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RATINGS: 711   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.

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Nejhleader (1562) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2013 : 10/14/2012 Total Score: 4
really nice creamy bitter hop brew. Aroma is a bit of pine hops. Body is nice and thick, Great hop taste. Which hops are in this?

3.8
rumproasts (5422) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
bottle. Golden with small head. Big hops and initially a bit sweet with a nice bitter bite. Very light malt lets focus be on the hop flavors. Yum.

4
porkdiggity (108) - Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Good imperial ipa. Slight aroma of fruit and grass. Slightly hazy golden color, hint of copper. Grapefruit and pine dominate the palate, with a dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
jbdpsu82 (95) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
On tap at troegs. Pours a golden amber with lingering head. Deeply floral aroma, flavor follows. Nice biting finish. Delicious. Similar to Flower Power

2.4
jdavidh (164) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Great nose with tons of grapefruit. Quite a bit of bitter kick. Too much of a one note hop bomb for my tastes but its true to style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
MattShizzle (614) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle. Light golden - cloudy. Quite hoppy aroma. Good - very hoppy flavor. Crisp with little malt flavor. Doesn’t taste strong.

4.3
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Served on-tap, and from a Firkin, at the Brewery. A special batch of Perpetual IPA to test the new BrauKon Hop Gun dry hopping vessel. A - Pours slightly hazy golden yellow with a foamy one finger tall white head leaving spotty trails of lace down most of the glass. Firkin looked a tiny bit better than the draft but it was minimal. S - Smells of pungent citric hops, pine resin, fresh cut grass, caramel sweetness and the rest of the perpetual base. The hops are aggressive and in your face but not out of control. This is soooooo nice. T - Starts off with a huge citric hop bite that never really fades away. Hints of pine, fresh grass, a touch of caramel sweetness and some biscuit malt help round things out. Finish is just as hoppy as it was initially with plenty of bitterness lingering on the palate long after the finish. The firkin and the draft taste nearly identical, the only difference being the feel (see below). M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Over the top hop feel leaves the palate destroyed for the rest of the day. The firkin was quite smooth, while the tap version was much cleaner and crisper. O - Welp, this makes regular perpetual look like a sub par IPA. The sheer amount of hops in this one is staggering. The firkin was really nice but I think I prefer this one from the tap, it is a little cleaner and crisper in the feel. This is how the regular version should taste from now on.
Earlier Rating: 11/17/2011 Total Score: 3.4
Served on-tap at the Tröegs tasting room multiple times over the last week. A - Pours clear golden yellow with a nice one and a half finger tall white head leaving small streaks of lace down the glass. S - Smells of pungent citric hops, fresh cut grass, citric fruits; mostly oranges and grapefruits; and some slightly chewy caramel malt. T - Starts off with a big dose of citric and grassy hops slowly giving way to a mix of lightly toasted caramel malt, pine, and even more hop oils. Some chewiness creeps in toward the end but the strong hop profile keeps it in check. The finish has lots of hop bitterness and some lasting dryness, lingering on the pallet for some time. M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Slightly sweet, hoppy, feel that lingers on the pallet for some time after the finish. O - This is a very good offering from Tröegs. It would best be described as their pale ale base with the hop profile of Hopback. Either way this is better than all the recent Scratch IPA’s. Glad I have a bunch of these in my fridge, too bad they won’t last very long at the rate I am drinking them.

4.3
allfreej (556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Bottled. Clear gold-yellow pour with a fine white head. Excellent lacing. Aroma is grapefruit hops, biscuity malt. A little bit of hop spiciness. Taste is biscuit malt balanced with a nicely hop bitter finish. Citrusy hops in the aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel. Well balanced IPA. Wonderful hop character. Very citrusy. Bitter without astringency. Conceals the alcohol well. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.

3.2
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2013
On tap at Village Tavern in North Wales, PA. Pretty bland IIPA, maybe my expectations of Tröegs was too high.

3.7
baraciisch (3270) - California, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Orange reddish in color... Aroma of citrus hops... Flavor is slightly creamy with prevalent notes of citrus hops and toffee malts... Not terribly bitter on the palate... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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