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Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Perpetual IPATröegs Perpetual IPA

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Reviews: 622
Hads: 3,232
Avg: 4.07
pDev: 23.34%
Wants: 169
Gots: 873 | FT: 5
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Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

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 bonkers
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a bomber into a snifter, hazy orange pour, big white head, loads of white lacing. The aroma is pineapple juice, with orange rind and hints of pine. The beer is juicy, lots of citrus, definite tropical notes, hints of pine, lingering bitter pine on the finish. The brew is medium in body, good carbonation, drinks bigger than it is. A very nice IPA.

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Photo of pwsoldier
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 8/10/11

A - Pours hazy golden copper with a rich white head that lingers for a bit. Lacing is moderate.

S - Lots of citrus and pine with some malt coming through in the background.

T - Starts off with some malt sweetness, then the hops shine through with an earthy and citrusy profile. A mineral-like bitterness bites the palate on the back end.

M - A bit light on the palate, but not enough to be a problem. Finishes dry and clean with some lingering bitterness.

O - A solid IPA from a solid brewery. It doesn't stand out, but it certainly doesn't disappoint either.

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Photo of EkimGram
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 22oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Colour is a pale, golden wheat. Pours with an enormous 2 1/2 finger head, leaves a mildly-bodied lacing evenly around the glass. Modest amounts of visible carbonation.

Smell: Aromas of floral hops and citrus are present just from opening the bottle. A nice malty presence is blended in nicely as well.

Taste: Strong, bitter, biting hops lead the way for a nice citrus hint and rounds off with a smooth and slightly sweet malt character.

Mouthfeel: Lightly bodied with a full texture. Just a small bite from the carbonation as well as a little bubbly. Finishes somewhat sticky.

Overall: A very solid, well-balanced beer. What stands out in this one for me is the nice balanced addition of the citrus and malts with the still strong hop flavour.

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Photo of beermanbrian
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle

Nice deep gold color. Good one finger head that drops quickly to a thin skim that leaves great lacing. Smell of strong grapefruit with a strong malt base. Taste is a nice solid ipa in every way. Maybe not quite in the imperial range as indicated on the bottle but a good solid ipa.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, dated bottled 08 11 11.

appears clear golden color with orange highlights, with giant fluffy bone-white head. fades to a thin covering that stays to the bottom of the glass, leaves nice lacing. great aroma. clean piney, citrus, grapefruit aroma.

taste starts with mild malt flavor, but is quickly overtaken by the hops. as with the aroma, a mixture of earthy and fruity hop flavors. body is neither thick nor thin. level of carbonation is good, just enough.

overall good, but doesn't really taste "bigger" than a normal IPA, as the label suggests with the "Imperial" tag.

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Photo of shawnsmith1
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours yellow gold into tulip with 1" off white fluffy head. Well defined lace rings.

S: Leads with intense pine. A bit of fresh torn orange peel. Like a face-full of Douglas Fir.

T: More pine and citrus. A little spice. Virtually nothing detectable of the malt. Maybe a little honey or sugar. It's there, but just to provide a foundation For the complexity of the hops.

M: Medium bodied--lighter than I expected . High carbonation level; cleansing, but bordering on sharp. Finishes quick and clean with refreshing bitterness.

O: Love it! Could drink a few.

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Photo of mattcrill
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Faint orange peel, light caramel notes, and some fruity esters up front. Mild citrus fruit asserts itself. Mild alcohol warmth on the nose.

Appearance: Cloudy amber pour with low white head. Head retention is fair.

Flavor: Moderate citrus flavors up front. Faint bread-like malt character provides a base. Balance is to the bitter. Finish is dry. Aftertaste is quick and bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. No alcohol heat noted.

Overall impression: Solid IPA. Nothing outstanding and seems fairly run-of-the-mill given Troegs track record and the hype surrounding this beer. Won't seek out again but a good example.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden body, just a slight chill haze, mild steady carbonation streams, topped by four plus fingers of dentable snow white froth. Good stretchy lacing.

Potent powerful enticing fresh grapefruit aroma draws you in from across the table, maybe the room.

Sweet malt makes a flash appearance at the very tip of the tongue, but after that its all and all kinds of hoppy goodness. Juicy fruit oozes all over the mouth, with a big blast of grapefruit on center stage. There is a cleansing bitterness at snaps at the swallow. The grapefruit and the bitter entwine and encircle through a lingering afterglow.

