Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company
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4.13/5 rDev +0.7%
Troegs Perpetual IPA...is it an Imperial Pale Ale like the label states, or is this an American IPA? Or, perhaps, these one in the same? I don't know, and personally, I don't care. I am usually a stickler for style guidelines, but these 2 "styles" are conceptually the same.
Pouring this into my chalice, we get a solid and creamy white finger of head on top of this clear golden body. The head is really tight and has a great creamy texture I can tell right from the look of it. Lacing coats the glass...geez, talk about hops.
Smells hoppy. Understatement. This beer reeks of ripe tropical fruits and pine sap. I can tell there is a little sweetness behind everything, which is good and helps the fruitiness 'pop' a little more. Also, with all the hops present, we'll need something to back it all up with.
Flavor up front is full of notes of sweet mango and delicious hops. Bitter on the back end, but nothing that is overwhelming. Balanced fairly well, though the alcohol does come through more than I really like. However, the phenolics help with the tropical fruit characteristics. At 7.5%, this is pushing into Imperial IPA territory. There I go with the styles again...
Mouthfeel is super smooth and creamy, not like dry stout smooth, but as about as creamy as it gets for CO2 beers... The carbonation is really fine and leaves this beer feeling very silky and soft. Full bodied beer here for sure!
Overall? Thank you Troegs for making an IPA that stands up to those pesky West Coast IPA's...seriously, this has what every hophead is looking for. Real shame that this is a limited release only. Hopefully it is "limited release" like Flying Mouflan was "Limited Release." Glad I bought a case of these bombers...
09-14-2011 04:33:58 | More by MusicaleMike
4.22/5 rDev +2.9%
Poured a very nice hazy gold and produces a two and a half finger high bubbly, creamy white head. After dissipating it leaves some lacing.
The smell is quite fruity with citrus and pineapple notes.
Tasting this beer, up front you will get a good dose of those fruity flavors. Citrus and pineapple mostly. In the middle the more earthy flavors, like pine and resin balance the beer nicely, leading into a slightly bitter finish.
Lots of great hops and just little malt, a very balanced great beer.
09-14-2011 03:02:53 | More by Hopfenpeter
3.73/5 rDev -9%
Thanks goes to portia99 for this brew.
Pours a nice pretty clean/clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, little fizzy/foamy white head, with some minimal sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy, slight malt note, grapefruit. The taste is hoppy, nice citrus note, round off with some maltyness. Medium Body, nice bitter/dry finish. Not a bad brew, but there are nicer IPAs out there. Glad to have had a chance to try it.
09-14-2011 00:25:13 | More by Wasatch
3.9/5 rDev -4.9%
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle.
A- Pours a nice, bright gold with an ample off-white head.
S- Hoppy, a little musty, some pine and grass.
T- Nice clean hoppy flavor, somewhat piney and grapefruit like, nice dry finish.
M- Very well carbonated, but smooth. Medium bodied.
O- A very nice Imperial IPA, but overly alcoholic.
09-13-2011 23:33:22 | More by cichief
4.1/5 rDev 0%
Appearance: very nice light golden beer with 4 finger head lacing
Aroma: really hop forward nice citrus grapefruit note
Taste: the hops really come through but more of the bitter note piney the citrus doesn't come through in the taste as much as in the aroma
Mouthfeel: nice carbonation medium body very appropriate
not a bad beer. There are better double ipas out there . my only complaint is I wish the aroma carried through in the taste
09-13-2011 23:26:02 | More by Cmack15
4.2/5 rDev +2.4%
This brew pours out as a nice looking golden orange color. The head has some nice lacing and retention. The smell is really nice, plenty of hops and citrus aromas. The taste of the beer is smooth and piny, kind of refreshing too. The mouthfeel of this brew is pretty light bodied, but really goes down nicely. Overall this IPA pretty much rocks. I enjoyed it quite a bit and would probably buy it again some day.
