Perpetual IPA | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Perpetual IPAPerpetual IPA
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

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#2,690
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689
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3,642
pDev:
10.07%
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Photo of Reagan1984
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my buddy Mike for grabbing me two bottles of this Troeg’s beer. One of my favorite breweries and I was quite pleased to see they were brewing a standard IPA.
Bottled 8/1/11
A two finger cap of foamy/sudsy bright white head forms. It falls by about 50% and then hangs around for a while. The beer is a bright gold/amber color that’s very bright and clear. Some light carbonation is visible. Some light clumps of thick lace.

Aroma is fresh and light. A bit of light fruit, some light grain and a moment of citrus peel.

Pretty nice balance of light/bready toasted malt and some light hop bitterness. I like this, but in my opinion it drinks more like and aggressive Pale Ale vs. a full IPA. Half Acre Daisy Cutter came to mind as something that’s probably more aggressive than this. (I know there is a blur in styles, I am just describing that it’s on the lighter end of the IPA spectrum) A bit if residual sweetness and a moment of yeast. Mid palate I get some fruit and specifically apricot.

Very light and refreshing body. Just a light prickle of carbonation.

It’s a fine beer. Nothing wrong with it, but also not as exciting as I had hoped. Good, Not great

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Photo of Pellinore1
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jwiss22 for sending this one.

Pours light, golden amber and crystal clear into a tulip. Two fingers of nearly white head fade slowly, leaving some lacing.

The hops are bright and floral, with a touch of citrus. Some definite sweetness comes through as well.

Pine and grapefruit hops hit the tongue first, then just a tiny bit of malty sweetness. The finish is long and bitter.

Medium bodied and a little sticky, with a dry finish.

Overall a very good beer, although the taste was almost a letdown after how much I liked the look and smell.

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Photo of rapidsequence
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle. 5 bucks or so from Pints O'Plenty. Bottled 8-11-11.

Appearance: Brilliant, luminous golden with extreme clarity. Great retention on the head and sticky webs of lacing.

Smell: Strongly piney with a little dank and some bitter smelling citrus. There's a bit of pale malt sweetness and a touch of grainy flavor.

Taste: Wow, that's bitter. Sharp, resiny pine and grapefruit pith. Barely a kiss of crackery malt and graininess. Lasting bitter, dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Resiny. Finishes dry and crisp.

Overall: I enjoy the smell a lot. The taste less so. I don't like when an ipa is grainy or vegetal, and this has a little of that. Also a little too unbalanced with harsh bitterness. Good, not great.

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

A new hoppy Troegs beer? Sign me up. Perpetual IPA has a surprisingly light colored body for the style; a slightly hazy, dark shade of yellow. The off-white head has pretty good retention and is pretty soapy looking. There is not a ton of lacing that stays behind, but the few stragglers there are cling to the glass in thick lines.

The aroma has an aggressive amount of hops to it, with mostly pine, resin, and leafy hop smells. Citrus aromas do make an appearance, and the more that I sniff the more I notice them, but the original scents are notice are still more powerful. The malt is barely there, with just a bit of bread in the background.

This one is bursting with hops. Just as I noticed in the aroma, the citrus flavored hops are there, with bits of grapefruit and orange, but they are taking a backseat. Actually, I think they are weaker in the flavor than they are in the aroma. The backbone from the hop flavors are spicy and piney, bringing along some resin and leaf to go along with them. The bitterness is powerful, with a good bite to it. The malt base is great. Some sweetness, and then light cracker or bread. The malt takes a back seat to the hops the way that it should, and there isn't a ton of sweetness or caramel flavors, which is how I like my IPAs.

Slightly oily, big-bodied, smoothly carbonated.

7.5% is a surprise, because Perpetual IPA doesn't show it at all. I also expected this one to be a little more citrus forward, but that is a small qualm. Overall, this is another solid beer from Troegs.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought this 22oz bomber last week at Harringtons for $4.95 and I quaffed it yesterday, 05SEP11.

Poured into a nonic, this IPA was clear, medium golden, and had scattered carbo. A nice, 1/4" layer of frothy, off-white foam crowned things, with decent lacing in the glass. Aroma was of rindy citrus, though light on maltiness. Medium bodied, the feel on the tongue was solid and smooth, overall.

