Perpetual IPA
Tröegs Brewing Company

Perpetual IPAPerpetual IPA
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From:
Tröegs Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,612
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,402
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 10.07%
Reviews:
755
Ratings:
3,068
Status:
Active
Rated:
Yesterday at 10:37 PM
Added:
Aug 11, 2011
Wants:
  199
Gots:
  1,233
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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Reviewed by jjweems

4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
just an incredibly balanced classic West Coast style IPA. No frills but spot on. Just a little bit of sweetness on the tail end of an otherwise crisp resinous ride.
Yesterday at 10:37 PM
 
Rated: 3.7 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Sep 10, 2022
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Reviewed by CobraChicken

4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
It says it’s an Imperial IPA- but I don’t really get the flavor I expected. Very sticky with pine resin and citrus. Very easy drinking and enjoyable. I honestly expected more pine and hop bitterness for an imperial. However- I really do like this. Another great offering from Troegs.
Aug 29, 2022
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Rated by FrankWithers from Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Did not impress as expected. Not much head after pour. First sip tasted more like a lager, then somewhat bitter. Agreeable overall though.
Jul 28, 2022
 
Rated: 3 by wilfonzo from Florida

Jul 22, 2022
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

3.54/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear gold. Thick foam. Light hoppy aroma. Heavy hop body. Strong bitterness. It persists. Kind of bland. Not a lot of character. Not bad but could be better.
Jul 15, 2022
 
Rated: 3.89 by Holly1215 from Massachusetts

Jun 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.97 by pthoolihan from Pennsylvania

May 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.33 by MGibbons from Maryland

Apr 30, 2022
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Rated by KT3418 from Colorado

3.3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
This just IBUS and literally nothing else going on. Feel is good and all but it tastes like bitter water. Bore snore.
Apr 08, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by johnzur

Mar 31, 2022
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Reviewed by Bryan-K from Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Nothing mind blowing, but looks beautiful and has a memorable taste. Lacing is amazing when poured into IPA glass. A strong start to my variety pack-- very excited to see what else is offered. B+ rating.
Mar 20, 2022
 
Rated: 3.79 by cabsandking from Ohio

Jan 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.21 by DrewTheBrew from Ohio

Jan 13, 2022
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Reviewed by Spade from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle pour. Mostly clear golden yellow with a thin white head. The flavor is very hop-forward with a hint of malt sweetness. Overall an excellent example of the IPA style.
Dec 06, 2021
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Reviewed by jadpsu from Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
LOOK: Pours a very clear and bright gold with a slightly off white head. Retention was decent, slowly receding to a thin skin but retaining very solid side glass lace.
AROMA: Floral hops, citrus of mandarin orange, pine resin. Bread malts are also evident.
TASTE: Drying and some hop bitterness up front. Bread malts balance. Drying thru the finish.
Very solid, IPA
Nov 14, 2021
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Reviewed by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours from can very clear, like apple juice. Head is almost the brightest white I have seen in a beer with nice lacing. Nose is piney and citrusy. Taste is at first just a typical IPA flavor, then the backbite hits with a bitterness that grabs the back sides of the tongue. Superb beer!
Oct 08, 2021
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Rated by pkalix from California

3.34/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
tad too much malt...
Sep 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Dan2213 from Pennsylvania

4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L: Pours a nice golden/copper with a finger and a half of fluffy white head
S: citrus rind, pine, bready/caramel malt
T: begins with a sweet citrus followed by medium pine and finishes with a solid caramel malt backbone
F: medium carbonation, medium body, dry
O: a good, quality IPA. Consistent
Aug 30, 2021
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Reviewed by Danzifer from Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Excellent beer! My only thing is it smells pretty funky. Other than that, super rich and complex taste. Beautiful harmony between the malt and hops, nice and clean feel. This well deserves a stand out spot up there in the ever expansive world of IPA's, and for all the right reasons. Perfection, take notes people
Aug 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.34 by BombayDingleMonkey from Pennsylvania

Jul 31, 2021
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Rated by Manta200 from Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
At the Philly airport.
Jul 27, 2021
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Reviewed by Beer_Emperer from Florida

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I used to love this IPA. If fact, it was one of my favorite. But something has changed. It no longer has a "Hop Forward" style. Consequently it has a more noticeable malt taste. Along with the high ABV, the taste no longer has a WOW factor. Sad to see this once great beer for hop heads become what it has. Now I'll order other west coast IPAs instead.
Jul 23, 2021
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours golden yellow with a 1.5" white head, which lasts. Heavy lacing to the end.

Aroma is floral, pine, grapefruit, grass.

Excellent grapefruit & pine taste with underlaying notes of caramel. Resinous.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Dry, resinous finish.

Another very good DIPA form Troegs.
Jul 22, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by FunkyPolak from New Jersey

May 30, 2021
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Crystal clear golden color with a bone white head that laces the glass beautifully. The nose is straight citrus and resiny pine, definitely in the WCIPA style.

