Tröegs Perpetual IPA | Tröegs Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

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
Ratings:
3,530
Reviews:
672
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
10.1%
 
 
Wants:
188
Gots:
1,103
For Trade:
5
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Photo of Malone47
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tribeerguy70_3
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emount91
3.19/5  rDev -21.4%
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 dbizzle939
3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

to ipa'ish

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Photo of msscott1973
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JustinPStewart
4.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pnelting
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MartyIU13
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BryanReed
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
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 nomad93
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Buddance
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of d0nald
4.52/5  rDev +11.3%
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 -1.2%
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 mjm5618
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of awesomea
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Duhast500
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
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 VABA
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sparx1100
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rsquared59
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Squirtle
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
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. So many out there that goof it and are way too hoppy, bitter or just taste like you're drinking either a Christmas Tree or a ground up grapefruit skin.

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Photo of JaredSammy
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Very good IPA. Nice balance of flavors. One of my standards when I am out to eat.

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Photo of Adam7m
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tröegs Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 3,530 ratings.
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