Flavor? More citrus, though a touch of toasty malt sweetness does hit the palate first. Thereafter, it's a good dose of pithy, rindy hopping, with a bit of apricot and tangerine floating about. Decent and solid all around. Prosit!!

3.68 rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of nandemo1
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear gold with a finger a frothy head that leaves a ton of lacing.

Smell is a very fragrant grapefruity citrus, a little flowery as well. Taste is slightly citrusy but this is a bitter bomb at first. Balances out a little better through the glass, not sure if my buds are just dead from the bitterness, or if the maltiness emerges as it warms.

Mouthfeel is full for an IPA but is crisp and dry, very nice.

Overall this is a solid bitter IPA, I'd have preferred a bit more balance however.

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Photo of meatyard
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light golden/orange with a lingering 2-finger, off-white head that ends with a covering

The smell is a lot of citrus (orange and grapefruit) along with some sweet maltiness.

The taste starts bitter then the citrusy flavors come into play followed by the balancing, sweet malt.

Mouthfeel is full with a steady, dry bitterness.

Overall: I would say this is a nice IPA, less so as a IIPA though even that is not bad. Like an IPA, I prefer this cooler than the 50-55 degree recommendation for IIPAs. Yes, this is better than the Scratch IPAs I've had. Drink this slightly cooler than 50 degrees. This is a nice beer put out by an excellent brewery.

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
3.46/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer is ok, for me this might be the best ipa they've done, but that's not saying a whole lot.

Pours a nice darker orange with some gold highlights. Not a lot of head or lacing. The smell is weak, what's there isn't bad. A little floral and maybe some light citrus on the sweeter side. A little pale malt that translates to the taste too. The taste has a nice dry lemongrass quality and finishes very dry. Wheatlike notes. Overall ok, but nothing compared to many DIPAs out there.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am pretty excited to finally try this hyped troegs IPA

Appearance:
White fluffy and sticky head with a clear, light amber body. There isn't nearly as much color as I have come to expect with any decent DIPA. Otherwise, the carbonation is ample and keeps a generous amount of white fluff floating on top of the beverage.

Smell:
Aromatic hops and....wet fart? What the hell is the putrid sulfur that I initially smelled in the bottle and after first pouring? Either way, there was a strange essence that left after a few minutes and was replaced by sticky pine hops and some alcohol. I would generally rate a beer this later nose as being "good," but I'm just not sure what the initial fart aroma was...

Taste:
Great beer with a lot of hops forward and a secondary sugary sweetness. Great aftertaste and lots of bittering hops to sit on my palate. There is no doubt about this being a DIPA with the alcohol, but I think they could have brought out more of the malt sweetness to balance the strong hops and liquor ethanol.

Moutfeel:
There is no grapefruit rind bitterness, always a plus for a strong IPA. Initial sweetness is rushed through each sip by creamy, foaming carbonation to make space for a lingering bitterness. This is a drinkable DIPA, whereas some are definitely a...SIPPA (must sip because of the incredible, mouth-pucking bitterness). One can easily consume this bomber, I chose to share.

Overall:
This is a good DIPA, one that's worth both the price and time drinking. I would have appreciated more sweetness from the malt, but I understand that most IPAs are really just a canvas for an extreme display of hops and bitterness. In the end, this is probably one of the best beers that troegs produces, and is worth seeking out.

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

Bomber bottled Aug. 11. Reviewed Sept 3.

Golden and clear, two-finger head in my tulip leaves some nice lacing.

Smells fruity and tropical: mango, pineapple, grapefruit. Pretty legit aromas that actual smell more like real fruit than hops.

Taste is dominated by the same fruity hops detected in the nose, with earthy floral and pine characteristics as well. Finish is kind of prickly/spicy. No malt flavors really, but there's a decent sweetness here that keeps this beer from being dry and keeps the hops from being overwhelming. Taste is rather bitter for how sweet this beer is.

Smooth and lightly sticky-sweet on the palate.

I'm glad Troegs made an IPA. This beer has a distinctive hop profile that reminds me, in some ways, of Nugget Nectar.

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Photo of Sensaray
4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours bright golden with fluffy big bubbled off white head.

Big fresh flowered citrus pine hop scents. Some light sweet maltiness seems to be there too.

Flavors are tropical, orange, a huge array of citrus, pine, fresh flowery hops with great bitter throughout that builds into the finish that leaves light citrus and hoppy spiciness tingling. Never overly bitter as well with a light sweetness. Huge hops persist and attack throughout and it's tasty with a balance.