The taste has citrus up front, with grapefruit rind and ripe oranges, then the resiny pine closes the taste with a very nice bitter finish that is very dry.

This is the very definition of crushable and would always be in my beer fridge if I had regular access to it. Highly recommended if you like the WCIPA style, which I do.
Apr 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.05 by caffeinelogic from New York

Apr 24, 2021
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Reviewed by Shiredave from New York

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Beautiful medium amber with a sticky, clotted head of white foam. Great lacing and persistence keeping the beer capped from beginning to end.
Hop aromas fill the room upon pouring. Grapefruit, lavender and sage mix with bread dough and honey in an inviting mix of smells that draw you in by the nose.
Light sugars up front are followed by sharp hop flavors of more citrus rind, bitterness comes in quickly washing most of the malt character and body away.
Highly attenuated and light on the tongue this is a hop showcase and offers only a hint of balance, but thats almost enough.
Very drinkable with a mild, lingering hop bite on the finish.
This is a weak Imperial IPA that lacks malt body,flavor and balance. It is in my opinion and decent IPA, as 7.5% is not quite Imperial level and the grain and malt presence is overshadowed sharp hop flavors .
Happy 4-20!
Apr 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Jeez from Massachusetts

3.24/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Another variety pack for me and this one's first in line. It pours clear gold with minimal head. The smell is piney with minor citrus notes coming through. I'm not getting much citrus in the taste. It's very hop-forward with about 25% mild herbal hops and 75% pungent bitter hops. Clear appearance, but murky flavor. Very smooth and easy-drinking though.
Apr 03, 2021
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Reviewed by UristMcBrewer from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
The beer doesn't look notable in any particular way, but does not look bad. It is sweet, but dank and grassy and piney on the nose. The taste is bitter with a sweetness pooping in towards the end. The hops notes a very herbal, bright, and fresh with some dank. The mouthfeel is soft and foamy. it is pleasant. Overall, it s pretty good beer.
Mar 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.6 by Dustin015 from Maryland

Feb 27, 2021
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Reviewed by mikeinportc from New York

4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Best By 04/14/2021 Let warm for ~10 minutes, before opening.

Clear gold, with 1.5 fingers of medium-coarse ivory head, that leaves a few spots of lacing.

Smell is light pine, a vague citrusy mix, and a bit of (bread)crusty malt. Also some melon and pear from the open can. Smells good, but overall is a bit subdued.

Taste is mostly pine and grapefruit rind, with a little grass & green onion, and a light, helles-like, honey-on-toasted-grain element , near finish. Moderate bitterness.

Feel is light-medium, barely slick, with moderate, soft, semi-creamy carbonation, that finishes slightly drier, and with a mild bite on the tip of the tongue.

Overall , a pleasure. First time having this not-old, and won't be the last (I hope). An old(ish)-school type of IPA, but the feel of it pushes it above most. Dangerously easy-drinking. (On to #2 , as I'm typing this. ;) ) Give it a try if you like that sort of thing. :)
Feb 08, 2021
 
Rated: 3.27 by eagles22 from Pennsylvania

Jan 29, 2021
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Reviewed by sp0r412 from Pennsylvania

4.51/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
this is my second favorite ipa next to dogfish head 90 minute . it's just as good except dogfidh head has a better mouth feel, a creamier feel. other than that troegss perp ipa is an Olympic gold metal winner with a perfect hoppy smell that beats better twice the price. i especially prefer the cans because they are never skunked. it tastes especially good in a regular 12oz beer glass whereas dfa 90s is better out of a beer snifter.
Jan 26, 2021
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Reviewed by PathofChaos from Maryland

2.29/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
Served on tap at the local pub.

Appearance:
Plain, pilsner yellow with no head and limited lacing.
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Bouquet:
Piney pineapple and semi-sweet malted citrus. An evocative, if underwhelming, combination.
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Feel:
A nettle of pin-prick bubbles in a depressingly starved medium. Like drinking murky water with sand in it.
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Taste:
Lemon pith and harsh grapefruit override any pine or malt offerings. Finishes with thin film of tomatoey bile. Gee, just what I always wanted. Watch out. Master craftsmen at work here.
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Overall:
Don't believe the hype. It's about as impressive as stale bread.
Jan 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by cryptichead from Illinois

Jan 17, 2021
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Rated by Rlabar1288 from New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
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Jan 16, 2021
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Reviewed by RobertB412 from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 oz. bottle from Anthology Winter pack poured into a pint glass with a clear straw-golden color (more reminiscent of an AAL than an IPA) with a decent head and lacing. Aroma of pine, some citrus and hops. Taste follows aroma with grass, citrus, pine and lots of hops, hop bitterness balanced with some malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation and a pleasant dry finish. Overall, a very tasty AIPA/DIPA!
Jan 11, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by Mmilluzzo from New Jersey

Dec 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.31 by MjamesL from Pennsylvania

Dec 14, 2020
Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 3823 ratings