Black Mettle is the dark, roasty cousin of our signature Mettle Double IPA. The fermentation profile in this Black Double IPA was adapted from our standard schedule to develop and highlight its unique flavors and aromas to ensure that it is tremendously satisfying yet beckons for another sip.
True to its name, Black Mettle presents a decidedly black color topped with a creamy, soft tan resilient head. Aromas of lightly roasted coffee greet the nose accompanied by dark chocolate covered berries, blooming conifers, and lemon wedges. The palate closely follows suit as an initial wave of juniper and sappy pine leads to a refreshing burst of vibrant orange peel and grapefruit zest. The back end lets the roasted malts shine through with a soft wash of smooth blonde roast coffee and fleeting cocoa. With a fluffy mouthfeel, medium body and a present yet gentile bite, Black Mettle’s supportive interplay between the hops and the malt bill makes each sip as unique as it is enjoyable.