Perpetual IPA
Tröegs Brewing Company

Perpetual IPAPerpetual IPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,180
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #3,847
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 10.05%
Reviews:
728
Ratings:
3,767
From:
Tröegs Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  196
Gots
  1,220
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Perpetual IPAPerpetual IPA
Notes: At Tröegs, artisanal meets mechanical in a state of IPA we call Perpetual. Cycling through our HopBack vessel and dry-hopping method, this bold Imperial Pale Ale emerges rife with sticky citrus rind, pine balm and tropical fruit.
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beergoot from Colorado

4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crystal clear amber body; moderate, gently rising carbonation; very thick, dense, and creamy head, rocky and sculpted. Mild pine resin and floral notes. Finely balanced and nuanced flavors; light malt base with hints of biscuit and cracker; dull sweetness; pine resin notes sporting a gentle overall hop bitterness. Medium body; sticky sweetness; soft prickliness on the palate; semi-sweet mouthfeel overall.

Missed it my that much! Per the can's bottom info: "FRESHEST BY 07/28/20". And, yet, what a delicious tasting classic American IPA. At 7.5% ABV, I nearly would consider this a DIPA (in fact, Tröegs' web site calls this an imperial IPA - BA notes update to follow this review). So, for an imperial IPA (and being somewhat past its prime), I still find this to be a stupendous and extremely satisfying beer.

Jul 30, 2020
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patre_tim from Thailand

3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber mostly filtered with some very slow rising small bubble carbonation, and topped with three fingers of white head.
It smells like nothing.

Taste is of Noble hops a little bit of tea and Pine but really nothing else.

Light body with light carbonation.

I got this in Asheville North Carolina and I’m drinking a red in California July 29, 2020.

Jul 29, 2020
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maddogruss from New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: pours a translucent golden body with thick white head with nice retention and lacing.
S: earthy, citrus smell; really strong hops.
T: strong, sweet alcohol and earthy hops nots with a subtle, warming alcohol and citrus rind notes.
M: crisp and pretty refreshing; smooth
O: nice IPA; pretty well balanced. Very warming.

Jul 08, 2020
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milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Clear gold appearance with a large white head and good lacing. Aroma of citrus and resinous hops followed by shortbread-like malts. Hops continue to evolve on the palate, generating hints of summer fruit and peaking with a dry, bitter aftertaste. Then there is the after-after taste; after the last sip, when the warming alcohol rushes back in, extending the long lasting finish.

May 28, 2020
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DrBeergood from Ohio

3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

middle to rear palate. pungent, sticky, and hangs. what theyre doing with the tropical fruit offsets, helps balance it out maybe. it has a moderate flavor relative to higher alcohol. i think that it lacks a sense of freshness IPA should have. that with the residual flavor, im not in a hurry to take a second sip. Which makes it a good sipping beer, for sitting by a fire or watching a movie.

May 27, 2020
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CharlesForbin from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ou cans. Inexpensive @ $50 case for 16 ou cans. I've had better IPA's but not in this price range. I keep coming back to it since it is local and therefore fresh. Not your "king of hops" IPA just gets the job done. Alcohol level at 7.5% is surprising as it seems like it should be lower. I somehow doubt this beer would age well.

May 20, 2020
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mschenk from Virginia

4.66/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - pours a clear amber with a medium head that clings to the glass

Smell - Hoppy with more than a hint of citurs

Taste - Excellent. Very hoppy as would be expected with an IBU of 85. Very crisp

Feel - Pleasant

Mar 22, 2020
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irs from New Jersey

4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice. Clear amber with lots of bubbles and light lacing on top. Nose is surprisingly plentiful considering the bottle was at about 30 degrees. I'm getting sweet citrus and dark candy. since this beer is so cold, taste is a bit muted, but plenty of sweet malt and citrus upfront followed by hoppy bitterness, the right amounts of both, well balanced, though not terribly complex. but maybe when it warms up...

Feb 22, 2020
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cafequaid from North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I normally avoid IPAs like the plague, to me it’s like drinking ocean water. This was given to me as a gift, so I was not going to reject it. I must say it’s very good. If you do not like IPAs and are faced with having one, this is one for you. It’s along the lines of Glasstown’s 609 IPA and Palmetto’s Huger St IPA in the since that it’s not in your face Hops. You’ll taste and smell the hops but it’s not overwhelming.

Jan 26, 2020
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HardCider from Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a golden, copper color. It is very clear and has a significant head that lasted fairly long. The aroma is a subtle combination of hops and fruit (apple and cherries.) The bitterness overrides any other flavor. I can only vaguely taste hops.

Jan 10, 2020
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vette2006c5r from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Perpetual IPA pours a copper color, with a nice sized head. Hoppy and citrus aroma. Flavor is big and bold, hop notes, dry body, with a strong citrus finish. Good body and feel. Overall, strong IPA, lots of flavors, bitter and citrus notes.

