Troegs – Perpetual

Tasting: October 1, 2011
Style: IPA

What a day. You know how those quick projects turn into all day affairs? Well, early today I set out to replace the valve on my Kohler faucet. They sent me a replacement part — but needless to say, three trips to Home Depot and Lowes — and the sink is still out of order. Later, we had terrible rain and wouldn’t you know we were out at the football field for both boys flag football games. We all got soaked and muddy. While he was waiting for his game to start, my little guy disappeared completely from sight — he had me in a panic. I ultimately found him huddled under an awning playing video games with a friend. The problem was that unbeknownst to them, there was a pretty big bear sitting only about 20 feet from them, just sitting there looking at the two boys. I wasn’t sure if he was afraid to pass them to get to the dumpster — or thought they looked like they’d make a better lunch.

So, we’re all dried out and the project just needs a little tweak. The bear didn’t eat anyone. Time for a beer and tonight its Perpetual from Troegs. I’ll call it perpetual in honor of the perpetual difficulties of the day. Troegs calls it Perpetual in honor of their new brewery located in Hersey, PA. Its scheduled to open this fall and its location is apparently close to the amusement park and outlets. I can’t recommend Troegs enough. They produce some outstanding beer and to me — they are the pride of the east coast craft beer scene. I’m reading about the brothers Trogner (John & Chris). I was happy to read that they mention the Dock Street Brew Pub in Philadelphia and comment on the Philly craft beer scene. I can fondly remember trips to the brewpub with my wife. It had a “speakeasy” look to it and they produced some very good beers for the age. Not sure if they are still open — if they are — worth a trip to Cherry St. for dinner and a brew.

Anyway enough of covering a thousand different topics, onto the beer of the evening. Pours a fairly clear light orange with an abundant head. Nose is of citrus hops lemon/grapefruit. My first sip I get hit with a shot of sweet sugary candy then the lemon hops come thundering in. This one is really fairly well-balanced meaning the hops are balanced off by what I’ll guess is a German-style pilsner malt. The ABV on this is 7.5%. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied. Really — another winner from Troegs – 92 points

Read my review of Troegs Nugget Nectar Here

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