Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Perpetual IPATröegs Perpetual IPA

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3,019 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,019
Reviews: 620
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 154
Gots: 684 | 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:
Beer added by: thain709 on 08-11-2011

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Photo of ZBowden
3.62/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear golden with little head, smells citrusy with roasted maltiness, tastes citrusy with malt undertones, smooth mouthfeel.

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.

Photo of SBrouse90
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid IPA with easy drink ability.

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.

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.

Photo of FLima
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light amber color with a huge thick head with great retention.
Nice aroma with predominant notes of pine and grapefruit. Hints of bread, fresh oranges and honey.
Hoppy flavor with notes of pine, some grapefruit, spicy and earthy hops, caramels, lemon, mild cantaloupe and mangos. Its citrusy and tropical nuances start to show up a bit more as it warms up. Quite dry and long lasting bitter aftertaste. Though its 85 IBUs are not that aggressive given its balance.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 7.5% abv is well disguised.
A bold American IPA that deceives one to be assertive and still showing some ties to its origins, to later show its citrus soul with tropical nuances in the background. Drink it slowly and you will see. Worth trying.

Photo of Wolberjs
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Troegs. Dank, really really dank. Not my thing. But well crafted. If you like a dank ipa here you go.

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

ANOTHER "Solid" product from Troegs Brewery!

Photo of JooJooEyeballs
4.56/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler fills on a regular basis.

Photo of srguin
2.87/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decent beer. Not the IPA I was expecting

Photo of KidDoc
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Crystal clear medium gold color. Half inch head which dissipated. Enough carbonation to maintain a light head throughout. Nice light lacing. Aroma is a nice balanced slightly earthy hop note but not overpowering. Taste follows the nose with an exceptionally nice balance of hops and malt. The finish is a hair sweet but then the bitterness comes through and lingers on the tongue, but not objectionable at all. This is a very well balanced beer for those who are new to IPAs. This is always in my standard rotation. Very nice.

Photo of GQ621
5/5  rDev +22.5%

I love the smell of this beer. The citrus note is not too powerful, yet it adds so this stuff!!!

Photo of DonWeymouth
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Whoa ... hops on steroids! Enough said ... and from a person who a year ago wouldn't drink an IPA.

Photo of tork1645
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

My go to favorite canned IPA. I count on it to be citrucy & clean w/ nice aroma & just bitter enough... love this one

Photo of Tilghman
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

A clear crisp beer in the very good (but not great) catagory.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed, yellow-gold coloring, with a filmy, clingy, bright white head. Aromas of subtle toasted grains, hints of caramel, floral and herbal spice highlights, and a blend of citrus and tropical fruit notes. A bit less nose than I was expecting. Flavors are citrus and tropical fruit forward, with a char undertone. Pineapple, mango, and apricot blend nicely with grapefruit and lemon zest. Cut grass, pepper spice, evergreen, and pitch notes from the hops provide a good balancing bitterness and dank feel. The body is smooth and light, with a fruit cocktail aftertaste. The finish has a tangy sweet cloy balanced by a solid resinous bitter note. Decent linger on a pretty tasty brew.

Photo of MattR2014
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Update of previous ranking. Drinking out of can this time, like I tried in past. The can and draft much better then bottle. This is back as one of my must buy 6 packs!!

Photo of SomethingClever
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

4 oz taster on tap

A: cross between golden and Amber in hue great lacing on the glass this thing clings white head

S: these taster glasses are horrid for smelling I don't get much out of this maybe some resin

T: nice quick flash of fruit and then some nice resin taste finishes with light bread and lingers on the tongue with the resin with just a little bitterness

M: I don't want to say thick but it lingers on the tongue but the body itself is medium very satisfy feel 

O: impressed this is just a good beer all the way around nice resiny beer with some small fruit tones. You see it grab it don't go out of your way though.

Photo of fscottkey
3.21/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: [3.25] Golden yellowish color. Forms a nice dense 1 finger white head. I can see lots of bubbles coming up from the insignia on the bottom of the glass. The head has staying power. Decent lacing on the glass. The ABV is clearly marked at 7.5%. The born on date is a treasure hunt. I found a Julian code (I think). It seems the beer is 5 months old. Man julian codes tick me off

S: [4.00] Nice aroma. Pine, floral and some sweet undertones.

T: [2.75] Not like the nose. The first sip was metallic. That faded quickly. The following sips were bitter front to back - not overpowering - but it is the main element. I keep sipping looking for more. I assume there is hop fade due to the age. There is some corn taste, maybe a slight hint of lemon citrus - but nothing really following the nose.

M: [3.00] The bitter front to back is not a great benefit to mouthfeel. The carbonation and body are right - but the bitterness is a distraction.

O: [3.25]The nose and the appearance were pretty promising after that it kind of fell down. I guess I will try another one, in the future, if I find it fresh. The alcohol is well hidden - so that is a plus. This is a "C" beer.

Photo of GregSobo44
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Good taste. Had on draft at local bar and tends to have less of a head than expected, but overall, a very solid choice.

Photo of xxxcjbcxxx
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Three words: Very, VERY good.

Photo of tillmac62
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

BOD 8/19/14. Clear golden pour with a normal head. Excellent lacing, normal retention. Nose of tropical and citrus hops, with some pine in the background, over a light biscuit. Light medium body with a nice slick texture. Slightly above normal carbonation with a nice bit of effervescence on the finish. The excellent flavor profile is complex and a masterpiece of balance. It begins with a balanced blend of hop flavors that flow into a moderate bitterness, that has a spicy note, over a slightly sweet biscuit background. The middle is where the flavor components fade with the alcohol completely hidden. The finish effervesces nicely and leaves you with a nice slightly spicy pine bitterness that flows into grapefruit rind. Outstanding!!

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Undated bottle at 40 degrees into SA lager glass
Aroma of conifers
Head small (2 cm), white, frothy, slowly diminishing to 2 mm ring and layer
Lacing good – broken rings of small to medium bubbles
Body straw, clear
Flavor begins bitter with slight piney taste, ends lightly bitter; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, slightly oily, lively carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4.25, Overall 4.25.
A pleasant IPA, attractive in appearance and aroma. Alcohol is well hidden.

Photo of Oberson58
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Great IPA, not too bitter, has a hint of fruits. Goes down easy. Best Philly beer by far.

Photo of JV-NH
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Unassuming golden color and standard 1" head are not foreshadowing what you are about to taste. Sorry, the head has already disappeared..... Pleasant mouthfeel with creamy and adequate levels of carbonation are there, which is a must for me. Some complex flavors bouncing back between citrusy and piney hops continue to develop. Initial swallows had extended moments of 'sweetness' randomly timed in my mouth. I'm still waiting to figure out if ragweed and goldenrod are ruining the my nose or it's there doesn't appear to be anything of importance developing. That said, it is an awesome Imperial, while not much to be said of the malt, and everything to be thanked for the layers of hop flavor.

Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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