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Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

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
Reviews:
645
Ratings:
3,410
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
23.34%
 
 
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174
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Reviews: 645 | Ratings: 3,410
Photo of soupyman10
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very slow pour to keep the head from stealing all the carbonation from this one. Copper brew with a finger of head on top, nice lacing. Big nose to it, big fruity hops, maybe some pineapple, grapefruit. Almost a spice to it. Flavor is likewise - big dirty hops up front. The tiniest hint of candy malt in there. A surprisingly West Coast feel to this IPA. Really tasty - Tröegs does yet another style expertly.

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Photo of breardon1776
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice head and nice lacing. Smells like your run-of-the-mill IPA. Hoppy but not bitter. Flavor is almost "light" IPA with 1/2 lager, 1/2 IPA. Pine flavor and scent. Slightly better than average.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to tulip. Liquid gold and crystal clear. Aggressive pour yields three fingers of fizzy head that quickly dissolves into a small, solid cap of foam. Rings of spotty lacing line the sides. Aroma is juicy, honey sweet, and just a touch of booze. Flavor is same with a bit of resin and pine bite. Kinda sorta a DIPA, but if my beloved Two Hearted is an IPA, this is an IPA.

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Photo of Ksmoove27
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - Golden with minimal white head

Smell -nice aroma...citrus and hops

Taste - follows the smell...a little alcohol burn in the aftertaste

Feel - light and not as much chew as most DIPA, but smooth...almost an in betweener

Overall - as a south central PA boy, Troeg Perpetual and Nugget Nectar are 2 of my favorites for the price

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Photo of Qbdoo
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A murky golden amber with a strong piney scent. Taste is on the piney/resiny side with slight citrus hint. For a DIPA, the mouthfeel is a bit thin but this simply makes it pleasant and drinkable. Seems like more of an IPA than a double but this is a very solid beer.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Golden color, minimal head, lace disappears. Sharp citrus and tropical fruit, from the hops,and sweet malt aroma. Big citric hops taste. Piney feel and resin finish. The malts are also very present as they provide a sweet contrast. Feel wise, I feel like I can't rate this one as high. The balance between bitter and sweet was uneven; cloying at times and bitter at others. the body felt thin for a double ipa and the carbonation was too soft.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: brilliant gold, 1” white head, thick, fluffy and lacy. S: American hops, malt, spice, light fruit, a little pine and citrus. T: Starts with malt, peach and plum, then citrusy hops, and finishes with citrus rind bitterness – has long lingering citrus. F: Medium body and carbonation. O: A big hoppy beer with a good range of hop flavors.

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Photo of Beertsipper
3.54/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. Nose is pine,hop, some tropical fruit. Taste is pine resin, hops, bitter grapefruit, earthy dankness. I've had this in a can and thought the canned version was a bit better. Run of the mill IPA. Wouldn't pass one up if at a gathering, but wouldn't seek it out.

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Photo of AllDayIPA23
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got in a trade recently. First beer I had drank from Troegs. This was a solid IPA. Nothing special about any apsect of it, but it was well rounded. Would drink again, but wouldn't seek out.

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Photo of cfalls
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Golden color, off-white two-finger head.

S: Soapy floral scents, with crackery malt.

T: Floral and sweet up front, like honey. Finishes bitter and dry, like citrus rind.

F: Light bodied with medium carbonation, which I like. Finishes clean and quick.

O: A nice IPA. Not sure I would call it a double.

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

A clear golden color with a fingers worth of white head. Citrus and grapefruit aroma. Pale malt backbone with citrus hops. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Overall very drinkable, enjoyable IPA.

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Photo of brother_rebus
3.64/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper gold clear hue. No head. Malty smell. Bitter biscuit hop smell. Carbonation isnt sharp but very present. Overall a good brew. Wish there was more of a bite on the hops. But still well done.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Eddy’s Beverage Inc. in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Price: $1.99
Purchased: July 14, 2015
Consumed: July 24, 2015
Misc.: Canned on March 16, 2015 (I think)

Poured a honey, pale, hazy color with 5-to-6 fingers of off-white, frothy head. Lots of uneven bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Above average foamy, layered, spiderweb lacing on the sides of the glass. Great retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 4.00)

Smelled wet Cascade, pine, soap, caramel, floral, herbal and slight menthol. If what I read was correct (March 16 canned on date), then that is why the smell is just OK. (Smell - 3.50)

Tasted pretty close to the nose, maybe a tad more malty. Floral, pine, wet Cascade, herbal, light menthol, tropical notes and faint passion fruit. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.50)

This was a pretty good IIPA and I’m sure it would have been better fresher. Would like to give it another try. (Overall - 3.75)

3.78 | 85 | B+

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - Golden color, clear in appearance, good amount of carbonation
Smell - Grapefruit, citrus, pine, dank
Taste - Grapefruit, pithy, pine, pine needles, dank, citrus, citrus peel

Overall - One of the better, everyday, readily available IPAs on the shelves. Reliable, refreshing and always good.