Solid light/medium mouthfeel carries everything along well and smoothly.

Overall a superior IIPA, and another great beer from Troegs. This should be a perpetual treat.

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Photo of drtth
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a large snifter glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As poured the beer is a nice lightly hazed golden apricot color with a 1” fluffy off white head that leaves rings, legs and small patches of lacing as it recedes. Sipping continues to leave patches and speckles of lacing for much of the beer. Throughout there are lines and legs and small patches of lacing sticking to the sides of the glass.

Smell: Right out of the bottle the first aroma detectable is a sharp touch of pine resin. From the glass the aromas are dominated by some tangerine and other citrus zest but little or no malt.

Taste: The flavor is crisp and clean with citric and tropical fruits and touched a bit of pine resin from the hops. While there is some malt sweetness it is mostly in the background and plays a supporting role, leaving center stage to the hops.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied and crisp with persistent gentle carbonation. The medium long finish begins with a touch of citrus rind and tangerine sweetness but then fades off into a long, dry but gently bitter finish.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: Drinkability is high on this one. It goes down easily, perhaps a bit too easily, and the dry finish invites the next sip quite naturally. My overall impression is that this is a well made beer that competes flavorably with others of its style and I’m hoping this will indeed be around a long time and bottled in 12 oz bottles.

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Photo of TheHoppiest
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The bottle bears a batch # 110712, and was bottled on 8/11/11.

Pours a glowing honey gold, with a two finger white head with plenty sticky white lacing as the head reduces.

Has a piney, hoppy aroma, with plenty of malt and buttery resinous notes. Floral undertones round out the smell for a well balanced aroma.

Smooth and balanced, this beer starts sweet and malty, with a fruity middle and a bitter hopped finish. I had this a month ago, and frankly am surprised by how much more mellow this ale's taste has become.

Medium-bodied, a month or two of aging have rounded off the bitter edges to create a very smooth brew.

While I still like this beer quite a bit, the fact is that it was much better a month ago when I had it last. If you've still got this kicking aound your fridge, don't wait, drink it now.

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Photo of smcolw
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Large, lumpy white head. The liquid is modestly hazy and has a golden hue. Plenty of chunky, ring lace.

Very nice floral hop smell with a relatively light pale malt base. Attractive.

The alcohol is far more potent than the smell would indicate. Otherwise, the taste does match the aroma profile, perhaps with a stronger bittering bite. The body is typical of the style. The carbonation is low--surprising, given the thick, frothy head.

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Photo of Jimmys
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: bright blond with a buoyant white head. retention is good, not great. lacing is good. the body looks light for an AIPA, but still very inviting.

S: piney. resinous. really hop forward here. floral and lovely. there is a backbone of grain, but certainly focuses on american hops.

T: so tropical. tastes like a pina colada. coconut and pineapple. toasted malts come into the fruit party. sort of french toast-like. the fruit is so inviting this thing is dangerously drinkable.

M: bubbly and zesty carbonation keeps it from coating the palate. medium body? medium in my opinion.

D: really delicious brew. it is nice to have a big tropical IPA not be totally cloying and overpowering the palate. and for a very, very moderate price of $5 i hope this will be around a lot more.

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Photo of jmarsh123
4.73/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy bright gold with a nice frothy two finger head that had good retention.

Smells heavily of grapefruit with some citrus notes and a slight biscuit aroma.

Good piney resin flavor throughout the palate. It hits you with a bright assault of pine and citrus hops up front and rounds into a touch of almost honey like sweetness on the back of the tongue. Finish is almost perfectly balanced between the pine and malt.

Medium carbonation levels and a nice sticky mouthfeel, but not thick or cloying in any way.

Can't believe it's been so long since I've had something from Troegs. I think I need an Ohio trip to replenish the supply after I'm reminded how great all of their beers are.

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Photo of HURTemHIZZY
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ligther pour than I think has become the norm for IPAs. Nice head, bone white, solid retention. Average lacing. Smell is heavy on the citrus end of the spectrum, with minimal pine and no presence of the abv.