Mouthfeel is excellent with a nice spicines throughout and good carbonation. Light to medium feel.

Overall it's delicious. Lives up to expectations. I wish I had more than one bomber...

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Photo of SummitVA
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pale orange pour with vigorous carbonation. Thick, frothy head falls off quickly.

S - Big pine, citrus, and resin. Mangoes and an overripe peach character, finishing with alcohol heat and more dank hops. Great complexity in the nose.

T - Pine foremost with some citrus and less distinct overripe fruit character. More citrus and tropical fruit mid-palate as it warms. Sweet caramel malt flavor along with some breadiness. Hop character strikes me as muddled in flavor, and the finish is not as crisp as I'd like; rather, sweetness lingers on the palate. Alcohol heat is there, as well; more than you would imagine for a 7.5% brew, but the heat and hop resin in the finish is wonderful.

M - Definitely a medium-bodied brew. Heavier than I'd prefer for the style.

O - Really happy to have had this, and it has to rank among the best East Coast IPAs out there. That being said, I still long for the day when there is a well-distributed bone-dry IIPA east of the Mississippi. A bit too sweet for my palate overall, but I'm getting through the bomber just fine. If you like 'um a little chewy, you're going to love this, but pick one up regardless.

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Photo of bigfnjoe
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Bottle straight from the brewery

A- this beer looks GORGEOUS. It pours a dark yellow/light orange with a three finger white head. The head is pretty puffy and sticks around for awhile, and leaves some great lacing on the way down.

S- the citrus is strong within this one. Lots of oranges coming out. Very good

T- it's not nearly as hoppy as most IPAs, but there is still a strong citrus flavor there, with a piney aftertaste. Almost tastes like Sculpin, but a little watered down

M- the body is actually relatively thick, like an IPA would be. Not syrupy, though

O- half the cost of Sculpin for a bomber, and tastes just as good. Yeah, I'm down

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

Hazy, dark gold color with a big bubble head. Good retention and lace.

Sharp, ruby red grapefruit, tropical fruit and prickly pine hop aroma.

Taste features more buzzsaw grapefruit bitter with minor contributions from tropical fruit and pine. Tastes like it smells actually. Mouthfeel is "wet." Yeah, I know, all liquid is wet but it's like the molecules are holding more water for extra wetness. Whatever.

Yes it's an IPA but I don't get a sense of any malt personality whatsoever - even as a springboard.

Good in all aspects but for whatever reason doesn't stand out for me either.

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Photo of nhindian
4.78/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22oz bottle poured into a Troeg's Mad Elf chalice.

A - Pours fairly light for an IPA, focusing itself more on a pale yellow color, nearing on straw. Not much carbonation is streaming from the glass, although it is a touch cloudy. About 2-fingers of snowy head, with moderate retention. A big collection of bubbles gathers when it dies down, with ghastly wisps of foam slowly radiating out from it. Lacing is a much scattered affair, with luxurious curtains at one end and horizontal beams at the other.

S - Now this is the aroma I've been longing for in an IPA for a long time, especially from an East coast brewery. Big, big floral notes interspersed with resiny pine sap, pineapples, oranges, and grapefruits. It flitters between nearly all ranges of hop descriptors while delivering blows from each. It even finishes slightly spicy (hop spice).

T - Luckily the taste follows the nose and oh so much more. It starts with just the slightest of malt backbones in the form of a touch of bread and caramel before jumping into the carousel of hops. Take your pick, as I'm sure no matter which type of hops you'd prefer, you'll find your stop here. The Chinook and Mt. Hood hops pack the flavor with a sticky, floral, resiny taste that is reminiscent of the best West coast IPAs. But then there's a cut of spice, before transitioning into a juicy tropical and citrus fruit note that takes the beer into the finish. You get the pineapple, mango, grapefruit, even a bit of orange to whet the palate and give the sharp, yet enjoyable transition from the pine forests and flower fields. No hint of alcohol, and just pure hops in the aftertaste.

M - Mouthfeel is moderate-bodied with good carbonation. Despite the abundance of hops in here, it is not overly bitter at all which is definitely surprising but not at all missed. A bit resinous, but the citrus finish helps alleviate that. If anything, I'd dig a bit more carbonation but that's really grasping.

