges with a bubble gum sweetness in the back. Very balanced yet provides the hop bite that we all crave.

M- Medium bodied and juicy up front with a slightly dry bitter aftertaste. Sticky on the lips.

O- Excellent IPA not overly hopped up, not overly sweet. Perfectly balanced. If only my glass was always full of this!

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 00:56:10 | More by korguy123
Photo of harrymel


4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled: 11AUG11

A: pours crystal clean golden with a three finger white cap which falls slowly to a sheet of the same. Cobweb lace.
S: Bubble gum and grapefruit. Sweet and fruity. Nice and simple.
T: Nummy. Sweet grapefruit with some resin tones and a little remainder of cotton candy. Nice simple malt profile is clean and crisp.
M: Medium on light bodied with moderate carb and a slightly slick finish.
O: Really a nice beer from Troegs, glad to have tried this one. Reminds me of Two Hearted quite a bit actually.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 04:56:08 | More by harrymel
Photo of BarrytheBear


4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle courtesy of a very fine trading partner. Thanks a bunch for hitting this want Alex. No discernible bottling date.

Pours a light yellowish orange with some persistent white bubbles and spotted lacing.

Smells like ramming your beak into a sack of dried apricots. But not the super old balls withered up 'cots, rather the stickier fresher kind.

Tastes like fleshy fruits: mainly apricot and peach. Healthy malt through the middle. Finish is sticky, drying, and modestly bitter. Decent alcohol heat flashes at the end and lingers.

Stickiness helps add some weight to the mouthfeel. Carbonation is appropriate and not distracting though the heat is slightly so.

I'd like more regular access to this and appreciate the hop forward drive and opportunity to try this. Thanks again Alex!

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 23:55:37 | More by BarrytheBear
Photo of Finn


4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fresh piney citrus aroma rises from this orangey/gold slightly hazy IPA. It really is a nice looking beer with a small but stubborn white cap on top. the candy-like malt backbone blends very well with the citrusy hop flavors, and leaves just a bit of lingering flavor on the palate. Definitely not a very bitter IPA, which is actually quite fine by me. Balance is key here, which troegs are masters at. A very nice Imperial Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2011 01:13:05 | More by Finn
Photo of jgagne


4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to inlimbo77

A-Nice murky golden body with prominent white head.

S-Great tropical fruit at the nose. Hints of grapefruit and other citrus fruits. Really pleasant smell

T-Not an attack on your palate. Very smooth clean crisp hoppy bite. Great fruity notes that is very refreshing.

M-Medium body with medium carbonation.

O-Very good ipa. Really refreshing and crisp. Not extremely hoppy, but sometimes it is what the mood calls for. Great for somebody who wants to get into IPA's, great starter beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 02:56:26 | More by jgagne
Photo of Natural510


3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, no dating.

Pours a pale, cloudy orange-gold with small amount of bone-white head. Appears closer to a Belgian pale or golden ale, than your typical American IPA.

Very floral nose, with a grapefruit citrus edge. Light & sweet aroma.

Sweet, overly floral flavor. Notes of grapefruit rind with a medium hop finish.

Body is on the lighter side for an IPA, but fits well with the flavor profile.

Lighter, floral on the style; kudos to Troegs on a unique slant in a market flooded with IPAs. This is a Fall release but I think it would be ideal for the springtime.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 02:01:46 | More by Natural510
Photo of EgadBananas


3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to TheGordianKnot for this!

Pours a hazy, dark golden color. Stark white head, 2 fingers, great lace.

Somewhat subtle floral hoppy nose, but more pronounced is a bready, biscuity aroma.

Floral taste, with pleasant bitterness of the tongue, light citrus notes and a bit of bready malts.

Crisp and oily, but nice and creamy.

Overall, a well-crafted IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 21:13:59 | More by EgadBananas
Photo of AleWatcher


3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dry, pale, bready malt with a floral and piney hop note. The flavor has a nice, well-balanced bitterness at the back end. Not bad. Pretty crisp and clean finish with a touch of citrus hop notes.

