Perpetual IPA | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Perpetual IPAPerpetual IPA
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Perpetual IPAPerpetual 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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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%

Photo of Urbankaiser
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Golden straw colored. A nice, perfectly balanced micro-bubble head that stays around for awhile.

Smell: More malty than I expected (especially given the lighter color). A bit sweet actually. Definitely some bitter hops hiding in the background just waiting to be explored.

Taste: A strong malt backbone while the hops finish perfectly on the pallet. Very floral finish via hops and just bitter enough to balance the very forward malty-ness.

Mouth: Slightly thick, but not overwhelmingly syrupy for an imperial IPA.

Overall: One of the best imperial IPAs I’ve tasted this year. Very crisp and clean. Prost Troegs, you’ve outdone yourselves again! I can’t wait to find this beer again. Enough complexity to entertain hardcore hop heads to the newest of hops.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Buy the case.

4th time enjoying this in a Belgian tulip that says d'achoooof! Upped my rating.

Chilled 12 oz bottle into .5cl cylinder glass.

Look- Excellent lacing. Very light colored, well carbonated, not much haze, pale golden color. Rich head that fades fairly quickly, moderate bubbles.

Smell- Hop dominant smell. Pleasant, forward, forthright, a good waft, spicy resin balanced by citrus. Nice aroma.

Taste- Mellow bready malt undertone with resin, hop, dominant over layer. Light lime, pineapple, tea, and tingly esters all balance a complex flavor arc. Nice pine bite. Great taste arc.

Mouthfeel- Easy, and refreshing. While good body, syrup, weight and esters power a true DIPA.
Crisp, medium body, moderate carbonation. Juicy, tea-like. Complex. Good meditation beer.

Overall- A solid DIPA. Complex, makes you want to try it again under different circumstances and with different foods. (Tonight mozzarella, home made bread after a nyc party). A must try for hop heads. ** Great tonight (2nd review) with leftover pasta, fresh garden tomatoes, cucumbers after a long TEDx meeting. Indeed a delightful meditation beer. A must try!
Not quite as unified a brew as the best. ** 3rd time, also a knockout with Squash soup with garden carrots and mozzarella. *** Must try.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Lawl3ss
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Chilled 12 oz bottle into 33 cl snifter. Bottling date 12.28.12.

Look- Lighter than expected; pours a lightly hazy straw color with three fingers of loose white head that falls to a half finger of dense froth after a few minutes. Excellent lacing.

Smell- Light, floral, starfruit and tangelo, backed up by a spicy resin. Nice.

Taste- Mellow oyster cracker malt mixes it up with resin and papaya. Light key lime, pineapple, starfruit, white tea. Fresh, fruity-floral feel with a moderate pine bite that builds as the glass empties.

Mouthfeel- Crisp, clean, light-medium body, moderate carbonation. Juicy, nectar comes to mind. Drinks like tea- I'd love a couple of these in the summer heat.

Overall- Everything about this brew is light, crisp, and clean; but it's got just enough heft in the right areas to let you know it's not messing around and more than enough complexity and interesting fruit flavor to spice things up. And that's a good four months after the bottling date. Very nicely done.

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3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

This was a shot in the dark for me, being as I'm not to impressed with the troegs product line. It pours a lighter than expected golden straw color with a small off white head. This beer looks, smells, tastes, and feels like a IPA. I think they use the term imperial loosely. For what it is, it's not a bad beer. It's just a in between beer, probably won't stop by agin.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 3,642 ratings