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Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Perpetual IPATröegs Perpetual IPA

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Reviews: 605
Hads: 3,163
Avg: 4.08
pDev: 23.28%
Wants: 163
Gots: 813 | 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

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Beer added by: thain709 on 08-11-2011

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Reviews: 605 | Hads: 3,163
Photo of cambabeer
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this once, then bought a case. This is a really solid IPA. The grapefruit rind in the nose and crisp hops in the taste work together nicely to make this beer more drinkable than the average DIPA. The malt character is subdued by the harsher hop and lemongrass flavors.

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Photo of TBoneJones
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A mildly dank, lemony deal, with a crisp refreshing and bitter feel. A bit of sweet corn-like bread malts. Ends on the dry side. Well-crafted to my liking. Another new try whole visiting family in NJ. Pennsylvania delivers some polished brews, and not just from names like victory. While I didn't get (or expect to) get Troeg's renowned Nugget Nectar, this is a fine example IPA from the same people.

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Photo of OrtheusMaximusRex
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap in Philadelphia in April 2015. Blown away by the smell - almost a floral/piney extravaganza! Seriously. Very drinkable, wish I could get it in Colorado. A very nice IPA.
A = 3.5 (there are prettier beers)
S = 5 - really something to behold, was so floral I at first wondered if there was a soap residue left in the glass - there wasn't as that ruins the head, and the head was decent and second draft smelled the same.
T = 4
M = 4
O = 4.5

Will seek it out next time in PA of environs.

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Photo of JackRWatkins
3.2/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

solid, but not mindbending, good but nothing special, if you can find this, chances are you can by 90 minute ipa from dogfish head, buy that it's better

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this in a six pack of bottles and then later on draft. A solid beer from Tröegs that has a great hoppy profile and a light body. Overall it's easy to drink but it's not a heavy hitting DIPA. Drinks and feels more like a single IPA. Overall good but not great.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at Shadrach's at The Heritage in Southbury, CT.

Appearance - Served up in a pint glass, this brew is crystal clear and golden yellow in color with a broke, razor thin white head. Spotty lacing with good stick.

Smell - Aroma hits on orange with lesser grapefruit and pineapple notes.

Taste - Follows the nose. Orange rind bitterness at the forefront. Hints of pineapple, then a grapefruit pith bitterness in the finish. A touch of tangerine sweetness. Not much for a malt backbone; this thing is a pure hop bomb.

Mouthfeel - On the lighter side of medium with a tingly carbonation. A little rough considering the bitterness, then a dry finish.

Overall - Decent IPA that suffers from a lack of balance. My lupulin threshold is pretty high these days, and it's been a long while since I've IBU's attack my palate like this. While I appreciate the challenge, it's a testament to the lack of balance this beer displays.

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Photo of Nmelione
2.51/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Bought it 5/5/15 after started drinking say caned dated was 3/2/15. A little too old for an IPA so I assume it was just because it was old. Will find a fresher one and update this

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Photo of sjones5045
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

5/8/15 Gladstone Bar

Sat at bar and could smell the hops as it was poured. The look is generic, looks like a regular old beer. The taste is loaded with one particular hop. Not exactly sure what it is. Cascade? Whatever it is there's tons of it. Tastes good lingers on the tounge as bitter. This beer is a roller coaster with ups and downs. Interesting but not sure how quick it will get old.

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Photo of Apellonious
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle bottled 3/31/15 poured into an IPA glass

A - Mostly clear, golden orange with a two finger fluffy head and a slight haze.

S - Grapefruit, citrus.

T - Follows the nose, with some bready malts, and a piney bitter finish.

M - Carbonation medium low, smooth.

O - A straight forward, well executed IPA

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Photo of ppvora
3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at a local restaurant in a 16 oz. lager glass.

Dark yellow color, very little head, some aeration and lacing.

Aroma of hops and citrus. Very inviting and refreshing smell. Oh my!

Taste: Despite citrusy aroma, no citrusy flavor at all. This beer is all hoppy malts and barley. The largest taste that emerges is that of noble hops. Not much complexity, but delicious hops all the way.

Mouthfeel: Some hoppy bitterness toward the end. Very pleasant and tasty.

