Cutting Tiles (Galaxy) | Trillium Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
trilliumbrewing.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cutting Tiles is an exploratory series of double IPA's featuring a range of aromatic single hop varietals brewed with raw wildflower honey. This familiar first version, formally known as Artaic, is dosed with 100% Galaxy in all kettle, whirlpool and two massive dry hop additions. The local wildflower honey keeps the body light and drinkable but provides a floral, earthy backbone. Juicy, candied peach and nectarine up front backed up with a nuanced white wine on the nose that continues straight through in the flavor profile. Pillowy soft mouthfeel, with a restrained bitterness on the finish. New variants to follow!

MALT: Pilsner, White Wheat, Flaked Wheat, Dextrine, C-15

HOPS: Galaxy

Added by ThatsThatDude on 08-16-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#136
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
530
pDev:
5.97%
 
 
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Photo of Griffin2
4.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can into a Willi Becher pint glass.
L - Pours a hazy orange with a white head that dissipates slowly.
S - Smells of pineapple and mango.
T - Tastes of tropical fruits with a nice bitterness.
F - Medium body and carbonation with a little prickliness on the finish.
O - Excellent double IPA.

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Photo of pavpav12
3.85/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of antrocks
4.59/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KRG
4.24/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Iski100
4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smaddock
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cbb77
4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Heftklammer
3.98/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mbo108
4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours like orange juice with a finger of white head.
Smells sweet, honey, citrus, a bit of bubblegum, light pine.
Taste starts with the resinous pine, turns to sweet fruits, peachy, honey, faint bubblegum notes linger.
Medium to full body, smooth, amply carbed.
Overall a great beer!

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Photo of CanConPhilly
4.39/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - 1-finger offwhite head atop a glimmering orange juice body.

S - tropical fruit, honey. Very inviting.

T - grapefruit, melon, tangerine, with just a hint of honey sweetness. Earthy middle. Moderate bitterness. Low sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium-full, creamy body with lower than normal carb.

O - I was worried this would be too sweet, but it’s perfectly balanced and a joy to drink.

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3.54/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SierraFlight
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaPan
4.85/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ellswrth
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TangoJuliet
4.53/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrc1093
3.37/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Canned on 10/11/18

Pours opaque, glossy honey gold with about a finger of pillowy, white foam that recedes pretty quickly in favor of thin layers of sticky lacing.

Aromas of raw honey meld with dank hops for an absolutely pungent bouquet forming notes of herbaceously sweet sugar cane and lighter notes of rubber; powerful stuff, and definitely an aroma I’m finding personally polarizing.

Taste brings plenty of herbal hops to start, building slowly in honeyed sweetness and saturating further tones of hops, pine, grapefruit zest, and mango to an effect similar to the aroma.

Mouthfeel has a medium body with well-balanced carbonation, and actually reveals a certain level of prickly hops to the finish; little to no bitterness, and surprisingly trending toward light on the palate.

Maybe the most polarizing NEIPA I’ve tried to date; I tend to like IPAs on the pungent side, but the honey really brings this to a new level, one that is equal parts confidently herbaceous and dramatically too dank.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Houser
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SierraNevallagash
4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

One of the rare reviews I'll do, NOT from stream-of-consciousness, but rather from notes I wrote down. I drank this can in the mountains a few hours ago, in silence, save for the rushing river next to me. An experience.

A world of thanks to Jon for this can.

Pint can dated 10/11/18 - poured into a tulip at about 45 degrees.

Pours an unbelievable glowing neon orange juice color. Completely opaque. Creamy, milky, turbid, murky, all of it. Haze for dayz. Almost literally glows in the dark.

Nose has an undeniable dankness to it, and some exotic floral notes I cannot place. Creamy and musty with round, yeasty notes. Very unique hopping. Overall, the nose is mellow, but what it has going on is unique. Truly smells like a hop galaxy, if that makes any sense. I know it doesn't.

Palate is earthy eucalyptus, lavendar, manuka honey notes, vanilla, and some exotic floral accents, that I have not experienced before. Moderate to decent sweetness in the middle, and finishes with ZERO bitterness. Some Douglas fir (piney lemon) dryness, but absolutely no bitterness. Finishes floral, pine, eucalyptus, and yeast notes. Vanilla lingers extremely long into the finish. Getting what I can only describe as a birthday cake note. Cake batter. Flavor profile is very round, full, floral, earthy, and impressions of sweet things without the sweetness.

Mouthfeel on this is truly divine, and even goes toe to toe with Julius. Luscious, pillowy, soft, round, full. The word in a nutshell is fluffy. This is a fluffy beer. Excellent carbonation gives it a touch of lift, but doesn't sharpen it. World class feel. Amazing.

Overall, this is a phenomenal beer. A truly delicious and pleasing beer. Satisfying. Exotic hops give unique floral impressions that I haven't experienced before. Must be unique to Galaxy. Restrained, balanced, and soft spoken. It doesn't come out and demand you acknowledge it's presence. It remains quiet, mysterious, and alluring, and waits for you to come to it, recognizing its greatness on your own. I enjoyed every last drop of this beer, and will seek it out again at all costs. You should too, because it is a fantastic beer, with a fantastic feel, and some very unique character and nuance. Special.

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4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Galaxy is not one of my favorite hops - I'll be honest and just throw that out there.

That being said, there are things about galaxy that I do like quite a lot. When combined with other hops, it tends to be a smorgasbord of sweet, clean, rich haze. Cutting Tiles delivers in spades - it's almost too sweet, but it doesn't quite cross that border in to syrupy, which is good - I cannot abide that in an IPA. The beer is still plenty drinkable and doesn't have that filling quality that I hate. The bubble gum/cotton candy tasty that many attribute to galaxy is not all that forward - it's there, but not offensive or overwhelming.

I'd generally prefer a Fort Point - but this specific variant of Cutting Tiles is quite good.

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4.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jay25mac
3.86/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of amsage19
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Cutting Tiles (Galaxy) from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 530 ratings