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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 4.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Mettle, our First Anniversary Double IPA, a 8.4% double IPA brewed with malted rye, wheat and triticale from Valley Malt. It was dry hopped twice with a combination of Citra, Amarillo and Columbus


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (858) - California, USA - DEC 11, 2014
750ml bottle pours a murky yellow brown color with a bit of head. Huge passion fruit atone when first opened. Mellow hop bitterness and lots of fruit. A great DIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (1274) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Woo-wee, this is hoppy. The citra gives the big citrus aroma while the amarillo comes in with spice (pine). Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4530) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Pours deep gold into a snifter. Bright white head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Resin and tropical fruit aromas. Soft with sweet caramel and resin upfront turning to dry mango before the lasting grapefruit pith finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (238) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Cloudy, pale yellow. Some fruity melon notes, citrus. Not terribly bitter, some sweetness. Medium body, fairly oily. Quite well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2650) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Growler shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael! The beer is bright golden with moderate haze and an inch or so of white head. The aroma...ooh la la! A tropical citrus and hop paradise. Simply perfect. I could smell this beer forever. The beer tastes pretty damn good too! This is a showcase for tropical fruit and hops. lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, melon. So fresh and wonderful.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6179) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 2, 2014
Draft at Lord Hobo, golden orange pour. Medium to fuller bodied. Big citrusy hops, great flavor, orange pith. Citrus zest, throat scratching bitterness. First trillium beer and it’s very impressive

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfroms (348) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
32-ounce growler shared by cousin Peter, thank you! Sampled 3/23. Beautiful hazy gold, white bubbles, medium lacing. Aroma is massive and Heady Topper-like: aggressive dank resin and pine mixed with mango and tropical fruit. Some alcohol heat. Taste is great but doesn’t measure up to the aroma: guava and lychee, orange, grapefruit peel, lots of sweet malt and lingering bitterness. Creamy. Bitterness and apparent alcohol keep this from being truly top-tier for me, but still an impressive showing that brings to mind the gods of Vermont.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ataraxia (389) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Moderately hazy golden color; dense, frothy white head. Pineapple, citrus, floral notes, and a persistent herbal undertone. Medium sweetness rounded followed by orange peel bitterness. Smooth, lively carb, and medium-bodied. Fairly long bitter finish with some booziness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SrSilliGose (3269) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2014 12 oz pour @ lord hobo. Trillium first anniversary beer. On for 1 day growler fills plus on tap at a few bars around town. First double IPA brewed by trillium. Go into thus brew in the biebers camp of "wouldn’t this same beer be better if it had lower boost", but love a fair amount of trillium hopped brews and have surely had some great higher boost hopped brews from folks like hill farmstead.So excited to try this... also, Happy to try freshly tapped keg, as i can imagine this being a very delicate brew where time, air, shipping would not be kind.

Pours a big blonde peach hue with a big foamy long lasting head. Aroma of big potent juicy pineapple, grapefruit. Soft touch of lightly floral herbal catminte. Juicy passion fruit and orangepeel provide some pleasant tropical fruit balance. Hint of boost is noticeable, but enjoyed. Provides a fun extra dimension to the beer. Very light cateminte floral bitterness, bit in check for sure and enjoyed alongside the tropical fruitiness. Gonna say this is the best double IPA I’ve ever had. Nice body. Pleasantly moderately dry. Lifts.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwood04 (4155) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 19, 2014
On tap in a tulip. Pours hazy golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma strong of citrusy and fruity and floral hops, plus light, crisp malts and hints of wheat. Flavor the same with a great blend. Smoother, lighter texture. A great double IPA - reminiscent of that one brewery in Greensboro, VT.


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