All in all, loved this beer. Gorgeous aromas of citrus and hops. Very narrow taste of noble hops, no citrus. Nice.

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Photo of hotpauko
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Easy drinking, near double? IPA. Nothing too strong, hop balanced with mild hops, clean. Nice alchoholy, hop mix smell. Malt presence is minimal, slight lemony, citrus taste. Easy bite fades quickly. Clean and smooth mouthfeel, flavor is good, doesn't linger too long. Liked it, sessionable.

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Photo of LoganMcGeehan
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Overall, an extremely solid and boldly hopped beer. Cascade hops jump out in the smell and the taste. A light caramel look but overall Troegs did the IPA right with this one!

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Photo of ordybill
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Hops and citrus, good mix
Appearance- A clear golden color with a small white head.
Taste- Has a nice malt / citrus & hop flavor
Palate- A light to medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Has a dry finish with a slight bitter aftertaste.
Overall- A well balanced double IPA. I will drink this again.

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Photo of mnrider
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Crystal clear golden yellow. One finger of white head. Okay retention with nice lacing.

S: Hops. Pine. Floral. Sweet malts. bread. Citrus. Grapefruit. Real nice.

T/M: Strong and complex. Citrus is dominant and bitter. Grapefruit. Sweeter fruits. Malts are bready., crisp and semi-sweet. The finish is dry and a bit bitter.

O: Excellent Double IPA. Although it tastes more like a single IPA than a double. No hop bomb here. Everything is just right for a great tasting well crafted beer.


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Photo of Pop-Pop1
3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Golden color, nice lacing on glass, thick creamy head, clear
Smell: citrusy hops and slight biscuity smell
Taste: Well hopped ipa, slightly bitter aftertaste. not very complicated.
Mouthfeel: light
Overall: A good ipa overall i wouldn't shy away from this one but didn't knock my socks off. Definately worth a taste

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Photo of kojevergas
3.44/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BOTTLE: 12 fl oz. Brown glass. Great label art & design. Branded pry-off pressure cap. Purchased at a bottle shop in New York City for $2.29.

Expectations are high given the brewery. Served cold into a pilsner glass at low altitude in Austin, Texas. Reviewed live as an IPA per the label.

7.5% ABV.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: 2 fingers in width. Off-white head. Has an even consistency and a nice complexion. Frothy and soft-looking. Ample lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is superb - about 8 minutes.

BODY: Clear vibrant yellow-copper. Translucent and transparent. Clean; there are no visible yeast particles. Appears well-carbonated.

Overall, it's a solid albeit typical appearance for an IPA, but it's not unique or special. Has no obvious flaws.

AROMA: Fruity, with some rindy bitterness alongside melon, mango, pine, and faint tangerine. Pale malts check the hop bitterness aptly. I dig the hop profile, but it's not the most expressive aroma in spite of its moderate intensity. I like that there's no overly sweet caramalt, and this does suggest a balanced brew.

The hop profile isn't highly citrusy, nor is resinous, dank, herbal, or sprucey.

Overall, it's a pleasant inviting aroma, with a clean presentation devoid of any yeasty notes or off-character - though the alcohol isn't unnoticeable.

TASTE/TEXTURE: Clean and crisp, with a smoothness and wetness that underscores the lightly oily hop profile comprised primarily of fruit with notes of mango, faint rind, some tangerine, and floral notes. It's not the fresh juicy citrusy flavour profile I tend to go for in IPAs, nor is a grapefruit bomb or a resinous piney brew, but I do like it. The simple but effective pale malt core hides any hop bitterness, leaving this with no bite but plenty of flavour. This fundamental balance is the beer's key strength. Discerning drinkers will crave still more complexity, depth of flavour, and subtle layering of flavour, but it doesn't disappoint in any category.

Flavour duration and intensity are average. It's a well-built IPA but features no stand-out characteristics. Very likable and approachable.

It's a biteen overcarbonated, with a medium body and moderate thickness. Overall, this texture complements the taste well but it fails to elevate the beer, and I don't consider it too refreshing. A lighter body and more refreshing presence on the palate would do it well.

