In Perpetuity
Tree House Brewing Company

In PerpetuityIn Perpetuity
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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #33
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
100
Ranked #128
Avg:
4.54 | pDev: 6.39%
Reviews:
171
Ratings:
1,068
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
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In PerpetuityIn Perpetuity
Notes: In 2014, I brewed an American Pale Ale - Beneficiaries of Chance - in celebration of marrying the love of my life, Lauren (aka Tree House L-Dog). On the eve of our first anniversary, I brewed another beer for Lauren, In Perpetuity. It hopes to celebrate foreverness - in love, passion, and regardless of circumstance - the notion that what is good and beloved will last forever. In Perpetuity is brewed with a simple malt bill and two of my favorite hops - Citra, and Nelson. It pours a hazy bright orange in the glass and mixes notes of tropical fruit with a strong citrus backbone. Soft, and eminently drinkable. I hope you enjoy it.

Notes on the can design: Artist and friend Dean McKeever has created a memorable piece of artwork displaying Sand Beach in Acadia National Park at night - a magical place that everyone in New England should visit... especially at night.
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Photo of beersampler6
4.52/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic NE IPA from Tree House. Full of flavor, great aromas and feel. 1/29/20 date printed on can. Pours a beautiful hazy slightly darker yellow color with lots of fluffy white head and some nice soapy rings of lingering lacing. Smells of ripe orange, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, papaya and some melon. Also creamy vanilla, malt, bread, floral hops and a little dankness. Taste follows the nose, excellent balance and drinkability, juicy and flavorful. Nice and creamy. Smooth sticky soft mouthfeel with very nice carbonation. A real pleasure.

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Photo of bret27
4.57/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Fresh can courtesy of yllib.
Has the Orange Julius appearance of most of the treehouse ipas.
Same with the light pillowy mouthfeel and superb drinkability.
What really stands out though is my new favorite hop combination. Citra & Nelson.
This is a grape, mango, pineapple juice extravaganza is just delicious.

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Photo of aleigator
4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an entitely hazed orange yellow with a huge, spongy and stable head.

Bursts of passion fruit, ripe pineapples and fresh cut limes, establishing an exotic fruitiness from first glance. Has a white bread dough undertone adding to the hop inspired nose, revealing additional mango, tangerine and white wine grapes.

Has a soft, smooth mouthfeel to it with a fitting, complimenting carbonation. This has a lighter to medium body with a nice, refreshing effervescence during its finish.

Tastes of ripe mango, luscious peaches and bitter limes, accompanied by an ice bonbon freshness and a noble hop dryness. The beer then develops an intriguing old cheese, ripe oranges interplay with a resinous peak to it, gently balanced by flowery limes and breadcrust malts. Finishes dry and bitter with a vivid fruit basket, lighter and a bit more crisp, creating a great complexity on its way out.

This is quite unusual for a hazy ipa, making excessivly use of the great Nelson hop, which works marvelously well together with Citra. It‘s creating an unforseen depth which not solely relies on fruit forward flavors, but introducing a cheesy, resinous complexity, even showing off a lighter note of sweet malts. Everything in this comes together in perfect harmony, making you wish for this to last on your tongue in perpetuity.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.18/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 1/20/20

A: Pale tangerine orange with some yellow highlights - hazy - pours with a medium sized, white head, fades to a wispy cap, leaves some nice lacing

S: Lazy to write, but this really smells like Citra and Nelson - tangerine and orange juice, with some grapefruit and a spritz of lime - floral citrus - some herbal, green, leafy hops - tropical aromas and white grape, white wine - neutral, pale malt at the base

T: Nice amount of citrus, with lots of floral notes and juicy flavors - tangerine, orange, grapefruit, ruby red grapefruit - touches of citrus zest, some lime - white grapes, white wine - leafy, herbal, green hops with just a small touch of pine and woodsy character - tropical flavors - low bitterness - pale malt base

M: Medium body, smooth and slightly chewy, finish could be cleaner

O: Because "Perpetual IPA" was already taken

I dun goofed and should have tried this before Brighter Than Starlight. At the very least, I can confirm that this shares a lot with Brighter Than Starlight. Citra and Nelson seem to work pretty well together, although the white grape/white wine character that the Nelson is contributing to this beer could be a bit more balanced.

