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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 4.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
In the spirit of tenacity and camaraderie, Mettle was first created to highlight the milestone of our inaugural year as a brewery. With an intense dual dry-hop treatment of Amarillo and Citra, this medium-bodied Double IPA beckons with aromatics of peach and nectarine. A fusion of grape juice and candied citrus greet the palate while accents of white-wine, grassy hop, and a mellow bitterness reveal themselves on a smooth, dry finish. We continue to brew Mettle in recognition of our devoted following of hopheads that have supported us from the very beginning.
ABV: 8.4%
MALT: American 2-row Barley, Valley Danko Rye, Valley Triticale, Valley Wheat, Dextrine, Dextrose
HOPS: Amarillo, Citra, Columbus

Batch 1 released March 2014
Batch 2 released October 2015

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerohen (2086) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
Bottled, shared by fellow Ratebeerians in the Beer Temple, Amsterdam (thanks guys!). Hazy golden colored. Fruity nose, lots of hops. Smooth bitter flavor, hops again, malts and yeast in the background. Balanced and easy to drink beer, well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5971) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle, small sample. Hazy golden color, short head. Aroma is very fruity, slight grassy, bit pine, some orange. Soft bitterness. Not much cookie and biscuity malts. Tastes like a 6% beer. Not much residual sweetness most DIPAs suffer from. Great balance. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2169) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2015
750ml bottle (13 days after bottling!) from De Bierkoning @ Beer Temple, shared with Caesar, Benzai & Mr. Hangover. Hazy yellow golden color. Sticky white head. Aroma’s: hoppy sour, light malty sweetness, resin. Retronasal there’s bitterness too. Flavor is light sour, moderate bitter, light sweet. Medium bodied. Long finish with lots of herbal hops, light to moderate bitter. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (11359) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle shared. Hazy yellow to light orange color, medium to full sized white head. Aroma is lightly malts, hops. Taste malts, hops, fresh and crisp with a good bitterness. A bit thin texture though, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (2982) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle thanks to FooFaa. Nose is super dank with star fruit, tangerine, light onion. Awesome. Cloudy orange. Medium white head. Great lacing. Taste is light vanilla and creamy with a string citrus orange. Tangerines. Fucken hell this is good. Moderate bitterness balances. Bright hops good

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (519) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Poured from bottle into a tulip: Pours golden with a one finger foamy white head. Aroma of citrus, lemon, orange. Taste is more of the same, but a little boozy. Very dry, not sweet at all. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (2988) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2015
One of the better DIPAs ive had mainly because it tastes like a single IPA. Copper golden clear color with white head. Aroma is orange, mango, lemon, and light grassy. Taste is dry for the style with great juicy hops and minimal bitterness. Really drinkable dipa, great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (3583) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle @ tasting. Pours a hazy, barnstone colored beer with a nice white head on top. Aroma is massive, depite this being an older sample. Loads of tropical fruits, grapefruits, fresh pine resin. Flavor is bitter, fruity, loads of tropical fruits with a faint boozy note in the very backend. Incredibly balanced, full bodied and long lasting aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maakun (2055) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to kermis, the milestones are getting closer tasting. Slightly hazy light golden with creamy and bubble white head. I smell massive fruity hops from a meter away, lets dig in... Pineapple, mango, massive mariuana, dank weeds, fresh cut grass, spring flowers. Light sweet malts and sugars underneath, but totally overpowered by the massive hops. Medium sweet and light bitterness. Almost full bodied with mouth coating velvety feel. Very nice and balanced, lovely stuff. Amazing mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (8083) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle shared at the Get Kermis to 8k tasting. Pours hazy golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma of soapy hops, tropical fruit, pine, resinous hops, citrus, orange peel, mango and light balanced caramel malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with resinous hop coating the palate and very soft carbonation.

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