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Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Perpetual IPATröegs Perpetual IPA

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2,039 Ratings
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Ratings: 2039
Reviews: 522
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%

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 JednoPivoProsim


3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 FL. OZ. bottle into a pint glass. Bottled on 082213.

Appearance: Pours a pale golden straw body with a thin white head.

Smell: Smell of dry hopped Citra immediately upon the pour. Slightly sweet caramel malt aroma.

Taste: Less hoppy and more malty than I would have expected. Still flavorful. Slight pine and fruity notes.

Mouthfeel: Very light bodied for a decent ABV IPA. Crisp and refreshing.

Overall: A very nice IPA. Definitely paler than most, which is refreshing. Not as hoppy flavor-wise as I would have hoped, although that may be due to the four months since bottling date.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 01:14:07 | More by JednoPivoProsim
Photo of RLM15


4.79/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The beer pours a golden color. Has a slight orange hue to it. Great white soapy head in the pour. Smell is absolutely wonderful. Super citrus oriented, also a lot of pine in the smell, very dry smell. The taste is very dry as well. TONS of great citrus hop flavor. Slight malt finish to balance out the taste but very slight.

This beer never disappoints. I live about 30 minuets from the Tröegs brewery and there are not many things better than a fresh Perpetual from the tab at the brew house. I would recomend this beer to any hop head. One of my favorite IPAs. Super hoppy and dry. Lots of citrus notes. Perpetual IPA never disappoints.


Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 22:59:09 | More by RLM15
Photo of TeamMathis

West Virginia

3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear (a little cloudy), orangish yellow. Nice thick head.
Smell: Pine, mango, biscuit, citrus.
Taste: Slightly bitter pine and citrus. Quite dry aftertaste.

This is a really good, unusual dIPA. It's more like an IPA, maybe. Honestly, it seems almost like a Pale Ale. The smell has a biscuity sense to it which was different, but quite enjoyable. It has a carbonated and dry mouthfeel, and the taste is mainly of pine and citrus. I would probably get this again. Very enjoyable and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 03:27:12 | More by TeamMathis
Photo of PAhopHead717


4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is always my go to beer. Imo this is what an IPA should be. I love hoppy beers and this is one of them. Troegs isnt far away so very easy to find this stuff one or two weeks old. smells hoppy, tastes hoppy, and very easy drinking. At 35$ a case its also very affordable. If you love that teeth eating hop flavor, this is a must try.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 19:09:19 | More by PAhopHead717
Photo of delta490


3.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- a beautiful nice clear head. Foamy white head has nice retention and leaves good lacing. A steady stream of carbonation

S-nice citrus and floral hops.

T- nice subtle hops flavors throughout. There is little by way of any malt, so it tastes a little out of balance. Not badly so, just slightly. I was expecting more bombast for an Imperial IPA.

M- a little thin, especially for the style.

O- this is a good IPA, but it's not really what I was expecting for a IIPA/DIPA. Not bad at all, but not as big as I was expecting.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 22:02:41 | More by delta490
Photo of Duane_Opfer


4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Spiegelau glass. Date on bottle hard to read... could only make out 2013.

A - Golden with a slight orange tinge. Gentle pour yielded a half-finger of an egg-shell white large-bubble foam. Quickly dissipated. Moderate carbonation. Clear with no sediment.

S - Very fragrant. Mango, pineapple, and kiwi.

T - Pleasant and very distinct flavor. Melon, kiwi, and lime with an intense pink grapefruit rind finish that lasts on the back of the tongue. Completely hides ABV. No noticeable malt backbone. Slight sweetness which complements bitterness.

M - Very easy to drink, almost too easy. Lasting tingle on center-back of tongue. Light-bodied with well balanced carbonation.

O - Very happy with this beer and would gladly drink again. Goes down incredibly easy and provides a wonderful grapefruit flavor. Only knock on this beer is light-bodied texture, more reminiscent of a single IPA. However, this a really good beer and I will definitely have again.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 00:35:33 | More by Duane_Opfer
Photo of GJ40

North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at 5th Avenue Market in Brooklyn.

