Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Perpetual IPATröegs Perpetual IPA

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Reviews: 580
Hads: 3,057
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 157
Gots: 721 | FT: 5
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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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Photo of BoardwalkBock
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

I don't know what the deal is but this most recent batch is absolutely superb! I've had this beer many times but this new batch has blown me away.

A: Nice dark yellow, orange hue. Decent head to start and fades into a very nice lacing around the edge. Leaves that spiderweb-like appearance on the glass.

S: Pine, tropical fruit, citrus.

T: First thought on this new batch: amazing. The tropical fruits really explode and leave such a perfect flavor in your mouth well after the initial sip. Nice bitterness, not overwhelming. Pine, citrus and bready malts follow.

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated. ABV undetectable.

O: Like I said in the beginning of the review, totally amazed by this new batch of Perpetual. Leaves me wondering if they have changed the recipe. Classic IPA that may become world class if every batch is this amazing. (878 characters)

Photo of IowaPA
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Cdunk11 for sending this one over as a bonus! Poured from a can into a pint glass.

A: Thick 3 finger head on the pour, stuck around for most of the glass. Pours a nice crystal clear straw color, really lovely looking beer.

S: That dank, almost oniony smell. It's a strong scent, not something I seek out, but not unpleasant either. Reminiscent of Surly Furious, as a reference for those who have had that.

T: Taste is really well balanced. Starts a hair on the sweet side, moving towards some malty background, and then a nice bitter hoppy finish. But none of these were over powering, I keep coming back to balanced. Pretty enjoyable.

M: Super light feel, very easy drinking for as pungent as the flavor is. Would be a great hot day IPA.

O: Not something I would go out of my way to get ahold of, but if I saw it on the shelf, I might grab one. Certainly wouldn't kick it out of bed. :-) (903 characters)

Photo of Ego
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

just slightly hazy golden hue, active carbonation feeding a white cap standing at a perfect 1.5 fingers and holding, great lacing, the color seems a bit light but that is kind of nit picky, pretty damn fine looking brew

mango-ish hops with a sharp medicinal edge, some orange notes, lemony effervescence, some sweetness, pretty subdued but nice

taste etc...
good hefty feel in the mouth, really full body here, decent bitterness, kind of medicinal/herbal type of hop flavor with a more pronounced acerbic nature in the aftertaste, mild warming from the midling ABV here (compared to most DIPAs that is), the bittering overpowers the
malt, the lack of malt presence really makes this drink more bitter than it probably is, the hop profile of this brew just does not speak to me

not bad, in fact it has some super moments (look and feel) but overall the way the hop signature is built just does not work for me, which is strange considering how friggin bonkers I am over Nugget Nectar (1,011 characters)

Photo of d5001986
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into Spiegelau tulip.

A: Pours clear golden with a finger of off-white head.

S: Orange, honey, and grass.

T: Pungent and lightly sweet. Some good maltiness followed by orange peel, lime, floral, and a little bitterness. As it warms I start to notice a slight 'buttery' taste in the finish.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Clean and crisp.

O: Well balanced. It's crisp and refreshing qualities make it a good brew for a hot summer day. (468 characters)

Photo of smanders
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a single of Perpetual a couple of months ago but served it to a buddy of mine during dinner so I had to go back to TW and get a 6'er. This bottled beer was poured into a Pub craft glass for evaluation.

Appearance - A clean copper with no haze whatsoever. Bulbous, white head with delicate lacing.

Smell - Is that citrus? Yes!

Taste - Hopheads who enjoy grapefruit/citrus notes will love this IPA. Great balance!

Mouthfeel - smooth as silk.

Drinkability - High! If it's between Jai Alai and Perpetual, I gotta go with Perpetual; $1 less per 6'er, and from Tröegs. You can't beat it! (596 characters)

Photo of DrinkMoreBigBeers
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Date - Date on bottle says bottled 01-03-14

A - Pours out a supper clear light golden with a two finger white sudsy head that leaves behind beautiful lacing.

S - Sweet caramel malt, and slight dank and floral. Not to much in you face.

T - Dry Bitter bite in the beginning with lemon zest, spic, resiniss, light caramel, slight pine, and floral notes.

M - Medium to full chewy soft and pillowy body with an aggressive bitterness that is assertive to you tongue.

O - At first I was worried with the aroma of the beer but the Taste and Mouthfeel really make this beer come alive and become a great drinking enjoyable IPA. The mouthfeel definitely stands out on this and leaves a lot of other ipa's wanting in this department. Wonder what this would have tasted like when fresh. If you like the way your beer feels in you mouth and you like IPA this one is a must have, Cheers! (882 characters)

Photo of TheSSG
3.4/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a huge, dense, resiny head that laces like mad and has great retention. Great, floral hop aroma with citrus in the background. Hazy, straw color. A nice, citrus rind bitterness starts, some floral aspects, too. It fades (into almost nothingness, which lingers for a moment), then peaks in a medium-high bitterness as it becomes more pronounced in the citrus rind flavor. Finish is citrus rind bitterness.