D/O - Drinkability is high. I am honestly taken aback by this beer. I wasn't really sure what to expect from this at all, and I have to say it is easily one of the best East coast IPAs I've had and a strong contender against the giants in the West as well. Definitely hop forward, but from there it balances itself among the hop influences and hits nearly all major categories (floral, pine, citrus, spicy) strongly. I will most definitely be seeking this out soon to try again, an absolute joy.

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Photo of gabedivision
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from a duece to a snifter glass.

Pours a clear light light copper yellow with a 2 finger head that forms a pretty 1/4 inch lace around the glass. Smells of sticky pine hops, traces of grapefruit, mango, melon and other citrus fruits can be found. Very IPA'ish on the bite, bit juicy hop burst with all the before mentioned citrus tones balanced perfect with the gentle malt in the background. This beer is medium in body, sweet, very bitter on the finish. This is good stuff i dont understand why Troegs makes there best stuff all limited editions...

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

22oz bottle, picked up in Columbus for somewhere south of $6.00. $6.00, I love this retro pricing, so sick of overpriced 22oz bottles.

It pours crystal clear and light golden colored, with a few fingers of foam that lace in huge clumpy sheets on the glass. Citrus aromas throughout, grapefruit and such. Strongly bitter up front, with a lot of caramel malt balance and a citric aftertaste. Slightly heavy body for an IPA, nice. Very good value and solid overall.

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Photo of gc4hokies
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Grabbed a 22oz bottle of this at Total Wine in Chantilly, VA.

It's labeled as an Imperial Pale Ale...? This is an American IPA despite the marketing on the bottle.

Pours a light golden color with a nice white, thick head. Great lacing on this one. Nice.

Aroma is typical of an American IPA...grapefruit is dominant for me.

Taste follows the aroma grapefruit up front, spicy notes on the finish. Good flavor.

Mouthfeel is a little thin for me. Not bad, but I prefer a 7.5abv IPA to have a little more substance.

Overall, very drinkable. Not my favorite, but pretty good beer. Would buy again.

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Photo of josefnewsong
4.85/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a tinge of orange and two fingers of fluffly and bubbly/soapy bright white head that leaves great lacing everywhere. Smells fantastic. Floral hops with citrus tones - yes, tones - with a slightly sweet sweaty tangerine/marijuana and trace of pine smell. Taste: basically the same as the smell...if pine trees had flowers this is what the nectar would taste like. Hops hit u up front and malts slide down in the finish - perfectly balanced, and the balance is a delicate one, like walking a tightrope. Mouthfeel is perfect. Overalll - it lives up to the hype. Up there with flower power and two hearted for me without a doubt. Troegs better put this out in 12oz. bottles and make it a year-round affair or I will be very disappointed in them. Beautiful.

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

22oz bomber with "Bottled on 8/11/2011" stamped just below the neck of the bottle.

Pours a golden-orange color with nice clarity. Two fingers of fluffy off-white foam has settled to a forth of an inch after several minutes, but there's still some really nice head retention/lacing on the sides of the glass.

Nice citrus and floral hop aromas in the nose. Smells both fruity and crisp at the same time. Inviting.

Not as bitter as I expected. I see now why they're calling this an Imperial Pale rather than an Ipa. Not as much malts or bitterness as with most Ipa's. Lots of citrus flavor though, and you get some wet hop grassy bitterness on the back end.

There's a slight creaminess with the mouthfeel on this one. I'd say medium bodied with a fairly low carbonation level allowing you to more easily pick up on the citrus/floral notes of this beer.

A nice beer from Troegs. I'd rather see it in 12oz bottles though.

Morey's Bottom Line: A really good beer here. If it's not elite where Ipas and hoppy Pales are concerned, it's darn close. Alcohol is well hidden, and this one goes down too easy. Cheers!

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

A bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: A beautiful hazy orange color that reflects the wonderful citrus smell so well. A huge head that never wanted to disappear and fantastic lacing. This looks very promising.

S: A delicious and very strong hoppy presence in the aroma. It smells spicy, citrus and juicy-fruit like, and extremely good. It isn't an unusually distinct smell though, lots of IPA's smell just like it. Still, it is very tempting.

T: The taste is loaded with good citrus hop flavor and wonderful light tones of pine. This beer is nicely bittered but certainly not overly done. The malt is definitely there to keep it in check.

MF: The mouthfeel is pretty standard for this and just what I would expect it to be.

