Cutting Tiles - Galaxy | Trillium Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

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

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Ratings: 495 |  Reviews: 71
Reviews by MrNate:
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4.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of avas
4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 8/16/16. Consumed 8/22/16.

A: Pours a hazy orange/gold with minimal head. Lack of carbonation is apparent from the pour. It's a bit darker in the glass compared to other Trillium offerings, but it showcases that thick and turbid yet vibrant look that is so damn appealing.

S: Typical Galaxy notes on the nose. Pineapple, peach, tangerine. Bits of earthy, grassy dankness lie beneath the fruits. The nose is there, but it's definitely muted compared to what I've come to expect from Trillium IPAs. I think this is likely due to the lack of carbonation on this beer, which, while contributing positively to the mouthfeel, definitely makes you work a bit harder to pull out those tropical aromas (but trust me, they're in there!).

T: Heavy citrus and tons of passionfruit on the taste. Orange, tangerine, and spicy mango up front. Followed closely by ripe peach and nectarine. Then, a sweet vanilla note appears to complement the citrus perfectly. As others have noted, this combination is reminiscent of an orange creamsicle. It's likely that the addition of honey is responsibly for this flavor, which provides sweetness without being at all cloying. It's very different from the sweetness I get with overly malty DIPAs... It tastes like vanilla-infused confectioner's sugar rubbed on top of ripe tropical fruits. Finishes on this sugary citrus cream note and just a touch of piney bitterness.

M: Really smooth feel on this one with less bitterness than I get on other Trillium beers. It's slightly under-carbonated, but in this case, that quality works with the flavor profile and creaminess of the mouthfeel. With medium minus bitterness and a clean, dry finish, GCT goes down way too easily for its ABV... Slight hints of heat as it warms are barely suggestive of the alcohol content.

O: While I often find that many of the Trillium IPAs I've had--albeit--only the Street series and Fort Point variants--taste very similar, this one really stands out from the rest. It has a fuller mouthfeel, smoother finish, and a crazy citrus-cream flavor that complements the initial burst of tropical fruitiness damn near perfectly. It reminds me of Tired Hands' Mango Double Milkshake, but without the intensity of the lactose and Mosaic DDH additions. Overall, GCT is super flavorful yet incredibly balanced, making it dangerously drinkable for an 8.5% beer. With their raw wildflower honey and Galaxy hops, it seems like Trillium has found a winning combination here for sure.

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3.53/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pretty badly undercarbonated, ruins what would be a pretty decent beer. Still don't think it'd be better than mosiac even if everything else alright and definitely not the treehouse green killer some people have made it out to be.

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Photo of stakem
4.26/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pounder can that was shit, 3 friggen days prior to consumption/this review. Thank you Dan for gifting me with such a freshy. The brew appears a very chalky looking golden color with white cap.

The aroma does not disappoint, wow. It smells like galaxy pellets crushed up in your hands. Its so hoppy and pleasant smelling its like mint tea one moment, than grassy the next. As it breathes, a ton of tropical pineapple emerges filling the nose. This is up there with some of the finest smelling galaxy ipas I have ever had.

Taste is grassy hops with a touch of husky grain. Slight fruity pulp and tropical to citrus hop flavors with a little weedy feel. There is again almost a minty feel to this before the pithy bitterness takes hold driving this almost into grapefruit territory.

This is light to medium in body with almost a chalk hop resin feel. It has a freaking fantastic nose and depth of flavor to back it up. A poundable brew and honestly, how spoiled am I to get to try this within 72 hours of it being packaged. This far and away exceeds my prior trillium experiences and damnit of it doesnt make me a believer in the hype.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.91/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. can dated 08/16/16

Pours cloudy hazy opaque yellow gold with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like dank resinous earthy grass, herbal pine, fresh passionfruit, guava, nectarine, pineapple, orange citrus, grapefruit, with some crackery bready grain. Tastes like fresh passionfruit juice, nectarine, spicy guava, pineapple, orange citrus, grapefruit, mild crackery bready grain, with dank resinous herbal earthy grassy pine. Feels medium-full bodied, thick and creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice galaxy hopped honey DIPA.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spaten454
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SkiBum22
4.42/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaaaaBeers
4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jcorn
4.68/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Florida_Hop_Head
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of degueulasse
4.57/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has the beautiful yellow appearance of egg whites, which might be tacky if it weren't backed up by an excellent smell of citrus and peach and a delectable taste of tangerines and brown sugar. Trillium is on one with this masterpiece, which has a texture that feels thick, bites nicely, and finishes crisp. This is one of the best, and I'm very happy to be moving to Boston next year in large part of the guys at Trillium.

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Photo of tigg924
4.9/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

From a 1/2 growler. Pours hazy, orange-gold in color with minimal head. Taste is pineapple, mango, and light orange juice. Soft, juicy, sweet, moderate carbonation, with medium-light body. Reminds me of Tree House's Very Green..Just an amazing tropical beer that showcases Galaxy hops. I get more honey in other Cutting Tiles beers, but this one is all hops..Easily my favorite Cutting Tiles and I love the El Dorado version. Get this one.

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Photo of Prospero
4.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PprBurke
4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OompaMentor
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Unfiltered DIPA with fruity hoppiness to the nose. This is a beer not to be missed! 8/8/17

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Photo of PSU_Mike
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Studfarm69
4.84/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of boogerisu
4.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BranfordBound
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Trillium Garden on the Greenway a month or so back. Super hazy and golden color. Huge flavors of peach, citrus rind, honey, and resin attack the palate. It's very chewy and sticky in the mouth, a bit heavy in the stomach but still so very drinkable due to the flavor. This beer is incredible and the blend of wildflower honey with Galaxy was near perfect.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MAbrew88
4.46/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
3.98/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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