Dec 28, 2019
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Stevosps from Pennsylvania

4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

When poured from a bottle this pale ale has a 1/4 inch lacy head. A light amber clear color with a slight hops and pleasant citrus aroma. When tasting this pale ale it has a mild hoppy flavor that is followed with a refreashing citrus rush that satisfies the taste buds . This fresh flavor has you longing for one more. And with an ABV of 7.5 you want to make it a relaxing lazy evening.
This is a very good blend of IPA. Grab a six pack and enjoy !

Oct 27, 2019
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Buckeye55 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an almost clear golden color with moderate head that fades relatively slowly. Floral and hop tones lead the aroma. Taste follows, but is dominated by the hops. Medium mouthfeel with a mostly hoppy aftertaste

Oct 04, 2019
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SkipZ from Pennsylvania

2.62/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Good but not great. Kinda like a Pilsner with strong hops. Definitely needs more malt backbone to balance it out. Crisp and dry with strong grapefruity bitterness. Minimal malt impact.

Sep 09, 2019
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Bluecrow from New York

4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

-golden-amber bottle pour with a light haze and a 1cm foam cap. The aroma is flowery with some pine hop notes. The flavor is fresh and resinous with a fruity aspect. This is flavorful with a clean finish.

Aug 25, 2019
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bigbellysailor from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had an ice cold one on tap for 8$ at Hershey Amusement Park. Loved it! Picked up a six pack at Sheetz for $10. Went to Breski Beverage in Harrisburg and bought some more. First time there...but I love that place.

Strong start with a good white head...very delicious IPA and 7.5ABV!!!

Aug 18, 2019
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VoxRationis from New York

4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) can into a conical pint glass; best by 09/18/19.
A: Pours an ever so slightly hazy, dark golden color (trying to head toward amber) with a two finger, foamy, off-white to wheat colored head, at least a finger of foamy retention, and very sticky rings of foam lacing.
S: Malty. Aromas of caramel, caramel, yeasty goodness, honeysuckle, and pine.
T: Sweet to semisweet. Flavors largely follow the nose, with a double shot of toffee. Light to moderate bitterness beautifully balances with the sweetness and overall flavor pallet.
M: No more than medium bodied with gorgeous carbonation. Drinks very readily; lightly tingling bitterness at the back of consumption.
O: A very drinkable, refreshing American IPA. Really like its unvarnished maltiness.

Jul 05, 2019
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a translucent copper with two fingers of white foam. Head retention is good. Aroma is piney, dank and herbal hops with a syrupy consistency. Really dense hops, while still allowing the bready, caramely malts to pop through. Flavor profile is dank, herbal, floral, and piney hops with a little bit of hop bite on the back-end. Bready malts add a touch of smoothness across the hops. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a constant crushed-velvet texture. Overall, ripe, syrupy hops add the zing and bite to this beer with subtle malts helping to curtail and keep the beer within balance, although it notably is leaning towards 'heavy hops'.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 12oz bottle.

Jun 28, 2019
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Imakoniver from New York

3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours out of the bottle a clear golden color with a two-finger head, a lot of lacing on the glass, smells more lemony than piney, bitter hoppy taste with a rich mouthfeel, bitter piney aftertaste. This is a nice IPA and I would purchase this again.

Jun 11, 2019
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Jamescobar104 from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light goldish yellow color. There are some light notes of citrus, but still plenty of hops. Decently high ABV makes this a classic IPA, and one of my go-to's.

May 01, 2019
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CodyBasden from Texas

3.59/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden color white head that disappeared kind of quick, a tiny bit of citrus smell more lemony, hoppy taste medium bitterness and a bit piney, thick creamy feel with little carbonation

Apr 10, 2019
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good_to_sea from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Clear amber, attractive cream-white head, good lacing.
Smell: Pine, bubblegum, spicy herbal aroma. A bit of sour lemon.
Taste: More pine and fruity bubblegum up front, spicy hop bitterness in the finish. Primarily a spicy pine flavor. A bit of citrus sourness/bitterness, some mango fruitiness. Bitterness and sweetness are well-balanced.
Feel: Light- to medium-bodied with prickly carbonation.
Overall: Well-balanced, nice and piney. A very tasty IPA.

(Originally rated in a blind test against Fat Head's Head Hunter. The Head Hunter won. Rating updated 6/25/2019)

Mar 18, 2019
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Samlover55 from New York

3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into IPA glass
BB 5/11/19
Pours a clear dark gold with a solid creamy head
Sweet caramel, lush pine
Taste follows along with grapefruit, big bitter finish
Feel is light bodied, average carbonation, dry on the finish
Overall this is a real solid IPA, a bit light bodied otherwise very nice

Mar 15, 2019
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danzorb from Pennsylvania

3.37/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Very syrupy and thick for an IPA, which was a little more than I bargained for. Alcohol is masked well, not a hot beer at all. More hops on the nose than I could actually taste.

Mar 09, 2019
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the can, it pours an ever-so-slightly hazy golden color with a modest white head that lasts. Citrus in the nose. Citrus and malt in the mouth. Enjoyable!

Feb 04, 2019
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