Tröegs Perpetual IPA | Tröegs Brewing Company

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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:
#2,510
Reviews:
687
Ratings:
3,607
pDev:
10.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of cp45
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Tröegs Brewing Company "Perpetual IPA"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle
$1.99 @ Roger Wilco, Pennsauken, NJ

Look: Hazy light amber colored body with golden highlights beneath a short head of creamy off-white. Very good head retention and lacing.
Smell: Caramelish malt, orange, sweetened grapefruit, pineapple, flowers, soft pine, grass, and a light spritz of lemon.
Taste: A good balance between bready, caramelish, and lightly honeyish malt and floral, citrusy, piney, and resinous hops. The label reads 85 IBUs but that's hard to believe given its smoothness. It finishes drying with residual notes of pine, honey, "dankness", and lemon and orange as a bit of residual maltiness fades. There's some alcohol presence to it, and you'll certainly feel it about halfway through, but it doesn't really stand out other than a little bit of a drying splash in the finish.
Feel: Medium-full in body with a smooth, fine-bubbled moderate carbonation that's gently crisp and then smooth across the palate.
Overall: A solid "Imperial Pale Ale" that relies on balance and focus within the hops and malt rather than bombastic attempts to push the limits of the style and gain attention by it. Really nicely done. This is a go-to beer for me when I want something big and malty and hoppy to relax with after dinner before bed. Well worth trying, and probably worth seeking out for fans of beers like Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA and Lagunitas Maximus.

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Photo of daudelin2000
3.62/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very clear, copper color with an inch of white head which dissipates quickly. The aroma is piney with lots of caramel malt and a kiss of citrus. Taste is similar to the nose. I would say the caramel malts dominate up front with pine and citrus coming through in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium and prickly with a decent amount of bitterness. Overall, a solid beer, yet unspectacular.

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Photo of JPadilla
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gardner254
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snaotheus
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2017-11-24
12oz bottle served in a snifter. Brought to me by my wife after a trip to Philadelphia. Friends brought it to her. "Freshest by" 013118.

Pours a clear light amber. Smallish head, medium carbonation. Smell is is a little pine and a little lemon.

Taste is bitter -- pine and lemon. Just enough honeysuckle sweetness in the background.

Mouthfeel is light and very dry. Overall, good beer.

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Photo of Taybeh
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz can, best by 12/15/17, into a nonic, pours a clear light golden amber and a big fluffy white head with great retention and lacing. The nose and taste are in line: peppery, piney, and some earthy hops on top of caramel and bready malts...a little citrus that lightens it up, too, though oily on the finish. This is a shock to the system after all the juice bombs I’ve been drinking, and the pine kind of dominates. Paired with the earthiness, this seems close to what I used to expect from old-school east coast ipas. Glad I've finally had a chance to try this one...wouldn't turn down another.

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Photo of amarino1313
4.62/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mcrawford
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of justfinish
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brian1357
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lampro
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quite piney, a little bit sticky in the mouth feel. Pleasantly bitter, but not super special. Would drink again, but it is not a favorite.

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

Photo of Cgneil
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Khaack
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sebas
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Apep89
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mrfrancis
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cser
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RAFH
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanEasley
4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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