Tröegs Perpetual IPA | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Perpetual IPATröegs Perpetual IPA

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

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

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Photo of fmccormi
4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
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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Photo of digitalflood
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Quafftastic
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of fermentedbarley
2.99/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of TheMultiYeast
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of MrJuengling
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of MenardMa
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sachie23
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of jhlosito75
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of fx20736
4/5  rDev -1.5%
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 nzerbe
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Bogdawg
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sirhc3034
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevehagy
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Icemann383
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wertschy
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wafers
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of samie85
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of rxthree
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of halo913
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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

Big thanks to the House of Wiss for the quick turnaround.

Appearance -- Pours a hazy peach gold with a tuft of frothy parchment head. Wide bands of lace. I like.

Smell -- Dank herbal hops, candied orange peel, tangerine, tropical fruit, and a dab of caramel. Nice balance of dank hops, fruity hop aromatics, and malt sweetness.

Taste -- Dankness and citrus dominate the palate: tangerine, musky herb, and cane juice sweetness. Additionally, some mild grainy malt. Hop bitterness is certainly pronounced, but it shows itself more plainly in the finish; not a kind of deep penetrating bitterness that I tend to enjoy from the style. Lingering flavor of musky hop bitterness and candied orange peel.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-bodied with a bite of carbonation up front followed by soft seltzer-like bubbles. Very unique and quite nice!

Overall -- I like this more than any of the pilot Scratch IPAs that lead up to this. Really nice, and for the price, you're a sucker to pass this up. Hopefully six-packs are on the horizon.

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Photo of Gregaroo
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 3,527 ratings.
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