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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 gr0g

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Straw-colored and high in clarity. A head of about two fingers forms, and retention/lacing are good, but not great. Effusive aromatics hit the nose: grapefruit rind and flesh, pine, resin, and some tropical fruit to round it out. The whole hop spectrum is covered.

Tons of hop oils and flavors on the palate, with a grassy and citrusy profile for the most part. It's very bitter for sure, but not astronomically so. With 7.5% ABV, there's a enough of a malt backbone to provide some semblance of balance with only a slight hint of alcohol. Mouthfeel is just about perfect for an IPA: oily, but not viscous, and a fine carbonation that's not the least bit prickly.

Another amazingly good hoppy American ale from Troegs. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 01:24:50 | More by gr0g
Photo of CoachC


4.71/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a beautiful copper color with a 1 inch foam head. Both the aroma and taste are of delicious tropical tasting hops with a good malt backbone. Mouthfeel is almost perfect. When fresh, this is one of the very best imperial IPA's out there. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 04:46:38 | More by CoachC
Photo of MikeWard


4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on a couple on draft yesterday at the Deer Lake Pub, Deer Lake, PA. Standard pint glass.

First off, I forgot to specify non-frosted glass, so had to clear off the glass and let in warm up just a little. 2nd time around, got it right. This place is relatively new with craft beers. The beer itself is cold enough, no need for a frosted. They'll learn.

Pint was clear golden yellow, nice foamy white head. The head retains, although only as a light film. However, the lacing is quite thick, and sticks to the side of the glass all the way down.

Smell was clear clean fruity sweey hops. Love it.

Taste was the same, sweety fruity hops.

Mouth is clean, medium, nice tingly hops around the side of the tongue .

Overall, this is an excellent IPA. Brewery only an hour or so away, so likely very fresh. Great summertime IPA. Definitely recoommended.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2013 16:29:07 | More by MikeWard
Photo of beerloserLI

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing from a 5/29/13 bottle.

Pours out straw yellow with a good foamy head that really retains itself.

Smell is of light hops but nothing notable.

Taste offers a good light flow with a decent amount of hops. A very refreshing brew that is smooth and crisp. Nothing overpowering but supper fresh and easy.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 05:17:05 | More by beerloserLI
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New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Date tasted: July 26, 2013 ... Glassware: Maudite snifter... Occasion: more camp IPA talk leads to another IPA... Appearance: hazy peach-orange body with a creamsicle-inspiring white head that laces diligently and thins attractively... Aroma: powerful citrus flavors--peach/grapefruit one-two punch with bright hops uplifting the scent... Palate: mouth-expanding, pine cone missile-sized presence makes this a worthwhile sip, while the alcohol is comfortably tucked away...Taste: shockingly mellow, deliciously balanced; more sour than sweet, with the puckering nature being fully realized late in the glass...Overall: Came as a gift from brother Jer and the golf weekend (nice!), as well as a high recommendation from Mount Pocono Beverage's associate...two beers later, and I am still aftertasting the pleasure of this beer's hops cascade; tremendously drinkable at 7.5% ABV, with the "I'm Superman" vibe in effect after the beer is finished; another fine IPA that can fairly be in the discussion of the genre's top 25...

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 03:30:27 | More by dacrza1
Photo of Ysgard


4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I like this beer a ton. It's slightly better than Torpedo, better than Nugget Nectar and it's cheap and available all year round.

A: Golden clear, white head that is present but not annoyingly persistent. Laces more than it tastes like it would.

S: Stonefruit, nectar, Pine, citrus, pineapple, just a touch of malt. Free of fermentation aroma.

T: Nice honeyed hop sensation, with balanced bitterness and aggressive aroma and flavor.

M: Drier than many east coast beers, and surprisingly so compared to its lacing. Fun to drink.

O: Happy to have it anytime. I actually like this one better in bottles. I would kill to get it in cans.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 12:55:38 | More by Ysgard
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4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pour is a nice golden straw with a slight haze. 1/2 finger of dense white head, lingering.

Nose is full of hops, flowers and slight citrus. Notes of lemon, grapefruit, honey and hibiscus dominate.

Taste is crisp with just a little brightness. Notes of grapefruit initially meld into a powerful nutty pine flavor. Lots of crisp bitter hops.

Feel is medium bodied and sharp. Just a little bit of sticky resin.

I feel like my rating is a bit dull, but this is just a really solid DIPA. Not mind blowing, but still really quality.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 00:37:29 | More by dheacck11
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North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draught at The Green Onion Pub in Utica, NY. Poured in a Saranac pint glass.

A - Light orange/copper/amber body. Quite clear with tons of rising bubbles. One finger white head that wasn't going anywhere.

S - Super citrusy. I swear, I can almost smell it while the bartender is pouring. Piney hops with zesty, citrus notes. Mostly grapefruit, oranges and pineapple.