Rather dark gold color with a small whitish head. Weak retention and minimal lacing.

Body is pretty decent; lots of carbonation and a prickly tongue-scrubbing feel.
Overall, not bad. Not mind-blowing, but a solid IPA that is enjoyable and drinkable.
MUCH better than several of those Scratch beers that were ipas!

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 21:07:53 | More by AleWatcher
Photo of Nugganooch


4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes from 10/14/11
*22oz bomber to pint glass

A: Perpetual IPA pours a super clear and effervescent straw gold color. Adorned with a frothy white head and some sticky lacing down the glass.

S: Smells real piney with some spicy hop notes as well. Bready malts do come through the aromas but not too intensely.

T: Tastes pretty hoppy. Juicy with big pine resins and sweet fruit flavors. Light sugary malt base. Nice lingering bitterness gives a dry puckering effect. Tastes pretty hoppy. Crisp finish. ABV’s def well hidden. Did I say tastes pretty hoppy?

M: Creamy and light bodied ale with solid carbonation and a dry puckering finish.

D: I could perpetually drink this IPA! A great brew that I would love to try again.
Really digging the label and engineering reference. Says it was run through the hop back and then dry hopped. Well the effort does not go unnoticed here.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 19:38:40 | More by Nugganooch
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New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a bomber into a snifter, hazy orange pour, big white head, loads of white lacing. The aroma is pineapple juice, with orange rind and hints of pine. The beer is juicy, lots of citrus, definite tropical notes, hints of pine, lingering bitter pine on the finish. The brew is medium in body, good carbonation, drinks bigger than it is. A very nice IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 00:30:01 | More by bonkers
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3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 8/10/11

A - Pours hazy golden copper with a rich white head that lingers for a bit. Lacing is moderate.

S - Lots of citrus and pine with some malt coming through in the background.

T - Starts off with some malt sweetness, then the hops shine through with an earthy and citrusy profile. A mineral-like bitterness bites the palate on the back end.

M - A bit light on the palate, but not enough to be a problem. Finishes dry and clean with some lingering bitterness.

O - A solid IPA from a solid brewery. It doesn't stand out, but it certainly doesn't disappoint either.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 20:46:51 | More by pwsoldier
Photo of EkimGram

New York

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 22oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Colour is a pale, golden wheat. Pours with an enormous 2 1/2 finger head, leaves a mildly-bodied lacing evenly around the glass. Modest amounts of visible carbonation.

Smell: Aromas of floral hops and citrus are present just from opening the bottle. A nice malty presence is blended in nicely as well.

Taste: Strong, bitter, biting hops lead the way for a nice citrus hint and rounds off with a smooth and slightly sweet malt character.

Mouthfeel: Lightly bodied with a full texture. Just a small bite from the carbonation as well as a little bubbly. Finishes somewhat sticky.

Overall: A very solid, well-balanced beer. What stands out in this one for me is the nice balanced addition of the citrus and malts with the still strong hop flavour.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 02:34:24 | More by EkimGram
Photo of beermanbrian


4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle

Nice deep gold color. Good one finger head that drops quickly to a thin skim that leaves great lacing. Smell of strong grapefruit with a strong malt base. Taste is a nice solid ipa in every way. Maybe not quite in the imperial range as indicated on the bottle but a good solid ipa.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 00:15:39 | More by beermanbrian
Photo of jmdrpi


4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, dated bottled 08 11 11.

appears clear golden color with orange highlights, with giant fluffy bone-white head. fades to a thin covering that stays to the bottom of the glass, leaves nice lacing. great aroma. clean piney, citrus, grapefruit aroma.

taste starts with mild malt flavor, but is quickly overtaken by the hops. as with the aroma, a mixture of earthy and fruity hop flavors. body is neither thick nor thin. level of carbonation is good, just enough.

overall good, but doesn't really taste "bigger" than a normal IPA, as the label suggests with the "Imperial" tag.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 02:39:39 | More by jmdrpi
Photo of shawnsmith1


4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours yellow gold into tulip with 1" off white fluffy head. Well defined lace rings.

