Cutting Tiles (Citra) | Trillium Brewing Company

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Cutting Tiles (Citra)Cutting Tiles (Citra)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial 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 new version is dosed with 100% Citra in all kettle, whirlpool and two massive dry hop additions. The local wildflower honey keeps the body light and drinkable but provides a earthy backbone. Floral and zesty up front backed up with a nuanced citrus character 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: Citra

Added by ThatsThatDude on 09-14-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#439
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
394
pDev:
6.14%
 
 
Wants:
26
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Photo of Zazzi82
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chilmer
3.92/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERchitect
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just as juicy, succulent and balanced as ever for the beer's at the Cutting Tiles head of the class, the careful use of wildflower honey gives the exotic Citra hops a riper fruit quality than they can munster on their own. Breaming with vibrancy, the hop-centric beer retains a semi-sweet balance for both complexity and smoothness.

Cutting Tiles, the Citra eddition, pours a heavily hazed, golden matte finish, capped with a rich and creamy lather. A strong citronella burst is followed with tropical fruit, berry and herb which mingle in the nose while the taste is pastry sweet with honey, light caramel and an overall angel-food maltiness.

With the sweetness standing tall through the middle palate, its fructose flare blends into a growing bitterness seamlessly. Tangerines, red grapefruit, mango, nectarine, apricot and cantaloup each align on the tongue with the dripping sweet and acidic action of citrus fruit with other orange influences of kumquat, blood orange and mandarin orange . Spruce, chive and fresh herb frame a finish that circulates around the bitterness of fresh fruit peels with mild hemp.

Teeth churning and mouth-watering, the medium-full IPA carries a resinous dryness deep into aftertaste with the bitter bite accompanying the spruce. But lingering sweetness keeps the fruit impressions bold and bright, crisp and clean, refreshing and tropical punch-like all at once.

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Photo of Blackrobe
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 12/20/18, just under 4 weeks since brewing.

Pours a nearly opaque pale orange in the glass with a finger + half of rocky head, dissipating rather quickly. Big candied tropical forward nose followed by some florals and sweetness. Notes of ruby grapefruit, mango, honey, green florals, apricot and just a tiny hint of bubblegum. Taste follows the nose with all notes of the nose plus a little wheat and guava. It also has a stronger vegetal note rather than the softer florals of the nose. (A little side note, I had this on the day of brewing at Canton and the vegetal aspect was really quite overwhelming hot, so I let it sit a few weeks.) It's got a wonderful soft medium body with smooth carbonation. No alcohol detectable, as usual with Trillium beers. I could easily see myself downing several of these. It's really one of the best they brew. If there's any negative, it's that hot vegetal note on first brewing, but after letting it sit, it's fabulous. If you see this one, pick it up.

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Photo of DAS30
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LoudRed
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ER527
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pinkylives
4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gatch
4.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Canned 12/20/18.
We all know Citra hops are incredible so this is guaranteed to be amazing. Sweet, floral, fruity. Tropical fruit bomb with insane juiciness and mind-boggling drinkability for a DIPA. Zero bitterness, naturally, with the appearance, aroma, and flavor of freshly squeezed citrus and tropical fruit. Not surprised...just wow!

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Photo of Juggerr
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phineasco
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KevinFinneran226
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DustyBeerz
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Stunk on crack. Creamy,Fluffy tight bubbled Head.Whos not up for some good head?Rocking soft body. Honey keeps it from being to thick but thick in all the right places.

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Photo of egrandfield
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Light, fluffy, and citrusy at 8.5%. Dangerously high ABV for a beer so smooth and drinkable. Another amazing beer by Trillium, and the best beer I have ever had. BEST. BEER. EVER.

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Photo of Bluesfolk19
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DCbeerhead
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bshaw22
4.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Love this beer. One of my favorite IPAs of all time.
Nice thick orange glow to it. Thick like a milk shake. The Citra and honeybplay perfectly with each other. Bitter juicy with just enough sweet.
Seal this out.

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4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of eppie82
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft at Trillium - Canton.

Bright yellow-orange opaque appearance. Super citrus fruity aroma and flavor. Fruity sweet. Great mouthfeel.

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Photo of DavetotheB
4.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jlabs
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifer glass via draft at trillium
beautiful bright orange in color
Smell is as strong a citra hop presence as ive seen in a beer..amazing
Taste..such a blast of citra in my mouth..overwhelming citrus fruits and melon
Medium carbination and lovely body on this..
This is my favorite hop for NEIPA'S, and this beer might be my favorite citra hop beer..sorry All Citra Everything

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Photo of Jamison85
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lochraneg
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beerman2017
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Cutting Tiles (Citra) from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 394 ratings