Heavy Mettle
Trillium Brewing Company

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Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #47
Ranked #186
4.5 | pDev: 6.89%
Feb 08, 2023
Jul 26, 2014
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Notes: Double IPA brewed with Galaxy, Amarillo, Columbus.
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Rated: 4.25 by bruindre from Massachusetts

Feb 08, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jan 04, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by The_Beer_Guru from New York

Dec 31, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Dec 10, 2022
Rated: 4.6 by cdarezz

Aug 14, 2022
Rated: 4.34 by Babbatron from California

Mar 30, 2022
Rated: 4.56 by Sbboomerkid from Connecticut

Feb 27, 2022
Rated: 4 by Piffler from Massachusetts

Dec 30, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by rstump24 from Ohio

Aug 24, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Rkitchen from Michigan

Jun 19, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by forum8417 from New Jersey

Apr 21, 2021
Rated: 5 by chitownfanatic21 from Wyoming

Mar 21, 2021
Rated: 4.68 by BeerBucks from New York

Feb 06, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by pveilleux from Massachusetts

Dec 16, 2020
Rated: 4.68 by KBrewDog from Massachusetts

Nov 30, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by TedStrosser from Pennsylvania

Nov 24, 2020
Rated: 4.09 by allenson21 from New York

Nov 21, 2020
Rated: 3 by JAWS from New York

Oct 25, 2020
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can from tfontana, thanks for the opportunity!
Hazy murky lemon orange color with a frothy white head that dissipates. Lemony grapefruity citrus with hints of mango and pineapple with a hint of pine and resin. Sweet bready malt underneath and a hint of warming alcohol. Far out and solid!
Oct 24, 2020
Rated: 4.33 by brewdoc9 from Pennsylvania

Oct 24, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

Oct 05, 2020
Rated: 4.53 by MTKATL from Georgia

Sep 28, 2020
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can, thanks to DC, to tulip glass.

LOOK: murky hazy yellow, beautiful cream colored head with excellent retention. Beautiful.
AROMA: grapefruit, vegetable, cantaloupe, pineapple. A little light.
TASTE: pine resin, general citrus tries to fend of the pine but can't quite do it. Some light touches of pepper, spice, melon. Pine dominates upfront and in the finish with a temporary splish of citrus in the middle.

FEEL: medium body, good carbonation, touch of astringency.

Well crafted, just too bitter for my tastes.

Sep 26, 2020
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Rated by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Canned 08/24/2020. Enjoyed on 09/25/2020.
Sep 26, 2020
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Reviewed by DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a bright and hazy yellow. A finger of soapy white head. Solid retention, some lacing. A dense haze leading to minimal light penetration.

Nose is sweet peach, citrus, grass, melon and grapefruit. Melons along the lines of honeydew and cantaloupe. Very nice cornucopia of fruits. Nice sweetness with a good balance of grassy hop presence.

Taste is similar. Peach, citrus, and melon, and a relatively strong weed dankness that wasn't as present on the nose. Also it could just be a phantom effect but I get brief moments of raspberry. Medium bitterness, almost reaching something on the higher side of what you'd expect on a NEIPA. mild to medium hop burn as you drink, building on the back of the throat. Very mild cracker malt backbone. Barely shows up and is overwhelmed by the fruit, weed, and grass presence.

Mouthfeel is medium to full-bodied for a NEIPA. Mild carbonation. The hop bitterness and alcohol level, makes this brew feel a little more harsh and bubbly than it actually is.

Overall an enjoyable NEIPA. This one is a big boy. Juicy, sweet, and dank. I personally preferred Cutting Tiles, but there is still many Trillium IPAs to try and I look forward to future entries into this brewery.
Sep 25, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by eddie5721 from Illinois

Sep 20, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by Unitspin from Massachusetts

Sep 19, 2020
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Reviewed by bret27 from California

4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Fresh can courtesy of yllib. ~3 else old from brewery.
L: pure mango/orange juice with white Fluffy head. Dense head with retention.
S: Stonefruit dominant, grapefruit.
T: stonefruit, orange juice, citrus /Grapefruit. Fairly sweet though. A little boozy.
F: juicy and fairly thick and creamy.
Overall: A signature trillium style ipa.
Sep 17, 2020
Rated: 5 by AlvinLin from New York

Sep 15, 2020
Rated: 4.75 by JamesLeung from Florida

Sep 14, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by akk14 from Illinois

Sep 14, 2020
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Reviewed by GreatStoutman from Texas

4.79/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Smells dank and melon like. Straw colored haze with big fluffy head that leaves some drapes on the way down. Sticky long finish with sweet melon and citrus to go with slight bitterness.
Sep 12, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Skellbop from New York

Sep 09, 2020
Rated: 4.43 by Sulty from Massachusetts

Sep 08, 2020
Rated: 4.68 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Sep 03, 2020
Rated: 3.98 by jheimbigner from Washington

Sep 01, 2020
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Reviewed by VTbrewfan from New Hampshire

4.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a can dated 2 days ago (fresh!) into a tulip glass. Pours an opaque pale orange/yellow color (like white grapefruit juice) with a pretty aggressive head with decent retention. Scents of sweet tropical punch and candy. I’ve been on a hazy DIPA kick this summer, so a lot of them blend together but this one definitely has some unique notes coming through. The description by Trillium says pink starburst, and I’m definitely getting some of that- really candy like fruity flavor. I’m also getting some bitter citrus and sweet tropical fruits. Lingering bitterness from hop oils on the palate. I have to say this one sneaks up on you at 9+% because you don’t even notice it. So many beers at that level have a very obvious alcohol burn and taste but this one is totally smooth for that ABV. My first time trying heavy mettle (I’ve had one in the alloy series and death mettle) and I think this one is my fav of the bunch. May not be your bag if you don’t like the sweetness that this recipe invokes, but I’m definitely digging it.
Aug 26, 2020
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Rated by unclekeith from Alaska

4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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Drank 9/7/2017
Amesbury MA
Aug 15, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by JamLand from District of Columbia

Jun 13, 2020
Rated: 4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2020
Heavy Mettle from Trillium Brewing Company
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