Flavor follows suit, with a bit of bitterness towards the back end of the spectrum. Still almost no pine. Tropical fruits are toned down a bit (unfortunately) but there is still a solid wave of citrus that makes this quite enjoyable.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a medium yellow with a hint or orange. Appears filtered. Two fingers of bubbly white had formed with average retention.

S - Grapefruit, tangerine and pine. A good bitterness and not a lot of sweetness present.

T - Grapefruit, pine and herbal notes. A touch of sweet caramel in the background.

M - Medium body with light carbonation.

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Photo of bartmon
4.67/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Introduced to this gem at the State college beer fest, leading to the purchase of a case upon release in August. Bottle poured into stem hop glass.

Appearance - deep orange with a nice, creamy head. Lots of stickiness in the glass on each gulp.

Smell: Lots of fruit on the front, great hop aroma.

Taste: The hops bring out a slightly fruity taste to complement the bitterness. Reminds me of something between a hoppy imperial IPA and a smooth, session american IPA.

Mouthfeel: very crisp! Plenty of carbonation and doesn't leave your pallet overwhelmed with hops.

Overall: One of my favorites of summer 2011. This should be a year-found offering!

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Photo of rhong187
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

served in a pint glass

A - deep orange, almost amber, while a bit opaque

S - citrus, with a small amount of pine. As it warms, the citrusy resin-y notes really begin to take over

T - Citrus bitterness is the best way I could describe it. You know how most beers begin to level out as you work your way through it? Nope, now this one. Stays bitter the whole way through...

M - Lots of carbonation, medium body, lots of bitterness

Overall, I really wish they would just go ahead and call this an IPA, not an imperial pale ale. The best part about this beer was it's price ($5/bomber), but still another decent offering from Troegs.

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Photo of zimm421
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tulip. Appears a golden orange color that is very hazy. Has a wonderful fluffy white head that leaves great lacing.

Nose is full of citrus. Lots of grapefruit, lemon and orange. There's some balancing sweetness underneath, but the hops are very thick and strong. Taste starts out pretty smooth and sweet, but then almost instantly goes bitter. Very. Very. Bitter. Almost overpowering. Lots of citrus again, but also some pine and earthiness. Aftertaste is very dry and bitter.

Mouthfeel is slightly heavier than medium bodied and leaves a good film on the inside of your mouth. Carbonation is on an average level. Overall, a good brew, but overpowering on the bitter side. Not a bad thing, just beware if that's not your thing in a beer.

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Photo of Tucquan
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2011-10-03 in Columbia, PA.

A - Clear, golden-orange with a 1.5-finger, white head and moderate lacing.

S - Spiced apple cider, pineapple, orange and a bit of pine. Not real strong.

T - Pineapple, biscuit malt, citrus pulp and rind, pine. Similar to a Nugget Nectar. Dries nicely into a somewhat-bright orange and grapefruit juice finish. The lingering bitterness coats the mouth nicely but this isn't a hop bomb. It's moderated by the reasonable amount of residual sweetness and spice. Not as good as a Nugget Nectar but quite nice.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Moderately creamy, mildly resinous and prickly.

O - Not surprisingly, the growler has the same characteristics as the pint that I had on-tap an hour ago. I was pleased they sold it to go at a very reasonable price so I can enjoy this with my meals for the next couple of evenings. This is a really good beer in its own right and at this price, it's a great value. I sure hope Troegs offers this year-round.

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Photo of CHADMC3
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a transparent and crisp straw color with golden hues beneath the abundant, pure-white billowing head that is very patient to dissolve and leaves a dense, sticky lacing behind.

Massive hop and sweet malt aromas waft from the glass. Pungent hop aromas include pine, straw, grass, and citrus, probably grapefruit.

The clean, crisp flavors include citrus, pine and grass hops as well as sweet malts. As it warms, there seems to be more floral notes to compliment the pine and grass, perhaps lemongrass and almost light lavender.

This IPA is lighter in body than many of its counterparts, but still very nice and crisp with medium carbonation and a very easy finish.

A very nice IPA by Troegs overall. Great aromas and plenty of character to offer the senses.

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Photo of stickynotes
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber into oversized wine glass.