09-13-2011 15:56:26 | More by Knapp85
4.38/5 rDev +6.8%
22oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. no freshness date.
pours out pretty much crystal clear, the second glass was a little cloudy. a nice bright golden orange color with a nice retentive white head. some decent lace.
big doses of potent tropical fruity, pineapple, dank hops. some grapefruit citrus. a light bready malt is hardly detectable through the hops.
again, big doses of dank tropical fruit, pineapple, and grapefruit. some pine in there. a bit of a grainy, bready malt makes an attempt at balance. an assertive sharp bitterness, slight dry finish.
a solid medium body. goes down very smooth with a nice feeling carbonation. sharp bitterness.
overall, a solid IPA, i really dig it, exspecially all the fruit flavors. similar in ways to both nugget nectar and ithaca hop stash. definatly a must try.
09-13-2011 03:21:43 | More by dogfishandi
4.08/5 rDev -0.5%
From notes taken at the Armsby Abbey Stone Night.
A - Poured into a standard pint glass a crystal clear deep golden colour with a two finger white head that faded to leave nice nice haloing and clouding.
S - Nice IPA aromas, big juicy citrus hops and piney resin. Not quite as potent as the bottle verson though.
T - More of that tasty citrus (orange/grapefruit) and pine. Sweet malt finish at the end.
M - Smooth, but crisp. Definately refreshing. Its not a sipper.
O - Overall, quite an enjoyable brew from Troegs. A shame this is a limited release as I would definately like a fresh bottle of this come summer time. The on tap version is not quite as good as the bottle though.
09-12-2011 19:26:32 | More by rudzud
4.43/5 rDev +8%
Very clear gold beer with a nice fluffy head and good lacing. Head sticks around for a while. Aroma of hoppy goodness; a lot of citrus and pineapple standing out. The taste has all those hops, with the bitterness held in check just enough to let the subtleties shine through. Faintly malty undertones, vaguely sweet, nicely balanced. Carbonation is moderate; finish is medium short, w/first lingering hoppy citric notes and finally a pleasant, controlled bitterness. Impressive. Truly one of the best East Coast IPA's I've had to date. Get it, drink it, love it.
09-12-2011 16:39:59 | More by tobelerone
4.47/5 rDev +9%
A - Golden crisp translucent brew that looks nothing like any ipa I've seen before. Its lighter color is almost representative of a pilsner. About 2 inches of frothy white head that lasts throughout the session and tons of lacing on the Stella glass.
S - Lots of hop character right up front, almost like a DIPA. The bitterness is prevalent, but there are a lot of nice fruity esters present as well. You can tell a wide variety of hops along with dry-hopping and hopbacking are incorporated into this beer.
T - Tons of hop-character right away with a surprising malt background as well to balance it out. Citrusy tones fill in any gaps and add a nice touch. Full of flavor for an IPA.
M - Bitter and citrusy hop notes linger along with the sweeter malt backbone for a seriously drinkable beer...this bottle is almost gone.
O - This may be the most robust IPA i've ever had because of the elaborate flavor, dominant hop character, and abv. If someone told me that it was a DIPA, I'd believe it. The most surprising aspect of this beer to me is that it looks nothing like an IPA. It's very clean, clear, and crisp like a pilsner with no sediment whatsoever. You wouldn't expect such a bland-looking beer to deliver this much flavor...highly recommend it!
09-12-2011 01:35:57 | More by BeerMaverick
4.1/5 rDev 0%
22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip. Massive thanks to Centennial for this, as he sent it to me in an LIF.
Appearance - Nearly clear dark golden body with a nice white head. Head retention isn't great, but the lacing is pretty. Nice and sticky down the glass.
Smell - Great hop aroma. Not a one-note hop aroma either. Grapefruit and a bit of a grassy hop aroma with a pinch of pine in the back. Good stuff.
Taste - Not as apparent as the aroma, but still a big hop presence. Grapefruit, grass, and pine. The malt is barely there, which is how I like it. A light, but lingering bitterness in the finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied and medium carbonation. It's somewhat dry in the finish, which takes away from its drinkability. It makes the bitterness hang around while the other flavors drop off.
Overall - Very nice IPA. Glad to see more and more east coast breweries making west coast style IPAs.
