Review: Tröegs Independent Brewing Perpetual IPA | Craft Beer & Brewing
Tröegs Independent Brewing Perpetual IPA
91 out of 100

Style: IPA

ABV: 7.5 IBU: 85

91/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Tröegs Independent Brewing Perpetual IPA

What the brewers say

“Artisanal meets mechanical in a state of IPA we call Perpetual. Cycling through our HopBack vessel and dry-hopping method, this imperial pale ale emerges rife with sticky citrus rind, pine balm, and tropical fruit.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Earthy, pine needles, lavender. Moderate hops notes with very little malt sweetness. Nice fruity character and a little onion. Slight malt sweetness.”

Flavor: “White-wine grapes, lemons, spruce tips, and grapefruit. Moderately strong malt background can’t keep up, though it tries. Sweetness up front with a light hops avor and a medium hops bitterness. Slight herbal notes, similar to chai tea, but subtle. Aftertaste is bitter and moderately lasting. Not as smooth as other examples.”

Overall: “A solid American IPA that is right down the middle for the style. You can’t go wrong with this one, though you may have trouble picking it out of a very talented crowd. This IPA has subtle herbal notes that may have been lost due to its placement in the review lineup. I enjoyed the fruit character in this beer and how it blended from the start to the finish.”

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