Heavy Mettle
Trillium Brewing Company

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Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #49
Ranked #196
4.5 | pDev: 6.89%
Mar 30, 2022
Jul 26, 2014
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Notes: Double IPA brewed with Galaxy, Amarillo, Columbus.
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4.34 by Babbatron from California on Mar 30, 2022
4.56 by Sbboomerkid from Connecticut on Feb 27, 2022
4 by Piffler from Massachusetts on Dec 30, 2021
4.5 by rstump24 from Ohio on Aug 24, 2021
4.25 by Rkitchen from Michigan on Jun 19, 2021
4.75 by forum8417 from New Jersey on Apr 21, 2021
5 by chitownfanatic21 from Nebraska on Mar 21, 2021
4.68 by BeerBucks from New York on Feb 06, 2021
4.25 by pveilleux from Massachusetts on Dec 16, 2020
4.68 by KBrewDog from Massachusetts on Nov 30, 2020
4.5 by TedStrosser from Pennsylvania on Nov 24, 2020
4.09 by allenson21 from New York on Nov 21, 2020
3 by JAWS from New York on Oct 25, 2020
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4.05/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

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
4.33 by brewdoc9 from Pennsylvania on Oct 24, 2020
4.5 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB) on Oct 05, 2020
4.53 by MTKATL from Georgia on Sep 28, 2020
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3.8/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by q33jeff from New Jersey


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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4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Canned 08/24/2020. Enjoyed on 09/25/2020.

Sep 26, 2020
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4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

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
4.5 by eddie5721 from Illinois on Sep 20, 2020
4.5 by Unitspin from Massachusetts on Sep 19, 2020
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4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by bret27 from California

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
5 by AlvinLin from New York on Sep 15, 2020
4.75 by JamesLeung from Florida on Sep 14, 2020
4.5 by akk14 from Illinois on Sep 14, 2020
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4.79/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by GreatStoutman from Texas

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
4.25 by Skellbop from New York on Sep 09, 2020
4.43 by Sulty from Massachusetts on Sep 08, 2020
4.68 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Sep 03, 2020
3.98 by jheimbigner from Washington on Sep 01, 2020
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4.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by VTbrewfan from Massachusetts

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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4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by unclekeith from Alaska

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Drank 9/7/2017
Amesbury MA

Aug 15, 2020
4.25 by JamLand from District of Columbia on Jun 13, 2020
4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania on May 01, 2020
4.5 by Dharms from Pennsylvania on Mar 10, 2020
4.48 by spersichilli from California on Feb 12, 2020
4.29 by Joenap419 from Rhode Island on Dec 06, 2019
4.62 by frankie818 from New York on Dec 05, 2019
4.75 by YvesB from Belgium on Dec 02, 2019
Heavy Mettle from Trillium Brewing Company
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