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RATINGS: 611   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Perpetual IPA (Imperial Pale Ale, not India Pale Ale). In our constant evolution as a brewery, we’ve developed a drive to meld artisanal and mechanical. Perpetual IPA utilizes our hopback and dry-hopping to engineer a bold Imperial Pale Ale. We’re always testing the boundaries of modern brewing.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2011
22oz bottle: Pours a clear deep golden with a clingy-lacing froth of white head. Has a sweet light caramel malty nose with fresh resiny citrus hops. Starts with a good fullness and sweet pale maltiness with a juicy grapefruit flavor and hop bitterness before a drier bittersweet finish. Has a good amount of hop character and sweet malt balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Pours bright and golden with a full thick bright white head with thick sheets of lacing. Smells of marvelous sweet citrusy grapefuits along with pine and a definite strong hop presence. The taste is as it should be with fantastic citrus fruits like grapefruits and lemons and finishes a little long with a nice bitter finish. The mouthfeel is a bit too thin, but nothing too bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11070) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear golden amber color with a moderate to large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3848) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Man this thing is awesome. Great fresh floral hop aroma. Spicy floral hop boquet on the flavor. Green wet syrupy hop. This is a great brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BazookaJoe (257) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Another very good IPA from Troegs, however a little weak to be called an imperial.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Truly outstanding. Very balanced beer with a ton of hops. Great nose. Given high points for appearance due to awesome head with superior lacing that let a ton of aroma loose. Best of all it did this without benig super strong and maintaining drinkability.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6944) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2014 22oz bottle. This is not an IPA, but an American Strong Ale? tastes very much like a delicious, hoppy IPA to me. Mostly clear yellow orange color, nice big fluffy head. Great lace. Great hop nose. Perfect bitterness, a hint of alcohol. Awesome dryness, perfect crisp carbonation. Light sweet taste, slight bite. Very hoppy, pine, grass, some tropical fruit. Delicious. Troegs’ answer to the Stone Ruination IPA. 8/4/8/5/16

Re-rate, 1/28/14: A lot can change in 2.5 years... Since I first rated this beer in the 22oz format, it was released in 6-packs 12oz bottles, and now 12 packs of cans. My can was filled 12/27/13. Clear golden orange color. Thin white head, that leaves plenty, thick rows of lace. Very smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick, a light bit of dry in the finish. Bigger body. Very drinkable IPA. Good big piney hop aroma, some citrus. Nice clean malt bill, maybe just a light hint of pepperiness. Lighter on the caramel malt flavor. Good bigger bitterness, light sweet. A fantastic, poundable IPA. I forgot how good this was.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2011
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Strong hoppy flavor with a lasting finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3569) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Thanks to orangesol on BA for a bomber of this brewski via trade. Imperial Pale Ale? Seems like an India Pale Ale to me, but I respect Troegs’ classification. Clear orange-copper in color with a one-finger white head and good lacing on the glass. The aroma is nice, citrusy and herbal with notes of orange rind and a considerable sweet honeyish malt presence. The flavor has a sweet malt base with honey and cereal grains with herbal, leafy, grapefruit, and tangerine hop notes. Dry and bitter finish that balances the sweetness. Medium-bodied with a crisp mouthfeel. A solid beer. Could certainly pass for a very good east coast IPA given the malt/hop balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boliv (1149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Bomber bottled 8.11.11, batch # 110712. Cool label. Pours clear pale orange and gold with a medium-sized foamy off-white head that leaves some sticky lacing. Aromas of sweet pine and tropical fruit, plenty of dank hops and fruit, and citrus. The flavor is light citrus (orange and grapefruit), chalk, sweet papaya, and dank citrus, with a bitter citrus finish. A mild tartness is present, with some sweetness in the aftertaste. Moderate carbonation and medium to full-bodied; very refreshing. This is a fine beer. [793]


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