Death Mettle
Trillium Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #388
ABV:
9.7%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,778
Avg:
4.47 | pDev: 4.03%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
24
From:
Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: The newest member of our Mettle group is Death Mettle a Triple IPA in a devilishly drinkable disguise. Combining the hop bills of both Mettle and Heavy Mettle, we've created this intensely hop-saturated experience to pair perfectly with the ghosts and goblins of Halloween. Pouring a thick, hazy golden yellow, Death Mettle opens with concentrated aromas of juicy mango, pineapple, orange zest, and mixed stone fruit. Full-bodied, extremely tropical, and plush on the palate, this beer is built to satisfy the most chilling of hop cravings.

ABV: 9.7%

Malt: American 2-Row Barley, Valley Malt Danko Rye, Valley Malt Triticale, Valley Malt Wheat

Hops: Citra, Galaxy, Amarillo
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 24 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of mrbeer69
4.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

While at Trillium for lunch today, I treated myself to a nice Death Mettle on draft. The perfectly orange-amber hue illuminated the room as the sun rays penetrated the 10oz tulip glass. The pour looked too creamy to be a triple, but I've been tricked before. It went down so smooth. At 9.7% abv, the monotony of life faded with each sip; finally a brief moment to escape. It's the perfect beer for a short reprieve away from the desk. With each sip I felt this overwhelming sense of relief, only to be met by the feeling of emptiness as I finished the glass. My 45 mins. of freedom away from the desk are over. Until tomorrow friend, thanks for this brief, but beautiful moment.

Mango overtones with hints of dankness.

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours a deliciously hazy/chalky apricot with a luscious white foamy head
S: Papaya, mango, and tangerine zest
T: Juicy pineapple and cantaloupe with a velvety orange creamsicle and slight alcohol burn
F: Chewy and soft with a mild carb
O: Awesome continuation of the Mettle series. Well executed triple bursting with flavor - nicely done.

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Photo of Damian
4.57/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Trillium Brewing Company, Boston, MA
Canned on 10/30/19
Served in a tulip

Completely opaque, bright yellow-orange appearance. This looked just like a glass of Tropicana orange juice. A small flimsy white crown topped the liquid, but it quickly dissolved. No lacing whatsoever.

The nose was super punchy and boozy. Fusel alcohol notes came through big time. Lots of citrus as well. Juicy orange notes were most apparent. As the beer sat, the alcohol calmed down and tropical fruits were noticeable. Ripe mango for sure. Bit of dankness too. Later, the mango really intensified, as did the dankness. There was also more sweetness.

The flavor was smoother and even fruitier than the nose. My initial impression was that the alcohol definitely seemed more subtle. Fantastic balance of juicy citrus and ripe tropical fruit notes. Like the aroma, super orangey. Freshly squeezed orange juice specifically. Orange sherbet perhaps as well. Fairly sweet. Bit of tangerine too. Somewhat tart and tangy. Tropical fruits kicked in next. Big ripe mango presence. Hint of dankness. Boozy notes appeared on the back end. Candied citrus peel rounded things out in the finish. Grapefruit was also apparent. Nice melding of fruity sweetness and lingering bitterness.

Excellent smooth, creamy, fluffy mouthfeel. Full bodied for the style. The liquid contained a fine, zippy effervescence that frothed up beautifully on the palate.

Death Mettle came across as exceptionally boozy initially but really improved with time. Be sure to allow this beer plenty of time to warm and it will transform into something pretty fantastic.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.87/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Huge intense tropical citrusy stone fruit notes, juicy mango, pineapple, orange zest, peach, plum, nectarine, grapefruit, some rye spice, caramelized malt sweetness, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine

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Photo of VTbrewfan
4.37/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 10/30. Pours a thick and hazy pale yellow, reminiscent of white grapefruit juice. Massive scents of tropical fruit and citrus on the nose. This one’s definitely a hop bomb as intended: orange/grapefruit pith, ripe mango, and pine on the back of the palate. There’s still quite a bit of residual bite from the high ABV and bitterness on the palate. Surprisingly drinkable given how strong it is. Could see this one being a good 10-12 oz pour, as finishing a whole pint might be a little too rich for some. Another solid IPA that pushes the boundaries from trillium.

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Death Mettle from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 24 ratings