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Photo of cambabeer
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this once, then bought a case. This is a really solid IPA. The grapefruit rind in the nose and crisp hops in the taste work together nicely to make this beer more drinkable than the average DIPA. The malt character is subdued by the harsher hop and lemongrass flavors.

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Photo of TBoneJones
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A mildly dank, lemony deal, with a crisp refreshing and bitter feel. A bit of sweet corn-like bread malts. Ends on the dry side. Well-crafted to my liking. Another new try whole visiting family in NJ. Pennsylvania delivers some polished brews, and not just from names like victory. While I didn't get (or expect to) get Troeg's renowned Nugget Nectar, this is a fine example IPA from the same people.
Update after a session with the rest: drinkability high, this is an India pale ale with an "it" factor that doesn't disappoint. Clean IPA fresh citrus/ pine aspect with malt-balance to = delicious.

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Photo of OrtheusMaximusRex
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap in Philadelphia in April 2015. Blown away by the smell - almost a floral/piney extravaganza! Seriously. Very drinkable, wish I could get it in Colorado. A very nice IPA.
A = 3.5 (there are prettier beers)
S = 5 - really something to behold, was so floral I at first wondered if there was a soap residue left in the glass - there wasn't as that ruins the head, and the head was decent and second draft smelled the same.
T = 4
M = 4
O = 4.5

Will seek it out next time in PA of environs.

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Photo of JackRWatkins
3.2/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

solid, but not mindbending, good but nothing special, if you can find this, chances are you can by 90 minute ipa from dogfish head, buy that it's better

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this in a six pack of bottles and then later on draft. A solid beer from Tröegs that has a great hoppy profile and a light body. Overall it's easy to drink but it's not a heavy hitting DIPA. Drinks and feels more like a single IPA. Overall good but not great.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at Shadrach's at The Heritage in Southbury, CT.

Appearance - Served up in a pint glass, this brew is crystal clear and golden yellow in color with a broke, razor thin white head. Spotty lacing with good stick.

Smell - Aroma hits on orange with lesser grapefruit and pineapple notes.

Taste - Follows the nose. Orange rind bitterness at the forefront. Hints of pineapple, then a grapefruit pith bitterness in the finish. A touch of tangerine sweetness. Not much for a malt backbone; this thing is a pure hop bomb.

Mouthfeel - On the lighter side of medium with a tingly carbonation. A little rough considering the bitterness, then a dry finish.

Overall - Decent IPA that suffers from a lack of balance. My lupulin threshold is pretty high these days, and it's been a long while since I've IBU's attack my palate like this. While I appreciate the challenge, it's a testament to the lack of balance this beer displays.

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Photo of Nmelione
2.51/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Bought it 5/5/15 after started drinking say caned dated was 3/2/15. A little too old for an IPA so I assume it was just because it was old. Will find a fresher one and update this

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Photo of sjones5045
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

5/8/15 Gladstone Bar

Sat at bar and could smell the hops as it was poured. The look is generic, looks like a regular old beer. The taste is loaded with one particular hop. Not exactly sure what it is. Cascade? Whatever it is there's tons of it. Tastes good lingers on the tounge as bitter. This beer is a roller coaster with ups and downs. Interesting but not sure how quick it will get old.

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Photo of Apellonious
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle bottled 3/31/15 poured into an IPA glass

A - Mostly clear, golden orange with a two finger fluffy head and a slight haze.

S - Grapefruit, citrus.

T - Follows the nose, with some bready malts, and a piney bitter finish.

M - Carbonation medium low, smooth.

O - A straight forward, well executed IPA

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Photo of ppvora
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at a local restaurant in a 16 oz. lager glass.

Dark yellow color, very little head, some aeration and lacing.

Aroma of hops and citrus. Very inviting and refreshing smell. Oh my!

Taste: Despite citrusy aroma, no citrusy flavor at all. This beer is all hoppy malts and barley. The largest taste that emerges is that of noble hops. Not much complexity, but delicious hops all the way.

Mouthfeel: Some hoppy bitterness toward the end. Very pleasant and tasty.

All in all, loved this beer. Gorgeous aromas of citrus and hops. Very narrow taste of noble hops, no citrus. Nice.

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Photo of hotpauko
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Easy drinking, near double? IPA. Nothing too strong, hop balanced with mild hops, clean. Nice alchoholy, hop mix smell. Malt presence is minimal, slight lemony, citrus taste. Easy bite fades quickly. Clean and smooth mouthfeel, flavor is good, doesn't linger too long. Liked it, sessionable.

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Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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