Perpetual IPA
Tröegs Brewing Company

Perpetual IPAPerpetual IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #291
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #3,418
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 10.05%
Reviews:
710
Ratings:
3,723
From:
Tröegs Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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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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Reviews: 710 | Ratings: 3,723
Photo of bigbellysailor
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!!!

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Photo of VoxRationis
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.

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Photo of Harrison8
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.

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Photo of Imakoniver
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.

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Photo of Jamescobar104
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.

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Photo of CodyBasden
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

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Photo of good_to_sea
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)

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Photo of Samlover55
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

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Photo of danzorb
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.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
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!

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Photo of jkblr
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can bb 2/23/19 poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 7.5% ABV 85 IBU. The beer pours bright golden amber in color with nearly white head. The head recedes to a few bubbles and a pencil thin ring. Slight lacing. The aroma is semisweet caramel and slight pine. The taste is piney semisweet caramel with a little citrus on the firmly bitter back end. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and semi dry in the finish. There is a little shellac and sweetness in the finish but the bitterness is perfect for balance. Overall, very good. Nice, classic IPA. Thanks @woodychandler!

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Photo of LarryV
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light amber color without any significant head, virtually no lacing. Nose is grainy, malty. Nice hops presence with a solid malt backbone to balance things out. Pretty easy drinking although I think it's just a tad too sweet. Definitely a solid beer but not the best I've had from Troegs.

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Photo of MrOH
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear gold. White head with good retention and lace
Aromas of mango and pine
Flavor somewhat follows aroma, some caramel malt
A little sticky, but otherwise nice
Good, but not great.

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Photo of jguzman718
4.79/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I get the name, there's a lasting aftertaste with this beer, you could take your time with it and savor it for a good amount of time. I don't find it that bitter, there's a sweetness cancelling that out, it has a hint of rind penetrating to the far ends of the mouth but it's really not that bitter.

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Photo of Vegasindependentbeerscene
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tapped at Glory Days Grill in Linthicum Heights Maryland about a mile outside of BWI airport.

One word - skunky (did they put weed in the beer?)

I like it, yes please

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Photo of Tweezerjam
2.42/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I find it just really bitter without much of anything else. The 7.5% alc/vol is its only positive characteristic to me. Disclaimer: I'm not an IPA guy so take my review for what its worth.

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Photo of Mandpasbury
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a super clear golden amber with what may be the shortest-lived head I have ever seen. Minimal amout of spotchy lacing, as in minute. The nose revealed mango and plum staning out with a hint of lemon and moderate amount of pine. I really liked the aroma....a lot. It is a moderately full-bodied brew, with a really good pine/mango/lemon advanced flavor that is followed by the hops and plum. Nice bit of bitter left on tongue but not overpowering, very balanced. For a imperial IPA, I was really surprised not to get more of am alcohol-forward taste....which led to my increased enjoyment of this beer! Overall, I really like this and will certainly enjoy the rest of the 6-er in my beer fridge.

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Photo of Ahypercube
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Flew this puppy (and a couple others) back home with me from Virginia. This is the first beer I've had from Tröegs, and as soon as I tasted it, I regretted not picking anything up sooner. I know I've at least seen JavaHead somewhere before. Next time.

L: Perfectly clear orange amber body, no haze at all. Head was a short-lived little show. No lacing, not even a lingering film of foam to speak of. Huh. This is the first one I drank from a glass. Wasn't expecting it to look so boring.

S: I probably should have reviewed it sooner. The hops have become a touch oxidized. Regardless, heavy pine is the keystone aroma. Around it swirls mango, orange, lemon, plum, caramel, barley and quince.

T: Tastes very similar to Hop Ottin' from Anderson Valley, but cleaner, fresher and hoppier. Pretty similar to Torpedo as well, but I like Torpedo better. Very typical flavor profile for an IPA. Definitely a West Coast style hop schedule.

F: Very smooth and creamy, but it needs more bite for an IPA. It has some. But it needs more. It's not crisp.

O: Very decent flagship ale. Definitely would like to try some more brews from these guys.

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Photo of jamyers1
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This was a surprising beer for me! I didn't realize it was brewed next door in Hershey, PA. I ordered it at a restaurant with a less than average beer menu, and it surprised me! It was a great, hoppy American IPA with a nice sweetness to it. I had been kayaking on the Delaware River all day, so I decided I would try it again later, thinking maybe I loved it because any beer would be awesome after a long day of paddling. So I bought 6 bottles today to try it again and I love it! It doesn't have a great look or smell, but packs a great IPA taste. Multiple hop varieties in it...and at $10/six pack it is a great choice. I believe it is 7.5% abv. Overall an above average IPA, from Troegs BC.

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Photo of charliems1
4.65/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had it at my college's class of 1968 50th reunion. Aroma of hops with slight citrus undertones. Light amber color. Good body and tartness/bitterness.

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Photo of daliandragon
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single at Belmont Party Supply in Dayton, Ohio. I love that place.

Strong start with stubborn white head and slightly hazy amber body. Nose is citrus, pine, and tropical fruit. As it should be. Legitimate structured hop attack. Some malt balance but clearly outnumbered. Close to withering but not offensive. Pretty easy to quaff at 7.5 octane as well.

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Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, orange amber colored with a short white head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear
S: good balance of aggressive hops and sweetness, citrus, bready
T: pineapple, mango, citrus, papaya , some slight spice, sweet fruit middle, dryer hop finish
M: medium to full bodied, good carbonation
O: good balance of sweetness from fruity hops and malt and traditional hop bitterness

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Photo of clippers74
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Solid IPA. Pours nice golden amber. Not over the top with aroma. Typical west coast smell. Refreshing on the palate. Mild bitterness at the end. Well done Troegs.

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Photo of Brad007
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up last weekend. Pours a nice mild golden hue with a huge, frothy head into my glass. Citrus and tropical fruit aromas greet the nose. Passionfruit, mango and papaya upfront in the mouth. Enveloping bitterness lingers at the back of the throat. Very well done.

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

Nice!! Pours a clear orange/amber into the glass with a thick, compact white head that lasts and lasts. The aroma is of citrusy hops and a hint of the malt backbone. The taste? WOW!. I think I am overdosing on hops flavour!! The taste is an explosion of hops with malt in the supporting role. It is medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Overall, I will buy this again!!

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Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 3723 ratings