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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAXSON (550) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Pours a slightly hazy orange/gold with a white head. Thankfully less hazy than everything else I’ve been drinking. Nose is really juicy and bright, with a good dose of hops of course, tending toward the "dank" varietal. Big juicy mouth too, all kinds of fruit and hops. Quite a punch of alcohol too, which will keep the score down. Otherwise really good, just too much alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fugitive (1907) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle. Color hazy yellow with medium white head. Aroma pine, citrus, peach, tangerines. Taste passion fruit, peach, caramel, tangerines, floral.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (5447) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 10, 2016
16 ounce can. Pours a hazy golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus and tropical. Taste is citrus, tropical, stone fruit, malt, and pine. Hides the alcohol well. Superb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Shared at Hidden River. Turbid gold with white head. Huge hops, florals, pineapple, grapefruit in the nose. Very smooth, rich flavors of tropical fruit and floral hops. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1994) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Thanks, floozbag. Can. The beer is fairly light in color. A milky, tannish yellow orange color. Clouded through, quite opaque. The head is medium sized and white. Decent retention with some lacing. The aroma is heavy on stone fruit hop flavors. Big apricot, plum, nectarine, peach. Some grapes. Lots of pineapple and tangerine holding everything up. Light malt sweetness. A little bit of pepper and onion. Light lime peel spice with a touch of grass. The taste is medium bitter and mildly dry. Some nice astringency to it. Solid mineral note. More oniony dankness to the taste. Soft, full mouthfeel. Long grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple and pine finish with more grass than expected. Somewhat juicy. Super easy to drink. Another excellent Trillium hoppy beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HeadyDE (752) - Delaware, USA - JUL 22, 2016
can offering recently picked up at brewery..dated 7.6.16..pours a hazy golden amber medium orange color..a few particles abound but not much..nose is great with all kinds of stellar white peaches and yes nectarines, just compared with a real nectarine and damn that is a nice aroma..mouthfeel is terrific with juicy goodness that is almost in the middle between orange/grapefruit juice/some white pepper n strawberry presence..quite easy to drink..full of goodness and doesn’t drink like 8.4%..really enjoyable..very tasty double, another winner from Trillium, seek this out a great example of a New England double..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichTheVillan (6669) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2016
Can shared with Jaz from Andrew Harries; cloudy hazy light orange, aroma has dank pine and grapefruit, taste has sweet orange, light pine, spicy mango, delightful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle @ Home. Thanks to Peter. Milky orang beer with a white head. Dank on the nose. A lot of grapefruit, pine, and peach. Big orange marmalade as well. There’s a pretty zesty grapefruit flavor to this. I do definitely get some caramel malts and toasted nuts, which is not that great...but the hop profile is still quite nice and very citric and fruit forward.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brandon31g (37) - HONG KONG - JUL 12, 2016
Pours a murky golden colour with tiny white head that fades quick and leaves a little lacing. A huge tropical bomb on nose. Full of orange, passion fruit, mango and peach. Moreover, subtle grassy and dank profile. Taste is grapefruit and very light sweet malt finished with a gentle but long lasting pine bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and just perfect amount of carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wombat23 (709) - Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Shared 25.4 oz. bottle. Pours gold-orange and murky with a white head. Aroma of citrus and peach. Taste is citrus, peach, and very fruity with some floral notes.. Bitterness is moderate. Excellent.

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