Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,743 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,743
Reviews: 562
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 132
Gots: 434 | 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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Photo of Crimsontider22
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Sixt9coug
3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at Winners Circle Sports Bar in Exton, PA.

A - Beautiful clear gold that is ever so slightly starting to kick over to the amber side of the scale. Very pretty, fluffy white head and beautiful lacing all of the way down the glass.

S - Smell was hops, with some malts mixed in but primarily hops. Not a true "stinker" of a hop aroma out of here though. i had to get pretty close to the glass to get a whiff of it.

T - This is where I can tell that I'm getting spoiled by craft beers. This tasted a touch watery to me. It also tasted a bit malty sweet. Not a honey sweetness like Hopslam, but not as sharply bitter as I'm used to. However, the hops did taste good although somewhat typical of a midwest/east coast IPA due to the sweetness. I'm used to more of the citrus notes from the west coat IPA's so that might just be me. The alcohol is well hidden to me, and the beer is rather easy to drink. Not quite sessionable at 7.5%, but still easy to take one down.

M - It felt a touch thin to me, and slightly higher than average with the carbonation. However, this added to the drinkability.

O - A solid IPA that remains drinkable and is worthy of a year round release, however, nothing will help it stand out among a crowded field where it ranks just a bit higher than average .

Photo of cbutova
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

IPA, I thought it was an Imperial Pale Ale? So confusing...Either way good to see a new Troegs release.

A- Poured into a snifter which fills with an orange, clear ale. Frothy white head forms with a one finger size and good retention. Nice sheets of lace form all down the glass.

S- Hops come out with notes of orange and lemon peel/citrus as well as some peach like fruit notes, almost like dried apricots somehow. Some candied sugar and caramel malts in the background.

T- Hops are again most forward here with a flavor that reminds me of a floral, herbal tea with some citrus zest secondary to that. Slight alcohol, bread, sweet caramel malt and grassy hints.

MF- Silky and creamy feel on the palate with a smooth, moderate carbonation level. A sharp but clean bitterness in the finish

Hops are balanced nicely here and it is not the 2012 hop machine that most breweries seem to be striving for. However, it still drinks nicely and satisfies the palate.

Photo of sendsilk
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jaasen64
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from 6-pack. Case at store said good until September. Poured into CCB snifter.

A- Pours an extremely translucent golden with absolutely no haze, thin layer of white head, about average carbonation.

S- Fruity hops with a little bit of malts in the background. Lemons, grapefruit, a little bit of papaya and other citrus/tropical fruits, kind of a sugary sweet taste.

T- Lemons, hops, sugar, some malts, a little bit of grapefruit, and some other citrus fruits. Finishes a little bit tart and slightly bitter.

M- Fairly light, average carbonation, easy to drink, abv well hidden.

O- This was a pretty good IPA and at $11/6-pack for a year round offereing you definitely can not beat it. Recommend picking it up if it's available around you. Definitely not as good as a lot of the better IPAs out there, but not bad. A little bit too tart and too much of a sugary fruitiness to be considered top-notch in my opinion.

Photo of dbrauneis
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear medium straw yellow in color. The beer has a finger tall bright white head that reduces to a couple of medium sized thin patches, an extremely thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Moderate aromas of slightly musty grapefruit citrus hops with some lighter amounts of pine/resin hops. There is a very light presence of caramel malts in the background but this is a hop forward smelling beer.

T: Like the smell, the taste of this beer is also very hop forward with some light to moderate amounts of bitterness (which lingers). There is a light presence of caramel malt sweetness that balances out some of the bitterness. The hops flavors start out with grapefruit/citrus, then move to a pineapple/tropical, and finishes with a pine/resin.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Light dryness in the finish.

O: Extremely easy to drink and very enjoyable - much in the West Coast variant of an IPA. There is some bitterness to this beer but it is not overly aggressive and the alcohol is very well hidden.

Photo of mendvicdog
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of smutty33
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of bump8628
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of parris
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of muletrane
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of TCgoalie
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Momar42
2.7/5  rDev -34%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into Duvel artist tulip glass

A - light straw yellow. small head with large bubbles and mild lacing.

S - virtually non-existent. little to no hop aroma at all. light zestiness that reminds me more of a summer pale than an IPA.

T - better than the nose but also a slight let down. Mild hop at the front that fades quickly and finishes clean with very faint bitterness. very little similarities to most IPAs

M - very clean and refreshing. I could easily drink alot of these on a summer day...but not sure I would want to honestly.

O - unfortunately I just dont get the glowing reviews for this beer. I am usually a Troegs fan but this one fails to hit the mark. Easy to drink yes, but fails to live up to most all of the requirements for an IPA. Just meh, and barely that. I will give it another try and revise if needed. They deserve that at least.

Photo of pearljam118
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%

Poured into a tulip. Bottled 5/30/12

A - light copper in color with barely any head

S - nice and citusy with a little bit of sticky pine

T - Grapefruit up front and a nice piney backbone. Minimal sweetness here. This is a nice dry west coast style IPA.

M - High carbonation with a dry finish

O - This is a great west coast ipa from the east coast. I'm happy to hear it's going to be a year round offering and it will be a great guaranteed-fresh IPA.

Photo of RKing44
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of thecheapies
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 05/30/2012. Thanks for the freebie, Chase!

Tangerine gold color. Thin head that's translucentdark and bone-white. 3.5

Blend of grapefruit and floral hops in the aroma with a secco crackery malt. Very light pine. 4.0

Intensely bitter. Pithy and floral with a leafy hop character. Dry and finishing with some lemon/lime. More bready in the mouth. Spiciness from the hops dries out the flavor even more. Powdery in the yeast profile. Great IPA. 4.5

Milky feel with hard-working carbonation. Dry finish with pleasantly hefty bitterness. 4.0

Kickass local brew. A firm bitterness in this IPA that many others overdo. 4.0

Photo of Rook162
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of KevieJames
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of ryser2k
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of StarryNight74
3/5  rDev -26.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into Nugget Nectar pint glass. Bottled two and a half weeks ago.

A - Pours a crystal clear pale straw color. The head is about a finger and soapy. Could easily be mistaken for an american light lager by look, but that comparison will end here.

S - Bursting with floral and citrus hops. Some light bready malts round out the aroma. Flresh flowers and citrus peel are the major players here. Smells crisp, like a good IPA for a hot day.

T - The citrus is apparent form the start, probably closest to orange peel. Great hop presence in the middle, with a drying, spicy finish. There are some tropical fruits, flowers, and grass mixed in as well. Malts are subdued, letting the hop flavors shine. There is very little wrong with the flavors in this beer. Fantastic.

M - Refreshing effervescence and a light-medium feel. Drinks like a beer with less ABV.

O - I am thrilled that they are now able to brew this year-round. A regularly available true IPA is something that Troegs lacked and this is a fantastic addition. The color is pale and sets the tone for the light crisp nature of the beer. Great citrus and hop flavors. I usually look forward to the release of this one each year, but I am very happy it will now be a fridge staple. Second best Troegs beer to Nugget Nectar in my opinion. Highly recommend it.

Photo of alameda5
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

After pouring beer into my tulip glass, noticed beautiful white fluffy head and pale orange appearance.

The nose on this beer is very pleasant. Notes of pine, and citrus.

The mouthfeel is very smooth and goes down easy.

Taste up front to feels lemony, then the hops come through in the back end. Very nice. Hints of dark chocolate also.

Enjoyed this beer, but don't just have one. The second beer really gives you the full experience.

Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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