This isn't bad. The beginning is great, but then there is that awkward moment of almost nothingness as the citrus rind bitterness swells. I like the beginning a lot, but then it's only so-so for me. (610 characters)

Photo of Beejay
3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale yellow brown, like a slightly dingy honey, only slightly hazy. The head is off white and fluffy.

S: Loads of hop aroma, herbal, grassy and grapefruit hints of tangerine peel as well. In the finish there is a little bit of a bread aroma.

T: Hop forward grassy and grapefruit in the front. The bitterness fills in the middle with an earthy feel, and the finish is a touch of bread followed by lingering bitterness. Nice. There is a touch of a spicy note in the finish.

M: Medium in body, carbonation is mid-range. There is a softness to the body, but the finish has a lingering bitterness that is paired with a somewhat dry feel.

O: Overall this is a really nice beer, good and solid, but nothing magnificent. This beer doesn't blow me away, but could definitely be a classic example of the style. (810 characters)

Photo of vitALEity
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated 03/2014

A: Very light golden color with a huge head that settles to about 1/4 inch and stays with great lacing.

Smell: Pine, grapefruit, lemons, pineapple. Its light but very nice.

Taste: A lot of grapefruit and grapefruit peel, pine, lemon. Definite bitter bite that hits you in the back of the mouth and lingers afterwards.

Mouthfeel: very light and dry (372 characters)

Photo of VanStrokin
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Nice color. A golden amber appearance. Good hoppy and fruity smell. Smells delicious. Also can taste the fruit right off the bat. Not as hoppy as I thought it would be. Has a little bitterness to it. Doesn't last that long. In my opinion, its a great IPA. (291 characters)

Photo of choicegrinds
3.15/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden and crystal clear..personally I like it a little murky. Aroma is mild citrus and a teeny bit dank. Taste reinforces the smell. I find this beer underwhelming. The bottle is just under a month old too. Probably a good intro ipa. I will not be picking this one up again. Now nugget nectar on the other hand.... (321 characters)

Photo of Bone53
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass at around 45°F

Appearance: I would have guessed this was a lager from the look of it. A bright golden color with a huge three finger off white head which resulted from an aggressive pour.

Smell: Mild yet balanced between citrus and pine notes

Taste: Crisp floral, citrusy, and pine hops along with a touch of bready malt. Grapefruit is prominent

Mouthfeel: Quite light for a DIPA with moderate dry bitterness

Overall: Not quite there as far as DIPA's go in my opinion. If this were labeled as a IPA, I may have given this a higher score. However, it's still tasty and I'll be grabbing for more from time to time. (658 characters)

Photo of Tmyhre802
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Continue to be blown away from Troeg's, how did it take me so long to discover this east coast gem!? Perpetual may be almost on far with the Nugget. Drank three last night was was throughly impressed I can't get enough of those high ABV's with maximum drinkability. Hope my old faithful keeps a constant supply of this stuff coming! (332 characters)

Photo of Hibernator
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tröegs Perpetual IPA
12 oz brown bottle
Bottled 010314 on the side of the bottle in jet ink
Served in a 20 oz tulip glass

Pours a light amber with a yellow tint. A decent head forms on top, leaving a circular white streak across the glassware. Residuals of the head leave sticky lacings behind.

Predictable whiffs from a big time hoppy IPA. I detect citrus fruits and maybe some pineapple.

Toasted grain or biscuit backbone with a nice surge of hops on the finish. Flavors of orange & lime as well as a tropical fruit presence. Guava and kiwi sweetness flavors are mixed in there too. I get a mini taste of dry chalk as I take additional sips. Interesting.

What a pleasant IPA from Tröegs, I really like the dry hop effect on this beer. Super drinkable with a well hidden 7.5% ABV. I would gladly have another. (818 characters)

Photo of rawfish
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Clear and bright straw pour, clumpy thick white head, two fingers in height. Excellent retention and loads of messy lacing on the glass. Very inviting.

Floral and bright, grapefruit rind, pineapple, and woven pine and bold dried grasses. Malt has some balancing honey and candied fruit, slight touch of alcohol.

Caramel and honey malt is equally balanced and eager to part ways to let in the springy grassy and delicate citrus flavors of the hops. Floral and delicate flavors dance across the palate leaving a clean, drying bitterness and lingering pine.

Easily drinkable, active carbonation has tight bubbles that smooth out the drink. Alcohol is very well hidden and the drying effect is a big player.

A winner, knocked down this one in an instant and would come back for more. Mouthfeel is damn near perfect, Very clean, easy and flavorful, bright IPA. If this were readily available on the west coast it would be my go to canned beer. (942 characters)

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

Had on-tap at a bowling alley. Reviewing from brief notes.

A: Slightly hazy golden amber with a thick, creamy head. Great retention and tons of lacing down the glass.