T - Slight caramel malts and sticky citrus hops. The finish is bitter with some lingering pine and grassiness. Not as smooth on the finish.

M- Mouth feel is creamy with a moderate amount of carbonation. Dry pretty much the whole way through.

O - Pretty damn tasty IPA. Very grapefruit heavy with some nice pine and grassiness. Troeg's has crafted yet another winner.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2013 01:55:14 | More by kell50
Photo of BlackDog

New Jersey

4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Perpetual IPA pours a really nice, slightly hazy gold. It pours with a perfect creamy white head that sticks and holds very well.

The nose is pleasantly dominated by hops, pine and citrus, mostly. There's a slight caramel malt backbone, but it's really about the hops here.

The taste is more balanced than the aroma. A nice citrus hop flavor works with a bready malt body for a nice, smooth drink that finishes with a blast of bitter hops. There's a decent alcohol presence, but it's not overwhelming.

As far as mouthfeel goes, it's a medium-bodied beer that finishes pretty dry and bitter.

Overall, this is a really nice beer. Hop-forward but not overly so.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 14:54:48 | More by BlackDog
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4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great summer IPA. Nice clear pale yellow to straw in color, with white head that dissipated rather quickly. Smell is a bit lacking. Faintly watery, the hops smells good, but not quite as present as I'd like. Taste is wonderful though. What this beer lacks in aroma, it quickly makes up for in taste. Superbly grassy and a wonderful floral hoppiness to it. I get some apricot and a sweetness that I can only describe as when you chew on Dallisgrass on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 01:51:10 | More by mverity
Photo of magictacosinus


3.29/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Thank you, jbravato! Kept this in the fridge for a while to slow down its aging process. Poured into a tulip glass from a 12oz bottle. Freshness date is listed at the side of the bottle's neck as "04/30/13."

Pours a golden amber color with a generous amount of carbonation. There's about 1.5 fingers worth of head that coat the top, but it quickly dissipates to a firm ring. The nucleation point in the glass is actually spewing more bubbles upwards than expected, which definitely enhances the beer's appearance. Lacing is pretty good all around, and overall, it presents itself as a slightly viscous, resinous DIPA.

The aroma is surprisingly light, containing light notes of citrus rinds, grapefruit, pine, and lots of honey underneath. Maybe a little bit of butterscotch, too, which in this situation works well. Nothing too dank going on overall... But definitely a bright citrus hoppy aroma perseveres. There's a kiss of graininess, and a faded sugary malty presence, but it's pretty uneventful. The booze is a bit too much at the finish. Could strive more balance than this, or at least be slightly more vibrant.

The flavor is about even in terms of displaying the light citrus/pine combo, but holy hell is this coated in honey and butterscotch, almost to the point of being sweetly textured and syrupy like the condiments themselves. There's a bit of lemon and grapefruit, maybe (?), but it's quickly replaced by the honey in a treacly, resinous manner. Slightly soapy, but nothing too distracting. The malts are well integrated, and indeed a bit creamy, but they themselves are rather bland. Not to dry or astringent at the finish, and goes down well with the extra carbonation and maltiness. However, where it becomes easy to drink, it simultaneously lacks balance AND complexity, and makes me wonder what the hell I'm sipping on after each gulp.

A confusing DIPA, to say the very least, but at least it's not difficult to drink or anything. It's so creamy it's almost like air! The honey/butterscotch combo, while not exceptional, is quite nice, but all of the hoppy aspects faded out somehow. Nothing feels muted or old... Only bland. Bizarre. I suppose it would do okay on a warm day, but I'd rather take a kölsch or pilsner at that point, as it has less ABV and a far more grassy/fruity texture than this.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 03:55:07 | More by magictacosinus
Photo of bigaltemple


3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bright, golden orange. Fizzy, white head becomes a thin cap. Sticky patches of lacing.

For some reason, I was expecting this to be more pine forward in the nose. Pleasantly surprised by the juicy, tropical notes of pineapple and grapefruit. Underlying floral notes keep me diving back in.

Very well balanced. The combination of floral hops, pineapple, and grapefruit rind mix well with a caramel malt sweetness. Light-bodied with great carbonation. Very mild filmy aftertaste.

Very good, and easy to drink. Would try again.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 03:37:40 | More by bigaltemple
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South Carolina

4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a bright clear gold with a nice finger and a half of near white head, fantastic retention and lacing!

S - Light floral hops with a nice malty sweet backbone. Light juicy citrus notes

T - Very tasty dry resinous bitterness that doesnt linger too powerfully. Transitions into a slightly juicy cirtrus rind flavor with a nice underlying caramel malt sweetness. Aftertaste is a tame amount of each of these flavors, slightly dry.

