Perpetual IPA
Tröegs Brewing Company

Perpetual IPAPerpetual IPA
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American IPA
Ranked #289
Ranked #3,516
4.08 | pDev: 10.05%
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Perpetual IPAPerpetual IPA
Notes: 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.
Reviews: 713 | Ratings: 3,731
Photo of clippers74
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Solid IPA. Pours nice golden amber. Not over the top with aroma. Typical west coast smell. Refreshing on the palate. Mild bitterness at the end. Well done Troegs.

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Photo of Brad007
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up last weekend. Pours a nice mild golden hue with a huge, frothy head into my glass. Citrus and tropical fruit aromas greet the nose. Passionfruit, mango and papaya upfront in the mouth. Enveloping bitterness lingers at the back of the throat. Very well done.

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Photo of gestyr
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice!! Pours a clear orange/amber into the glass with a thick, compact white head that lasts and lasts. The aroma is of citrusy hops and a hint of the malt backbone. The taste? WOW!. I think I am overdosing on hops flavour!! The taste is an explosion of hops with malt in the supporting role. It is medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Overall, I will buy this again!!

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Photo of Fee
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden Amber color with notes of citrus in the smell. It's smooth for an IPA. But that leaves it a little weak. It's not a bad beer - it would be a good summer beer - but it's not your first pick.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
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 -11.3%
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 snaotheus
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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 -2.9%
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 Kinger22
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a nice golden amber with a heavy stream of carbonation floating in it and a quickly dissipating head. The smell is small but nice with a balance of of floral and citrus tones. As for the taste, it is much like the scent with hops taking the lead and citrus taking a back seat.

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Photo of brewale4me
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: golden with a light fluffy head
Aroma: pine,and citrus fruit
Taste: fruity citrus and pine, biscuit malts
Mouth feel: medium body medium carbonation
Overall: This is a fine beer. I enjoy every sip.

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Photo of Danmullens1
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can dated 7/24/17, a super clear beer with a nice frothy head. Nose is grapefruit, pine, alcohol, and a subtle malt streak. Taste follows nose with an excellent dry finish. Love me some Troegs when I get my hands on it!

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Photo of chinchill
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from NC.
Pours with an amber body that is topped with an excellent, durable white head.
Dank and fruity hoppy aroma and flavor. The flavor is more bold and dank than the aroma.
Medium body and carbonation; Dry. Mostly hidden alcohol.

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Photo of brewme
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked-up a twelve-pack at Long Ridge Wine and Spirits in Plymouth for about seventeen dollars. Have had before, but not for a while. Big fan of Troegs, but never think to get it. Would buy again.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4


A- pours a clear golden color with a one finger creamy white head, good retention and lacing

S- citrus and piney hops, sweet Brady malt

T- pine resin and citrus up front, followed by some tropical fruity notes. Sweet malt mid-palate, finishes with more citrus and pine

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel and finish

O- easy drinking, straight up IPA

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this in a pint glass more than enough times but also had it in a tulip several times as well. The only difference I actually noticed was the fact that the head lasted longer in the tulip. The appearance was a decent orange to brown color with a one finger foamy head in both glasses. The smell was citrus hops, kinda coming through in a tropical sort of way and as it warms, there’s a nice melding of the caramel malts entering in. The taste was almost a perfect bittersweet gentleness running over my taste buds. There was a nice bittersweet aftertaste leading into a nice dry citrus finish. On the palate, it sat fairly light but also showed a decent quality of perhaps coming close to medium in the body. Still, I say there was a nice sessionability running about this one. The carbonation pummels my mouth into submission with the nice harshness of an AIPA but still the gentleness of a DIPA. Overall, really nice AIPA well worthy of coming back to when I can get it.

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Photo of Harrykennedy
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

look and smell are probably tainted because i'm drinking out of the can. Not sure that i'm tasting anything negative, but it is a month past the "best by" date on the bottom of the can. i like this beer. purchased at AJ's beer warehouse in rochester (probably actually henrietta) NY.

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Photo of Ricochet
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A: Yellow? Nearly Clear? Was this an imperial IPA or a Pabst? No Head with slight lace and only a bit of carbonation.
S: Very little! Maybe a small bit of juicy fruit.
F: Watery. Slight bitter. Standard IPA foam. Touch of lingering bitter at the end.
T: Smooth. High powered. Slight raisin. There are hints of grapefruit and tar. Well balanced.
O: I always have a hard time reviewing these types of beers. There is nothing to really stick out as a flavor I'd like to revisit, yet I wouldn't mind another.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into pint glass. It pours a clear, golden-amber color with a finger of foamy, milk-white head and lacing. It smells of malt, grapefruit, lemon peel, tangerine, caramel, pine needles, and floral hops. The first taste is strongly grapefruit and lemon with subtle caramel and tropical fruit sweetness. The hops bite hard and it finishes crisp and bitter. It features lively carbonation and the 7.5% ABV gives it a kick without being overwhelming. Overall, this is a very pleasing American IPA. It packs a lot of flavor and is easy to drink. It's another quality brew from Troegs.

