Tröegs Perpetual IPA | Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Perpetual IPATröegs Perpetual IPA
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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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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of mverity
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great summer IPA. Nice clear pale yellow to straw in color, with white head that dissipated rather quickly. Smell is a bit lacking. Faintly watery, the hops smells good, but not quite as present as I'd like. Taste is wonderful though. What this beer lacks in aroma, it quickly makes up for in taste. Superbly grassy and a wonderful floral hoppiness to it. I get some apricot and a sweetness that I can only describe as when you chew on Dallisgrass on a hot day.

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of E1D0L0N
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of magictacosinus
3.29/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Thank you, jbravato! Kept this in the fridge for a while to slow down its aging process. Poured into a tulip glass from a 12oz bottle. Freshness date is listed at the side of the bottle's neck as "04/30/13."

Pours a golden amber color with a generous amount of carbonation. There's about 1.5 fingers worth of head that coat the top, but it quickly dissipates to a firm ring. The nucleation point in the glass is actually spewing more bubbles upwards than expected, which definitely enhances the beer's appearance. Lacing is pretty good all around, and overall, it presents itself as a slightly viscous, resinous DIPA.

The aroma is surprisingly light, containing light notes of citrus rinds, grapefruit, pine, and lots of honey underneath. Maybe a little bit of butterscotch, too, which in this situation works well. Nothing too dank going on overall... But definitely a bright citrus hoppy aroma perseveres. There's a kiss of graininess, and a faded sugary malty presence, but it's pretty uneventful. The booze is a bit too much at the finish. Could strive more balance than this, or at least be slightly more vibrant.

The flavor is about even in terms of displaying the light citrus/pine combo, but holy hell is this coated in honey and butterscotch, almost to the point of being sweetly textured and syrupy like the condiments themselves. There's a bit of lemon and grapefruit, maybe (?), but it's quickly replaced by the honey in a treacly, resinous manner. Slightly soapy, but nothing too distracting. The malts are well integrated, and indeed a bit creamy, but they themselves are rather bland. Not to dry or astringent at the finish, and goes down well with the extra carbonation and maltiness. However, where it becomes easy to drink, it simultaneously lacks balance AND complexity, and makes me wonder what the hell I'm sipping on after each gulp.

A confusing DIPA, to say the very least, but at least it's not difficult to drink or anything. It's so creamy it's almost like air! The honey/butterscotch combo, while not exceptional, is quite nice, but all of the hoppy aspects faded out somehow. Nothing feels muted or old... Only bland. Bizarre. I suppose it would do okay on a warm day, but I'd rather take a kölsch or pilsner at that point, as it has less ABV and a far more grassy/fruity texture than this.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of bigaltemple
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bright, golden orange. Fizzy, white head becomes a thin cap. Sticky patches of lacing.

For some reason, I was expecting this to be more pine forward in the nose. Pleasantly surprised by the juicy, tropical notes of pineapple and grapefruit. Underlying floral notes keep me diving back in.

Very well balanced. The combination of floral hops, pineapple, and grapefruit rind mix well with a caramel malt sweetness. Light-bodied with great carbonation. Very mild filmy aftertaste.

Very good, and easy to drink. Would try again.

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4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a bright clear gold with a nice finger and a half of near white head, fantastic retention and lacing!

S - Light floral hops with a nice malty sweet backbone. Light juicy citrus notes

T - Very tasty dry resinous bitterness that doesnt linger too powerfully. Transitions into a slightly juicy cirtrus rind flavor with a nice underlying caramel malt sweetness. Aftertaste is a tame amount of each of these flavors, slightly dry.

M - Lighter bodied, appropriate for the style, carbonation is appropriate too. Very drinkable

O - Fantastic balance very tasty yet refreshing beer. Perfect choice for a refreshing yet flavorful brew.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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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  rDev -1.7%

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Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87.8% out of 100 with 3,551 ratings
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