Perpetual IPA - Triple Dry-Hopped | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This hopped-up version of Perpetual IPA is a result of field testing a new hop infusing system built by BrauKon. While testing the ‘Hop Gun,’ we wanted to experiment with its capacity so we tripled the dry-hop levels for Perpetual.

Added by stephenjmoore on 06-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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3.79/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Troegs Tasting Room.

A - Pours a bright, crystal clear dark orange/gold color with light, but steady carbonation and an even white layer of creamy foam with a thick lacing.

S - Emphasis on the citrus with spicy aroma - herbal, citrus, piney, and light floral aroma.

T - Lots of spicy citrus and pine. More spicy orange, grapefruit citrus tang compared to the "regular" Perpetual with a moderate lingering spicy, herbal citrus bitterness.

M - Medium to heavy medium body with gentle, creamy carbonation.

O - Perpetual on steroids and and takes an already really good beer to the next level. A definite winner.

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Photo of 1sophrosyne1
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap in the Troegs tasting room in snifter flight aliquots followed by a full pilsner pour over 30 minutes.

The color is a pretty ambered gold with rather exceptional clarity, considering three rounds of dry hopping. The bright glow fits with both scents and flavors. A pleasing head holds on rather well, with bubbly shelves leaning below legs on the sides of the glass, around a delicate, lacy center isle.

Hops leap into the nose--grapefruit, fir, earthen ore, and toasted rope...followed by green herbs like cilantro and sage. There is a sweetness, a red licorice glue, holds together the end of each breath. The air is actually a little thin, but aggressively pleasing.

With all that smell, the taste is a bit of a slow starter. The feeling of the beer layering over teeth and tongue takes charge, demanding that the flavor unfold from beneath its bitter bubbles. Citrus fights through first, making for birght sips, followed by a spicy buzz that folds into grass. Then tropical fruits--mango and pineapple briefly appear. The finish is long, but not as complex and rewarding as all the tightly wrapped elements could be if they would fully unfurl. Bitter warmth closes things down just a fraction too soon, though evergreen, caramel, and stone do come through in the finish at higher temperature.

The mouthfeel, as noted, deserves mention for literally blanketing the flavors. Body and fizz complement the malty smoothness in very nice balance. As one would expect, the tongue-coating lasts longer as the beer warms; it is remarkable, though, how an iron persistence seems to hold back some flavor potential.

What makes this beer the most fun is giving it time. Time to open under the hand of nursing love makes a good creation even better. I will confess to not adoring the factory standard Perpetual the way others do, so my endorsement of this post-assembly modified ride may be numerically understated.

(And by the way, the growler I ran off with proves that it's great with spicy Chinese takeout!)

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4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-slightly hazy amber color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-citrus, tropical fruit, pine, bready malt, slightly grassy

T-grapefruit, tropical fruit, bready malt, pine, light grassy and herbal notes, nice bitter hop finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-the new hop injection has made a good beer even better, a tasty ipa

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had it on tap at Founding Farmers
A-Orange/tan body with lacing and with a one finger white head
S-Citrus and floral with a great pine hop smell
T-Great even taste of grapefruit, pine, and floral
M-well balanced of the hops and sweet malts
Great IIPA by Troegs for a year round beer

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4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler into a 14 oz goblet.

A: Pours a golden yellow with a nice head- solid retention for at least one minute, and lacy film remains atop the liquid 15 mins in. Foam clings tightly to the glass with every movement. The liquid is quite translucent. Bubbles from the carbonation constantly rise to the surface throughout the experience.

S: This tripple hopped version of Perpetual can knock you over with the smell from the first pour; aroma from the head is very robust, smelling more earthy than fruity to me -cut grass, hemp, pine, bark. Vague floral notes do shine through as well, in a way that beautifully compliments (and importantly - not competes) with the earthy backbone.

T: This IPA tastes impressively round for its hoppyness and scratch status. In my opinion, Troegs should just replace Perpetual with this version of it :) The extra hops add much more (dare I say needed) flavor to this IPA. The creation tastes similar to its smell. Not overly aggressive in the mouthfeel; balanced. The bitterness stands out immediately and is met with a sweetness that is again, largely earthy - nondescript florally. It's spice is certainly there, but less aggressive than other IPAs. The bitterness stays on the tongue through the swallow and is met, with delay, to grassy sweetness. The lingering taste is an extremely pleasant balance of bitter and sweet.

M: Medium bodied with nice moderate carbonation. Crisp. Initial hit on the tongue is hop. The spice plays around in your mouth right after and is immediately followed by light sweetness.

O: A significant improvement on Perpetual IPA. Much more noticeable character than the original, that is nicely balanced and dangerously drinkable. A great IPA showcasing more earthy notes than citrus. Its components taste and smell simple; coherent; complementary. I absolutely hope to have this again.

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4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured out looking quite nice from the growler, Big white head on top plenty of lacing. The smell of the beer was much more intense than the normal Perpetual. The flavors seemed to be a little better as well. The mouthfeel is very good, was able to put down several fills of the glass on this one on the hot July day. I found this to be much better than the year round Perpetual on practically all levels.

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4.45/5  rDev +3.2%

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Perpetual IPA - Triple Dry-Hopped from Tröegs Brewing Company
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