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Photo of Jimmy_Kneecaps
4.27/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

appearance is pretty standard tree house haze with good carbonation. Aroma is citrus, and some dank ness. The taste is some orange, citrus zest, earthy hops, and a little Dankness rounding it out. Mouthfeel is also amazing, as per usual tree house. Creamy, slick, medium, but also a little light. Not thin, just very easy drinking with adequate carbonation. Overall this is very good, I’m in the 4.25 range

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.17/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz. can into Night Shift stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Nose is citrus, honey and cane sugar. Almost zesty. Solid if simple and a touch muted. Beer opens accented clementine and orange. Starfruit, cane sugar and some pineapple in the middle and end. Simple but delicious. Body is light with moderate to ample carbonation. Prickly on the palate and bright and accented going down. Clean aftertaste. Super drinkable.

I don't know if this beer is perfect but it's certainly very well made. Awsome representation of the style.

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Photo of npolachek
4.66/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Truly amazing IPA. Citrus nose, good hops, but not too bitter. to be more specific, tastes of grapefruit, tropical fruits and the smell is really divine..

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Photo of Stevedore
4.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, Tree House snifter glass. Cloudy golden body, standard pulpy Tree House haze, one and half finger white head, good retention, plenty of frothy lacing. Smell is dank citrus, a bit of herbal and floral aromatics, touch of sugary sweetness and caramel, Zest. Flavour follows, good balance of juicy citrus and tropical fruit, herbal spice, slight caramel. Smooth. Medium bodied, smooth and creamy with nice carbonation, mild herbal spice on the backend. Solid IPA, nice tropical fruit bite and the standard creamy Tree House body and carobnation.

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Photo of jykleo
4.44/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 9/17. Poured to Glass on 9/22.
A:Hazy Yellow and nice size of clouds.
S: Citrus aroma with peach.
T: Not sticky rather a little dry ? side. Sweetness is not strong.
M:Clean bitterside notes and medium Carbo.
O: Fruitness does not insist strongly. Balance is unique between Hops and malts.
20Min. later, mouthfeel getting mild and more smoother. Much better than immediately after the open.
ABV:6.7% Citra, Nelson American IPA

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Photo of thebeerguy31
4.24/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look (4.0): opaque yellow, not much of a head. some bubbles
Smell (4.25): nice floral, grapey, and hoppy
Taste (4.25): not overly intense. can taste graoes, floral, nice hops without being bitter
Feel (4.25): medium/light. very smooth for 6.7%. little bit of fizz
Overall - 4.25

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful hazy dark orange, with a creamy white head, tiny dotted lacing. The nose is full of hop, orange and funk, pungent pith and peach. Flavor is softer, opening bright and closing gentle. Superb.

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Photo of thebeers
4.1/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cloudy, vibrant light orange with a finger-and-a-half of yellowed head. Lasts a good while and leaves rings of lacing.

Strong clementine-like citrus with some cream and floral passionfruit in the nose.

Orange and white wine up front in the taste, followed by a bitter, slightly nutty, slightly grassy finish.

Creamy, medium bodied feel with a small burst of carbonation.

Great citrus and a nice bitterness in this one.

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Photo of sharemybeer
4.66/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy with nice lacing. Taste is floral with great citrus notes. I continue to be impressed by this brewery. I once tried to visit in the Dead of winter and just couldn't bring myself to stand in line all the way around an acre lot. My mistake. These guys rock. A+

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Photo of DaveMaciolek21
4.02/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nothing but solid goodness from Tree House. Citrus and tropical flavors are in balance. Nice hazy pour. Not very complex; just straight down the middle solid and enjoyable.

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Photo of digboy
4.44/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy, bright gold with a 3 finger dense white head with great soapy lacing. Aroma has nice orange blossom notes, some more piquant notes too. Fairly sweet and floral. Taste has a more pungent punch to it up front, a bit hot with stone fruit tang that settles into a pleasant, more mellow citrus in the mid taste and finish. Feel is very soft but peppery and hot, especially in the aftertaste. This is just fantastic. Rich and tangy but with a solid backbone of citrus mellowness that keeps it balanced.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
4.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - 3-finger dense, bright white head atop a milky yellow body.

S - strong grapefruit, pineapple, orange.

T - lots of pineapple and grapefruit. Clean middle. Low bitterness. Moderate-low sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium body and carb.

