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Tröegs Perpetual IPA | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by thain709 on 08-11-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
638
Ratings:
3,373
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
23.34%
 
 
Wants:
173
Gots:
1,004
For Trade:
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Reviews: 638 | Ratings: 3,373
Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Comes in a clear amber color with a big, fluffy, white head with excellent retention and lacing.

The aroma offers pine needles, juicy red grapefruit, pithy grapefruit bitterness, sweet bready malts, browned bread, brown sugar, orange peel, and a very light peach and pineapple note.

The taste is a nice balance of bittersweet citrus flavors and malt. The malt is biscuity, almost brown sugary, but none too cloying. There is a nice pithy orange peel bitterness with some juicy red grapefruit. There is a faint and elusive peach and pineapple note, probably from the Citra hops, but it is very subtle. The finish is lightly bitter and well-balanced. Lingering notes of grapefruit and orange peel and light pine.

The mouthfeel is fluffy, creamy, and a pleasure to drink. Seriously, this has a great mouthfeel for a shelf IPA! It drinks so smoothly.

This is an excellent widely available IPA, one of the best shelf IPAs in the Northeast competing with Smuttynose Finest Kind and Ithaca Flower Power. Recommend for IPA fans that want something between the bitter West Coast pine bombs and the New England tropical juice bombs.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap. Slightly hazy golden color with white head. Aroma has bittersweet tangerines and some dank/grassy hops. Taste starts with juicy citrus fruits and finishes with bitter, piney hops and lingers with grapefruit pith flavor. Medium body with soft carbonation. Overall it's a quite good IPA with a more classic hop profile.

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Photo of foretk
3.43/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Upon opening this bottle there was a mild aroma from the bottle. It poured in the glass nicely with just a slight head, maybe about a quarter to half inch. Color is very golden. Even in the glass the aroma is very mild. This lead to quite a surprise with the first sip when you taste the very hop forward beer. The taste lingers in your mouth for quite a while. Other notes are hard to detect. There is a little bit of citrus flavor. The beer is fairly high in carbonation and although it is 7.5% it does not seem to have a strong alcohol flavor. So be careful if you have a few. Overall the beer is a solid IPA, but I would not quite put it in the outstanding catagory.

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Photo of Damian
2.34/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Drank from a 12 fl. oz. bottle
Freshest by 08 08 16
Served in a snifter
Thanks to my father-in-law Neil for bringing a six-pack of this to our dinner party.

Gorgeous appearance. The crystal clear, amber colored body was capped by a three-finger tall, super tight and creamy, off-white crown. The head slowly fell to a lasting cap of foam. Large patches of thick, drippy lacing coated the glass.

The nose was very yeasty initially. Powdery and dry. Slightly sweet with very subtle earthy hop notes. Even as the head died down, the hops were very mellow. Half way through the glass, the hops finally began to come out. Moderate citrus notes. Orange peel was noticeable. Good dose of malty sweetness as well. This smelled more like an English pale ale than any type of double IPA I have ever encountered.

The flavor profile was very West Coast circa 2006. Quite malty and sweet up front. Bit of caramel malt. Pungent citrusy hops soon appeared and intensified as the beer moved along the palate. Candied orange peel was most noticeable initially. On the back end, the hops turned sharp and quite bitter. Super oily and resinous. The bitterness came through even more in the finish. Uber pithy and piney with an astringency that was off the charts.

The mouthfeel was light and frothy. Fairly thin for the style with a large bubbled and rather aggressive effervescence. The liquid felt somewhat airy on the palate.

Even with all the outstanding New England-style hoppy beers available in my area, I still feel like I have reasonable expectations when it comes to commonly available IPAs and double IPAs. That said, Tröegs Perpetual IPA is one of the worst examples of the style I have tried in a very long time. If you like palate wrecking, super resinous and bitter, over hopped beers, then this might be your thing. Otherwise, I would recommend steering clear of it.

