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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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Photo of greenmonstah
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into Hill Farmstead Belgian Tulip glass.

A - Moderately aggressive pour yield a two finger head, off white in color. Clear, caramel-golden in color with some visible carbonation emanating from the base. Very nice lacing and good retention

S - Sweet tropical fruit (some pineapple, perhaps.) and caramel malt. Loads of sweetened grapefruit. Nose is definitely similar to Nugget Nectar. Some hints of dried grain.

T - Immediately it tastes of citrus-y hops -- grapefruit and something lighter, perhaps pineapple. Not a great deal of malt, but there is a sweet caramel component. Bitter up front with a grainy finish. Finishes also with strong hop bitterness with little hop flavor, though a little bit of pine resin seems to come into play.

M - Medium body with plenty of tickling carbonation. Drier in the finish than the rest, it has a wet feel in the middle.

O - Overall this was a very pleasant surprise! I expected a good beer and I got a great one! Similar to NN is many ways, this beer is more hop-forward and a bit less balanced.

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Photo of pburland23
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bomber into my Portsmouth Brewery tulip.

Pours a light golden orange. About a finger and a half of bright white head. Very nice head retention and lacing.

The Nugget hops burst into your nose. It reminded me of Nugget Nectar (and then I realized NN is coming out in the not so distant future and that made me glad). The rest of the hop profile is flowery with some tropical fruit notes. A very nice smelling beer.

Taste is citrus hops heavy...almost an orange flavor. Nice amount of bitterness right up front. Light malt sweetness provides some resistance to the hops but not much.

Medium bodied with lustrous carbonation.

Overall, Troegs knows their hops and they no how to use them. Perpetual is just another example of this. I wouldn't mind seeing this in 12 ounce bottles in the future.

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Photo of LiquidBread219
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A= Poured golden honey yellow, Nice white foamy white head that had nice retention and had some nice lacing.

S= In the nose the first thing that I noticed was pine and hop aromas very strong and I really enjoyed it. I also noticed that there was a little bit of a floral undertone that went really well with this beer.

T= The taste had great pine and hop notes upfront it had a little bit of a floral and/or fruity middle and a little bit of a bitter finish. It was a nice and smooth beer really liked this IPA

M= Medium bodied, Nice carbonation a really well done beer.

O= Overall, I thought this was pretty good beer glad I got to try this one. I thought this was a above average IPA and I would try this one again.

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Photo of LaCoursiere
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to trxxpaxxs for another Troegs offering. No bottled on or best by date that I can see. Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

A - Pours a very clear yellow-orange with a fluffy, off-white, 2-finger head. The head dissipated slowly to a thin covering that stayed until the beer was gone. There was a little bit of lacing.

S - The beer has a mild floral, citrusy and tropical aroma. I get hay field, lemon and pineapple. I would like a bit stronger nose.

T - Honey and malt up front, lemon and mango in the middle and floral, peppery and grassy bitterness in the finish. The bitterness grows and lingers in the aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied and smooth on the way in with moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Little alcohol presence.

O/D - This is a solid beer. It's not as good as Nugget Nectar, but I would definitely drink it again.

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Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to RocPorterFanatic for this 22oz bottle from the Chillin and Grillin II BIF. Into a NB Globe.

A: Pours a nice amber color with a huge frothy white head, right at an inch that doesn't want to go away. Excellent spots of lacing are left behind as it recedes. Great clarity. Nice looking beer.

S: Lots of hops, strong tropical fruit smells come first and a bit of a citrusy hop profile mix in there quite nicely. Nice little bit of grain and a touch of caramel. Smells a bit grassy. Not bad at all.

T: Nice blend of hops and grains, just a good mix of tropical fruits and a bit of caramel sweetness mixed in with some grains as well. Not a ton of bitterness, just enough to round things out. Nice tasting beer, but I was hoping for a little bit more.

M: Perfect here, right amount of carbonation, and a nice amount of body without getting sticky or thick. Finishes dry and clean. Really nice.

