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RATINGS: 653   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4797) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 20, 2011
22 ounce thanks to watson1977. Big orange clean body. Malty pine smell accompanied by similar taste. Nice bitterness. Pale Ale masquerading as a West Coast IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Polorl69 (8) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2011 does not count
I am one of the biggest Troegs fans out there. This beer has an awesome floral/citrius aroma, I even get a blueberry smell from it!?, with a big white lacey head. the taste is very interesting, there is a malt base that is very unique in this beer, almost like there is corn in it? I relate it to Spotted Cow on steroids. It is a good, unique beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11901) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3960) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BazookaJoe (274) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Another very good IPA from Troegs, however a little weak to be called an imperial.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8546) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3013) - 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.

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