Pours a deep straw with a nice, white, sticky head, plenty of lacing. Nose is a sharp bite of hops, strong citrus - grapefruit, floral, some sweet caramel underlying. Strong grapefruit in the taste, some earthiness, ending pleasantly bitter leading into a slight malt aftertaste, minor warming from the alcohol. Sharp citrus hops are throughout this brew. Medium mouthfeel, strongly carbonated. Overall this is a solid double, great hoppiness throughout though the brew might benefit from a higher apv. Regardless, this is good.

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Photo of younger35
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Received this delight from Gibby out in Philly. I’ve heard good things and I really enjoyed the first bottle I tried. Drank from my Ithaca Nonic Pint glass.

Appearance- Pours a crystal clear light yellow with hints of orange and a big frothy bright white head. Plenty of rich lacing strewn about my glass from the nice cap and collar.
Smell- Nice and fruity with a touch of pineapple and grapefruit. Actually the more I smell the more that grapefruit pith really comes out. Maybe a touch of orange peel but for the most part the grapefruit dominates. A light touch of caramel malts but not a whole lot in the nose.
Taste- Starts with a grassy bitter bite that quickly turns fruity and lush. The grapefruit I got in the nose is definitely in full force in the taste as well. It’s bitter and pithy with hints of passion fruit and peach. Maybe a touch more sweetness that I usually like but it’s okay here for some reason. There’s a doughy sort of toast in the background from the malt but it’s pretty tame. The 7.5% is nowhere to be found.
Mouthfeel- Nice feel here. The beer is full bodied with nice light carbonation and feels oily and smooth.
Drinkability- Really nice beer that is extremely easy drinking and pretty damned tasty. I’m definitely not always a fan of Troegs IPA’s but they did a great job this time. Thanks much Jeff, mucho enjoyable!

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Photo of callmemickey
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light orange-straw colored body. Good clarity. Large fluffy white head. Significant lacing left behind on the sides of the tulip glass it was poured into.

S: Bright, assertive hops. Strong citric notes consisting mostly of orange and grapefruit. Some floral notes and a hint of pine. Inviting.

T: The hop profile from the nose extends to the flavor profile. Clean, fresh fruit. Oranges dominate with some grapefruit and lemon rounding it out. Again, a strong floral, slightly resinous character comes and goes.

M: Smooth, perhaps a little thin. Carbonation was appropriate. Moderate bitterness in the finish.

O: I really enjoyed this offering from Troegs. Super-fresh bottles certainly does not hurt here! Should be interesting to see how subsequent releases compare. Would not mind this becoming a regular offering!

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Photo of ubufan2112
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber poured into a Shaker Pint glass

A: Pours a golden-brown to light amber color. Fluffy white 1.5 finger head that lasts quite a while. Surprisingly not much lacing with such a large head.

S: Initial smell-HOPS! and lots of them. Loads of different hop characters all nicely rolled up into one big olfactory attack. I get the pineapple-grapefruit character, then comes the piney, resinous aspect. I'm also picking up a grassy herbaceous tone here also.

T: Initial mildly sweet malt flavor is quickly done away with by a bombardment of hop bitterness. The varied hop characters hit every part of my mouth leaving no area unbittered!! The main hop favors are of the piney, herbal type. While I do taste some of the citrusy flavors, I wish they were more prominent. The initial malt character does reappear, but only after the waves of hop flavors have subsided. If you're looking for balanced, you wont find it here!

M: Medium carbonation is perfect for this hop-bomb. Medium body with a long finish. Your mouth will remember this beer, long after you've finished drinking it!!

O: This beer impressed me. Lots and lots of hops, but in no way a palate wrecker. The perfect carbonation level seemed to have the hop flavors dancing on my tongue, and in the end just the right amount of malt backbone tied it all together into a nicely made hop forward brew. Will definitely be picking up more of these soon.

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Photo of russwbeck
4.8/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Cloudy yellow pour with a ton of bubbles and a wispy white head. The lacing is great, as is the retention.

S: Bitter, but fruity. The grassiness and the fruitiness is phenomenally balanced. I can't say I've ever smelled an IPA so well balanced.

T: Wow I have to say this is phenomenal. The balance between bitterness and fruit is insane. When you start it off, you get hops, bitter, grass, then the fruity hops hit you. The finish is crisp and dry.

MF: Carbonated really well. Light and crisp. Insanely drinkable. No notes of the 7.5% ABV.

O: This was spectacular. Best single IPA I've ever had.

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Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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