Yellowish golden and hazy with a small white head. Great lacing. An inviting piney, grassy and citrusy aroma. Flavor follows closely with an emphasis on hop flavor. Mild bitterness, minimal malts. Smooth and creamy consistency.

A tasty, flavorful IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 01:21:41 | More by GJ40
Photo of arizcards


4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single at the Downtown Wine & Gourmet in Harrisonburg, VA in mid-September for $1.79. Bottled on 7-12-13.

Beer poured golden with a decent white head.

Nose is slightly tropical and more citrusy.

Taste is citrus and slight pine, somewhat biscuity and leaves a nice residual bitterness.

Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated and medium bodied.

Overall this is a very drinkable Double IPA. Glad i had the opportunity to try this, definitely would recommend if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 23:40:04 | More by arizcards
Photo of Scrapss


4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler pour into a 6 oz tasting nonic. I let this warm all the way to 55-60 degrees

A: nice 1 finger head and golden body. some good effervescence.

S: nice balance of pine, citrus and gobs of malt.

T: smooth pine, floral, citrus hop with a moderate biscuity malt backbone.

M: nice carbonation yields creaminess and nice hop dryness. Lighter than most DIPA.

O: Well balanced, tasty and lots going on. I think this is a very good example of the style and I'll definitely have this again if I run into it.

*** Update 12/29/2013 ***

So, with a few months on it, it has muted some...the middle-roasted malts are shining and the hops are now an earthy, musty grapefruit. Strangely reminds me of a Dirtwolf with some age on it, the earthy hops shine more than the strong grapefruit it once had.

Serving type: growler

10-12-2013 23:07:04 | More by Scrapss
Photo of DuffBrew

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


...The frozen glass neutralizes the weakly fragrant hop that would otherwise be evident in a warm, room temperature pint glass....Incidentally, that was coincident in time for another sip. These guys are genius but be careful, easy drinking heavy hitter, at 7.5%abv.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 16:13:07 | More by DuffBrew
Photo of BEERchitect


4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Riding that fine line at the upper end of the alcohol scale, this "American IPA" is spot on with a dry malt taste and a complete hop dominance- this ale does its namesake in providing me eternal drinking pleasure... for at least a half hour.

Strikingly clear in its pour, its golden body gleams as the last few bubbles race to contribute to the beer's frothy white cap. Long lasting, the beer's foam stance is sturdy and is slow to release. In its wake the head trails with blanketed intricate lace. Lighter than expected in color, the beer's appearance is exceptional!

While the hop's presence dominates the nose with vibrant pink grapefruit, vine-ripened oranges, delicate pine and a boisterous grass note- its not without a ribbon of malt. A light honey and caramel scent gives the hop-fruit character a sense of being candied or sweetened. its simply and juicy and nearly teeth-churning aroma.

Delicious in it hop-to-malt ratio, the malts actually strike first with a creamy caramel and honey taste- so delicate in fact that it almost seems pilsner-like. But just as the taste begins to waiver, here come the hops! Grapefruit, freshly zested oranges and lemon peels develop into a pleasant grassy and bitter taste. Seemingly of pine resin- the beer's final impression is of dry malt to prop up the cleanest and crispest hop taste imaginable.

Malty-dry early and even drier late, the beer opens with that creamy-sweet note to buffer against all that bitterness and would-be astringency. But as the sweetness quickly fades and the carbonation subsides, the beer seems to skip over the middle in order to usher in a quick finish of hop dryness that's aided by alcohol evaporative cooling to ensure a dry and refreshed palate with every sip... ok, drink.

Perpetual IPA's balance is all about the standard IPA profile. There's no added sweetness that "imperial" versions display. Nor does the alcohol compounds become a part of the flavor profile. Its utmost dryness and focus on hop dominance makes this an irresistable yet fortified dream for hop lovers. Now if I could just keep it going...

