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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (12131) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle - pours orange gold white head - nose and taste of orange peel, citrus and malt - med body

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
solidfunk (6479) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Lots of fresh tangerine and pineapple. Some peel and tangy passionfruit. Pours hazy orange with good head and lacing. Bitter finish with some tang. Bottle enjoyed on a balcony in Harar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Concealer (1035) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Bomber. hazy bright gold with a thick, foamy off white head that lasts in spots and laces. Aromas of peach, mango, pineapple, pine, yeast, straw, biscuit, light spice, floral notes and strawberry. Flavor is peach, mango, pineapple, pine, foral notes, yeast, biscuit, spice. Medium bodied, smooth and juicy with a dry, bitter end. Lingering tropical fruits.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (7217) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2016
31/XII/15 - 75cl bottle @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: X/14/15 (2015-1836) Thanks to Thomas A. for sharing the bottle!

Clear deep blond beer, big creamy off-white head, pretty stable, adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, pineapple juice, bit spicy, grapefruit. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots and lots of pineapple, mango, citrus, soft bitterness. Aftertaste: quite some grapefruit, citrus, pretty bitter and dry finish. Another lovely one from Trillium!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (4872) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Bottle from Clark. Dated 12/10/15. It pours a nice orange color with an off white head. The aroma has peach, orange and grapefruit with some light honey and dank. The flavor has a little more dank and hop spice along with orange, peach and mango. Pretty hefty body with some honeyed malts and sweet tropical fruit. Dank with some hop spice in a medium bitter finish. Kind of like their other hoppy beers only with a bit more body and honey sweetness. Another yum beer from Trillium.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
musinj6 (483) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Pours a hazy golden with 1 finger head and heavy lacing. Complex aroma of orange peel, lemon, grapefruit, tropical fruit and pine. Hint of toasted malt and bread, but very hop forward. Moderate to heavy mouthfeel. Long moderately bitter finish. This is impressive as always from Trillium. Batch 5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigda83 (645) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Bottle share. Poured a golden orange, relatively clear, thick white foamy head. Aroma of citrus, pine, grass, and some grape notes. Flavor had grapefruit, orange, pine bite, and a bit of grape juice. Medium body with a sticky texture, solid carbonation, and a bitter finish. Trillium never disappoints.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (4513) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle (750 ml). Split 4-ways. From Brian and thanks to JulienHuxley for the trade! Clear golden with a good white head, some retention, leaving some lacing. Aroma is of peaches, melons, tropical fruits and hints of alcohol. Taste is juicy and slightly boozy with loads of fruits (mostly melons and peaches), mild spiciness and moderate bitterness. Medium boty. Moderate carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Juicy finish. Good fruity DIPA. Alcohol is present, but not too much and it’s rather easy drinking for the abv. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Minderbinder (2951) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle 750ml. Pours blond/golden with high white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of citrus, tropical fruits. Taste is of citrus, tropical fruits, bitterness. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Awesome stuff. A chance we only had 750ml.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (6500) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2015
bottle shared by tom10101, many thanks! pours clear bright gold with a with a very nice white cap offering some retention and lacing. sweetish doughy melons, fruity garlic, juicy fruits, clean yeast. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily; smooth and balanced citrusy finish. excellent double ipa.

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