Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,711
Ranked #8,659
4.05 | pDev: 6.91%
May 15, 2022
Mar 19, 2019
Notes: When we make our annual pilgrimage to the hop-growing hotbed of Yakima Valley, we’re like kids in a candy store. We eyeball the hops on the bines, crush them in our hands and rub them til their oils fill the air. LolliHop brings together three of our favorites. Dry-hopping with Citra and Mosaic layers in notes of orange, grapefruit and melon, while Azacca in the kettle adds hints of papaya and pineapple. Locally harvested rustic pale malt provides the backbone, and wheat and oats make this beer silky smooth with a touch of haze.

We taste: pear, citrus, hint of melon.
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3.73 by rolltide from Pennsylvania on May 15, 2022
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4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by jkblr from Indiana

16oz can stamped FRESHEST BY 07/08/2022 16:11 220309-807 poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 8.2% ABV. The beer pours mostly bright light amber in color with off white head. The head recedes to a fluffy ring and coats the glass in lacing. The aroma is mild with candied orange and caramel. The taste is semisweet caramel with big juicy tangerine, orange and grapefruit citrus. Medium bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation and a semi dry finish. No trace of the ABV. Overall, very, very good IIPA.

May 08, 2022
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3.35/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3
by KT3418 from Colorado

This and Perpetual have the same problem to me. They're good in every way except they lowkey taste like water. It's bitter but there's zero flavor here even on tap. Bore snore.

Trying a full glass on tap now not just a taster and yeah...I suppose if I really want a double ipa at my job I'd get this after work but out of all the double ipa's this is just lost in the fog. Meh.

May 07, 2022
4.16 by Boone757 from Virginia on May 06, 2022
4.04 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island on May 04, 2022
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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JayQue from Virginia

A good Imperial IPA. Poured from a pint can into a pint glass, this beer is a clear, bright gold color with a bubbly, foamy white head. Head retention is a bit better than average (the carbonation dies down pretty fast) and there are a few thick bands of foamy lacing on the glass. Aroma and taste are as the can advertises: citrus (mainly orange and grapefruit and to a lesser degree, tropical fruit (mainly pineapple). There is a nice balance between malt and hops and a pretty good bitterness level. Quite tasty. Mouthfeel is rich and crisp, once again a good balanced IPA. The alcohol presence is slightly noticeable with a mild "bite" but this blends in nicely with the bitterness. The finish is smoother, probably a result of the oats. A well-crafted, strong IPA.

May 03, 2022
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4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by cjgiant from District of Columbia

Pours a straw yellow with a white-like haze to it under a spongy white head that throws some coral-like lacing against the glass wall. While cold, the nose s lightly floral and the taste does have a lightly sweet citrus vibe to it until a long bittering end. At first, I might have thought maybe some El Dorado or new age southern hemisphere hop, but the Citra and Mosaic start to come through as it warms up, and subsequently I warm up to it.

The beer clears up, also transitioning towards a golden body while remaining light in general color. The nose has a lemony citrus with some sweeter fruit notes, perhaps the pineapple the notes indicate. There's a skin/pith aroma on the edge of my senses each time I inhale, though, which is good. Light and pretty clean crackery malts than basically just lay the groundwork for the hops. Often, this can lead to too much of a hop profile, but there is nice balance to this beer.

More warmth brings a little more sweetness to the taste, in line with the higher ABV DIPA style, and wafts of herbal scents. The body grows a bit in concert with the sweetness. However, sweetness isn't the only thing that increases with warmth, as the bitterness keeps pace. The two seem to pick ends of the beer to shine, sweet up front and bitterness in back, again as expected for a DIPA. Overall, this ends up a balanced brew with a clean malt profile that gets citrus peel laid over it, with a bit of pith (and just a dash of dank) to set the palate up for the next sip.

May 01, 2022
4.21 by HopHead_ from Pennsylvania on Apr 28, 2022
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5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by ump613

One of the best double IPAs Ive really enjoyed.

Apr 17, 2022
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3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

A fruity treat from Troegs. It's a hazy pour with a bubbly white dissipating head. Citrus and tropical fruit aromas emanate from the pop top immediately. Out of the gate, the flavors roll out and evolve nicely--citrus, pineapple, melon. The complexity doesn't last through the glass though. It kind of levels off with melon being predominant. Could have been great, but still, very good.

Apr 15, 2022
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4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Weisenbeer from Ohio

I love it when the aroma hits you as you're pouring it....that said the beer is above average in all respects and quite enjoyable ... A bit thin, but potent

Apr 15, 2022
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4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Wattie83 from Pennsylvania

Poured from pint can into a tulip glass. Pours an ever so slightly hazy solid gold with a soft white head that falls to a cap. A few carbonation bubbles rise up. You can smell the citrus immediately with grapefruit, orange, pineapple dominating. Up close, you get a bit of ripe cantaloupe and it gets a bit dank as it warms up. Taste follows with citrus up front, a bit of bitterness in the middle, and finish is dank and aftertaste lasts a few minutes. Alcohol is slightly present. Feel is light side of medium bodied, smooth, with a slight zip of carbonation. Overall, I like this beer quite a bit. Drinks easier than the ABV would suggest. I'd hoped for a bit more bitterness, but not a deal breaker here.

