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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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 December 2014
Batch 3 released 10/14/2015
Batch 4 released 12/10/15
Batch 5 released 1/22/16

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2778) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Cloudy yellow pour with a light golden hue and soapy white head and light lacing .... Aroma of peach, mango, grapefruit mosaic hops/citra and pineapple ... Rindy and earthy .... Taste is of earthy hops flavors, peach, grapefruit, pineapple, mango real harmony of citra mosaic hops .... Rindy and a very natural fruit coming out .... Finish is rindy and fruity with some light bitterness and lots of earthy fruit flavors .... Interesting stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ICEatALAMO (1259) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Bottle of trillium tasting. The pour is a darker hazy light orange. The aroma is light hops, appleish. The taste is very nice, good mix of hops, full flavor, not bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9286) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle. Pours a very hazy apricot puree amber with a large white head. Cool citrus on the nose, malt, soft biscuit, dry grapefruit peels. Medium bodied, big malt up front, warm alcohol, sweet and malty. Boozy, sticky, warm candied grapefruit, honeyed malt. Slow warmth on the finish, lingering gentle bitterness. Very malt forward overall, hop character was super subdued.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2724) - California, USA - APR 30, 2016
Murky hazy yellow orange in color... Aroma of grassy, herbal hops, some dank notes... Flavor is peachy, herbal hop notes throughout... Grassy hops on finish... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2887) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2016
Slight haze to a gold pour. Small white head. Lacing. Danky. Hops. Hoppy taste. Thin dry. Slightly bitter. Very danky aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (5767) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 22, 2016
750 ml bottle with no bottle date? No bottle date? Mass production... Yep. Thanks to Willrunforbeer on this gem. Grapefruit juice appearance, light bubbly head. Aroma is bold citrus, peach, tropical fruit and some mild grain.

The citrus is bold with limes and hints of grapefruit upfront. The pine is here without ever really becoming resinous. Good amount of fruits and malts provide some balance. Texture is somewhat dry. Gosh damn, this is nice. Well beyond an average imperial IPA. Lovely!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (2052) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2016
750ml from Redstone. Pours orange gold with a white head. Aroma is nice, floral, melon, white grape. Nice flavor. Slight caramel, white grape, mild floral. Some grapefruit towards the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (908) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2016
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer nice grapefruit color with a thin white head. Aromas of grass rye malt spice citrus and hop. Taste is grassy hops grapefruit orange and a well balanced smooth finish. Wow. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (5085) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Cory. Pours a murky yellow with a thin white head. Nose is malt, rye, grass, spice, lemon, and peach. Flavor is similar with spice, malt, rye, spice, lemon, peach, and yeast. Medium in body and lingering grass and yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frax (51) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2016
750 ml bottle from the brewery, bottled on 4/1/16. Poured into a pint glass, hazy yellow with a very thin white head and moderate lacing. Grapefruit and grass aroma, some orange as well. Grassy hops and fruit provide a perfectly balanced taste, medium bodied, incredibly smooth finish for a double IPA. Really nice.

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