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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 | website

Style: American Double / Imperial 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:
638
Ratings:
3,370
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
23.34%
 
 
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173
Gots:
1,003
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Reviews: 638 | Ratings: 3,370
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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Photo of LoganMcGeehan
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Overall, an extremely solid and boldly hopped beer. Cascade hops jump out in the smell and the taste. A light caramel look but overall Troegs did the IPA right with this one!

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

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Hops and citrus, good mix
Appearance- A clear golden color with a small white head.
Taste- Has a nice malt / citrus & hop flavor
Palate- A light to medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Has a dry finish with a slight bitter aftertaste.
Overall- A well balanced double IPA. I will drink this again.

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

A: Crystal clear golden yellow. One finger of white head. Okay retention with nice lacing.

S: Hops. Pine. Floral. Sweet malts. bread. Citrus. Grapefruit. Real nice.

T/M: Strong and complex. Citrus is dominant and bitter. Grapefruit. Sweeter fruits. Malts are bready., crisp and semi-sweet. The finish is dry and a bit bitter.

O: Excellent Double IPA. Although it tastes more like a single IPA than a double. No hop bomb here. Everything is just right for a great tasting well crafted beer.

Cheers!!!

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Photo of Pop-Pop1
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Golden color, nice lacing on glass, thick creamy head, clear
Smell: citrusy hops and slight biscuity smell
Taste: Well hopped ipa, slightly bitter aftertaste. not very complicated.
Mouthfeel: light
Overall: A good ipa overall i wouldn't shy away from this one but didn't knock my socks off. Definately worth a taste

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Photo of kojevergas
3.44/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BOTTLE: 12 fl oz. Brown glass. Great label art & design. Branded pry-off pressure cap. Purchased at a bottle shop in New York City for $2.29.

Expectations are high given the brewery. Served cold into a pilsner glass at low altitude in Austin, Texas. Reviewed live as an IPA per the label.

7.5% ABV.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: 2 fingers in width. Off-white head. Has an even consistency and a nice complexion. Frothy and soft-looking. Ample lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is superb - about 8 minutes.

BODY: Clear vibrant yellow-copper. Translucent and transparent. Clean; there are no visible yeast particles. Appears well-carbonated.

Overall, it's a solid albeit typical appearance for an IPA, but it's not unique or special. Has no obvious flaws.

AROMA: Fruity, with some rindy bitterness alongside melon, mango, pine, and faint tangerine. Pale malts check the hop bitterness aptly. I dig the hop profile, but it's not the most expressive aroma in spite of its moderate intensity. I like that there's no overly sweet caramalt, and this does suggest a balanced brew.

The hop profile isn't highly citrusy, nor is resinous, dank, herbal, or sprucey.

Overall, it's a pleasant inviting aroma, with a clean presentation devoid of any yeasty notes or off-character - though the alcohol isn't unnoticeable.

TASTE/TEXTURE: Clean and crisp, with a smoothness and wetness that underscores the lightly oily hop profile comprised primarily of fruit with notes of mango, faint rind, some tangerine, and floral notes. It's not the fresh juicy citrusy flavour profile I tend to go for in IPAs, nor is a grapefruit bomb or a resinous piney brew, but I do like it. The simple but effective pale malt core hides any hop bitterness, leaving this with no bite but plenty of flavour. This fundamental balance is the beer's key strength. Discerning drinkers will crave still more complexity, depth of flavour, and subtle layering of flavour, but it doesn't disappoint in any category.

Flavour duration and intensity are average. It's a well-built IPA but features no stand-out characteristics. Very likable and approachable.

It's a biteen overcarbonated, with a medium body and moderate thickness. Overall, this texture complements the taste well but it fails to elevate the beer, and I don't consider it too refreshing. A lighter body and more refreshing presence on the palate would do it well.

OVERALL: More good work from Troegs. Perpetual IPA is a good go-to beer in the style with a balanced flavour profile and plenty of complexity. While it lacks the intricacy and depth to compete with world-class offerings, it's a solid standby and I'd put it on regular rotation in my fridge if I had ready access to it - though I hope it doesn't run $2.29 a bottle everywhere in its distribution zone. Absolutely worth trying and highly drinkable. I'll enjoy finishing my glass and wish I had more. One thing is for certain - I need to try more Troegs.

High B-

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pours gold with a thick head.

smell is fantastic, full of citric hops.

taste is pretty good too. very better yet clean. taste grapefruit in this, sweet as well. finishes dry and bitter.

overall this is a pretty good IPA. nothing game-changing but it's still good. great for a local brew. Troegs has some damn good beers in their year-round lineup.

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

A: crystal clear; deep gold in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a thin cap; nice rings of lacing;

S: earthy, pine, grapefruit;

T: grapefruit up front; pine and grapefruit rind at mid-palate; bitterness kicks in at mid-palate and increases to the finish; grapefruit is dominant at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: complex flavors and aroma; very enjoyable;

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Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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