S: Grapefruit, light notes of pineapple and orange peel. Slightly floral. Malty character underneath.

T: Fresh grapefruit, herbal hops, excellent rush of bitterness rounded off by a generous amount of malt that isn't overly sweet, but provides balance.

M: Above average mouthfeel. Medium-full body with crisp carbonation. Extremely smooth, tad bit creamy. Superbly easy to drink, especially for a brew sitting at 7.5% ABV.

O: Troegs rarely disappoints. Perpetual IPA , I think, is towards the top of the list of great Troegs brews. Well-balanced, fresh flavors combined with a wonderful mouth feel made for an easy-drinking, satisfying IPA that can be enjoyed on a night out or a night in. I'd have no second thoughts about recommending this. (914 characters)

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

A- Golden orange in color and crystal clear. White head that leaves a decent lacing on the glass.

S- Citrus, pine, sweet malts.

T- Follows nose with a nice piney dry finish.

M- This stuff is dangerous. Light to medium body that is so smooth. I could drink 2 or 3 of these no problem.

O- This is just a rock solid IPA/DIPA. Hits all the right notes. I'll buy again. (368 characters)

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

A solid ipa anyway you look at it. Helped get me over that hump. Not exactly sure why I can't find this fresh very often considering I'm only one state away and Troegs offerings are abundant. (191 characters)

Photo of far333
3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear light straw colored with a white frothy head that settles out to a low cap. Inviting aroma of floral and fruity hops, a touch of mint.

Zesty citrus flavors upfront, good blend of tangerine, grapefruit and orange rind. Piney notes linger. Moderate bitterness. Honey malt undercurrent balances nicely. Mouthfeel is a bit slick, but finishes tingly. Really good beer. (371 characters)

Photo of dar482
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a light crystal clear golden amber.

The aroma is brilliantly fresh of bright tropical fruits. Tangerine, citrus peel, sweet pineapple, mango, and then some herbal and medium plus resinous dank notes. A very hoppy clean aroma, even with that dankness in there.

The flavor follows of a wonderful burst of tropical fruits. Mangoes, pineapple, passionfruit. There’s a medium plus caramel sweetness and a bready malt backbone. It then transitions to bitter orange and grapefruit peel. The finish has a medium plus bitterness as the green herbal and spicy hops come.

This is an absolutely complex DIPA (at a smaller 7.5% ABV). Wonderful fruity notes, resinous pine, sweetness, bitterness.

(Had this next to Two Hearted, enjoyed this more for its aggressive and complex hopping.) (798 characters)

Photo of gonzo000
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a - nice low head with

s. Sell nice, hint of pine against the hops

t. Smooth and mellow up front, pine in middle with hoppy finishing blending with the pine. Very good.

m - a bit thick in first taste, but mellows

o - Very, Very good offering from Troegs (258 characters)

Photo of lochef81
3.57/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This ale pours a hazy orange color with very little head but decent lacing. The aroma is rather muted. The aroma is malty with minimal hop notes and a distinctive alcohol bite. I get the feeling as though this dipa is probably past its prime. The mouth is smooth and easy to sip. A little thick but in a good sticky way. The taste is better than I expected given the aroma. It is malty but with a nice hoppy bitterness. There is a definite bite of alcohol on the tail but it is pleasant. You can tell that this ale has seen better days but it is still a solid offering. Would love to try one of these fresher if troegs ever comes to Michigan. (642 characters)

Photo of Huffs
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours to a nice, full foam, off white in color, with good retention and lacing. Golden amber color and clear. Aroma was hoppy with floral and citrus notes. Nice taste, good hop notes with some grassy, floral and citrus touches. Mouthfeel was medium to full with a lightly bitter aftertaste. (290 characters)

Photo of mterrence5
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Lovely little slut of a beer. It reminds me of grapefruit juice at my grandmother's house as a child.
Light amber color with a sticky sweet urinal cake type foam.
Strong citrus smell.
Strong bitter hops bite with a sweet grapefruit/citrus rind taste. Easily drinkable despite it's strong tastes.
Don't leave a dirty glass around unless you love fruit flies.
(And you'll probably think those are some sexy ass flies at 7 .5% alcohol and feel like they raped you in the morning if you kill a sixer)
This is probably the best floral citrus ipa ive ever had. (559 characters)

Photo of da_beers
4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-pours a crystal clear dirty straw color. Two beautiful fingers of pure white, bubbly head. Great lacing all the way down.

S-super citrusy on the nose. So good. This smells almost like a pina colada. A lot of pineapple(obviously), some pine in there. Great on the nose.

T-Great taste. Huge citrus with pinpple and grapefruit at the beginning. Levels out with a great sweet malty body and ends with a subtle but notice hop bite. It has three very distinct levels as it rolls across palate.

M-light body. Very drinkable. Makes you want more and more. Low carbonation that is spot on.

O-very much a fan of thus IPA. Been a while since I've had a new, kickass IPA. This is outside the box, not a hop bomb. Love this. (721 characters)

Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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