09-12-2011 01:05:30 | More by Alieniloquium
4.2/5 rDev +2.4%
I opened this Pennsylvanian special-release $6 bomber of Tröegs Perpetual IPA to honor a Pennsylvania institution, the Philadelphia Eagles. Football is back, and this pasteurized imperial IPA is perfect for chilling and watching my team struggle against the Rams.
The beer looks good. Lace all over the snifter, head all ver the body, good carbonation and a golden clear appearance. The smell is grassy, pine, grapefruit, and green. And it's big. There's a little bit of cannibis there top. The pale malt doesn't come through in the aroma, but it does help add a flatbread character to balance out the hops in the taste. In fact, the taste is extremely well-balanced. The finish is clean and drying, but not too much.
In other words, the hops are present, but they don't beat down your palate like the Texans are beating on the Colts.
It's well-carbonated and feels solid in the mouth, and despite the 7.5% alcohol, it's highly enjoyable.
Another excellent offering from Tröegs. If it were 4% alcohol by volume, it would be perfect.
09-11-2011 18:43:50 | More by afksports
4.33/5 rDev +5.6%
22oz bottle - August 2011 consumed on 9/10/2011
A: Gold and orange in color. Filtered and clear with good level of carbonation to create a medium white head. The head sticks to the glass throughout the session to create a nice lacing effect.
S: Fresh hop smell with grapefruit and pine aromas coming through. Hop smell is pretty good for stronger pale ale.
T: Bitter hops, sweet malts, followed by the citrus flavors of the grapefruit. Very balanced, smooth, and easy to drink.
M: Medium bodied, bitter, and dry.
O: An excellent beer from Troegs that I hope is going to be more than just a seasonal. This beer is very drinkable and has great hop aromas, especially for a non-IPA. I'm planning to find more of this, while it is still somewhat fresh.
09-11-2011 05:34:16 | More by beerfan99
4/5 rDev -2.4%
Pours a toasted straw color with a fluffy off white head that settled into a nice puffy cap.
The aroma is hoppy but not overly strong. Very pleasant grapefruit aroma, juicy and fresh. There is a hint of some pine.
The taste is bigger on the pine. Pine seems to be the dominate hop flavor. Starts off with some orange and grapefruit rind then transitions to pine, perhaps some resin. The malt is trust there to serve as a base doesn't add much flavor. This is a spot on AIPA. It is nice to see.
Moderate feel is active carbonation. Mildly sweet to start but then finishes with a drying hop bitterness, not too dry though.
A very nice AIPA, pretty much nails the style. Not the most flavorful hop profile but is still quite good. Would prefer more citrus and fresh hop flavor.
09-11-2011 00:11:06 | More by Gmann
3.53/5 rDev -13.9%
Pours a nice light golden yellow with a nice white fluffy head leaving some spotty lacing.
Aromas are pretty straight forward. Pine and lemon and grapefruit hops with light pale sweet maltiness.
The tastes directly follow the nose with pale malts up front, then immediately you get the bitter pine, grapefruit and citrus hops flavors.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is dry due to ample hopping. Not quite crisp because of the sticky resiny hops.
Overall this was a good beer but nothing to write home about. It was tasty but not really worth the price point because of the serving size. This is a 6-pack beer in a 22 oz package which is never good for your wallet. Nugget Nectar is heads and tails better and will be the only Troegs beer I buy going forward.
09-10-2011 19:14:09 | More by claspada
4.22/5 rDev +2.9%
got this as an extras in a trade from Mob2332 -Thanks Mike.
Poured from bomber into pint goblet - No best by date visible.
A: Deep yellow w/ orange hues , two finger head that decended into a thick creamy lacing, great webbing , Good carbonation.
S: Tropical fruit, citrus , grapefruit, pine.
T: Grapefruit with nice citrus /tropical fruit, slight pine bite with plenty of hops, slightly sweet malts.
O: Overall this is going to become a regular feature in my fridge.
09-10-2011 18:42:11 | More by InebriatedJoker
4.03/5 rDev -1.7%
A pleasing beer to gaze upon.
Pours a deep golden straw color and is quite clear.
I was able, with very little effort mind you, to produce a very substancial head. Very tall with a thick dense off white foamy head that lingers for massive amounts of time leaving lots of lacing around the glass.