M - Lighter bodied, appropriate for the style, carbonation is appropriate too. Very drinkable

O - Fantastic balance very tasty yet refreshing beer. Perfect choice for a refreshing yet flavorful brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 21:19:16 | More by MacQ32
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3.64/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Twelve oz. bottle hand-delivered from NYC. Poured into a Westbrook pint glass.

A: Clear gold, with a one-finger white head that fades quickly on top of a few bubbles of visible carbonation.

S: Pine, citrus and tropical fruit hops over some light malt sweetness. Not a big nose at all.

T: Grapefruit, citrus rind and pine resin with a clean light malt sweetness without particular caramel aspects. Significantly more bitterness through the swallow and the hang than expected.

M: Light body, carbonation sensation on the low side, low alcohol presence.

O: I thought when I was drinking this it was an American IPA. Then I see it listed on here as an IIPA. After closer examination of the bottle, I see it indicated as an "Imperial Pale Ale". I have no idea what that's supposed to be, but this sure didn't drink like an IIPA. It's an adequate IPA, nothing particular to complain about. It just doesn't quite hit the right notes in aroma and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 18:11:48 | More by macrosmatic
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden amber with a medium off white head slowly dissipating to a razor thin lasting through out with moderate lacing. Aroma of floral citrus hops, grapefruit, caramel malt, yeast and fruity notes. Taste same as aroma with some flavorful tangy grapefruit notes. A medium body on the palate, good carbonation with a smooth sweet bitter tangy mouth feel. Finished with sweet caramel malt, yeast fruity balanced by some floral citrus hops with a slightly tangy grapefruit ending. Overall a very good, flavorful and solid IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 01:59:32 | More by Samp01
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into a pint glass, which couldn't contain the head. It took a minute until I could fit a 12 oz bottle into a 16 oz glass.

A--Clear & golden. Thick head that dies down while leaving excellent lacing. Looks like a beer should.
S--Citrusy & piney.
T--Excellent. A nice balance between the hoppiness and the underlying malt. The citrus & pine from the nose carry through to the taste.
M--An odd balance between crisp and creamy. It feels creamy in the mouth, and crisp after being swallowed.
O--This beer kicks ass. A wonderful drink for the summer. I'd suggest having a couple, but at home, not on the road, as it's a little bit on the strong side.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 01:48:43 | More by horshamguy
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4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a crystal clear straw yellow. I've never seen a DIPA that looks like this. Lots of fluffy, sudsy, slightly off-white head. Big chunks of lace. Mild retention, however. Lots of carbonation

Smells of vibrant fruits. Sweetened grapefruit, juicy oranges, a bit of pineapple. Honeyed biscuits. Some lemon zest. I'm getting some spice that actually makes me think coriander. Some notes of pine and grass on the end

Sweet malts hit first. Caramel and honey. Some fruity esters come in next and linger throughout. I'm picking up lemons, oranges, grapefruit, even pineapple and pear. The hops are a bit subdued but provide some nice bittering citrus and pine notes on the finish

Feels light and refreshing, yet juicy and bright. Off dry. Very quaffable

Overall a really nice change of pace from the super malty or super hoppy DIPAs I've had. Extremely well-balanced and complex. No flavor has been sacrificed. Just goes to show you that Troegs makes fantastic beer. Period

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 13:59:26 | More by MistahBeah
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4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From: The Andersons, Columbus, OH
Date: Bottled 2013-04-29
Glass: Tulip

Perpetual IPA is an excellent, hop-forward beer from Troegs, fruity and fresh enough to be satisfying during the summer, yet also heavy enough to be adequate for a winter day's drink. At under $10 per six-pack, one that's worth seeking out and trying repeatedly.

Pours a 1.5cm tall head of slightly off-white foam, made up of small-sized bubbles, with average retention of about one minute. The foam fades to a thin cap atop the body of the beer, leaving significant and interesting patterns of lacing attached to the walls of the glass. Beer is a transparent, fairly light yellow-orange color, with light bringing out brighter yellow hues. Carbonation is visible, fairly active, rising along the sides and center of the glass.

Aroma is of bright, citrusy hops with obvious grapefruit and pine resin references, more subtle peach and apricot. There's also an element of hoppy body odor, as from a shirt that's been used at the gym for a few days and then rubbed with hops.

Overall flavor is fruity (citrus and some tropical), with solid bitterness and lesser pine and caramel malt sweetness. Opens with bright fruits: sweetened grapefruit, guava, peach, nectarine, and light caramelized sugars. Mid-palate of spicy, peppery hops with strong fruity flavors (grapefruit, orange, peach, nectarine, guava) and medium-high bitterness. Back of palate picks up yet stronger, spicier hops with more apparent caramel malt and a subdued grapefruit and guava flavor. Aftertaste is of solid hop bitterness with strong flavors of grapefruit rind and an undertone of caramel malt.