O: Nice IPA, I would definitely like to revisit this.

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Photo of mdvatab
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received as an extra in a recent trade. (Cheers!)
Poured from 22oz bottle into imperial pint glass.
Bottled 8/11/11, so for an IPA, I'm opening it a little late, but oh well...

Aroma: Great, spicy hops up front. A whiff of pineapple, and some sweet honey from the malt. Straightforward, but good aroma.

Appearance: Dense, pillowy, three-finger white head w/ great retention. Thick rings of foam are left behind as I drink this one. Body is a deep, clear gold. Great looking beer!

Flavor: Honey sweetness is well-balanced w/ spicy, fruity hops. Interestingly, I'm picking up a cotton candy note as the hop flavor intermingles with the malt. At the end, a nice, strong bitterness rises up and stays through a long finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-low carbonation. (Could use a little more crispness.) Medium body. Hops a bit drying on the finish.

Overall: Not bad at all. Great fruity hop aroma, and a well-balanced flavor profile. I'm going to be on the lookout for a fresh bottle of this next time I'm in Troegs territory!

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Photo of fdkayti
3.46/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

BA- a golden straw color with a good sized cascading white head. Leaving artsy lacing patterns on the glass. Slightly hazy.

S- Piney, flowery hops and not a lot else. Very straightforward.

T- Mmm zesty. Good citrus notes (lemon, tart fruits) . Some grain notes come through. Hops are definitely there, just not as much as I thought they'd be. But balanced by the other flavors throughout each swallow.

MF- Medium, nice n' sticky. Odd carbonation. Probably my favorite aspect of this beer.

O/D- Easy to drink - the alcohol isn't coming through for me. Good, but I feel like I'm left with something to be desired.

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Photo of Duff27
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 081111

Half inch white head on a murky orange body. Very fine sediment if you look closely. Average head retention and some spott lacing

Orangy citrus aroma.

Bright citrus taste...more lemons and oranges. Apparent malt backbone but the bitterness from the hops is the star of the show. Booziness fits the ABV dead on.

Medium mouthfeel, good carbonation.

A bit too bitter/lemony for my preferences but a good beer none-the-less. Worth a pints-worth. Big thanks to CaptCleveland for the try!

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

Thanks to Hophead101 for this bottle!

Digging the artwork here, man. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset gold topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises plenty o' grapefruit (both yellow and ruby red), a touch of orange zest, an even lighter touch of lemon rind, a hint of pine needles, and a light smattering of sweet biscuits. The taste brings in more of the same, with a stronger pine element (though it's still submissive to the fruit), a bit of mandarin orange, and a hint of pineapple. Tasty stuff, indeed! The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a rather dry finish. Overall, a very tasty IPA, one of the better ones I've had in a while. The sheer extent of fruitiness and dryness, though, makes it hard for me to think about drinking too many of these in one sitting. Oh well, it's great stuff regardless.

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Photo of beer2day
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale, clear gold with sparse bubble streams. 2 fingers of very pale dense head. Nice retention and a thin sheet of solid lace all around the back 2/3rds of the glass.

Nose is a floral grapefruit mix. Cake batter malt underneath. Good hop burn in the nostrils with a touch of alcohol.

Grapefruit and floral esters are fairly strong in the taste. A little weaker than I expected from the nose. Smooth finish with a touch of light grapefruit at the very end. Nice and dry.

Texture is creamy smooth, with very little fizz. Just about right.

Very well done and one I'll go back to.

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Photo of korguy123
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Clear golden pour. 4+ finger soapy eggshell head that drops to two finger cap that hangs around leaving sticky gobs all over the glass.

S- Floral and grapefruit with a touch of pine in the back. A subtle sweetness that resembles gum or pixie sticks.

T- Pine and mandarin oranges with a bubble gum sweetness in the back. Very balanced yet provides the hop bite that we all crave.