O: This is a wonderful IPA. This has to be one of the best American IPA's I have recently tasted, and quite possibly ever tasted. It reminds me of Bell's Two-Hearted in the taste profile, but it is more complex. Bell's is pretty much just delivering one flavor, while this has many tones and complexities in comparison. I have been drinking Troeg's for quite a while and it is about time they added a beer like this to their lineup. Good Work.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Troegs Perpetual IPA
(bottled 08-10-11)

A true pale ale in appearance, the Perpetual IPA exhibits a deep straw yellow color. Sporting a well retaining, soapy foam, its hard to tell what lace is on the glass at the onset due to Perpetually filling my pint with the remainder of the 22oz bottle. Chunks of lace stick to the side, and overall, a splendid look.

Aroma is bready and hoppy with suggestions of honey, pinched hop buds, and pine sap. A pineapple scent also chimes in, and is heard. The "Hop Back" employed at the brewery condenses the hop flavor as beer is pressed through it and onto the fermenting tanks.

In the taste, there's an oily, resinous hop profile. Pale malts are used to balance, but the beer finishes semi dry and bitter. Hop flavor is citrus rind like, leafy, a bit spicy and definitely herbal. Malt and ale yeast play a downplayed role of mild sweetness and balance.

A lighter bodied ale, with the aforementioned semi dry finish and clean at that. Easy drinking, leaning toward the bitter side of things. A 22oz serving size seems ideal.

The Troegs Perpetual IPA has a well deserved name. The flavor is consistent with each sip, and has a very deep hop presence which is always welcome. This brew has crossover potential, as it is light, with some hop flavor but totally unoffensive. A worthwhile investment, and could be a mainstay.

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Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a case of this, due to the silly PA case law, but I can't say that I regret that doing it after having tried it. Poured this one into my Duvel tulip glass. A majestic beer in a majestic glass.

The body is slightly chill hazed right out of the fridge, but a few degrees warmer than that, and it is crisp and clear. The body is a golden copper that lights up with a beautiful shine. 2 inches of fluffy and sticky head that leaves spiderweb lacing all over the sides of the glass.

An awesome west-coasty smell, this is what I have been waiting for on the east coast for so so long. Aromas of tart citrus -- grapefruit and lemon zest -- some piney aromas, and a healthy dose of floral hops. A slightly dank bitterness also accompanies these, as the hop aromas -- both bitter and aromatic -- drown out the sweeter malty backbone. The flavor is similarly impressive, as it is more aromatic and flavorful than it is bitter. The bitterness is present in a perfect imbalance. It drowns out any caramel malt that might be present, but it does not overwhelm the grapefruit and floral flavors that now dominate my palate. A slight supple breadiness accompanies the hops and and adds to the mouthfeel.

The ample carbonation medium thickness leave a nice slick oily film on he palate after the finish. The grapefruit flavors are left as an aftertaste, too. Overall, this is one helluva good beer. The long-awaited supposedly more-often-than-one-off IPA from Troegs delivers on all fronts.

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Photo of chadmoe1
4.92/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bomber, bottled on 8/11/11. Enjoyed outside on a nice summer evening in a pint glass.

A -- light copper / gold with 1/2 inch white head, nice lacing.

S -- hops, and lots of 'em. Pine, citrus, and according to my pregnant wife (who did not taste!), floral notes. Couldn't smell much grain.

T -- smooth and hoppy. Definitely pine, citrus, and flora hop tastes, maybe a tad earthy. Some light bread taste.

M -- medium carbonation, medium body.

O -- this was a fantastic beer and one that I'll seek out again. Definitely one of Troegs' best beers. I finished the second half of the bottle after it warmed up a bit, and the aroma/flavors were even more enjoyable.

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Photo of perrymarcus
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle served in a pint glass.

pours a clear golden yellow while yielding a massive 3"+ creamy head. excellent retention and a good amount of lacing.

aromatic nose offers a bonanza of hoppy goodness: big citric presence with a good dose of pine, coupled with some floral notes. a touch of bready malt in the background.

taste follows the aroma. citrus, pine, floral, and a touch of malt. very tasty, though maybe a touch more bitter than i typically look for. still, a well-crafted beer. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall, a really great IPA; very tasty. while i wouldn't put it up there with the best of the best, it's an excellent brew. at a nice price point, too.

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Perpetual IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 3,642 ratings