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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:
3,372
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
23.34%
 
 
Wants:
173
Gots:
1,004
For Trade:
4
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Reviews: 638 | Ratings: 3,372
Photo of hopphead31415
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look-It pours the most beautiful clear golden yellow like the light of a thousand suns glinting off a gold mine the size of a supermassive black hole. The clarity is stunning. The head is foamy white like egg white beaten half to hell and leave little to no lacing as the head is moist and delicious.

Smell-It smells like hops such as the bravo, chinook, mount hood, nugget, citra, and cascade hops that they use in this beauty. I smell some citrus hops from the citra and some dank grassy hops from the mount hood and nugget hops. The malts are bright and are similar to honey and grainy malts.

Taste-I taste some tropical fruits like papaya and passion fruit and some floral hops a bit, but a lot of citrus like orange rind and some tangerine citrus hops. There are some piney and earthy hop flavors in there, too. The malts take backstage, but are present. The alcohol content is 7.5% ABV and is noticeable.

Mouthfeel-It is medium bodied I would say and the feel is fizzy from the carbonation, sharp from the hops and alcohol, and smooth from the overall construction and malts. The hops leave a nice layer of hop oils afterwards.

Overall-I would say that this is a great beer. I was impressed with this Troegs IPA. Cheers!

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Photo of kalosjakar
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Golden, clear.. can see thru. Im used to unfiltered so this is odd to me.

Scents of malt, floral hops, maybe some pine.
Tastes... good bitterness and slight malt, rock candy, piney hops and there is something earthy to it as well. Thick mouthfeel.

This is great stuff.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

nose is citrus, pine, some floral and grassy notes. taste is mostly piney, this beer delivers a nice bitterness. although this is definitely a good ipa, im more into the ones that hit the nose and palate w heavy citrus character, which i felt was a bit lacking in this beer. still, nice beer that is refreshing with a nice piney bitterness.

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Photo of hman43
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: It pours a golden color with tinges of orange and a large, off white head.

Smell: There is a huge aroma of grapefruit with floral and pine elements.

Taste: It has flavors of grapefruit, citrus, floral, and pine.

Feel: It is on the lite side of moderate for the fell and the bittering effect on the palate lasts a long time.

Overall: Perpetual IPA is well hopped with a typically powerful long last bitter punch on the palate. The aroma for this particular brew is one of the better ones out there.

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Photo of DanJan
3.06/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just a standard IPA from Troegs. My bottle might be old as I feel like I've had better experiences. Color is a nice light amber with just a little bit of head. Nothing too noticeable on the nose; smells faintly of hops but not much else. Despite a 7.5% ABV, it tastes more like a pale ale than an IPA. Would've liked a standout note but it all blends to a vague "ale" taste. I'll have to revisit this again but I prefer other Troegs IPAs to this.

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Photo of trygelski1
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into tulip glass:

Look: Pour a nice golden color with about an inch of head and lacing present.

Smell: Citrus, pine, grapefruity.

Taste: Hints of citrus and pine but not as hoppy as I was expecting and I feel let down with this one. Might be a bad bottle as this brew has a slight skunk taste to it.

Feel: Medium bodied.

Overall: This beer kinda let me down a bit compared to all the other brews I have had from Troegs. I think I may have had a bad bottle as it has a slight skunk taste to it. This is probably my least favorite beer to date from Troegs.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright yellow gold with a creamy white foam head. Smells like buttery pears, faint pineapple, and honey grains. The taste is slightly bitter and hoppy with honey, pineapple, lemon, and bready malts. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Creamy and smooth. Overall a delicious and bittersweet IPA.

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Photo of EvoRich
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pale, hazy yellow. With a bit of head.

Smell: Bitter sweet. Lot of orange peel, with a blend of pine needles. lot of citrus with a good hop aroma.

Taste: Much more bitter than there is sweet in the flavor. But it is very crisp, and refreshing.

Feel: Medium feel, medium carbonation. nice for an IPA.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
3.64/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a orangish yellow hue. a finger or just more of a white head. good retention and leaving behind a decent lacing. crystal clear and strong brightness.

Smell: piney and some fruity hops. hinting towards tropical. sweet malts ranging from bready to crystal sweetness.

Taste: opens with a mix of sweet malts and hops. crystal like sweetness, light toasty and bready malts. hops come through but not quite as strongly as in the nose. pine and some citrus fruits.

Mouthfeel: light and good refreshing qualities. good dryness and some bitterness. lingers a bit but fairly clean

Overall: not a bad IPA. not quite the malt bill I look for and also the hop profile is a little weak in the taste. good dryness and mouthfeel.

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Photo of slusk
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours a clear golden with a dense white head. Good lacing.

S: Piney hops dominate the aroma with a mild caramel malt underbelly.

