Cutting Tiles - Citra
Trillium Brewing Company

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From:
Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #145
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
97
Ranked #519
Avg:
4.4 | pDev: 6.36%
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
385
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 26, 2022
Added:
Sep 14, 2016
Wants:
  25
Gots:
  80
SCORE
97
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Notes: 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
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Rated: 4.59 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Aug 26, 2022
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Reviewed by beerbully from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L- Hazy, juicy, greatfruit juice......minimal head.......no lacing

S-Orange marmalade, honey, mango, peach, greatfruit.....aroma is faint

T-Citrus.....greatfruit, lemon zest, some citrus rind bitterness in the finish

F- prickly, medium carb, less than medium body

O-Easy drinker, solid brew
May 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.73 by TheeWarPig from Michigan

Apr 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Apr 13, 2022
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured at 52°. Hazy pale gold with clarity around the edges; fast fizzy white head; thin ring; poor cap retention; spots of lace with movement. Weedy grapefruit nose. Semi sweet, somewhat dank grapefruit taste; firm malt base; no bitterness. Medium full; not fluffy, but definitely filling juicy body; moderate minus carbonation; no astringency; no warmth from 8.5% abv. Overall well balanced and drinkable and tasty; I’d prefer some bitterness in my IPA, and there’s more heft here than I want in an IPA; still, I could drink a pint or two.
Apr 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.51 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Apr 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.42 by smithj4 from New York

Feb 22, 2021
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Reviewed by Scotchboy from Idaho

4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Brew #9 from the Hop Culture Juicy Brews box, a 16oz canned 1/19, poured into a HF snifter.

A: Murky darker gold with minimal head and lace.

S: Bold Citra nose of heavy, rich mango and pineapple, honey sweetness, guava and pink grapefruit.

T: The palate follows the nose with a full array of tropical fruit bowl flavors of guava, mango, and pineapple. There is a bready malt backbone leading to some honey-like sweetness. Zingy. Tiny alcohol presence right on the finish.

MF: Medium-to-full body with some prickly bitterness and light carbonation.

O: A very tasty NEIPA, not the best I've tried but certainly a very good offering for my first Trillium.
Feb 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.38 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Feb 21, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Hazy speckled yellow with a tight finger of white foam. Huge orange, mellow lime, grapefruit, solid tangerine, honey and juicy botanical hops make up the aroma bouquet. Taste is super juicy, take all of those fruits detected in the nose plus light mango and melon, even the hops on the finish are fresh squeezed. Feel is, shocker, juicy, great smoothness with cascading hop textures, fruit and bright. Sweeter and juicy neipa, very pleasant and refreshing
Feb 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.94 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Feb 13, 2021
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Opaque maize yellow with a moderate fluffy white head settling unevenly to a thick collar with doily ridges.

Smelling of OJ right out of the can, dank spicy cannabis blooms shortly after, becoming a little resinous with time. The flavor is softened by a biscuity exhale, but the majority of the experience is pleasantly citrusy and lightly spiced of evergreen and cannabis.

The medium body is round up front, but becomes crisp and almost crunchy before finishing cottonmouth dry.

It's been a long time since I had some Trill juice, which might be skewing my perception of this brew a little more drastically than if I was drinking it on the regular. But this can, included as a part of Hop Culture's Juicy Brews Saturday Morning Digital Craft Beer Festival box, provided a really nice experience.
Feb 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.57 by Belthorm from Pennsylvania

Feb 11, 2021
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Reviewed by WaffleNugget from Vermont

4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: Poured from a can, picked up in June, canned 6/9. Very cloudy dark straw/pale orange. Very minimal head.

S: Beautiful aroma of apricot, citrus fruit, notably orange and nectarine.

T: Very clean, light stone fruit front end. peppery and wheat-y back-end. Slight alcohol burn at the end of a sip.

F: Extraordinarily smooth, particularly for a strong double (8.5). Low carbonation, but excellent mouth-feel, with some bite coming from the taste, rather than the bubbles.

