Tröegs Perpetual IPA | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Perpetual IPATröegs Perpetual IPA
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Tröegs Perpetual IPATröegs Perpetual IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

Style: American 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
Ranking:
#2,467
Reviews:
684
Ratings:
3,598
pDev:
10.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
192
Gots:
1,134
Trade:
5
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Photo of SebastianOwl
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of fermentedbarley
2.99/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of ZachKelly
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.76/5  rDev -7.6%

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

Tasted On: 01-04-2013
Freshness: Bottled on 10-25-2012
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Signature glass
Purchased: Received in a trade

Appearance has 1 or 2 fingers of whit e head sitting on a semi-clear orange/yellow beer. Head retention is fair with an attractive lacing.

Aromas are mainly of citrus hops and tropical fruits, with some caramel and bready malts included in a lesser degree.

The first taste brings a heavy hop bitterness to the table. Flavors are mainly hop resins and other spices. A bit of fruity sweetness is on the back end.

Thick bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. The finish is dry and hoppy.

Overall a really nice IPA here -- I like the naming on the label that this is an Imperial Pale Ale -- seems like a better name these days than an India Pale Ale. I would have liked a little more balance from the malts, but I can't complain.

Thanks to baybum for the try!

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Photo of sgoro
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of dankjohn
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJCarnell
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dasenebler
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber, bottled 8/11/11.

Pours a chill-hazed light amber with a nice creamy head and textbook lacing.

The aroma is fresh and hoppy, with lots of grapefruit and mango, plus a spicy character.

The flavor is like sweet hop nectar. Solidly bitter on the finish, but juicy, tropical and hoppy all the way through. Malt sweetness is definitely there, yet this is an extremely well-balanced IPA (Imperial Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, it's all the same anyway). Mouthfeel is hoppy-resiny with medium-low carbonation. Very smooth and drinkable.

My oh my, this stuff is just as good and drinkable as Nugget Nectar, though in a different way. Glad I picked up more than one bomber (which, at $4.99 in NJ was a steal!). Thank you, Troegs!

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to tulip. Liquid gold and crystal clear. Aggressive pour yields three fingers of fizzy head that quickly dissolves into a small, solid cap of foam. Rings of spotty lacing line the sides. Aroma is juicy, honey sweet, and just a touch of booze. Flavor is same with a bit of resin and pine bite. Kinda sorta a DIPA, but if my beloved Two Hearted is an IPA, this is an IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Hyptochrons
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

nose is citrus, pine, some floral and grassy notes. taste is mostly piney, this beer delivers a nice bitterness. although this is definitely a good ipa, im more into the ones that hit the nose and palate w heavy citrus character, which i felt was a bit lacking in this beer. still, nice beer that is refreshing with a nice piney bitterness.

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4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Straight pour from a 22oz pry-off bomber to a small tulip pint (12oz glass, I believe); there’s a freshness date, but I can barely make it out. I’m going to say bottled on August 11, 2011 at 9:41AM (BOTTLED ON 081111 09:41; BATCH 6 110712), but honestly I can barely make this out.

Appearance (5.0): What a pour! Three fingers of off-white, rocky head, bubbles of different sizes all around, fading to some heavy lacing on the side. Body is a beautiful orange-gold, definitely not hazy but just on the other side of clear.

Smell (4.5): Citrus and floral, pine way in the back. The bright, just-a-little-sweet citrus note is a great complement to the evident malt lying underneath. Malt smells pale and sweet, not strong but a nice undercurrent.

Taste (4.5): Citrus and piney hops do a little dance from the tip of your tongue all the way back, and they’re followed by quieter but a no less evident herbal, grassy bitterness that goes on and on—this is one of the longest finishes I’ve had in a long time. The citrus is like tart, not-too-sweet lemonade with orange undertones; the pine is, well, piney, and leads in the grassy, herbal finish. Underneath it all is just enough of a malt base to support the hop fireworks—lightly sweet, simple and pale. Nice. Yeast in the back, just a little, which I’ve found with other Tröegs beers, but I like it. No alcohol to speak of. My palate is so very happy.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Nice. Light but with just a bit of oiliness, which I appreciate; could use more slickness, but this is good. One thing I love about a good, big-hops IPA is the sensation of rocky chunks of foam slipping by your lips. Maybe that sounds weird, but the point is I like the mouthfeel quite a bit. Maybe a little more viscosity, more oil, but I appreciate the dry finish.

Overall (4.5): Damn good. They better start releasing this seasonally or something. Between this and Nugget Nectar, nobody can make the argument that the East Coast doesn’t know how to handle hops. I just want more, more, and more. Holy cow this beer is great.

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Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 3,598 ratings
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