Troegs Anthology Winter Sampler

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by ESHBG, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (223) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

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  2. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (5,316) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I wish they'd mix things up a bit more. Perpetual and Troegenator are already year round beers.

    Plus, two IPAs seems silly as well.
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  3. ichorNet

    ichorNet Savant (929) Mar 16, 2010 Massachusetts

    Yeah, not going to bother with this one. I like the included beers well-enough, but overall the pack is nothing special and I doubt the inclusion of a few bottles of a cherry-chocolate stout (which is usually a very hit-or-miss idea in the first place) will change my mind.
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  4. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,113) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Yeah, not sure how IPAs are winter beers...
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  5. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (673) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    While Troegs makes solid beers they rarely make it into my mouth.

  6. ingchr1

    ingchr1 Initiate (143) Jun 4, 2008 New York

    Agree with some of the sentiment, I'd like to see something other than the Perpetual. I'm fine with the others being in there. Gives me the same feeling as I have for Sam Adams mixed packs. I'm not looking for the Boston Lager, but I understand why they include it.
  7. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (223) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Their packs are more "party packs" to me and I will grab one for something like that, as the continuously included lineup beers are ones that I know that I like so at least I know I will have something enjoyable. But yes agreed that it may be better to include a little more variety vs three shelf beers I can get anytime.
  8. Prince_Casual

    Prince_Casual Aspirant (296) Nov 3, 2012 District of Columbia

    It has 'Blizzard' in the name, bro.

    Really though,I think the idea was that they were using fresh'ish hops from the fall harvest that may not be available or the same later in the year, but with Hop Knife which is a similar idea may have muddled this concept

    Just fyi, and I won't make any claim this is much different from a traditional IPA, but Perpetual is actually labeled an Imperial Pale Ale, not India. When fresh, Perpetual is a great brew but often isn't, and in general I'm dubious of the dating on variety packs like this (though I kind of remember Troegs using an exterior date on these last year).

    edit: that's an awful lot of commentary from me on a 12pk I'm not terribly likely to buy either. Cheers ya'll.
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  9. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Aspirant (284) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Agreed. Perpetual in the first month after being bottle or canned is great. After that, it isn't even worth drinking IMO. I have had it the day is has been canned and I have a can that is almost 4 months old (still within best by date). Not even close to the same beer.
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  10. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (223) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    If memory serves me correctly the Imperial Pale Ale moniker came about because Troegs said they wouldn't brew an IPA and it was a tongue in cheek thing to say well we didn't brew an India Pale Ale, we brewed an Imperial Pale Ale.
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  11. RobHB

    RobHB Initiate (64) Aug 20, 2017 New Jersey

    That Chocolate Cherry Stout looks appealing (and maybe not too dissimilar to Victory's Blackboard #7 Black Forest Cake with Cherries stout), but two, TWO! (ponderous!) IPAs in the variety pack? I don't hate IPAs as much as I once did, but it is far from my go to style. If it was their Dead Reckoning Porter in this variety pack instead of say, Perpetual, I'd be all over this bad boy.