Turbulent carbonation underneath.
Very aromatic from dry hopping. Aroma is citrusy and malts have a caramel aroma.
Leaving the beer sit for a moments brings out a musty or oily aroma.
Sweet malts and hoppy bitterness is the upfront taste. Malts have a pale sweetness and hops are big and bold with pine resin. Falvors seem to balance out okay.
Mouthfeel is medium but heavy.
Very bitter, oily and dry finishes.
Not a bad beer but pretty bitter. With the amount of bitterness and hops used I was expecting more hop flavor. This tends to be more bitter then flavorfull.
09-10-2011 11:44:48 | More by micromaniac129
4.23/5 rDev +3.2%
22oz bottle poured into a snifter
An orange body sits beneath a one finger off-white cap. The cap fades to form some sticky, spider web lacing that reveals sip marks the whole way down.
Nicely hopped. Aromas of papaya, mango, ruby red grapefruit, apricots and pineapple. A tropical fruit assortment. A faint whiff of ethanol holds steady. Clean bed of pale malt.
The flavor profile mimics the nose. Layers of tropical fruit on top of super clean malt. The finish has a touch of ethanol and a sugary, fruity sweetness first, before a moderate bitterness takes control.
Smooth and a tad creamy on the feel. Medium weight with nice carbonation.
Overall, this is a very nice imperial pale ale. One of the best I have had in this category. The nose and palate remind me a lot of some of the elite IPA's. This is a winner.
09-10-2011 03:30:55 | More by ColForbinBC
4.05/5 rDev -1.2%
From a bottle. Pours clear medium gold with a weirdly fizzy white head. Nose is a pretty nice balance of fresh hops and citrus rind, some candied orange. Mouth is fresh and balanced, hops focus on pine needles. A one-note bittering effect from beginning to end. Not as large and expressive as Nuggest Nectar. A decent IPA, good stuff right now, but not the greatest I've had recently and nothing to go nuts over. Succeeds in being nicely balanced and highly drinkable.
09-10-2011 02:17:23 | More by JAXSON
District of Columbia
4.38/5 rDev +6.8%
A: Pours a lightly hazy orange-bronze color. The orange-tinted head is initially tall, with a dense, frothy texture. Head retention is nice, and wispy curls of lacing stick to the glass rather thickly.
S: Lightly sweet, pale malt aroma up front. Sugar cookie/honeyish notes. Hops are bright and vibrant, with an overall fruit cocktail aroma. Citric and tropical notes are prominent - orange rind and pineapple - with some secondary herbal notes.
T: Faintly sweet and lightly toasty malt up front. Thin caramel flavor. Hop bitterness is strong but restrained. Hop flavors are tropical, citric, and floral/herbal. Orange oil and pineapple stand out. At 7.5% abv, alcohol manages to stay out of the picture fairly well.
M: Medium body. Carbonation is on the lighter-than-average side, with a pleasant prickliness. A bit oily. A gradually drying hop presence builds into a rather dry overall finish.
D: This is a very nice brew from Troegs. It seems to fit into that vague "Extra IPA" territory between IPA and Double IPA, but that's mostly a matter of semantics. I really enjoyed the Citra and Nugget dry hop character, which definitely adds a distinctive (and nicely complementary) character to this beer. Troegs does good work with hoppy styles (see Nugget Nectar and Hopback Amber), and this is no exception.
09-10-2011 00:20:25 | More by Clydesdale
District of Columbia
3.95/5 rDev -3.7%
Nice hoppy offering, imperial diatribe aside...
Presentation: 22 oz brown capped bottle. Design pivoting around the image of a tap serving beer from a clogged mechanism pushing hops with names embedded in them, the illustration is repeated perpetually inside the tap handle. Neck label offers a small note on the intent of the brew, and ingredients. Shows 7.5% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.
A - Deep gold to pale amber clear pour, fair head, medium retention and some lacing.
S - Nice hoppy nose, not as strong or intense as rumored but rich in any case. Citrus with some pine, grapefruit… lightly floral.
