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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
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
854
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
19.91%
 
 
Wants:
196
Gots:
188
For Trade:
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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Photo of dar482
4.66/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a deep gold to pale amber color, fluffy white head, rich and hazy.

The aroma offers earthy, green weed dank qualities, pine sap, surrounded by dried citrus peel, tangerine/orange peel, with a surrounding peach and apricot.

The flavor transitions onto white grape, hints of sweet white wine, dried mango, pineapple, unripen mango, concentrated dried orange peel, a sugar coated light biscuity malt, onto a medium pithy bitterness while the beer dries out. The mouthfeel is chewy and medium plus.

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Photo of twizzard
4.88/5  rDev +11.7%
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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Photo of mister_moose
4.17/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I really like this beer, in spite of what I'm about to write. Can dated 10/24/16, so only 2 weeks old.

The nose is off-putting, full of funk with hints of redemption. The beer is fairly cloudy, a good omen. Taste is immediate gratification, I get mostly lemon with light dank, together with background palette of mixed flavors over a sweet malt background. Texture, body is wonderful, On the lighter end of a DIPA. The finish is not as dry as some that proclaim a dry finish. High marks with subtraction for the nose and dank, which I could use less of.

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Photo of rorykanderson
4.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great DIPA with the classic Trillium aroma that makes you feel like you've stepped into the brewery. Dank, citrusy smell bursts forth from the bottle. Taste of unripened mango, pineapple, orange peels and sweet malt. The malt is actually the sweetest I've tasted from any Trillium beer. Strong alcohol heat envelops the mouth; not off-putting but it makes its presence well known. Extremely bitter.

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Photo of MalarkeyMcGee
4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured from a can a nice hazy yellow. Orange tinge. Quite expected and to style.

S: Definitely citrus, probably orange. There's sort of a dark fruit component that's really working for me, or maybe it's wood.

T: First sensation is orange juice. It's incredibly smooth for a double IPA. Tastes like overripe oranges. Best of class so far.

F: So delicate for a double. You'd never suspect the 8.4%.

O: Incredible. I can't believe a double IPA is this juicy and drinkable. Could be dangerous.

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

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4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TimBeaulieu
4.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Florida_Hop_Head
4.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Billolick
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can

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clouded, quality looking film, collar and lasting froth

Dank and delicious ripe cirus nose

Tasty, tasty DIPA, ripe citrus and earthy juice bomb goodness...glad to get to try a bunch of the Trillium brews

The good stuff...need to calculate how far this place is from my house

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Photo of mmcurran
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
4.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy, orange-brown in color, with minimal head. Taste is peach, nectarine, mango, and cracker. Slightly bitter with a heavy body. Just a beautiful juice bomb. My favorite Trillium beer so far. I will be back again to pick up more.

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4.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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

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

Photo of CBucks12
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.98/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Mettle from Trillium Brewing Company
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