M- Medium bodied and juicy up front with a slightly dry bitter aftertaste. Sticky on the lips.

O- Excellent IPA not overly hopped up, not overly sweet. Perfectly balanced. If only my glass was always full of this!

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Photo of harrymel
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled: 11AUG11

A: pours crystal clean golden with a three finger white cap which falls slowly to a sheet of the same. Cobweb lace.
S: Bubble gum and grapefruit. Sweet and fruity. Nice and simple.
T: Nummy. Sweet grapefruit with some resin tones and a little remainder of cotton candy. Nice simple malt profile is clean and crisp.
M: Medium on light bodied with moderate carb and a slightly slick finish.
O: Really a nice beer from Troegs, glad to have tried this one. Reminds me of Two Hearted quite a bit actually.

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Photo of BarrytheBear
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle courtesy of a very fine trading partner. Thanks a bunch for hitting this want Alex. No discernible bottling date.

Pours a light yellowish orange with some persistent white bubbles and spotted lacing.

Smells like ramming your beak into a sack of dried apricots. But not the super old balls withered up 'cots, rather the stickier fresher kind.

Tastes like fleshy fruits: mainly apricot and peach. Healthy malt through the middle. Finish is sticky, drying, and modestly bitter. Decent alcohol heat flashes at the end and lingers.

Stickiness helps add some weight to the mouthfeel. Carbonation is appropriate and not distracting though the heat is slightly so.

I'd like more regular access to this and appreciate the hop forward drive and opportunity to try this. Thanks again Alex!

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Photo of Finn
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fresh piney citrus aroma rises from this orangey/gold slightly hazy IPA. It really is a nice looking beer with a small but stubborn white cap on top. the candy-like malt backbone blends very well with the citrusy hop flavors, and leaves just a bit of lingering flavor on the palate. Definitely not a very bitter IPA, which is actually quite fine by me. Balance is key here, which troegs are masters at. A very nice Imperial Pale Ale.

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Photo of jgagne
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to inlimbo77

A-Nice murky golden body with prominent white head.

S-Great tropical fruit at the nose. Hints of grapefruit and other citrus fruits. Really pleasant smell

T-Not an attack on your palate. Very smooth clean crisp hoppy bite. Great fruity notes that is very refreshing.

M-Medium body with medium carbonation.

O-Very good ipa. Really refreshing and crisp. Not extremely hoppy, but sometimes it is what the mood calls for. Great for somebody who wants to get into IPA's, great starter beer.

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Photo of Natural510
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, no dating.

Pours a pale, cloudy orange-gold with small amount of bone-white head. Appears closer to a Belgian pale or golden ale, than your typical American IPA.

Very floral nose, with a grapefruit citrus edge. Light & sweet aroma.

Sweet, overly floral flavor. Notes of grapefruit rind with a medium hop finish.

Body is on the lighter side for an IPA, but fits well with the flavor profile.

Lighter, floral on the style; kudos to Troegs on a unique slant in a market flooded with IPAs. This is a Fall release but I think it would be ideal for the springtime.

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to TheGordianKnot for this!

Pours a hazy, dark golden color. Stark white head, 2 fingers, great lace.

Somewhat subtle floral hoppy nose, but more pronounced is a bready, biscuity aroma.

Floral taste, with pleasant bitterness of the tongue, light citrus notes and a bit of bready malts.

Crisp and oily, but nice and creamy.

Overall, a well-crafted IPA.

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Photo of AleWatcher
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dry, pale, bready malt with a floral and piney hop note. The flavor has a nice, well-balanced bitterness at the back end. Not bad. Pretty crisp and clean finish with a touch of citrus hop notes.

Rather dark gold color with a small whitish head. Weak retention and minimal lacing.

Body is pretty decent; lots of carbonation and a prickly tongue-scrubbing feel.
Overall, not bad. Not mind-blowing, but a solid IPA that is enjoyable and drinkable.
MUCH better than several of those Scratch beers that were ipas!