S: Leads with intense pine. A bit of fresh torn orange peel. Like a face-full of Douglas Fir.

T: More pine and citrus. A little spice. Virtually nothing detectable of the malt. Maybe a little honey or sugar. It's there, but just to provide a foundation For the complexity of the hops.

M: Medium bodied--lighter than I expected . High carbonation level; cleansing, but bordering on sharp. Finishes quick and clean with refreshing bitterness.

O: Love it! Could drink a few.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2011 01:09:17 | More by shawnsmith1
Photo of mattcrill


3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Faint orange peel, light caramel notes, and some fruity esters up front. Mild citrus fruit asserts itself. Mild alcohol warmth on the nose.

Appearance: Cloudy amber pour with low white head. Head retention is fair.

Flavor: Moderate citrus flavors up front. Faint bread-like malt character provides a base. Balance is to the bitter. Finish is dry. Aftertaste is quick and bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. No alcohol heat noted.

Overall impression: Solid IPA. Nothing outstanding and seems fairly run-of-the-mill given Troegs track record and the hype surrounding this beer. Won't seek out again but a good example.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2011 00:39:05 | More by mattcrill
Photo of RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden body, just a slight chill haze, mild steady carbonation streams, topped by four plus fingers of dentable snow white froth. Good stretchy lacing.

Potent powerful enticing fresh grapefruit aroma draws you in from across the table, maybe the room.

Sweet malt makes a flash appearance at the very tip of the tongue, but after that its all and all kinds of hoppy goodness. Juicy fruit oozes all over the mouth, with a big blast of grapefruit on center stage. There is a cleansing bitterness at snaps at the swallow. The grapefruit and the bitter entwine and encircle through a lingering afterglow.

Solid light/medium mouthfeel carries everything along well and smoothly.

Overall a superior IIPA, and another great beer from Troegs. This should be a perpetual treat.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 04:21:04 | More by RonfromJersey
Photo of drtth


4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a large snifter glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As poured the beer is a nice lightly hazed golden apricot color with a 1” fluffy off white head that leaves rings, legs and small patches of lacing as it recedes. Sipping continues to leave patches and speckles of lacing for much of the beer. Throughout there are lines and legs and small patches of lacing sticking to the sides of the glass.

Smell: Right out of the bottle the first aroma detectable is a sharp touch of pine resin. From the glass the aromas are dominated by some tangerine and other citrus zest but little or no malt.

Taste: The flavor is crisp and clean with citric and tropical fruits and touched a bit of pine resin from the hops. While there is some malt sweetness it is mostly in the background and plays a supporting role, leaving center stage to the hops.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied and crisp with persistent gentle carbonation. The medium long finish begins with a touch of citrus rind and tangerine sweetness but then fades off into a long, dry but gently bitter finish.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: Drinkability is high on this one. It goes down easily, perhaps a bit too easily, and the dry finish invites the next sip quite naturally. My overall impression is that this is a well made beer that competes flavorably with others of its style and I’m hoping this will indeed be around a long time and bottled in 12 oz bottles.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 01:06:44 | More by drtth
Photo of TheHoppiest


4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The bottle bears a batch # 110712, and was bottled on 8/11/11.

Pours a glowing honey gold, with a two finger white head with plenty sticky white lacing as the head reduces.

Has a piney, hoppy aroma, with plenty of malt and buttery resinous notes. Floral undertones round out the smell for a well balanced aroma.

Smooth and balanced, this beer starts sweet and malty, with a fruity middle and a bitter hopped finish. I had this a month ago, and frankly am surprised by how much more mellow this ale's taste has become.

Medium-bodied, a month or two of aging have rounded off the bitter edges to create a very smooth brew.

While I still like this beer quite a bit, the fact is that it was much better a month ago when I had it last. If you've still got this kicking aound your fridge, don't wait, drink it now.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 03:16:27 | More by TheHoppiest
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