Mettle | Trillium Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
trilliumbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In the spirit of tenacity and camaraderie, Mettle was first created to highlight the milestone of our inaugural year as a brewery. With an intense dual dry-hop treatment of Amarillo and Citra, this medium-bodied Double IPA beckons with aromatics of peach and nectarine. A fusion of grape juice and candied citrus greet the palate while accents of white-wine, grassy hop, and a mellow bitterness reveal themselves on a smooth, dry finish. 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

Added by JCTetreault on 03-19-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,019
Reviews:
120
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
6.41%
 
 
Wants:
188
Gots:
238
For Trade:
3
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Photo of MTKATL
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.67/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

P- Poured from a 16 oz can,into a Cigar City spiegelau.Canned on 03-AUG-17.

L- Thick foamy head that stands 2 finger widths tall,with very good retention and lots of sticky lacing.Hazy gold / amber colored body with low clarity,and distorted light showing through the glass.Very high amount of carbonation,with a low amount of sediment.

S- On the nose I get peach,nectarines,sappy pine,and toasted malts.Some peach and mango in there as well.

T- The palate follows the nose with toasted malts and dank pine up front,tropical fruits in the middle,and a mild bitter hop bite,with some sweet bread on the back end.One earthy,herbal,spice hop notes on the back end as well.

F- The mouth feel is medium heavy with a heavy chalk texture.Moderate oxidation with a smooth yet dry finish.

O- This is a very good IPA,that is perfectly balanced.Nice amount of fruity and piney hops,balanced by toasted and bready hops.I will definitely drink this one again,recommend to all the IPA lovers.

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Photo of SoCal_Matt
4.77/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a turbid, golden pineapple with some nice white lacing. Mango, peach, white grape, and light grassy hops on the aroma. Mango and pineapple front in the taste with a bit of sweet peach and notes of white grapes. Dry spice on the finish from the Amarillo hops. Feels full yet soft on the palate with fair carbonation. As someone who absolutely loves the combination of Citra and Amarillo hops this beer has all the right flavors for me. I wish I could get my hands on this regularly.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - pours a hazy light orange. Hint of yellow. Touch of green. Surprising amount of heat for a Trill brew. Still dissipates quickly, leaving a ring of lacing.

S - fresh and green. Bright, yeasty pineapple and melon rind. Maybe some grapefruit peel. White grape galore.

T - more of that grainy white grape comes about. It's not heavy and humid, but rather bouncy and playful. Papaya and citrus. Teeters between the peel and the cream. Peach. Pronounced bitterness that comes out of left field after the grape. Finishes a touch dry and minty.

F - better than most Trillium beers since the move to cans. Soft and buoyant, satisfying creaminess. The end has a bit too much foam if you try to really force the liquid into every crevasse of the mouth, but overall enjoyable.

O - one of the OG Trill brews, and still holds up. The grape backbone is wholly satisfying and the strong presence of candied fruit lays the foundation for a robust and memorable DIPA.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.32/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TWStandley
4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Basellne23
4.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beer21
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nhmp105
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kflowers
4.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ernie_Patient
4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AzIpaGuy
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of StoutBruin2
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.91/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gbw5009
4.89/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.71/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrGonzo
4.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

personal favorite DIPA from Trillium. Crisp, powerful DIPA w/o too hoppy of a finish.

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4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IckyT2012
4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.22/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jjwilli2
4.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stofko1992
4.52/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Mettle from Trillium Brewing Company
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