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Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Perpetual IPATröegs Perpetual IPA

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2,864 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,864
Reviews: 586
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 142
Gots: 536 | FT: 5
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 metter98
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There are some fine particles visible floating in suspension. It poured with a finger high dense white head that has excellent retention properties, consistently leaving a half finger high head covering the surface as well as lots of lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of citrus hops in the nose.
T: The taste is somewhat more complex than the smell, having flavors of both citrusy and spicy hops along with a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish leaves your mouth relatively dry.
O: This IPA is packed with hop aromas and flavors but is rather well balanced and quite easy to drink. No traces of alcohol are perceptible in the taste.

Photo of stewarbd
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of HumphreyLee
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of corby112
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pours a cloudy, pale golden orange color with yellowish colored edges and a two finger, frothy white head. Good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap-ring.  Large streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Über fresh, dank hop aroma with strong resinous and floral notes countered by a boat load of citrus and tropical fruit.  Subtle pale malt presence with some bread and biscuit.  There's also a pine needle character along with prominent pineapple, mango and grapefruit.

On the lighter end of medium bodied with a nice balance of dry, earthy bitterness and sweet tropical/citrus fruit notes.  Dry grassy pine  notes followed by a strong tropical and citrus fruit presence.  Lots of pineapple, grapefruit and lemon peel flavor countered by a pale malt backbone.  Really well balanced and easy to drink.

Photo of redfox405
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of sgerwel1985
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of cbord459
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of HopsintheSack
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of brentblack1
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Chico1985
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Missed out on this last year when it was new and kinda hyped, got to have it a few times this summer though. Reviewed from a pretty fresh batch, bottled on date is 8-6-12. Described as an imperial pale ale on the neck label.

Pours a pale orange, full clarity, big white head. Head retains very well as a solid half finger with some spots of lace left.

Scent is somewhat faint but opens up a bit more with warmth. Reveals some light fruit, floral+spicy hops, along with some pale, bready and sweet malts.

Taste brings an interesting combo of fop flavors, I'd say grapefruit pith and earthy resin stick out the most, some floral and spicy hops too. A bit more bitter/less malt than the scent it seems, but some bready malts definitely there along with some sweeter buttery tones.

Good mouthfeel, lowish carbonation, good amount of bitterness and malt presence. Some alcohol noticeable, medium drinkability.

Overall quite a unique and tasty brew. I think the imperial pale ale label is important because though this has some big hops it felt different than many IPAs. Worth a 6-pack purchase.

Photo of Mcculler
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a gorgeous clear golden-orange under a rocky, soft-peak egg-white head that leaves a solid wall of lacing down the side of the glass.

Nose is pleasant - honey, grapefruit, sourdough bread, apricot, orange peal, clover and honeysuckle.

Taste confirms nose.

Substantial - thick and oily in the mouth with low to medium carbonation that struggles to clear the palate.

One of the better potent IPAs I've had. Seductive and sadistic.

Photo of docrates
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of RES
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of TheTinDoor
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of djcira
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of mooseo
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into tulip.

A - Light amber copper with a dense white head.

S - Juicy tropical fruit aroma with hints of caramel and pine.

T - Mango, grapefruit, and sweet bready malts. Caramel and a slight woody graininess is present throughout. Finish is mildly bitter with grassy and piney hops.

M - Smooth, medium bodied, crisp carbonation. Semi-dry with warming alcohol.

O - A very flavorful and pleasant IPA (bordering on a double). At this price point (less than $2 a bottle), this could easily become a go-to IPA for me. Great balance and high drinkability.

Photo of TheBrewo
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

We pour a brew of dark straw yellow. It puts up a one and a half finger head of creamy white bubbles. This shows decent retention, leaving sheets and spots of lacing all down our glasses, and big bubble aggregates across the surface. There is a chill haze, but no sediment is noted. Carbonation appears medium. The aroma shows grassy and citric hop varietals, with an orange peel sweetness, toasted pale malts, fresh bready yeast, and light booze. With warmth comes lactic sourness, and more herbal, souring hops. Our first impression is that the beer is big and bitter with definite warming to it. As we sip, bittering citric hops and raspberry flesh sweetness start things off. There is big tannin sourness of tea, and an almost woody booziness. There is a spicy herbal quality to the front as well, with some zesty lemon peel. These all blend to the peak, where the hop bite reigns supreme. It does, however, mix nicely with the strong pale malt background. Caramel and bread work their way in as well, while peppery alcohol drags us to the finish, which shows more of that same herbal, bittering hop profile. There is a lactic creaminess, and some fruity, juicy citric hop sweetness that actually helps to cut the bitterness quite a bit. This occurs right before the aftertaste rumbles back with huge biting bitterness of dill, thyme, herbal and citric hops, black pepper, fusel booze, pale malts, and distant caramel sweetness. The body is medium, and the carbonation is medium. There is great slurp, froth, cream, and sip as the beer evenly coats the mouth with a bubbly foam. This wets and satiates the palate, with little drying. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks quite well.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the strength of both aroma and flavoring. For the style they were both robust, immediately putting this guy above many of its competitors. What put it over the top was the boozy warming quality. While it is easy for the alcohol to get out of control and overwhelm the palate, here we found it to be beautifully complimentary, and nicely unexpected for such a hoppy beer.

Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,864 ratings.