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Photo of Beric
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving: From the bottle at a cookout
Served: 14 May 2016

Appearance: Had this from the bottle in the Tröegs summer sampler 12pk, with the sleek white branding. I can't really speak too much to the appearance of the beer itself, but I liked the elegant, simple label.

Smell: Bright citrus and pine hops.

Taste: Good light caramel malt sweetness complimented by a solid assertion of hop notes containing characteristics of grapefruit, blood orange, and lemon grass.

Mouthfeel: Medium-high body with high carbonation.

Overall: A good DIPA and comparable in many ways to Torpedo, though I think Torpedo has a refreshing bitterness this one lacks somewhat.

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Photo of dtumminelliob
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very solid IPA. Lots of bitterness, a strong malt backbone, but sufficient aromatics to balance it out (though not enough to feel like a West Coast IPA). Stellar with a sophisticated flavor profile.

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Photo of stevoj
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from my brother. Pretty unassuming pour, gentle aroma, then taste comes on with a bang. Mild astringent piney hops on a nice slick medium weight body. Not huge hoppiness, but super tasty with a near perfect feel.

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Photo of johnnyc46
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent IPA that I found by accident when I couldn't find my usual DalesPaleAle. Bought a 12 pack of cans for $20 in Staten Island NY. Great hoppy clean taste with a high ABV. I would buy this IPA a lot if it was readily available in my area. The flavor was really impressive,citrus, refreshing, and light. The ale is powerful so you could underestimate it. Great ale if you can find it.

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Photo of ale2thechief
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice IPA from Troegs. It has a good hop and malt balance. Bit of grainy aroma which is nice and not overpowering. Flavor is very balanced which tilts toward the malty side on the finish.

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Photo of fx20736
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a single bottle from Beers of the World. Poured into a Duvel tulip at fridge temp.

Look: Peachy amber, thinnish white head, decent lacing

Smell: Mild orange/ grapefruit

Taste: Balanced citrus and pale malt

Feel: soft

Overall: decent, drinkable IPA

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Photo of mschrei
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not sure when it was bottled. Poured into a Russian River nonic pint. Super healthy carb, totally the first thing that catches your eye. A very golden color. Super big head and lacing. A very subtle hop profile on the nose, not much else. Big hop taste but not too bitter – just a little, underneath. Juicy front with a malty back in a whole mouth filling feeling, exceptionally well balanced in that nothing really jumps out at you. We were debating if this should be called an imperial IPA, more due to its lightness and lower ABV. Doesn't matter what you classify it as to me, because this is one damn good beer.

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Photo of byronic
3.64/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pretty standard brew, nothing really sets it apart. That being said it's simple, straightforward and session-able. If you want a six to drink take it home, if you're looking for something a bit more complex keep looking!

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Photo of KMillard
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great imperial ipa for someone who does not like imperials. Hoppy but balanced and not heavy with alcohol. Nice color and lacy in a glass. Memorable.

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Photo of teromous
3.29/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Canned on 122115 16:17 151220-302

Appearance: Brilliantly clear transparency with a nice golden colored body under a thick fluffy white head. It's a very lovely looking beer.

Aroma: It has a very floral aroma. Not a complex aroma but a very nice one that smells like being in a flower shop.

Taste: Up front there is a very light orange peel character with a good deal of bitterness that starts at the front and follows through to the end. Much like the aroma the flavor has a very floral soap-like character.

Mouthfeel: Lots of bitterness with a slightly off-dry presence in a light body.

Overall: It's pretty good. Nothing really stands out as something I would specifically remember but it's a good beer. The floral soap-like flavor and aroma might put some people off. I wasn't a huge fan of it because I've tasted many other more inviting flavors in other DIPA/IIPA's.

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Photo of hoppytobehere
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottled freshest by 061016. Whatever the hell that means.

This thing borders a single and double IPA at 7.5%. Not a huge aroma, mostly Cascade. The pilsner malt is prominent in the taste.

Solid beer.

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Photo of CNoj012
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a 3 finger fluffy white head. Retention is very good and there are many thick hanging sheets of lacing. Smell is pine, citrus and sweet bready malt. Taste is the same. Decent amount of bitterness, but still quite balanced. Feel is medium and resinous. Overall very solid, but not great.

