Tuesday, February 26, 2013

February 26: Troegs Perpetual IPA ends WIld Card Week with a hop punch

First post in a long time! I've been traveling from Delaware, to Orlando and Austin over the last 8 days and I'm happy to be back in New Jersey...yeah, I said it. Now that I'll be traveling only once a week for the next couple weeks, I'll try to back-date some posts and write new ones more promptly. Onward and upward. 

I'm even happier to report that I will join Trevor in the two tap home kegerator club! Hopefully it will be here next week. To celebrate this and the end of Wild Card week, tonight's beer has been stashed away for several weeks awaiting the right time. Troegs treats beer lovers well and this is no exception. 

Introducing Troegs Perpetual IPA
My Special Ladyfriend is turning my previous beer bottles, like Courage Russian Imperial Stout, into candles - cutting through them by lighting string on fire. That's my girl!
Here is what the brewery says:
"In our constant evolution as a brewery, we’ve developed an undying drive to meld the organic and the mechanical. Perpetual IPA utilizes our hopback and dry-hopping to engineer a bold Imperial Pale Ale. It features Bravo, Chinook and Mt. Hood hops in the boil, Mt. Hood and Nugget hops in the hopback, and is further dry-hopped with Citra and Cascade hops"
Starts out with a very thin but sweet malt reminiscent of honey. There is a tantalizing aroma of various tropical fruit. At 7.8%, it's an Imperial IPA but there's not trace of the moderately high alcohol and while you notice the high IBU's on the back end, it's still a smooth number. 

I'm impressed with the pervasiveness and varietals of hops during and after the boil, yet, they never really overpower the light malt. The Perpetual IPA is a refined IPA, complex but smooth and surprisingly refreshing - an attribute many Imperials throw to the wind in order to balance the high IBU's and booze. For this, A- 

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