Perpetual IPA
Tröegs Brewing Company

Perpetual IPAPerpetual IPA
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From:
Tröegs Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,608
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,462
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 10.07%
Reviews:
759
Ratings:
3,074
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 08, 2023
Added:
Aug 11, 2011
Wants:
  199
Gots:
  1,234
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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Rated: 4.29 by selekt0r

Jan 08, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jan 04, 2023
 
Rated: 3.75 by mpenske from California

Dec 23, 2022
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Reviewed by KenjiN from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This brew boasts an orange color and a diminutive white head.

Nose is citrusy -- redolent of lemon in particular.

Carbonation is perfect for the style.

Good balance of hop and malt flavors.
Dec 14, 2022
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Reviewed by secondtooth from Indiana

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
APPEARANCE: Clean amber, with superb off-white lace.

NOSE: Sticky citrus, tropical and floral. Superb.

TASTE: Big hops! Bitter citrus and floral, finishing with a lingering palate-coating resinousness. A classic American IPA that’s just delicious.
Nov 19, 2022
 
Rated: 3.89 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Nov 19, 2022
 
Rated: 3.8 by Eychung from New York

Nov 10, 2022
 
Rated: 3.82 by lastmango from Pennsylvania

Nov 09, 2022
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Reviewed by brewerburgundy from West Virginia

3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz can, pilsner glass, best by 11/17/22.

The clarity stands out amongst cases and cases of hazy, New England, and unfiltered peers. It’s a rich golden rod throughout and topped with a happy, long lasting white foam.

Zesty, bitter orange peel with good strength and a bit of bitter alcohol.

Candied orange, bitter peel, pine, and a malt base with biscuit notes. The bitterness is strong with this one. It has a solid body with a bit of sweetness and bitterness that measures up.

Medium-full body, very bitter and drying finish, medium-low carbonation. Classic American IPA with cranked up bitterness.

This is a really solid American IPA I’ve passed over many times. Good to know it’s a reliable option.
Oct 27, 2022
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Reviewed by papawag from Maryland

3.54/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Poured from kegerator sixtel. The first thing you experience with this beer is great, nice golden color, foamy head and light lemony aroma. A moment after the sip, it goes downhill. You feel a too-high alcohol bite and lingering piney bitterness. If they could figure a way to reduce those two things, this would be a great beer.
Oct 20, 2022
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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.
Sep 26, 2022
 
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 MutuelsMark 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

4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
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
Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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