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Photo of atr2605
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a clear yellow golden color with a white head with nice retention
S-lots of pine, lemon, orange
T-citrus, pineapple, and pine flavors dominate with a decent malt background
M-medium bodied with average carbonation
O-excellent american ipa, very well balanced and drinkable

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Photo of SmashAdams
2.75/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This is a pretty ordinary and standard IPA. Doesn't seem much like a double IPA for sure. Rather malt forward with some hop presence but no exciting character. nb

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber in color with a quarter inch of off white head on top. Light lacing is present. The aroma is an enticing citrus hop note with plenty of light malt to balance things out. The taste is very much a blend of piney and citrus hops. The mouth is light, crisp, and dry.

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Photo of LAp
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a table glass. Pours a crystal clear, straw yellow with a quickly receding 2 finger white head. Nose is malt-forward - almost more lagery than ipa-y. Palate is bitter hops with a not insubstantial malty aftertaste. The beer almost tastes a touch watery - double IPA is definitely a reach for this one. The mouthfeel is relatively thin. Overall, nothing to write home about. A thorough drinkable, if uninspired not-quite-DIPA.

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Photo of TigerSoul
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the few IPA's classified as "Imperial" that possesses none of the aggressive, forward character of that style. The LOOK is almost deceivingly benign: clear and bright, with no hint of the weight of the typical Imperial. The NOSE is full of pine with a hint of orange and a sweetness (maybe malt?) as well. The TASTE is exceedingly balanced, with layers of hops (of course), herbs, some fruit and a lingering, dry finish that does not threaten to overload the back of your tongue or your salivary glands. The FEEL is clean. OVERALL, even though it clocks in at a massive 85 IBU, it has none of the offending elements of many Imperials. I'm enjoying it tonight, in the 12 oz. bottle, with the new label (freshness date is "05/01/16") and it is also one of the most non-fatiguing Imperials I've ever had. Highly recommended.

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Photo of rjd722
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours a clean, clear, golden-amber with a two-finger white head which after dissipating leaves a thick ring for lacing around the glass.

Aroma: Floral, grassy hops with sweet malt. Also getting some pine and orange notes.

Taste: Definitely a pine heavy IPA, but in a good way. My expectation was that it would be more bitter, but the immediate pine resin yields to a somewhat sticky, sweet finish.

Feel: Light body and sticky mouthfeel. Has me feeling like I bit off a chunk of Eastern Hemlock (PA's state tree). Great hoppy bitterness lingers through to the end and beyond.

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Photo of Jacobob10
3.49/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle.

Deep gold with great clarity and a white head. Strong citrus and pine in the aroma with very little malt at all. Even for an IPA, the balance in the flavor is poor. Loads of pine cause for a sticky and resinous mouthfeel, which is not very enjoyable. The hops are too harsh and make it difficult to have more than one.

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Photo of sprat1960
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: light gold with a cooper tint; absolutely transparent. Pours with almost no head; just a thick layer of white foam that dies down quickly leaving some remnants of foam on the surface of the beer. Medium-sized bubbles noticeable. Looks like a decent quality commercial beer. Nothing special.

Smell: Grain, malt and some hops.

Taste: Grain to start, some citrus (lemon, grapefruit), very mild hoppy finish with a slight bitter end. Mild but nice flavor.

Feel: Thinner-side of medium. Smooth velvety feel. Slight tingle from the carbonation. Mild dry finish without being too dry.

Overall: Decent IPA. Lighter body than many; so not heavy. Mild flavor. Would accompany Italian food nicely.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.94/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yellow appearance, almost an inch of white head. Matching a might as well be imperial ipa with this yellow color can lead to some great/disastrous results. Aroma was not hoppy, thought it was gonna be.

Lots of bitterness, not a lot of hop flavor. Prickly carbonation whisks it all away, or at least tries to. Just can't understand the love for this one.

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