F: Good Bitterness with a nice pine and floral hop presence.

F: light medium body, Medium low carbonation.

O: I like this beer. The overall hop presence isn't very strong for an IPA. I'm wondering if this one may have been on the shelf awhile. Great flavor though. I may edit this review when I can get one from my normal beer store who monitors shelf life. Still a great beer.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz, bottled on 070815 thanks to my friend, Derek, for grabbing this while on the road in Ohio.
A - deep golden body capped with a creamy white head that eventually fades to a thin layer of foam
S - juicy, fruity, and citric with grapefruit, orange, piny hops, caramel
T - smooth flavors and very easy to drink with notes of juicy grapefruit, mandarin zest, caramel, toasted grain, pine, faint passion fruit in the background
M - smooth yet resinous, fuller body, finishes pungently bitter and dry with pine and grapefruit lingering on the palate
O - really solid beer here. Glad to try it & I'd buy it again!

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Photo of puck1225
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a bad IPA. Pours a nice clear golden yellow into a pint glass. Good white foamy head with good lacing. Smooth taste and feel with hoppy bitterness with pleasant floral flavor and smell. Overall a good IPA.

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Photo of emount91
3.19/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours a clear copper color, small head that seems to retain pretty well. smell is of pine, resin, and sweet malts. taste is a bitter hop bomb, LOTS of pine and resin, a little bit of very bitter citrus (lemon or lime concentrate), and a less sweet malt backbone than the smell suggested. no booze bite at all, in fact i dont know how they could consider this an Imperial or Double when the ABV is only 7.5% and the taste isnt very balanced, definitely more of a standard IPA. mouth fell was actually very good and made up for where the taste lacked. decent beer, but probably wont ever buy again.

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Photo of BryanReed
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottles from Wegmans. Bottled 8-25-15

Pours clear yellow gold. Fluffy white head sticks around quite a while, leaving nice lacing.

Aroma is earthy, spicy, piney hops. Smooth, rich malts. Really nice. A bit of a tingle at the back.

Taste is nice. Piney, earthy hops in balance. Bitterness is delayed, and comes on after the sip. Noticeable malt body, but not sweet. Very slight alcohol presence.

Mouthfeel is smooth. Carbonation scrubs pretty well, medium-is body, and great dry finish with a negligible alcohol warthm.

Overall, a great ipa. Comes across as a nice mix between the more malty east US ipas, and the piney northwest style from home.

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Photo of d0nald
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

one of my favorites available year round. Had to bring taste rating down a bit do to a problem they had with a batch a few months ago, overall an excellent choice for ipa fans!

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Photo of BethanyB
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Bubbles cling to the sides as if they're afraid of being swallowed up by the big, cushy, eggnog-colored head. The body of dark gold is somewhat cloudy--just clear enough to show off that carbonation.

Smell: Honey and citrus are well-balanced by earthy hops which boast a pinch of parsley and a sprig of rosemary. A fresh yeasty scent mixes with newly cut straw, while a good amount of toasted grain gives the beer a darker-than-normal, more muted scent than other IPAs.

Taste: The initial medium bitterness is heightened by earthy and resinous hops. Black tea and a breath of mint put some pep in the flavor profile's step, culminating in a grassy finish which hangs on to the back of the tongue. Additional complexity and a comforting character is found in a buttery cracker malt backbone.

Mouthfeel:, Medium bodied. A touch of creaminess is countered by a crispness which comes from medium high carbonation. A light glow of alcohol warming can be felt at the back of throat.

Overall: This IPA takes the earthy, rather than fruity hop route, creating a richer and calmer variation which at times seems too subdued. And yet, the fresh herbal quality breathes some nice life into the bones of this beer. A good choice for some, just not quite my type (a bit too brooding).

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Photo of Duhast500
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a IPA glass.

The color is a bright gold with two fingers of foamy white head and some nice thick lacing left on the glass.

The smell is hoppy at first with a piney aroma that is an earthy with a hint of cut grass. There some slight aroma of grapefruit and tangerine that makes the aroma bit juicy and less dry.

The taste is fruity at first with some touches of tangerine and lemon then a dry bitterness comes in and brings in a slight resin flavor that lays on the tongue and stays there for a time. There are some hints of sweetness that is here briefly but then get taken over again by the bitterness each time it pokes through the hop flavor to even things out.

This beer has a medium body and a good drinkable feel that goes down easy and leaves something after it’s gone. The aftertaste is pretty impressive and a little strong at times but still enjoyable as it lets some of the hop flavor linger a bit before slipping away.

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

Rated it unreasonably low a while back, because I thought it was just a boring standard IPA, but having it again I realize that it's actually very balanced so that nothing jumps out at you, making it a reliably drinkable double IPA.

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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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Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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