Apr 11, 2022
4.09 by RichRubes610 from Pennsylvania on Apr 01, 2022
4.02 by CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania on Mar 27, 2022
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4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

16 ounce can poured into a tulip glass. Freshest by 7/7/2022, so plenty fresh.

L---Crystal clear medium gold color. Big fluffy white head. Good retention and excellent lacing.

S---Citrus and melon as advertised.

T---Citrus & melon follow from the nose. I had to look for the pear, but it was there.

F----Fairly light feel for its ABV. Very well carbonated.

O---I was exited to try this since I've never seen it before. It was very good, as hoped.

Mar 21, 2022
4.46 by cozmo from New York on Mar 19, 2022
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4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by KTCamm from New Jersey

3/24/21....pours medium dark gold with a little touch of white foam. Fruity bright aroma. Hints of pine, but with a fruit punch forward. Smooth, juicy bright with a light bitter lurking in the background. Buzzy mouthfeel. Spectacular.

Dec 31, 2021
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3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

Nice solid brew

Oct 31, 2021
4 by rdub from Pennsylvania on Oct 11, 2021
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4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by skisonic from Maryland

Pours a clean semi-translucent pale gold, looks great. Smell is mild, but floral. Tastes sweet and flavorfull Crisp, finishes clean. Pleasant and light-bodied especially for an 8.2%.

Sep 27, 2021
3.96 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio on Jul 31, 2021
3.89 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Jul 18, 2021
4.25 by MouldyCrow from Pennsylvania on Jun 30, 2021
3.79 by M4CDO from Massachusetts on Jun 25, 2021
5 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania on Jun 11, 2021
3.83 by SFNC from North Carolina on Jun 11, 2021
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4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Antg8989 from New Jersey

Aroma: grapefruit, pine, passionfruit, blueberry, candied orange peel,marmalade. Aroma has that wet sock thing going on too (mosaic). Taste is right along all of those lines. The combo keeps it interesting without being overwhelming. Bitterness and bready malt backbone keep it balanced. Overall, a solid DIPA for those looking to take a break from hazys while still packing a fruity punch.

Jun 06, 2021
4 by StonewallSipper from Pennsylvania on May 26, 2021
4.25 by Lukass from Ohio on May 20, 2021
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4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

Poured chilled in a tulip from the can

A hazy golden with thick white head with fine bead lace clings well

The smell is hop scented with aromatics that are herbal, tropical with a subtle citrus odor like grapefruit with melon-like fragrance

The feel and taste are excellentcwith mild bitterness and malt sweetness with medium high carbonation and dry semi bitter finish with flavors of orange rind and gently topical taste like lime and mild mango with fruity melon accent yet light herbal hop flavor and low malt sweetness with subtle yeast that supports the hops well. The hops linger with subtle spice of hops in finish
This is a very good Imperial Ipa overall since it is smooth in bitterness wiith great aroma and hop flavor and slightly stronger abv but it is well hidden

May 18, 2021
4.06 by Blogjackets from Ohio on May 14, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by harrypowers from Massachusetts

Pours a hazy light yellow with a small frothy head and lots of lacing.

Smells of piney hops and citrus. Tastes slightly bitter upfront with a sweet citrus pineapple finish.

Medium light body with light carbonation. Clean dry mouthfeel.

This is a very pleasant and drinkable west coast IPA.

May 14, 2021
4.25 by robebo44 from Virginia on May 04, 2021
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4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by cjeep from Pennsylvania

Checking back in on this. Freshest by 7/7/22, consumed 3/18/22 - so even fresher! And frankly, it's just delicious. We want more!

very tasty offering from a top brewer... worth your attention. Freshest by 7/6/21, consumed 5/1/21 so thanks to my local monger for getting it to me fresh.
L: Drinking from the can. Sharp looking can.
S: Lemon, hints of pineapple and peach.
T: Totally delivers on the nose. Finish with pine and sticky bitterness. Very nice
F: Smooth, light carbonation. very pleasant and fluffy.
O: Another winner from Troegs. Rock on, dudes!

May 03, 2021
4.1 by kuhndog from New York on May 01, 2021
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3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BFCarr from New Jersey

Pours slightly hazy gold with a medium white head. Aroma is mild citrus and melon. Taste is very citrus and melon with little hop bitterness. Feel is good, smooth and clean finish. Overall, sweeter than expected but easy to drink.

Apr 28, 2021
4.31 by steelkilt from Maryland on Apr 22, 2021
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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Greywulfken from New York

DIPA dry hopped with Mosaic, Citra, Azacca... 8.2%... Freshest by 7/7/21...

This runs very smooth and NEIPA-like in some regards, though not a fruit smoothie - it has an almost candied fruit hoppage - mild bitterness - kinda fluffy-feeling actually... Moderately sweet with pale fruits, aired out by drafts of pine...

Apr 21, 2021
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4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Act25 from New Jersey

Fave brewer, I'm going with 4.25 in the finale.
a) Hazed apricot, cloudy with lace.
s) AMPLE! Melon first, peach, orchard.
t) Follows smell adds pine, more melon varieties, local malt, abv hidden,
f) Juicy, fresh, excites the mouth.

Apr 12, 2021
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