Heavy Mettle | Trillium Brewing Company

Heavy MettleHeavy Mettle
BA SCORE
98.2%
Liked This Beer
4.52 w/ 966 Ratings
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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): 9.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Double IPA brewed with Galaxy, Amarillo, Columbus.

Added by aedgett12 on 07-26-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#110
Reviews:
116
Ratings:
966
Liked:
949
Avg:
4.52/5
pDev:
6.86%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
360
Gots:
157
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 966 |  Reviews: 116
Photo of JLK7299
4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First of all, absolutely beautiful pour! Hazy. Great foam head. Not picking up a great smell. Just very faint. Nitpicking. Great beer! Galaxy hops, love it! You would never guess this has such a high ABV! Delicious!

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Photo of dtm426
4.53/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.59/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of garymuchow
4.05/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light color with a nice fruity aroma and smallish head. Light on alcohol presence. Touching on fuller sticky body with had a pleasing hop heavier aroma. Smooth and too easy to drink as I wanted it to warm more before finished it.
This was nice. Not towards the top of my favorites but good and solid nonetheless.

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Photo of NonicPanic
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Kuges
4.79/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just freekin' great brew.

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Photo of Holderness
4.19/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the brewery

Pours a fairly hazed orange with a two-finger white head produced with moderate pour. Good retention and some lacing. Like with most of the Trillium DIPAs I've had, there is a bit too much yeasty sharpness for my taste. Gives the flavors a parmesan cheese-like profile. Aromas were nice, sweet, and citrusy though. Very drinkable given the ABV

84/100

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Photo of keith40
4.29/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The 4th beer purchased at the Canton brewery. 16Oz can poured into a Trillium tulip. Definite citrus nose and Pineapple color is followed by a predominately Grapefruit taste. This beer was slightly less desirable than the other 3 because of the bitterness of the grapefruit.

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Photo of Jsalz21
4.28/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Samdaddy
4.28/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevem68
4.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This a really delicious. Great aroma, big tropical fruit flavor and a really nice body. This a really smooth and crushable for a 9% beer. Another great beer from trillium.

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Photo of afroskully
4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This ones a doozy. Strong galaxy dank grapefruit nose and flavor. My favorite trillium for sure.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reebtaerG
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmg480
4.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BAsbill
4.37/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Juggerr
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L - Murky body with a slightly dark orange color and a finger of white head

S - super dank and bitter. Heavy dose of stone fruits with peaches and apricot.

T - A deliciously bitter nuke. Dank Galaxy dominates and leaves just enough room for apricots, peaches, and mango. Pure hop oils and resin throughout.

F - Soft and creamy. No sign of the 9.3%. Hard to believe this is almost a TIPA considering how drinkable it is.

O - Gets major points for being a bitter bomb while retaining high drinkability.

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Photo of alexsergio
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shaymus
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thebeers
4.07/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Vibrant, cloudy, dark yellow with an orange tint. Two-plus fingers of yellow-tinted white head. Decent lacing.

Cantaloupe, papaya, other tropical fruit and yeast in the nose. Sweet without being overbearing.

Bigger tasting, with the flavors largely following the smell. A semi-dry finish, light pepperiness and slight white wine character prevents the juicy tropical quality from being overly sweet. Kiss of alcohol lingers in the aftertaste.

Medium bodied for the style with relatively low carbonation.

Another more-than-solid brew from these guys, but I wouldn't consider it a front runner in their catalog. 8/31/17 canned on date.

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Photo of Mike
4.19/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Don't think it was possible for this brew to fail me and it didn't - another legit world-class NEIPA from Trillium, this one featuring Galaxy and Amarillo hops in addition to their standard Columbus hop - and coming in at 9.3% abv, a heavy hitter for the brewers from Boston... My first grab of this beer was same day brewery fresh, meaning my 8/31/17 canning was the same day I bought and consumed it... Super green and taut - lots of unripe, bitter fruit impressions - really grabbed the palate and never let go... Bitter in a vegetal/fruit kinda way, mildly sweet, moderately carbonated, and medium-light feel... Instant classic...

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Heavy Mettle from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98.2% out of 100 with 966 ratings
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