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Tröegs Perpetual IPA | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Perpetual IPATröegs Perpetual IPA
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3,581 Ratings
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:
#2,414
Reviews:
682
Ratings:
3,581
pDev:
10.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
190
Gots:
1,127
Trade:
5
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Scrapss
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler pour into a 6 oz tasting nonic. I let this warm all the way to 55-60 degrees

A: nice 1 finger head and golden body. some good effervescence.

S: nice balance of pine, citrus and gobs of malt.

T: smooth pine, floral, citrus hop with a moderate biscuity malt backbone.

M: nice carbonation yields creaminess and nice hop dryness. Lighter than most DIPA.

O: Well balanced, tasty and lots going on. I think this is a very good example of the style and I'll definitely have this again if I run into it.

*** Update 12/29/2013 ***

So, with a few months on it, it has muted some...the middle-roasted malts are shining and the hops are now an earthy, musty grapefruit. Strangely reminds me of a Dirtwolf with some age on it, the earthy hops shine more than the strong grapefruit it once had.

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Photo of Kevin_Siqveland
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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

http://brewbloggers.net/2012/09/16/troegs-brewing-company-hershey-pa/comment-page-1/#comment-290

...The frozen glass neutralizes the weakly fragrant hop that would otherwise be evident in a warm, room temperature pint glass....Incidentally, that was coincident in time for another sip. These guys are genius but be careful, easy drinking heavy hitter, at 7.5%abv.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Riding that fine line at the upper end of the alcohol scale, this "American IPA" is spot on with a dry malt taste and a complete hop dominance- this ale does its namesake in providing me eternal drinking pleasure... for at least a half hour.

Strikingly clear in its pour, its golden body gleams as the last few bubbles race to contribute to the beer's frothy white cap. Long lasting, the beer's foam stance is sturdy and is slow to release. In its wake the head trails with blanketed intricate lace. Lighter than expected in color, the beer's appearance is exceptional!

While the hop's presence dominates the nose with vibrant pink grapefruit, vine-ripened oranges, delicate pine and a boisterous grass note- its not without a ribbon of malt. A light honey and caramel scent gives the hop-fruit character a sense of being candied or sweetened. its simply and juicy and nearly teeth-churning aroma.

Delicious in it hop-to-malt ratio, the malts actually strike first with a creamy caramel and honey taste- so delicate in fact that it almost seems pilsner-like. But just as the taste begins to waiver, here come the hops! Grapefruit, freshly zested oranges and lemon peels develop into a pleasant grassy and bitter taste. Seemingly of pine resin- the beer's final impression is of dry malt to prop up the cleanest and crispest hop taste imaginable.

Malty-dry early and even drier late, the beer opens with that creamy-sweet note to buffer against all that bitterness and would-be astringency. But as the sweetness quickly fades and the carbonation subsides, the beer seems to skip over the middle in order to usher in a quick finish of hop dryness that's aided by alcohol evaporative cooling to ensure a dry and refreshed palate with every sip... ok, drink.

Perpetual IPA's balance is all about the standard IPA profile. There's no added sweetness that "imperial" versions display. Nor does the alcohol compounds become a part of the flavor profile. Its utmost dryness and focus on hop dominance makes this an irresistable yet fortified dream for hop lovers. Now if I could just keep it going...

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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into my Leinenkugel's pint glass. Pours a clear straw color with a finger and a half of foamy head that dissipates quickly into a cap. No carbonation and very light lacing. Citrusy hoppy notes seem most prevalent, with lemon, orange, and grapefruit standing out. Some earthy hop notes caramel malts linger around in the background. Very well balanced in my opinion on the tongue for an IPA. Sweet caramel is there in the middle of citrusy hop flavors. Mildly bitter on the end, which does linger lightly afterward. This is a medium bodied IPA that does not overdue anything.

Overall: Very well made IPA that has balance. I would get this again if it was distributed to Illinois.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 3,581 ratings
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