Beer is medium-bodied with carbonation of medium intensity, resulting in a beer that is never fizzy, but manages to be quite soft and foamy as it moves across the palate. Closes quite dry, with low stickiness remaining on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 04:52:01 | More by falloutsnow
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3.76/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on tap in the Troegs tasting room in snifter flight aliquots over 20 minutes.

The color is a bright gold with a hint of orange brick--nice and clear. A pleasing head holds on fairly well, and the lace is pretty, but without much leg.

Hops jump into the nose--peach, grapefruit, pine, and some tangerine...followed by hints of dry green grass.

Taste is on-style and balanced. There are sweet bready malts and papaya that hug the ascorbate and resins. It's rather short, though, and the hops fall off a bit too soon (especially in comparison to the special offering that's triple dry hopped...)

Body and fizz complement the malty smoothness for a nice mouthfeel. A dose of syrup keeps it on the tongue until the bitterness pokes through.

Although it's not amazing, I can always come back to this hopjuice for reliable drinking. I always want more length and depth every time I return...but I do return.

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2013 02:20:14 | More by 1sophrosyne1
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3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy deep golden with a frothy one inch cream head that lingers.

Floral hops, pine, citrus, and resin form the initial aroma, with onion and catty notes adding complexity. Bready undertones resonate throughout.

Flavor reveals muted citrus underlying toasted malt, finishing a tad bitter. Grapefruit, tangerine, fresh cut grass, and onion meet pine and resin via a lightly bready malt backbone. Earthy hop notes surface in the aftertaste.

Body is moderate, with moderate to slightly low carbonation and significant alcohol warmth.

Earthy, fairly hoppy, and perhaps not bitter enough for the style. It's a little hot. Hops are more dominant and complex in the aroma than the flavor, though.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 17:35:22 | More by barczar
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3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Attractive classic amber color in the 14 oz shaker. Lovely white foam that lasts to the bottom of the glass, with white rings of foam marking your progress.

Rich and tangy with a darkly browned biscuit flavor. Lots of resiny hops. Moderate bitterness. This seems quite strong but doesn't taste of alcohol. A touch a fruit and a whiff of pine. A really pleasant and highly drinkable beer with a rich hoppy bite.

On tap at Harrington's, a pseudo-Irish restaurant at National Harbor.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2013 05:11:15 | More by mactrail
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4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another bulls-eye for troegs. Similar to the pale ale just a bit hoppier. Pours a straw blonde color, with a nice craggy head and lots of lacing. Scents of grassy pine needles on the nose. Very clean, sharp, spicy taste. Don't know how troegs does this, but the beer is hoppy, yet washes away clean and clear with no aftertaste. Great session beer, though a bit strong. Loved it!

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 23:09:54 | More by bigdeuce
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New York

3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours honey gold with perfect clarity and a frothy head of foam that stuck to the glass like cotton candy. Beautiful effervescence streaming up the middle of the glass. This one’s lovely to look at. Nose is peachy, tropical & floral. Has a little dank which I love and the malt is peeking out with some biscuit and honey. Taste is near perfection with no alcohol, some hop bitter and light malt to greet the palate. Light, clean but it falls short of crisp. The hops come up catty and earthy and the malt is fat with cracker and bread. Finishes bitter and a touch of grain. Of all the Troegs I have had this one is the least impressive. Troegs has it’s own brews to compete with and this one is good, it’s even better than good but it lacked nerve.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 09:12:08 | More by utopiajane
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4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear gold to amber colour with a nice one finger head that lasts and leaves a cool cracked desert pattern on my tulip glass. I poured it cold, but I sort of had to after a long hot day working. It will warm and offer niceties.

Aromas are of grapefruit and other citrus with a definite hint of pine. It's awesome! There is a foundation of pale malt sweetness and a bit of honey, but the nose is mostly grapefruit and pine.

The beer starts off equally mild malty and hoppy and as the sip progresses more bittering comes out in the form of grapefruit and lemon peel with a mildly dry yet fairly bitter ending.

The mouthfeel is medium full yet drying and bitter with an alcohol tingle. The carbonation is moderate but enough to really bring that citrus to your nose and palate with a little bit of a burn.

Overall I would say that this is exceptional as it has all of what this style needs and more in the way of hops. It's a little more bitter than the favourites of mine, but still exceptional and would drink this again and recommend it to other IPA fans! 4 out of 5!

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 01:47:44 | More by WissBrauSean
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4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into snifter. Clear golden yellow/orange with a thin white head even from a vigorous pour. Sits as a tight disc of foam for a while. Lots of delicate lacing as it's drunk. Smells of strong piney hops with some citrus fruits in the background. Taste is crisp, with tons of resinous and bitter hops up front with some fruit notes in the background. Fruit smells increase as it warms. Sweet malts try and make a play, but the hops beat them into submission. Mouthfeel is medium and pretty smooth for a DIPA, nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 00:28:30 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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