T - Nice hoppy range with grapefruit, citric peel, a bit of resin with herbal touches… Floral sweetness ties it to the malt.
M - Medium body and carbonation with a nice bitter sense and a lingering finish.
O - Nice flow, very quaffable and enjoyable.
Notes: Imperial Pale Ale hence IPA… Troegs always seems to be playing with this denomination, for instance with their Nugget nectar. It may work for them but meddles a bit the denomination of what is a nice hefty IPA, short of any imperial denominations I guess… Different than their NN, which I like more now, but at this price point this is a nice offering.
09-09-2011 20:32:01 | More by Daniellobo
4.38/5 rDev +6.8%
Poured into my Jackie O's tulip...
A: Pours a hazy sunset orange with a beautiful, crisp, two-finger white head. Head quickly recedes to a half finger of bubbly. Thick globs of lacing adorn the sides of the glass. Very nice, indeed.`
S: Grapefruit, pineapple, citrus sweetness. Mild grassy hops.
T: Oh man is that good. So well balanced. Piney, grassy hops with a nice clean mild pineapple citrus finish and moderate, lingering bitterness. This is a delicious pale ale.
M: Thick and chewy for the style. Carbonation is damn near perfect and all the flavors compliment each other. Great.
O: Troegs Perpetual is a true achievement. An APA with chops. It's flavorful, crisp, and clean and I must say I think they accomplished exactly what they were going for. This is a great beer.
09-09-2011 18:41:53 | More by siege06nd
4.55/5 rDev +11%
Brewed a little less than a month before opening according to the brewed on date. Slowly dissapating white and bubbly head that leaves perfect lacing as it goes. Perfect clarity, and very light in its amber hue. Lots of visible carbonation from the bottom in a slow rise. Pretty beer. Citrus hops that smack of grapefruit, a large hit of pine hops, and a touch of resin to round it out. Very aromatic, and so pleasant to the nose.
So perfectly bitter in the taste. Grapefruit and piney hops run rampant and really make for a balanced, albeit on the very hoppy side, pale ale. A lemon citrus taste is detected in the middle, making for a juicy mouthfeel. A very light biscuit quality is in the back that only makes the hoppiness stand out more, as it makes for a backdrop, like a blank canvas. The best part may be the ultra clean mouthfeel and finish. Crisp and dry, but still juicy in the middle. Aftertaste holds some of the bitterness to remind you just how potent it is and makes you want to take another sip. Although its 7.5% abv, it doesn't really show it at all, except for maybe just a breath in the end. This is one of those beers that goes to show that there doesn't always need a large amount of malt presence to make a great beer. There is some malt presence, but the hops really just do what they do best here. I am impressed with this one and will probably buy again.
09-09-2011 05:35:41 | More by chodinheaven
4/5 rDev -2.4%
A- Pours a vibrant golden yellow into my DFH glass. Fluffy white 1 1/2 finger head that drips and grips the glass before leaving a delicate lacing all around.
S- Spicy tart grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine and a hint of tropical pineapple. Nice pungent grassiness with delicate hints of the lightly toasted malts. Pine punch gets better as it warms up.
T- Nice bitter citrus pith and pine bury the sweetness from the malts. This is all about the hops! Grapefruit, lemon, orange, sour apple and pineapples. Really piney! Wish the astringent bitter hops let the malts come thru a touch more.
M- Really mouth puckering! HOPS, HOPS, and MORE HOPS!!! Very dr, crisp finish with terrific carbonation.
O- Nice, reminds me a bit of SN Hoptimum. Grassy, piney and brash hop flavors! Certainly not ground breaking, nor is it even in my top 20 IPA's... but it was nice to try.
09-08-2011 20:30:38 | More by Thickfreakness
3.93/5 rDev -4.1%
A: White bubbly head. Clear, pale straw gold. Bubbles.
S: Grapefruit and hops. A little resiny and musky.
T: Hoppy and roasted. Hops are really intense, which make it nice and balanced.
M: A little bit carbonated, but pretty weak.
O: Pretty nice taste and smell. Well balanced. Enjoyable.
09-08-2011 02:17:15 | More by Meerkey
Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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