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Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Triple Dry-Hopped - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Triple Dry-Hopped
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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 6.65%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This hopped-up version of Perpetual IPA is a result of field testing a new hop infusing system built by BrauKon. While testing the ‘Hop Gun,’ we wanted to experiment with its capacity so we tripled the dry-hop levels for Perpetual.

(Beer added by: stephenjmoore on 06-09-2013)
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured out looking quite nice from the growler, Big white head on top plenty of lacing. The smell of the beer was much more intense than the normal Perpetual. The flavors seemed to be a little better as well. The mouthfeel is very good, was able to put down several fills of the glass on this one on the hot July day. I found this to be much better than the year round Perpetual on practically all levels.

Serving type: growler

07-05-2013 23:24:08 | More by Knapp85
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am very appreciative to my brother tenderbranson69 for sharing this growler with me, ok who am I kidding -gifting me with this growler, enjoyed from a tulip and mug chilled.


The color is deep golden with light amber and mildly hazed appearance with a generous heaping head of 3 fingers and which settles leaving fine beading and a lace pattern on the glass which is wavy retention is very good. The smell is very citrus dominated which makes me think it has citra or chinook or another c hop, in the dry hopping but it is so floral and has some tropical aroma too, lots of hops which seems to make the other aromas indistinct. The feel is very resinous and slightly sticky with some malt and light astringency with moderately high carbonation and low alcohol in the feel with moderate bitterness and generally dry finish.

The flavor is great it is like perpetual in every way except the mouthfeel seems smoother and the oiliness and aroma of the dry hops contributes a more citrus less spicy flavor with more tropical dankness in the peripheral flavor yet there is still enough malt that I think it straddles the line between IPA and Imperial IPA. I love how the hops are showcased yet this IPA has more flavor and doesn't just concentrate on the bitterness of the high alpha hops used. I was very happy to have the opportunity to enjoy several pints and enjoyed it again the next day at the tasting room -it is that good.

Serving type: growler

06-12-2013 17:20:50 | More by Slatetank
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap, and from a Firkin, at the Brewery. A special batch of Perpetual IPA to test the new BrauKon Hop Gun dry hopping vessel.

A - Pours slightly hazy golden yellow with a foamy one finger tall white head leaving spotty trails of lace down most of the glass. Firkin looked a tiny bit better than the draft but it was minimal.

S - Smells of pungent citric hops, pine resin, fresh cut grass, caramel sweetness and the rest of the perpetual base. The hops are aggressive and in your face but not out of control. This is sooo nice.

T - Starts off with a huge citric hop bite that never really fades away. Hints of pine, fresh grass, a touch of caramel sweetness and some biscuit malt help round things out. Finish is just as hoppy as it was initially with plenty of bitterness lingering on the palate long after the finish. The firkin and the draft taste nearly identical, the only difference being the feel (see below).

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Over the top hop feel leaves the palate destroyed for the rest of the day. The firkin was quite smooth, while the tap version was much cleaner and crisper.

O - Welp, this makes regular perpetual look like a sub par IPA. The sheer amount of hops in this one is staggering. The firkin was really nice but I think I prefer this one from the tap, it is a little cleaner and crisper in the feel. This is how the regular version should taste from now on.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2013 21:42:43 | More by orangesol
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

11-08-2013 13:42:36 | More by InspectorBob
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I am admittedly a pretty big fan of Perpetual to begin with so the idea of dry hopping it with 3x the normal amount of hops sounds like a winner in my book. I never imagined it actually being this much better...

2-liter growler into a matching pint glass. The brew appears with a polished clarity of golden yellow with a finger of frothy white atop. Some patchy strings of lace stick to the glass and the cap shows solid retaining powers.

The aroma is pretty damn awesome. Tropical hops burst out the glass reminescent of the freshest hop brew you might have smelled. Some notes of pine and a bit dank quality. It gets fruity and floral the more you smell it to say the least. Across the back it is mildly grassy as it warms up.

The flavor is herbal with almost a minty hop note. Grass, pine, rinds, pith, grapefruit, orange zest and a hint of pineapple even thrown in there to mix the hop flavors up. There is a soft dry biscuit grain backing providing a very soft sweetbess that makes the hops taste somewhat floral as well.

This is quite a crisp, clean and rediculously drinkable medium bodied brew with a perfect level of modest carbonation. This is hands down the finest hoppy brew Troegs has offered in recent memory...no contest and just wowing. Whether you want to argue over it be an Indian Pale Ale, Imperial Pale Ale or Double Insult Pedestrian Asskicker...it doesnt matter. This is the first time I ever consuned a 2-liter in less than an hour, its that good.

