Perpetual IPA
Tröegs Brewing Company

Perpetual IPAPerpetual IPA
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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,407
Ranked #4,375
4.08 | pDev: 10.05%
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
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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Dan2213 from Pennsylvania

4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
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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Danzifer from Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +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
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Beer_Emperer from Florida

4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
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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Peach63 from New York

4.12/5  rDev +1%
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
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
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
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Shiredave from New York

4.04/5  rDev -1%
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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Jeez from Massachusetts

3.24/5  rDev -20.6%
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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UristMcBrewer from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
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
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mikeinportc from New York

4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
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
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sp0r412 from Pennsylvania

4.51/5  rDev +10.5%
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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PathofChaos from Maryland

2.29/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Served on tap at the local pub.

Plain, pilsner yellow with no head and limited lacing.
Piney pineapple and semi-sweet malted citrus. An evocative, if underwhelming, combination.
A nettle of pin-prick bubbles in a depressingly starved medium. Like drinking murky water with sand in it.
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.
Don't believe the hype. It's about as impressive as stale bread.

Jan 20, 2021
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RobertB412 from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
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
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LoganFarinhas from Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

$2.00, 7.5%ABV, 12fl oz., No canned date, Freshest by Mar. 16th 2021, 46.0ºF (7.8ºC), 85 IBU, Pint glass

Overall: This beer is beautiful looking, the smell is absolutely great, the price is good, the taste is pretty bitter and has a great hop complexity I don't get much malty flavor. There was no explicit canned date which is disappointing, but it is definitely pretty fresh just going off the taste. I give it a 97 overall; really good.

Dec 09, 2020
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JJKBeerLvr from Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12-oz bottle into pint glass in December 2020. There is freshest by date of March 10, 2021 on the label. I drank this less about 1 month after purchase.

Appearance: Deep gold color with huge white head. It is a bright and has a hazy color, like other IPAs. Head is very thick and it lasts a long time. There is a lot of lacing on the glass.

Smell: The aroma filled the room while the beer was being poured. Strong aroma of pine, citrus, and hops, as well as some sweetness like pineapple. Also a little earthy or straw aroma. Overall the pine and citrus aromas dominates the other aromas.

Taste: Sweet taste with a strong bitter hops edge. There is a typical hops and citrus flavor but with some sweetness as well. This is bitter like most other IPAs. Has a very nice after taste that lasts a long time. Overall a nice balance and very drinkable.

Mouthfeel: Medium-Strong bodied, which makes this very drinkable. Medium-Strong alcohol which matches the 7.5% listed.

This is a good and interesting ImperialIPA. It has a nice mix of grapefruit, hops, and other flavors, which makes it enjoyable. I like the overall balance, and that the citrus flavors are pronounced but do not dominate the flavor. It has more of a hop edge than many other IPAs. This would be a good IPA to drink often. I will definitely buy this again.

Dec 05, 2020
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cjeep from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I have loved this beer for quite some time, and it's a treat to finally get to review it. Freshest by 3/11/2021 it says - it's just Dec 1 so thanks to my local monger for getting it to me quickly. Of course we have the advantage that it's just 100 mi up the road.
L: Drinking from the can, and the can looks nice. My favorite type - 16oz!
S: I get a lot of pine in the nose. Some floral notes. otherwise very clean. I like it
T: Delivers on the nose & a bit more. Strong grapefruit rind coming in. Again, I like it. Grapefruit rind lingers and lingers. But I'm a hop head so it's fine by me. Abv well hidden.
F: smooth. crisp. very tasty (ok, that's not "Feel" but still)
O: I like this beer. And I like Troegs...

Dec 02, 2020
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Wiskeytango from Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding so called imperial pale ale. It’s simply a great pale ale. I wish they would do away with the ipa label! One of the best brewed pale ales in the country. The label should be PPA.. perpetual pale ale.. it’s very rich and has a wonderful mouthfeel, and I love this beer on snowy day with a piece of beef or lamb!

Dec 01, 2020
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NDasher from Maryland

4.76/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of my new favorite IPAs. It's very hoppy but not too harsh. Bold flavor, yet it goes down smooth with minimal aftertaste. The flavor isn't too complex, I mostly just taste hops and a hint of citrus, but it's an IPA in its purest form.

Nov 01, 2020
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The pour of a 12 oz. bottle into a clear pint glass divulges an almost crystal clear amber beer. There's carbonation which provides a short, but durable head and some glass lacing. The aroma has just a hint of malt, but it's predominantly of hops, bitter and dry. The taste is just like the smell, only amplified. Perpetual has a simple yet delicious taste. Rather consistent throughout, it does leave a hoppy reminder that's bitter, dry and clean. Going down, it's light without being shallow. A solid no frills standard AIPA.

Sep 15, 2020
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FrMatthewLC from Canada (NS)

3.24/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

An overpowering hop flavor where you can't even taste the malts or yeast. A bit of almost a tobacco taste. Worth drinking but I wouldn't buy it again as there are better options.

Aug 15, 2020
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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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