O - super tropical and refreshing.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.3/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can dated 3/7/19.

Pours cloudy yellow with an inch of white fluff. Nice retention and plenty of tattered lacework. Peach, pineapple, and grapefruit in the nose. Medium bodied with a creamy, soft mouthfeel. Pithy citrus with zero malt and a minimal bitterness on the palate. Unripe peach with grapefruit. Finishes very dry and a bit chalky.

Tasty stuff but I wouldn't wait in line for it.

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Photo of Billolick
4.52/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tall can, fresh from the source...3/7/19..

Great look here, all hazed up, classic NEIPA/TH. A load of fine bubble lacing all over the glass.

Delicate orange/tangerine sniff.

Light, fluffy, orange juice laden, super flavorful, over the top delicious....world class...go get some

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Photo of PicoPapa
4.05/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can. Pours a hazy, dirty pale yellow with an inch of bubbly head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is sweet citrus and maybe some light floral hops. Orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit and some white wine as well. The taste is mostly the white wine along with some lemon and lime notes. A bit floral and herbal towards the end with some bitter citrus peel. Medium body with lots of carbonation. Dry mouthfeel.

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Photo of BigJayK
3.4/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First, I was struck by the lack of head on the beer. Then, it was lighter than some of the other beers, but the after-taste had a certain bitterness.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.19/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Traded for this a while ago, as the date on the bottom of the can read 9/8/17 with "HOLD ON TO" written above it and sunshine written below it. Loved the name and label of this beer, down to the "9/20/14" on the side which was probably the marriage date referenced in the description. This was a typical beer from Tree House and a typical New England IPA in the sense that was cloudy, juicy, and soft but the latter made this so easy to enjoy as the Citra and Nelson were easy to discern as they worked so harmoniously together.

This had a good pour to it as the liquid looked like faded orange juice, with just a bit more head present here! It held it's own and the lacing on the side of my pint glass was quiet extensive as well as the rings were well-defined and nearly bled down to the ones below them. Tons of orange juice, tangerine, cream, sherbert, and muted earthy dankness in the nose as the citrus slickness came through more boldly in the taste. Melon, white grape, and a bit of woodsy dankness could be felt in the taste as this almost felt barrel-aged but was just a result of the Nelson coming through. The malt was present as this had body but it was tough to pick out any of it besides a basic doughy presence and the carbonation was sufficient enough to keep this from feeling too heavy.

Not a lot of alcohol here but what was present could be felt when I finished this off and lend itself to a slight warming feeling that took hold of me before I polished this off. Just as smooth as the Julius or Haze, this was on par with those while having a bit more depth and earth dankness to it. Love the idea of this and would love to get my hands on a more recent version of it just to see if it's the same take this time around. Long live this beer, in perpetuity!

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really hazy yellow color with off-white head. Aroma has pineapple and white grapes. Taste is yeasty with some dough bitterness and citrus rind on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Yeasty with a leafy hop bitterness. Not as good as expected.

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Photo of nbrady37
4.52/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can dated 1/18/19. Poured into Belgian tulip.
Look is medium hazy bright orange with a white head. Nose is Nelson white grape and tropical fruit with some nice citrus. Taste follows the same with a nice touch of bitterness cutting the other stuff of softly, some lingering fruit but not much aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium-light and fluffy but mouth coating. Overall super drinkable beer. Not crazy complex but great presentation of Nelson and citra. Very tasty.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

16 oz. can. Hazy orange body with a huge head. Smells of citrus zest and white grape juice. Maybe a little melon. Tastes of citrus zest that tingles the palate. Fruity grape and melon behind it. A touch of pale malt, but not sweet. Dries out in the back end leaving a bit of citrus bitterness. Medium body. I can see myself drinking this very quickly. Really nice.

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Photo of smcolw
4.05/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cloudy, providing a whitish light gold color. Lasting moderate to large head which provides for several rings of lace and random spots in between.

I get honey and maple syrup initially on the smell. There's a secondary floral hop aroma which has a touch of citrus rind to it.

Like many beers from Tree House, this has a refreshing body (read: thin) with a faint malt presence. The hop dominates with a straight up regular bitterness that reminds me of white pepper. The carbonation is also elevated. The finish culminates with a biting bitterness that lasts a long time after the swallow. Hop heads will rejoice.

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Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 1068 ratings