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Mettle - Trillium Brewing Company

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world-class

256 Ratings
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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.16%
Wants: 85
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JCTetreault on 03-19-2014)
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4.68/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.89/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I've yet to sample a Trillium beer that I did not consider world class! Keep up the great work, M & M Tetrault

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of vfgccp
4.16/5  rDev -6.9%

Nov 19th bottle, opened Dec 14th. Special thanks to costanzo_mike for the bottle.

A - Pale, lightly opaque pear colored body. Mixed bubbled head pours a finger high with nice retention and lace.

S - Refreshing and sweet. Pear juice puree, apple skins, passion fruit, and thyme.

T - Bitter wood, straw, and pine wash over creamy, tropical undertones of passion fruit, banana, and mango. White bread and bitter green finish.

M - Creamy, medium-full body. Just a shade light on carbonation.

O - An interesting IPIA. Drinks like an imperial version of the white IPA's that were popularized a few years back, with more alcohol and alpha oil bitters.


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4.16 Mettle
-- -Jay- -Jon- -Vin- -Avg- Weight Adj
A - 4.00 4.10 4.55 4.22 10% 0.42
S - 4.35 4.00 4.50 4.28 20% 0.86
T - 4.25 4.00 4.25 4.17 40% 1.67
M - 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 10% 0.40
O - 4.00 4.00 4.25 4.08 20% 0.82

Photo of ScottP
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of paresis
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Dmad34
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of maximum12
3.25/5  rDev -27.3%

Thanks to jslay013 for handing this off in an in person trade a week ago. My first taste of Trillium, looking forward to it. Minimalist brown-tone label, 750ML of liquid bottled on 11/29/14. Split with my wife.

The pour is dirtier than the Nile in full flood, moderate orange with enough light-blocking properties to qualify as a por-ter. Moderately fizzed. Nose is a riot of mixed light fruit, with orange peel and pear jumping out of the orchard. Strong underlying sweetness. I like.

Mettle – from thy nose, whither your taste? Taunted by an excellent nose, I find the taste drops off lead-balloon style. My first several sips I can hardly get past the mouthfeel, which is weak, almost watery. I try to get past it, but, but, but. And the effect does fade a bit as the beer warms. Taste? The bitterness is slow-building on the front end, almost non-existent at first, but arriving & sticking to the palate after a few ounces. Earthy pine, damp citrus, almost a light peach. Parching; I feel like I need a drink after every swallow. I would have been happy with a taster.

Glancing at the other reviews, I can’t help but wonder: what the hell? I’m not tasting the same beer that others are describing. Is this batch off, or is this beer benefiting from Mass hallucinations? Ah, well. Not bad, but just a decent enough brew.

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.38/5  rDev -2%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Great beer but not as good (my opinion) as their other offerings.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Mettle from Trillium Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.