In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Tröegs Independent Brewing Perpetual IPA

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.”