Heavy Mettle | Trillium Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: New England 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:
#145
Reviews:
145
Ratings:
1,158
pDev:
6.87%
 
 
Wants:
363
Gots:
208
Trade:
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Photo of Spaten454
4.31/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Hazy gold/yellow with rich white head and sticky lacing.
N: Loads of citrus, hops, tropical tones, and pine.
T: Follows the nose a lot, tropical forward with solid hops hit, some bite but silky at the same time.
M: Medium
O: Loved it, drank so clean and easy, hard to believe it' s almost 10% ABV.

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Photo of Xantanamoss
4.64/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - classic nehazy and golden color
Smell - juicy fruity. Grapefruit tangerine
Taste - slight bite fruity tangy. Similar to the scent but more extreme
Feel - medium full body with a light carbonation
Overall - great beer but more bite then needed

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Photo of pavpav12
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of antrocks
4.69/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KMcGrath
4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brew-Knows
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of palealeale
3.78/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eddiefl
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gbiello
3.84/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bit too sharp for my taste

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of folkstar
3.08/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

10/15/18 batch, updated rating and review... .my Prior rating was 4.7, this was the first trillium beer I ever had and it opened my eyes to the unique flavors that hops can impart on a beer.

what a disappointment ... a formerly magical and uniquely flavorful beer is now a heavy, overly sweet and muddled mess

Look is dark.. pour yields very little head, a small ring remains

Smell : surprisingly muted , very little tropical or juicy characteristic.. I almost get a rotten citrus smell

Taste- at once sticky sweet (which this beer never was before, despite its high abv) and bitter . With this hop combo I expect that classic trillium magic (and I could allow for a bit of hop burn), but this is just sharp, bitter and unpleasant to drink. No single fruit characteristic comes to mind- it feels like a huge mouthful of extra sweet jolly ranchers mixed with garlic cloves .. it tastes thick, chewy and muddled— galaxy and Columbus hops flavors are completely buried

Feel: harsh, mouth-coating unpleasantness ; surprisingly thin for such a high abv.

IF this is a result of the new fermentation profile, this is a major disappointment and has confirmed that trilliums beers are no longer for me.

Never thought I would have such a strong opinion about a beer

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4.32/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lare453
4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LocalRippa226
4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PHLDude
3.98/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
4.66/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright orange, sticky head. Smells like sweet orange, mango, pineapple, and dank hops. Tastes are the same as the scent with a great balance of sweetness from the fruit flavors and the bitterness from the hops. Nice creamy mouthfeel and hidden alcohol. Great beer.

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4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.64/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.96/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dismembered_MC
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Heavy Mettle from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 1,158 ratings