Trillium Brewing Company

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Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #42
Ranked #456
4.41 | pDev: 6.12%
Saturday at 12:59 PM
Mar 19, 2014
In the spirit of tenacity and camaraderie, Mettle was first created to highlight the milestone of our inaugural year as a brewery. With the intense dry-hop duo of Amarillo and Citra, this medium-bodied Double IPA beckons with aromatics of pineapple, mango, orange, and a hoppy dankness. A fusion of orange, melon, light pineapple, and a subtle pithiness round out the palate with a smooth, pillowy mouthfeel. We continue to brew Mettle in recognition of our devoted following of hopheads that have supported us from the very beginning.

MALT: American 2-row Barley, Valley Danko Rye, Valley Triticale, Valley Wheat, Dextrine, Dextrose

HOPS: Amarillo, Citra, Columbus
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Rated: 4.5 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Saturday at 12:59 PM
Rated: 4 by PprBurke from Virginia

Sep 23, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by Icka31 from Ohio

Sep 12, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Sep 06, 2023
Rated: 4.6 by Fitzy01 from Maine

Sep 05, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Sbboomerkid from Connecticut

Feb 27, 2022
Rated: 4.38 by Dgman8053 from New York

Feb 24, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Feb 16, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by TwiggyCZ from Czech Republic

Jan 12, 2022
Rated: 4.56 by Unitspin from Massachusetts

Dec 28, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Sep 01, 2020
Rated: 4.75 by JamesLeung from Florida

Jul 19, 2020
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Reviewed by Mister_Faucher from Washington

4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pint can poured in to a nonic glass. Can is dated 05/27/20.

Look- Hazy golden orange color, decent off white head that slowly recedes to a thin foam cap, some solid sticky lacing. Little carbonation streaming as it sits.

Smell- Citrus (huge tangerine, grapefruit and lemon), tropical fruits (pineapple, mango and passion fruit), nectarine/peach, a bit of melon, grainy malt, faint pine, some herbal/floral notes.

Taste- Seriously juicy tangerine and lemon, pineapple and mango, nectarine, a hint of cherry and dank melon, grainy malt, a trace of pine and some other herbal hop notes.

Feel- Medium bodied and very soft, somewhat sweet and sticky up front with a lingering slightly bitter finish. Moderate/light carbonation on the tongue.

O- I've been trying a large number of NE style IPAs and DIPAs and this one takes the cake. I could drink this one all day! A definite must try.
Jul 05, 2020
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

4.52/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Floored. Straight up floored like Jack Johnson vs anyone. Wow. Oh wow... Like, personally, I’m not really into anyone spanking the Raul man. But when I took a whiff, and then sipped... Adriana Lima herself could be spanking me and I would be asking for more. Yes. Mettle is like getting spanked by one of your favorite Victoria’s Secret hotties.

I am at a loss and I don’t know if I want to be found.
Jun 13, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 07, 2020
Rated: 4.08 by crobinso from Colorado

May 19, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by Joesapp from Connecticut

May 04, 2020
Rated: 4.6 by BPCam from Massachusetts

Apr 26, 2020
Rated: 4.55 by ntanner83 from Massachusetts

Apr 25, 2020
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Reviewed by TheBeerMaster1 from New York

4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Canned 3/3/20 poured 3/29/20. Amarillo Amarillo Amarillo. Orange, a touch of honey, soft and very easy to put down. It's a good showcase of what Amarillo can do through redundancy in a beer.
Mar 29, 2020
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