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.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of MistahBeah
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a crystal clear straw yellow. I've never seen a DIPA that looks like this. Lots of fluffy, sudsy, slightly off-white head. Big chunks of lace. Mild retention, however. Lots of carbonation

Smells of vibrant fruits. Sweetened grapefruit, juicy oranges, a bit of pineapple. Honeyed biscuits. Some lemon zest. I'm getting some spice that actually makes me think coriander. Some notes of pine and grass on the end

Sweet malts hit first. Caramel and honey. Some fruity esters come in next and linger throughout. I'm picking up lemons, oranges, grapefruit, even pineapple and pear. The hops are a bit subdued but provide some nice bittering citrus and pine notes on the finish

Feels light and refreshing, yet juicy and bright. Off dry. Very quaffable

Overall a really nice change of pace from the super malty or super hoppy DIPAs I've had. Extremely well-balanced and complex. No flavor has been sacrificed. Just goes to show you that Troegs makes fantastic beer. Period

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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From: The Andersons, Columbus, OH
Date: Bottled 2013-04-29
Glass: Tulip

Perpetual IPA is an excellent, hop-forward beer from Troegs, fruity and fresh enough to be satisfying during the summer, yet also heavy enough to be adequate for a winter day's drink. At under $10 per six-pack, one that's worth seeking out and trying repeatedly.

Pours a 1.5cm tall head of slightly off-white foam, made up of small-sized bubbles, with average retention of about one minute. The foam fades to a thin cap atop the body of the beer, leaving significant and interesting patterns of lacing attached to the walls of the glass. Beer is a transparent, fairly light yellow-orange color, with light bringing out brighter yellow hues. Carbonation is visible, fairly active, rising along the sides and center of the glass.

Aroma is of bright, citrusy hops with obvious grapefruit and pine resin references, more subtle peach and apricot. There's also an element of hoppy body odor, as from a shirt that's been used at the gym for a few days and then rubbed with hops.

Overall flavor is fruity (citrus and some tropical), with solid bitterness and lesser pine and caramel malt sweetness. Opens with bright fruits: sweetened grapefruit, guava, peach, nectarine, and light caramelized sugars. Mid-palate of spicy, peppery hops with strong fruity flavors (grapefruit, orange, peach, nectarine, guava) and medium-high bitterness. Back of palate picks up yet stronger, spicier hops with more apparent caramel malt and a subdued grapefruit and guava flavor. Aftertaste is of solid hop bitterness with strong flavors of grapefruit rind and an undertone of caramel malt.

Beer is medium-bodied with carbonation of medium intensity, resulting in a beer that is never fizzy, but manages to be quite soft and foamy as it moves across the palate. Closes quite dry, with low stickiness remaining on the palate.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of 1sophrosyne1
3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on tap in the Troegs tasting room in snifter flight aliquots over 20 minutes.

The color is a bright gold with a hint of orange brick--nice and clear. A pleasing head holds on fairly well, and the lace is pretty, but without much leg.

Hops jump into the nose--peach, grapefruit, pine, and some tangerine...followed by hints of dry green grass.

Taste is on-style and balanced. There are sweet bready malts and papaya that hug the ascorbate and resins. It's rather short, though, and the hops fall off a bit too soon (especially in comparison to the special offering that's triple dry hopped...)

Body and fizz complement the malty smoothness for a nice mouthfeel. A dose of syrup keeps it on the tongue until the bitterness pokes through.

Although it's not amazing, I can always come back to this hopjuice for reliable drinking. I always want more length and depth every time I return...but I do return.

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3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy deep golden with a frothy one inch cream head that lingers.

Floral hops, pine, citrus, and resin form the initial aroma, with onion and catty notes adding complexity. Bready undertones resonate throughout.

Flavor reveals muted citrus underlying toasted malt, finishing a tad bitter. Grapefruit, tangerine, fresh cut grass, and onion meet pine and resin via a lightly bready malt backbone. Earthy hop notes surface in the aftertaste.

Body is moderate, with moderate to slightly low carbonation and significant alcohol warmth.

Earthy, fairly hoppy, and perhaps not bitter enough for the style. It's a little hot. Hops are more dominant and complex in the aroma than the flavor, though.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Attractive classic amber color in the 14 oz shaker. Lovely white foam that lasts to the bottom of the glass, with white rings of foam marking your progress.

Rich and tangy with a darkly browned biscuit flavor. Lots of resiny hops. Moderate bitterness. This seems quite strong but doesn't taste of alcohol. A touch a fruit and a whiff of pine. A really pleasant and highly drinkable beer with a rich hoppy bite.

On tap at Harrington's, a pseudo-Irish restaurant at National Harbor.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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