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 04:10:32 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of offthelevel_bytheplumb


3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into my Leinenkugel's pint glass. Pours a clear straw color with a finger and a half of foamy head that dissipates quickly into a cap. No carbonation and very light lacing. Citrusy hoppy notes seem most prevalent, with lemon, orange, and grapefruit standing out. Some earthy hop notes caramel malts linger around in the background. Very well balanced in my opinion on the tongue for an IPA. Sweet caramel is there in the middle of citrusy hop flavors. Mildly bitter on the end, which does linger lightly afterward. This is a medium bodied IPA that does not overdue anything.

Overall: Very well made IPA that has balance. I would get this again if it was distributed to Illinois.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 22:47:27 | More by offthelevel_bytheplumb
Photo of Omnium


4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Pours a wonderful clear gold color, foamy two finger head, thick lacing.
S - Lots of floral hops, pine, pineapple, some mango, orange juice.
T - Nice biscuit malt lays a good foundation for a plethora of tropical hop flavors front to mid way then follows up with some nice floral, and orange zest on end.
M - Surprisingly lighter in feel that you'd expect, very crisp though.
O - Quit living under a rock and get some of this year round awesome hopped glory.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 01:18:55 | More by Omnium
Photo of BradMacMullin


4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this at Yard House in Dedham - chose it from the 150 other beers to choose from. Looking for an IPA that would allow me to walk out on my own. Always enjoy Troegs and this was very good. Poured a nice golden copper color, with small lacing and decent carbonation throughout. This wasn't an overly hoppy beer, but I enjoyed the citrus and fruit hints. This was a nice blend of malt and hops. In fact, I ordered not one, but three of these. And I still was not slurring my words. At least this is my recollection. Very good beer

Serving type: on-tap

09-23-2013 01:23:49 | More by BradMacMullin
Photo of DocBrewroo


3.16/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Well made IPA… golden color and full head with good lacing. I prefer a balance and drinkability, and do enjoy a serious hop kick, but am not an extreme IPA freak. This beer has nice citrus/fresh hop aroma and a very slight malt/breadiness on the nose. I’m not getting much malt backbone even though it’s a 7%+ brew, but it has a very classic hop profile. I enjoy Troegs beers and their Perpetual IPA is pretty solid, but it seems a bit reserved for what I was expecting.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 23:50:03 | More by DocBrewroo
Photo of clayrock81


3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a golden body with two finger head and good lace patches down glass. Smooth, easy to drink, for some reason I don't get much except a large dose of citric hops with a touch of breadiness that makes the mouthfeel somewhat filling. Not much else in terms of hop flavors like grapefruit and for some reason I really don't get any sweet malt notes. Maybe my draft was served too cold (it was definitely not at the recommended 45/50ish range) b/c I seemed to have had a muted experience compared to other reviewers. Still enjoyed this beer as the hoppiness wasn't overpowering or bitter.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2013 13:19:04 | More by clayrock81
Photo of tviz33

New York

3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a growler that was filled at the Hopshop Beer Market in State College, PA. Served in a tulip glass.

A- Pretty underwhelmed by the look of this. Pours a translucent gold body with 3/4" white head that recedes to a thin cap of foam.

S- Outstanding citrus notes. Smells quite sweet.

T- The taste almost seems perfect at first, but I quickly realized that it was lacking. Simply put, it tastes like a world-class IPA that is watered down. All the flavors are there, but they're not bold at all. It's not very bitter, but it's very well-balanced.

M- Medium mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation for the style.

O- Overall, this beer is quite good if you want to have multiples. For a one serving hop-monster that rapes your palate with citrus, pine, and bitterness, I would look elsewhere.