OVERALL: More good work from Troegs. Perpetual IPA is a good go-to beer in the style with a balanced flavour profile and plenty of complexity. While it lacks the intricacy and depth to compete with world-class offerings, it's a solid standby and I'd put it on regular rotation in my fridge if I had ready access to it - though I hope it doesn't run $2.29 a bottle everywhere in its distribution zone. Absolutely worth trying and highly drinkable. I'll enjoy finishing my glass and wish I had more. One thing is for certain - I need to try more Troegs.

High B-

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; deep gold in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a thin cap; nice rings of lacing;

S: earthy, pine, grapefruit;

T: grapefruit up front; pine and grapefruit rind at mid-palate; bitterness kicks in at mid-palate and increases to the finish; grapefruit is dominant at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: complex flavors and aroma; very enjoyable;

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Solid as a rock... and nothing's changed. But the thrill is still, hot. I'm not sure if this is underrated; quite frankly, I don't care. I enjoy its balance, as much as I enjoy the subdued citra hops on the finish. Not overly bitter, despite the abv. There's an intelligent balance on this one for sure. I'm glad that it's now readily accessible in my area.

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Photo of rdilauro
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice clean crisp taste. Enough of the grapefruit pine resin aroma but not over whelming. Totally drinkable, easy on the palate.
A medium body beer, not as dry as some other hoppy IPAs,. The finish was the same as the start, very enjoyable

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Photo of Roguer
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.75

Crystal clear (seriously; I can read through it), almost lemon-yellow brew tinged with a hint of copper, and topped with a one-finger snow white head. Good retention and lots of nice lacing.

Zesty, fresh hoppy aroma: citrus; a little, slightly sweet tropical; a little dank, green, grassy, and herbal; big notes of Citra. All resting on a clean pale malt backbone of dry, non-sweet biscuit.

Very, very bitter brew, but not in a way that really showcases the hop flavors. They're all there, but they're kind of muddled. More malt grain than I expected based on the aroma. Grassy, earthy, and spicy.

Very dry hoppy bitterness on the back-end, all citrus rind, grass, and pine resin. Slight lingering sweetness.

Extreme bite to this brew; lots of sting. Unpleasantly so, actually. Very dry finish, with a slightly sickly sweet aftertaste from lingering hop oils.

This is an odd beer to evaluate. Tons of new-ish, bright, forward hop aromas; but a massively bitter old-ish DIPA taste. It's good, but the extreme amount of sting is a major downgrade, as it makes it nearly impossible to really appreciate the flavors.

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Photo of PA-hunter
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12 oz bottle into glass. 7.5% abv

Appearance- Pours a crystal clear amber with a twho finger head.

Smell- Grapefruit and orange notes are prominent along with some biscuity malt.

Taste- A toasted malty start builds up to some grapefruit-like citric flavor. Blends into some grassy pine notes ending with a quite dry and bitter finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium heavy with active carbonation.

Overall- Not mind blowing but very solid and done right. I still think this tends to be a regular American IPA vs a true double in looks and taste. But still a good hoppy brew.

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Photo of Moonrise
4.9/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Just got a fresh batch - bottled 12/14/14. Extremely pleasing IPA. Highest marks for this offering all across the board. When in doubt, grab a pack of these, can't go wrong.

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Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was a very acceptable IPA, not the best I've ever had, but definitely fitting for the style. It has good head retention and lacing that lasts throughout. The taste is fairly mild, with a bitter aftertaste that does not interfere with the enjoyment of the moment. Overall, a satisfying, if not stellar, brew.

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3.18/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Not as hoppy as I'd expected. Drinks easy enough for an imperial ipa, but didn't satisfy my hop craving. More malty. More like a heavier hopped strong ale.

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Photo of IPAGeorge
3.23/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a tulip

A. A very transparent golden color with a 2 finger white head

S. Seems to be a pretty malt forward IPA by the aroma. Getting a lot of bready and biscuity malt. Slight pine smell.

T. Agreeing with the nose it's a more malt forward IPA. Again bready and biscuit malt with some pine flavor and a little bitterness at the finish. Some grassy backbone. Bit of a metallic taste.

M. Light to medium body. Decent carbonation.

O. An OK beer. I myself like more hip character and I just get a little pine. More malts which aren't bad but not great. Mouthfeel is average. Probably wouldn't buy again with all the IPA options but definitely not a bad beer. Worth a try.

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Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 605 ratings.