Serving type: growler

06-12-2013 14:30:02 | More by stakem
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-05-2013 23:29:26 | More by millerbuffoon
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

08-08-2013 08:28:52 | More by Tucquan
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-slightly hazy amber color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-citrus, tropical fruit, pine, bready malt, slightly grassy

T-grapefruit, tropical fruit, bready malt, pine, light grassy and herbal notes, nice bitter hop finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-the new hop injection has made a good beer even better, a tasty ipa

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2013 00:59:10 | More by MDDMD
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Troegs Tasting Room.

A - Pours a bright, crystal clear dark orange/gold color with light, but steady carbonation and an even white layer of creamy foam with a thick lacing.

S - Emphasis on the citrus with spicy aroma - herbal, citrus, piney, and light floral aroma.

T - Lots of spicy citrus and pine. More spicy orange, grapefruit citrus tang compared to the "regular" Perpetual with a moderate lingering spicy, herbal citrus bitterness.

M - Medium to heavy medium body with gentle, creamy carbonation.

O - Perpetual on steroids and and takes an already really good beer to the next level. A definite winner.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2013 21:41:29 | More by jzeilinger
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-10-2013 20:13:23 | More by tbone1384
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Medium golden clear body with a sticky bone-white head that leaves a ton of lacing.

S- Hop city. Mango, pine, citrus, even hints of peach and pineapple.

T- The triple dry hopping adds a whole new layer of juicy hop character. All of the aromas mentioned above come through in the taste.

M- Medium carbonation, a little less than the standard PIPA, but very drinkable.

O- A great version of PIPA. Tastes closer to one of the top IIPAs out there. Hope to see this one again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2013 17:51:01 | More by stephenjmoore
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-15-2013 22:17:48 | More by Bdel34
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TheNightwatchman

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-15-2013 06:30:32 | More by TheNightwatchman
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spw109

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

06-30-2013 05:22:22 | More by spw109
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csurowiec

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

08-12-2013 16:47:04 | More by csurowiec
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Barnsley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.3%

07-30-2013 19:11:44 | More by Barnsley
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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.7%

06-18-2013 02:26:29 | More by troegaarden
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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had it on tap at Founding Farmers
A-Orange/tan body with lacing and with a one finger white head
S-Citrus and floral with a great pine hop smell
T-Great even taste of grapefruit, pine, and floral
M-well balanced of the hops and sweet malts
Great IIPA by Troegs for a year round beer

Serving type: on-tap

11-25-2013 18:01:32 | More by reebtaerG
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George2744

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

11-24-2013 22:09:10 | More by George2744
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tabascosigned

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

08-28-2013 23:51:32 | More by tabascosigned
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jbdpsu82

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-28-2013 13:15:53 | More by jbdpsu82
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MNishCT77

District of Columbia

4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

64 oz. growler purchased from the brewery on 6/15/13 (thanks, 1sophrosyne1!) unclear bottling date, poured into my FFF Teku glass, drank 6/24/13 over several hours.

A: 4.75 - straw golden-yellow coloration, impressive clarity (can both see or read through), eggshell white head dissipates into subtle glass lacing with moderate middle residuals, medium alcohol legs

S: 4.75 - wow, hop bomb...lots of grapefruit and dank notes up-front and herbal/spicy aroma in the background (likely from Nugget)...also picking up some onion and garlic notes

T: 4.50 - on the anterior tongue, it's what you'd expect from the aroma with a big hop presence but not overly bitter, dry but not overly so (accentuates the hop character well)

M: 4.75 - full-bodied with thick hop oils coating the tongue, 7.5% is hidden by the hops; moderate-to-large carbonation and alcohol legs

O: 4.75 - wow! I have had Perpetual before, but, like others have wrote below, this triple dry-hopped example takes it to the next (world-class) level; this reminds me of a slightly more dirty version of Founders Double Trouble that still hits all the high notes for me: huge grapefruit and onion/garlic aroma, slap of bitterness on the anterior tongue and super dry; anyway, I recommend a visit to the brewery or growler trade to get this beer if you already like Perpetual and love hop-forward imperial IPAs!

Serving type: growler

06-25-2013 00:38:52 | More by MNishCT77
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JakeEsterly

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-15-2013 18:58:20 | More by JakeEsterly
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Dduquette

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-13-2013 01:33:34 | More by Dduquette
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Cdunk11

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-04-2013 19:14:24 | More by Cdunk11
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Tröegs Perpetual IPA - Triple Dry-Hopped from Tröegs Brewing Company
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