Serving type: growler

08-21-2013 01:06:42 | More by tviz33
Photo of Andrew041180


4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured from a bottle, about one and a half months old. Vigorous pour produced about an inch of head in my tulip glass. Disipated fairly quickly, leaving very little lacing on the glass. The beer is a pure golden color with just a slight haze.

S - It's like rolling in a field of my favorite fruity and floral hops. Really got me excited to drink this one.

T - Not quite as much flavor as I expected given the nose, but that isn't a bad thing. This one tasted exceptionally well balanced. There were some nice sweet tones, mostly caramel I think, and the hops were equally as present, but did not overwhelm me with bitterness. Mostly citrusy, with just a bit of pine. Clean, non-resinous.

M - Clean, and on the full side of medium-bodied. There was just the right amount of carbonation to make the beer feel active, but not light. Well done!

O - A very enjoyable beer, and quite drinkable. The alcohol is entirely masked and the flavors merge incredibly well, without making the beer seem one-dimensional. Highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 11:32:56 | More by Andrew041180
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New Jersey

3.66/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Morris Tap and Grill, in Morris Plains NJ.

Pours clear, solid gold, with heavy white foam. Creamy look, with lacing abounding. Pine nose, classic IPA smell. Very hoppy taste, the oils, the grass, very natural.

Thought it was good, but not unique. Perhaps a try from then bottle is warranted.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2013 12:11:55 | More by KTCamm
Photo of 57md


3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale copper with a half finger of head that dissipates very quickly and leaves only a trace of lace. The nose has both hop and pine notes present. The flavor profile is strikingly light, but the mild malt still comes through upfront. The finish has hop bitterness, but also a sweet note.

This is an interesting offering, but not quite a top tier IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 09:11:19 | More by 57md
Photo of emyers


3.76/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy straw-gold color with a one inch fluffy white head.

Smell: Heavy on the pine and floral hops with pleasant spicy notes. No real malt presence in the nose other than a very slight toasted aroma. Smells nice, but definitely not as intense as the top-tier IPA's out there.

Taste: Similar to the smell. A lot of pine and floral hop flavors with a little bit of herbal character. Still virtually no malt presence. Bittering hops kick in on the finish. No alcohol presence. Very crisp and clean flavor-wise, but not quite as potent on the hop flavor as some.

Mouthfeel: Crisp with a nice bittering-hop bite on the finish. Medium-bodied with a fairly high carbonation level.

Overall: A very solid IPA, but lacks the punch of the best examples of the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 02:32:08 | More by emyers
Photo of tectactoe


4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Kevin for hitting this want of mine. Perpetual pours out a mostly golden color with some faint orange tints around the edges, top, and bottom of the brew. There's a nice clarity throughout, and its only mildly obscured by a small chill haze. A white head grows up quickly but settles nearly as fast to a wimpy little bubbly skin and collar that, sadly, leaves no lace in its path.

I dip my nose into the glass and the first whiff is promising me good things. Dank, oily, and mildly pungent hops clash with lots of grapefruit juice and vivid citrus peel. Like a late night sesh with the fruit-alicious munchies. A brash of pines bats clean up; you can feel the bitterness creeping up in the aroma with time, along with some mild spicy pepper. This is a hop-heavy sucker, no doubt.

One sip and you're walking through hills of hops; mild white pepper and ashy pines run amok. Vigorous hop oils all over your face, dank resins and a bitter grapefruit peels smack your pie-hole and jump to epic proportions very quickly. Bitterness starts off small but grows exponentially into the back end, and starts scraping the back of the tongue like a pickaxe in the finish.

There isn't much noticeable malt, so the hops stand out even more. Despite being so hop-centric and bitter, it's actually quite refined and drinkable when all things are considered. This bottle is quite fresh, and the raw how power confirms it. Medium bodied with a light sticky quality on the palate; carbonation is medium, pretty good for the style with a slick, oily, lightly resinous mouth feel.

