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Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Perpetual IPATröegs Perpetual IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,690 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,690
Reviews: 554
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 130
Gots: 397 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thain709 on 08-11-2011)
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jongullotti, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: It pours golden yellow with a nice creamy light head. Lacing and head retention is very nice on this beer.

S: Warm white pine and slight cedar fused with some citrus notes. It has a very nice aroma, but it's not as floral or pungent as other "IPA's" that I've had.

T: The malt and hop profiles work very well together. There's the distinct hop identity of a borderline American IPA and the thoughtful malt profile of a hearty Pale Ale. The pine and citrus bitterness and the caramel and pale malts compliment each other nicely.

M: This beer is not to heavy at all. It's rather refreshing for an IPA. It's doesn't leave a waited down, tacky or astringent hop oil after taste in my mouth.

D: I would definitely drink this beer quite often, if it was available. It's cross between the Pale Ale and the Hopback Amber. The Troegner's did a good job on this one. As usual.

MicroBeerMan1980, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle dated 5/25/12 into pint glass

Appearance – The brew pours a golden amber color with a big white head. The head has huge bubbles entrapped within. These bubbles very slowly pop over time leaving a very nice level of lacing

Smell – The smell is a wonderful mix of citrus sweet and bitter hop. There is a nice sweet tangerine aroma which counteracts a very good dose of bitter grapefruit and a more sour lemon. Mixed with these is also a light bready and a good piney and floral hop aroma as well. Overall it is very pleasing.

Taste – The taste begins of a heavy malt taste mixed with a very strong grapefruit hop flavor. While the nose suggested sweetness, the flavor in the beginning is on the drier side and only gets drier as the taste moves on. Toward the middle of the taste some lemon and herbal hop flavors come to the tongue. These linger and grow stronger to the end. Finishing off the taste is a dose of pine hop. This flavor however seems to battle with the others on the tongue and in the end leaves a somewhat unpleasant grassy and lipid/trub taste in the mouth.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the creamier side with a lower level of carbonation. The creaminess suits all the hoppy flavors quite well, while the lower carbonation accentuates this creaminess.

Overall – This beer was fantastic on many fronts. It had a great look smell and feel, and the taste for the most part was a pleasant dry hoppy flavor. Unfortunately the taste left on the tongue at the end was not too pleasant and really pulled away from the overall drinkability.

Darkmagus82, Jun 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Photo of RnRManifesto
3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle into a pint glass. Pours golden/orange, sort of the color of honey, with a finger or more of white head that lingers for a bit, leaving lacing on the sides of the glass. Some tiny carbonation bubbles coming off the bottom of the glass here and there.

Smell is resinous and piney with some citrus in the mix. Also some floral notes. A very nice smelling beer.

I'm still not sure if this is supposed to be a Double IPA, a regular IPA, or an "Imperial Pale Ale" as the label states, which would be a bit different than an IPA, no?

This doesn't taste like any other IPA I've ever had. It lies somewhere near that mark, but it's different. Then again, Troegs always does things differently, and that's part of their charm.

It starts out with some sweetness, some citrus and some malt in the middle, but that is quickly taken over by a heap of bitterness and an extremely dry finish. A definite hop bomb. Some onion/garlic or earthy/herbal qualities to it as well.

I see a lot of folks raving about this, but it's no Nugget Nectar, that's for sure. I was really looking forward to this, because I missed it the first time around, but it didn't live up to the expectations I had. It's certainly not a bad beer (I'm giving it a 3.5 overall), but after I finish this case, I won't be buying it again. It misses the mark for me as an IPA and there are much better IPAs out there. If they wanted it to be something different, they should have named it differently. It's all sort of confusing. Worth a try, certainly not bad, but not really my cup of tea, either.

RnRManifesto, Jun 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,690 ratings.