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Photo of Nugganooch
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes from 10/14/11
*22oz bomber to pint glass

A: Perpetual IPA pours a super clear and effervescent straw gold color. Adorned with a frothy white head and some sticky lacing down the glass.

S: Smells real piney with some spicy hop notes as well. Bready malts do come through the aromas but not too intensely.

T: Tastes pretty hoppy. Juicy with big pine resins and sweet fruit flavors. Light sugary malt base. Nice lingering bitterness gives a dry puckering effect. Tastes pretty hoppy. Crisp finish. ABV’s def well hidden. Did I say tastes pretty hoppy?

M: Creamy and light bodied ale with solid carbonation and a dry puckering finish.

D: I could perpetually drink this IPA! A great brew that I would love to try again.
Really digging the label and engineering reference. Says it was run through the hop back and then dry hopped. Well the effort does not go unnoticed here.

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Photo of bonkers
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a bomber into a snifter, hazy orange pour, big white head, loads of white lacing. The aroma is pineapple juice, with orange rind and hints of pine. The beer is juicy, lots of citrus, definite tropical notes, hints of pine, lingering bitter pine on the finish. The brew is medium in body, good carbonation, drinks bigger than it is. A very nice IPA.

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Photo of pwsoldier
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 8/10/11

A - Pours hazy golden copper with a rich white head that lingers for a bit. Lacing is moderate.

S - Lots of citrus and pine with some malt coming through in the background.

T - Starts off with some malt sweetness, then the hops shine through with an earthy and citrusy profile. A mineral-like bitterness bites the palate on the back end.

M - A bit light on the palate, but not enough to be a problem. Finishes dry and clean with some lingering bitterness.

O - A solid IPA from a solid brewery. It doesn't stand out, but it certainly doesn't disappoint either.

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Photo of EkimGram
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 22oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Colour is a pale, golden wheat. Pours with an enormous 2 1/2 finger head, leaves a mildly-bodied lacing evenly around the glass. Modest amounts of visible carbonation.

Smell: Aromas of floral hops and citrus are present just from opening the bottle. A nice malty presence is blended in nicely as well.

Taste: Strong, bitter, biting hops lead the way for a nice citrus hint and rounds off with a smooth and slightly sweet malt character.

Mouthfeel: Lightly bodied with a full texture. Just a small bite from the carbonation as well as a little bubbly. Finishes somewhat sticky.

Overall: A very solid, well-balanced beer. What stands out in this one for me is the nice balanced addition of the citrus and malts with the still strong hop flavour.

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Photo of beermanbrian
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle

Nice deep gold color. Good one finger head that drops quickly to a thin skim that leaves great lacing. Smell of strong grapefruit with a strong malt base. Taste is a nice solid ipa in every way. Maybe not quite in the imperial range as indicated on the bottle but a good solid ipa.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, dated bottled 08 11 11.

appears clear golden color with orange highlights, with giant fluffy bone-white head. fades to a thin covering that stays to the bottom of the glass, leaves nice lacing. great aroma. clean piney, citrus, grapefruit aroma.

taste starts with mild malt flavor, but is quickly overtaken by the hops. as with the aroma, a mixture of earthy and fruity hop flavors. body is neither thick nor thin. level of carbonation is good, just enough.

overall good, but doesn't really taste "bigger" than a normal IPA, as the label suggests with the "Imperial" tag.

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Photo of shawnsmith1
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours yellow gold into tulip with 1" off white fluffy head. Well defined lace rings.

S: Leads with intense pine. A bit of fresh torn orange peel. Like a face-full of Douglas Fir.

T: More pine and citrus. A little spice. Virtually nothing detectable of the malt. Maybe a little honey or sugar. It's there, but just to provide a foundation For the complexity of the hops.

M: Medium bodied--lighter than I expected . High carbonation level; cleansing, but bordering on sharp. Finishes quick and clean with refreshing bitterness.

O: Love it! Could drink a few.

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