Tröegs Perpetual IPA | Tröegs Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
3,498
Reviews:
663
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
10.1%
 
 
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181
Gots:
1,089
For Trade:
5
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of KLReed
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of jan_acker
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.61/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The Troegs DIPA is similar to most big IPAs that are trying to have 1000 IBUs....very malty with bitter hops. The beer poured a nice copper with white head that is leaving a lace. The scent is mostly bittering hops. The taste is bolstered by big malt that is slightly sweet....to balance the beer there is bitter hops with not much pine or citrus. The mouthfeel is full in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a good DIPA for those that like it bitter....for those that want pine and citrus will be dissappointed with this one.

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Photo of BoardwalkBock
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

I don't know what the deal is but this most recent batch is absolutely superb! I've had this beer many times but this new batch has blown me away.

A: Nice dark yellow, orange hue. Decent head to start and fades into a very nice lacing around the edge. Leaves that spiderweb-like appearance on the glass.

S: Pine, tropical fruit, citrus.

T: First thought on this new batch: amazing. The tropical fruits really explode and leave such a perfect flavor in your mouth well after the initial sip. Nice bitterness, not overwhelming. Pine, citrus and bready malts follow.

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated. ABV undetectable.

O: Like I said in the beginning of the review, totally amazed by this new batch of Perpetual. Leaves me wondering if they have changed the recipe. Classic IPA that may become world class if every batch is this amazing.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of IowaPA
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Cdunk11 for sending this one over as a bonus! Poured from a can into a pint glass.

A: Thick 3 finger head on the pour, stuck around for most of the glass. Pours a nice crystal clear straw color, really lovely looking beer.

S: That dank, almost oniony smell. It's a strong scent, not something I seek out, but not unpleasant either. Reminiscent of Surly Furious, as a reference for those who have had that.

T: Taste is really well balanced. Starts a hair on the sweet side, moving towards some malty background, and then a nice bitter hoppy finish. But none of these were over powering, I keep coming back to balanced. Pretty enjoyable.

M: Super light feel, very easy drinking for as pungent as the flavor is. Would be a great hot day IPA.

O: Not something I would go out of my way to get ahold of, but if I saw it on the shelf, I might grab one. Certainly wouldn't kick it out of bed. :-)

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Photo of Ego
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

eyes...
just slightly hazy golden hue, active carbonation feeding a white cap standing at a perfect 1.5 fingers and holding, great lacing, the color seems a bit light but that is kind of nit picky, pretty damn fine looking brew

nose...
mango-ish hops with a sharp medicinal edge, some orange notes, lemony effervescence, some sweetness, pretty subdued but nice

taste etc...
good hefty feel in the mouth, really full body here, decent bitterness, kind of medicinal/herbal type of hop flavor with a more pronounced acerbic nature in the aftertaste, mild warming from the midling ABV here (compared to most DIPAs that is), the bittering overpowers the
malt, the lack of malt presence really makes this drink more bitter than it probably is, the hop profile of this brew just does not speak to me

verdict?
not bad, in fact it has some super moments (look and feel) but overall the way the hop signature is built just does not work for me, which is strange considering how friggin bonkers I am over Nugget Nectar

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into Spiegelau tulip.

A: Pours clear golden with a finger of off-white head.

S: Orange, honey, and grass.

T: Pungent and lightly sweet. Some good maltiness followed by orange peel, lime, floral, and a little bitterness. As it warms I start to notice a slight 'buttery' taste in the finish.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Clean and crisp.

O: Well balanced. It's crisp and refreshing qualities make it a good brew for a hot summer day.

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Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 3,498 ratings.
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