Yum! I've wanted to try this beer for a while, though that doesn't mean I necessarily had crazy expectations for it or anything. It was actually a bit better than I thought it would be, and what's even better is that it's a year-round brew. A very nice brew for the dank-heads out there who need to get their hop oil fix but don't feel like taking alpha acids straight to the vein. Very nice IPA, enjoyable from start to finish.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 11:41:58 | More by tectactoe
Photo of VictorWisc


4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Single poured into a Leviathan goblet (don't have a lot of spare glassware). About 5 weeks old.

Pours medium amber to dark gold. Plentiful, soft, cream-colored head with good retention. Nice lacing. Some visible carbonation.

Aroma fruity, somewhat malty. Caramel notes. Not a lot of hops complexity on the nose.

The taste makes up for the lack of hops perfume. Light lemony/citrus front, followed by bitter spice, hints of apricot and lychee, without the sweetness. Finish resinous, piny, with lingering malt on the tongue. Nice, somewhat fruity IPA profile without excessive bitterness and tropical notes. Resinous bitterness makes a comeback after a few minutes, as the rest of the components are processed and absorbed in the mouth.

Light body, moderate carbonation, crisp, slight heat note in the finish, but not boozy. Some residual malt in the finish, but no heavy coating as with Hop Devil.

Overall, a very pleasant IPA, suitable for daily consumption. Not quite as tropical and hop-forward as Torpedo and lighter than Victory Hop Devil, but comparable to Lagunitas IPA with slightly better flavor profile. Balance would likely lean a bit more toward bitterness in a fresher bottle, but this was close to well-balanced (could use a bit more bitters). Would be excellent as a part of a mixed 12. Will buy more.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 18:57:50 | More by VictorWisc
Photo of scotorum


3.06/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bought this because I liked Troegs' colorful graphics and the price for a single was relatively low. Then when I saw it mentioned more often than any other IPA on the BA IPA Day forum I thought I had lucked out on a real winner.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into an Innis & Gunn flute.

a: A bright clear gold, finger thick head lingered, eventually dwindled to a patchy surface foam film and full lacing.

s: Surprisingly little detected.

t: Near mouth-puckering resiny hops.

m: Light to moderate. Looks more refreshing than it tastes, due to the hop bitterness lacking in flavor beyond a sharp resin. Mellows out somewhat as it is drunk, but leaves an unappealingly bitter finish.

o: A deceptively strong-tasting brew considering its light and bright appearance. I can see why hopheads would like this one, and I do enjoy a good IPA (Union Jack, Double Jack and Ruination are favorites) but Perpetual was just too unredeemably bitter.

I'm wondering why my review does not jibe with most others here. The label is dated 2012, which may or may not relate to bottling date. But age usually mutes hops. not accentuate them. Puzzling.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 05:12:55 | More by scotorum
Photo of Stevedore


4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle dated 6/20/2013, poured into a Russian River -tion glass today, 8/2/2013. Thanks to Matt for throwing this one in as an extra.

This beer looks fantastic. Pours a clear golden body with an effervescent 2cm white head that leaves sticky, thick lacing all over the glass. Its a true beauty that would impress even the jaded IPA drinker. It looks so refreshingly appetizing! One of the best looking IPAs I've ever looked at.

I smell a good bit of citrus, even pineapple that makes it a sweet and slightly bitter scent. It's balanced out by a nice bready toffee and caramel flavour. But its definitely hop-heavy. Not super pungent but definitely holds its own.

Drinking this beer makes me think of a bitter pineapple juice. It's not bad, a little too bitter but thoroughly enjoyable for any hop head. It's balanced out by a nice sweet malty toffee and caramel backbone, but its definitely on the hoppy side. The body is medium, well-carbonated and finishes smoothly. Heavy on the citrus bitterness for sure.

Very interesting IPA that brings a nice bitterness on the back end, even more so than most regular IPAs. It could be a DIPA for all I know. Showcases the hops well, a rather balanced IPA. Great local, not super outstanding but definitely an above-average IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 04:39:23 | More by Stevedore
Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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