Death Mettle
Trillium Brewing Company

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Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #38
Ranked #620
4.47 | pDev: 4.25%
Jan 13, 2024
Oct 30, 2019
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
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Rated: 4.49 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jan 13, 2024
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Reviewed by harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a hazy, milky light orange with a 1F head and light lacing.

Smells of slightly dank floral, piney hops with pungent citrus and sweet fruit.

Tastes of tangy wheat, tart grapefruit, orange, lemon and cantaloup with an assertively bitter, boozy warm finish. As one's glass warms, the sweeter citrus gets swamped by the hop bitterness.

Medium heavy body with light pickily carbonation. Lush, smooth, slightly syrupy mouthfeel.

This a big, bold, bitter, brawny hop bomb of a brew. Right up there with "Turducken". It's a workout for your tastebuds. Not for beginners.
Nov 21, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Nov 10, 2023
Rated: 4.27 by pveilleux from Massachusetts

Apr 16, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by RMW66 from Australia

Mar 25, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by Gkruszewski from New York

Dec 30, 2022
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Had on tap Canton. Pours milky hazy, orange gold in color with one inch head. Taste is pulpy orange juice and lime juice. Very heavy body, slightly bitter, low carbonation. Holy hell is this thick.
Dec 03, 2022
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Rated by TheeWarPig from Michigan

4.73/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Worth the wait. Outstanding!
Nov 01, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

Oct 09, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Justincredble from Pennsylvania

Dec 01, 2020
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Reviewed by lucius10 from California

4.54/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Sweet orange/tangerine citrus, tropical hoppy, and slightly malty nose on this one! Taste follows with a smooth and juicy, hoppy and grapefruit citrus bitter swallow. As it warms, the grapefruit citrus bitterness becomes stronger and more dominant...lingers a while on the back of the throat. This is nice and soft on the palate...and wears the heavy ABVs well. Fantastic!
Nov 17, 2020
Rated: 4.48 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Nov 11, 2020
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This was one of many Trillium beers that I traded for with a friend recently, as he made a run up there right around Halloween. Never heard of this one before and even though it's quite potent, this was easily one of the best brews that I've had from them and one of the best Imperial IPA's that I've ever had. While the booze sneaked up on me, the taste and mouthfeel were deliciously enjoyable from the get-go down to the last sip!

As was typical for their offerings, this beer had a golden, muted, creamy look to it with a fair amount of light seeping through. Plenty of head topped it off as it settled nice and evenly but there was hardly any lacing left behind as I worked my way through this. Loads of mango, papaya, fruit cocktail, and pineapple in the slightly subdued nose as they wonderfully and harmoniously burst forth in the taste. The barley and wheat gave this a full, lively body while nicely balancing out the hops at the same time as the mouthfeel was vigorously dank and outdoorsy, especially in the aftertaste. A ton of the stone fruit and some garlic and onion spiciness also lingered once I finished this off, as they easily left me wanting another sip once the liquid in my pint glass quickly emptied out.

Yeah, there's booze here and no amount of nectar, slickness, sweetness, citrus zest, or hops could fully detract from the fact that this was a sneaky beer when it came to it's heft. Sure, you'll feel the buzz from this but with so much other goodness going on, you'll hardly even notice. Canned on the 10/01, this was a fabulous brew with a label that was completely appropriate for Halloween. Get this if you can and thank Trillium for pushing the edge of what an Imperial IPA is fully capable of!
Nov 08, 2020
Rated: 4.53 by smcel371 from New York

Oct 31, 2020
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Rated by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Canned 10/01/2020. Enjoyed 10/29/2020.
Oct 30, 2020
Rated: 4.85 by JamesLeung from Florida

Oct 26, 2020
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Reviewed by Tilley4 from Tennessee

4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Murky and dank....

Lots of tropical fruit...a touch of hop burn...I will say that the 10% is absolutely non existent... at least in the flavor...hidden extremely well...scary hidden...

I like the Halloween theme and the can art...

I have not had many Trillium beers but this is a dang good one..
Oct 25, 2020
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned 18 days ago.

L -- Milky orange haze with a finger of off-white head produced with aerate pour. Some retention and good lacing
S -- Apricot, yellow peach, musty cattiness, pineapple, overripe mango, wildflower honey, white grape, orange
T -- Straight hop nectar. Has that dank fruitiness, some garlicy spiciness from the galaxy, and a decent amount of pale malt sweetness that isn't overbearing. Probably the most 'balanced' TIPA I've had yet from Trillium
F -- Usual crisp, prickly, oily mouthfeel of Trillium's offerings
O -- Good stuff! Although not sure how this thematically connects to halloween in any way other than the name

Oct 18, 2020
Rated: 4.28 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Oct 11, 2020
Rated: 4.84 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Oct 10, 2020
Death Mettle from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 49 ratings