Trillium Brewing Company

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Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #38
Ranked #439
4.41 | pDev: 6.12%
Feb 27, 2022
Mar 19, 2014
Notes: 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: 4.25 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
Rated: 4.85 by Jbk81 from Massachusetts

Mar 19, 2020
Rated: 4.52 by TheeWarPig from Michigan

Mar 15, 2020
Rated: 4.35 by Almighty1 from Massachusetts

Mar 13, 2020
Rated: 4 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Feb 23, 2020
Rated: 4.48 by TangoJuliet from New York

Jan 17, 2020
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Rated by RRB328 from Massachusetts

4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Enjoyed with Ryan, 12/19/19
Dec 29, 2019
Rated: 5 by grapeshops from California

Dec 28, 2019
Rated: 4.73 by JDizzle from Indiana

Dec 09, 2019
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Reviewed by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From a 16oz can dated 11/25/19 into a pint glass. Pours a very hazy, nearly opaque dark golden yellow with about a half finger of white head. Moderate retention, good lacing. Pineapple, oranges and other citrus and tropical fruits meet the nose on the crack of the can. Taste is more citrusy with a bitter hop kick. At 8.9% abv, alcohol taste is nonexistent. Mouthfeel is juicy with a bitter aftertaste. This brew is an absolute pleasure to drink and incredibly drinkable given the abv. Welcome in my home any time!
Dec 08, 2019
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Rated by DoLoveIPAs

4.62/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
slightly creamy IPA with a sharp after taste at the end. Not a bad taste. Not as creamy as other Trillium NEPAs
Dec 04, 2019
Rated: 4.4 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Nov 25, 2019
Rated: 4.29 by Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York

Aug 18, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by saymike32 from New Jersey

Aug 17, 2019
Rated: 4.66 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Aug 16, 2019
Rated: 4.44 by JPeterson17 from Massachusetts

Aug 13, 2019
Rated: 4.28 by Taycro from Massachusetts

Aug 10, 2019
Rated: 4.29 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Aug 05, 2019
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Reviewed by Growlah from Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Classical hazy gold-orange emulsion without sediment. Sweeter than most Trillium double IPAs but in a pleasing way. Soft mouthfeel for the alcohol content. Hard to describe the taste but it is balanced and full.
Jul 09, 2019
Rated: 4.67 by Jayparksnelson from Massachusetts

Apr 29, 2019
Rated: 4.39 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia

Apr 14, 2019
Rated: 4 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Apr 08, 2019
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Traded for this a while ago, as the date on the bottom of the can read 8/3/17. This held up very well over the year and half since it's canning as there wasn't' any sediment to be seen in the liquid and it was just as tropical and juicy as it's description led me to believe. Smooth as any beer that I've ever had from Trillium, this reminded me of the brews that have been cranked out by Greenpoint, Other Half, SingleCut, and Interboro in recent months as the fruitiness and sweetness were so enjoyable from start to finish!

Good pour to this as the beer was a muddle apricot with a bit of light seeping in around the edge and an opaque hue to it. The head was complementary enough to the liquid as the lacing was spotty after the rocky half-collar near the top of my pint glass. Plenty of orange, tangerine, melon, and mango in the nose as they all came out stronger in the taste. This beer was described as being soft and pillowy and that was true to a t as it was as enjoyable as anything that I've had in quite some time. The sweetness was lightly present but not enough to overpower the fruit as a dank, earthy pithiness came through in the back end and aftertaste of this. There might have been a bit too much malt in this but thankfully, the Columbus on the palate and Citra in the mouthfeel were enough to offset the heavy-handed nature of this beer as the end result was a brew that felt like a dessert beer without having any cream or lactose in it...

The alcohol was fine but could have been toned down a bit since it made this stronger than it needed to be. This was a bit overrated to me but was something that I'd easily reach for again, especially if I could get my hands on a fresh can. Enjoyed this beer and it's lack of haze as it had so much else going for it!
Mar 13, 2019
Rated: 4.93 by SSS from Canada (QC)

Mar 10, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Husky-Topper from New Jersey

Mar 10, 2019
Rated: 4.43 by Hop_Swig from Minnesota

Mar 09, 2019
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