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Photo of Ob512316
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into beer glass.
Look: Gold with a medium white head.
Smell: hints of pine and grapefruit along with tropical fruit.
Taste: hint of biscuits at first, then a hint of cherry, and finally, grapefruit along with floral notes.
Feel: medium across the board.
Overall: excellent IPA. Better than most.

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Photo of ThePold
4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh from a bottle into a proper Dfish Head IPA glass. Rather clear and golden, not a lot of carbonation, but a solid lumpy head, almost like dirty Styrofoam. Taste is proper grapefruity modern IPA. Somewhere in between a Stone and a twohearted Bells. Very good and worth adding to the shortlist.

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Photo of kflorence
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Grabbed a single bottle on a recent trip to Philadelphia.

Pours a golden, copper in color with hints of cherry. A thin layer of bubbly foam sits atop, which quickly dissipates. Plenty of lacing on the glass. Aroma is thick; an amalgamation of sweet malts, light fruits, spice, citrus and pine with a touch of alcohol, bubble gum and some earthiness, especially on the pour. Flavor follows the nose well. The brew really exhibits the full hop spectrum as it's got pine, flower, citrus and spice. The toasty, biscuit malts hit first, but only very briefly before the hop avalanche sets in subsiding back to the malts before finally finishing dry with lingering grapefruit rind on the tongue. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a fair amount of chewiness and lively carbonation, especially on the swallow, which thins a bit as it goes down.

Overall this is a complex and quality offering that packs a lot of flavor without being overbearing. It's not quite drinkable at 7.5% ABV and screams "hangover" if you have more than one or two as it's quite oily. That said, this is a great beer to savor and is a fine example of the style. This is my second brew from Tröegs and they continue to impress. Cheers!

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

P- Poured from a 12 oz can,into a Cigar City Spiegelau IPA glass.Best by 08/30/2017.

L- Soapy white colored head that stands 1 finger width tall,with good retention and sticky lacing.Crisp golden / straw colored body,with very good clarity,and a high amount of carbonation.

S- On the nose I get dank pine hops,with some citrus,tropical fruit,and bready biscuit notes.

T- The palate follows the nose with bitter pine up front,tropical fruits in the middle,and citrus grapefruit balanced by pine hops and biscuit malts on the back end.

F- The mouth feel is medium bodied,with a nice sticky texture.Moderate amount of oxidation on the tongue,and a chalky texture after the sip.

O- This is a pretty solid IPA.Nothing out if the ordinary,but still very good.I would definitely drink this one again,and recommend the hop heads to give it a try.

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pours a toasted yellow color with a three finger, off white head that hangs around for a good five minutes. Laces the glass exceptionally well.

Aroma: Tame on the nose. Sweet orange, a little lemon, sticky caramel a bit of bitter pine.

Taste: Bitter upfront with soft notes of fruit rind, predominantly grapefruit, orange and lemon oils. Shifts into sweet flavors of tangerine juice, pineapple, mild guava and caramel mid palate. Some moderate notes of toasted grains. Finishes dry on more bitter notions of pine and fruit zest.

Feel: Mid weight body with moderate carbonation. Well balanced between dry and sweet flavors, but leaning more towards the drier side on the finish. A little ashy, but an easy drinking beer. ABV is well hidden, but its such a nice easy going IPA if you're anything like me you'll enjoy the flavor so much you'll end up drinking it quite fast - so it will hit you.

Overall: I found this by itself hanging out in the back of the fridge in my garage. Last april I had bought a six pack of Perpetual IPA when I was starting my garden, must have forgot about this last bottle until now. This particular bottle is a little old, but it still satisfies. I like these easy drinking, well balanced but drier style IPAs as we are still transitioning from winter to spring and the whether is still windy and chilly.

Perpetual IPA is also generally easy to find on the East Coast, and it wont cost you an arm and a leg, which is great considering you're getting a 7.5% IPA. I think I paid $11 and change for a six pack of this stuff, which again is a great buy considering the quality.

What I like about this beer is that it's almost DIIPA like with a nice juicy tropical profile, without being insanely bitter, while still maintaining a solid hop backbone that shines throughout. I've had a lot of their lineup, and Tröegs has some serious skill at making drinkable, flavorsome beers that satisfy both your taste and thirst.

Rating: [B+] Great. 3.91/5

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Photo of citizencane
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears golden orange and clear with minimal head or lacing out of can poured into glass. Smell is a balance of straightforward malt and hops. Nothing complex, really. Taste is same, with crisp mouthfeel, but not too dry given the ABV. There is an initial metallic taste, but a few sips in and this disappears. Fairly basic and straightforward, but a solid balanced IPA and one I'm happy to say is fairly local for me.

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Photo of oldsailor
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

While not a stellar IPA, it definitely is a solid one. Scores just above average in every category in my opinion. If given the opportunity though, I'd go with their Blizzard of Hops.

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Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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