Speed Mettle | Trillium Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
51
pDev:
5.83%
 
 
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4.83/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Drank on tap at Lord Hobo, Cambridge, MA
Served in a cervoise

Hazy, straw yellow appearance. The liquid was topped by a tight and creamy, one-finger tall, eggshell colored crown. Rings of drippy lacing trickled down the glass.

The aroma was outstanding. Super hoppy and bright with intense tropical fruit notes. Guava was most noticeable. Some mango as well. Loads of peach and apricot. Juicy tangerine notes also came through strong. A dank, sweet smelling, weed-like character took over as the beer warmed.

The flavor profile mimiced the nose except that it remained a bit more consistent throughout the session. Super peachy. Loads of apricot. Tropical fruit notes came through strong. Guava and papaya were quite apparent. Tons of juicy citrus notes. The beer finished with indications of ruby red grapefruit and just a touch of pithy bitterness. All in all, fantastically balanced.

The mouthfeel was amazingly creamy and slick yet lighter bodied than I anticipated. A fine, zippy effervescence gave the liquid a soft and supple fluffiness. Really impressive.

Like original Mettle, Speed Mettle is an incredibly hoppy and complex yet amazingly drinkable double IPA. Looking back at my review of Mettle, it seems that these beers are nearly identical. Regardless, the guys at Trillium once again create another masterful hoppy offering.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Notes from 10/4

A - One finger of white head. Hazy straw-golden body. Great lacing.

S - Intense citrus notes. Some other sweeter fruit notes, tropical and stone fruit. A touch of grassiness.

T - Mild citrus, peach and apricot, and slight bitterness and grassiness in the finish. Really well balanced and complex mix of flavors.

M - Full bodied. Lower/fine carbonation. Not too sticky. Super drinkable DIPA.

O - Another knockout from Trillium.

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Speed Mettle from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 51 ratings