O: This is a really fantastic beer. Great nose and a very smooth character that definitely hides its ABV. I don't get much of the wildflower honey, but can taste the malt. Expected citra flavors are there, mostly on the nose, but depending on how long you've let this one age, I get the sense that you can expect more or less (I drank a few of these right away, this last one I waited a few months). Overall a really excellent DIPA - definitely get it if it is around.
Sep 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.34 by ale_addin from Illinois

Sep 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.53 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Sep 01, 2020
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Rated by i080054 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A good choice if that's all there is... ;-) So many better, not sure why this has the reviews it does.
Jul 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.7 by SayBoom from Ukraine

Jul 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Jun 25, 2020
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Rated by VTbrewfan from New Hampshire

4.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Super thick and creamy NEIPA - the citra hope really complement the honey in the cutting tiles series. Really hard to tell that it’s 8.5%!
Jun 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4.38 by dtm426 from Michigan

Jun 19, 2020
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Reviewed by harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a hazy yellow/orange with no enduring head.

Tastes of grapefruit and citrus with a light bitter finish. Light mouthfeel, body and carbonation.

Excellent beer!
Mar 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.42 by EMH73 from New York

Mar 02, 2020
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Reviewed by Beers-es from Virginia

4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Great hazy IIPA. The honey adds an interesting dimension, playing well off the earthy, fruity Citra. Dry bitterness offsets the touch of sweetness from the honey. Good stuff.
Feb 27, 2020
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
From the can, it pours a turbid orange color. A moderate head quickly dissipates, leaving thin broken rings of lacing, without which, this pretty much looks like a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice.

A dank and pungent nose opens with notes of berries followed by a heavy citrus character. Zesty aromas of tangerine, orange, lots of grapefruit, lime and lemon are balanced by soft notes of passion fruit, mango and guava. The malt displays a honey sweetness that provides a counterpoint to herbaceous, floral and grassy aromas.

The taste opens with orange juice like juiciness is complimented by the bitterness of grapefruit rind and lime zest. In addition, there are fruity flavors of tropical and stone fruit, including mango, passion fruit and peach. The firm malt backbone is full and chewy, with a honey and bready sweetness. Medium to full bodied, mouth coating, and moderately carbonated. A frothy, soft and creamy mouthfeel later develops a gentle prickle as the more herbaceous hops begin to display their grassy spices and dank resiny bitterness. The finish is dry, sticky and resiny, with a lingering bitterness.

Excellent NEIPA that expertly uses the many attributes of the Citra hops.
Feb 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.62 by kmoen from California

Feb 10, 2020
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Medium to dark opaque orange color with thin white lacing.

S - Pungent and juicy citrus aroma. Juicy sweet grapefruit, tropical fruit, and some lime.

T - Sweet grapefruit, lime, some spicy tropical fruit, peach, apricot, mango, guava, and apricot. Starts on the sweeter side and ends on the sweeter side. There's a nice lingering earthy spiciness long after the sip.

M - Thick and soft on the palate with some dryness on the back of the tongue. Soft up front but a tad frothy on the finish.

O - The ABV is very well hidden in this beer. Nicely done.
Feb 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Feb 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.42 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Feb 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.17 by ChipChaight from New York

Feb 03, 2020
 
Rated: 4.38 by hockeypuck from Maine

Feb 01, 2020
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Reviewed by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured out as a slightly hazed yellowish orange color with a thin white head on top. The smell of the beer has an interesting dankness to it that I wasn't expecting but I like it. The taste has a great blend of sweetness and hoppiness going on. The feel is smooth, very easy to drink. Overall it's a really good brew.
Jan 31, 2020
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Rated by Frankie6492 from Missouri

4.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Had at Trillium in Dedham, soooo good
Jan 27, 2020
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Reviewed by lucius10 from California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Sweet, orange-citrus, slightly floral, tropical hoppy aromatics on this one! Taste follows with an orange blossom like, citrus bitter bite on the finish...lingers just a bit. This has outstanding depth and decent mouthfeel to it. This is fantastic!
Jan 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.28 by wip998001 from Massachusetts

Jan 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania

Jan 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by Justinprintz from New Jersey

Nov 16, 2019
 
 
Rated: 4.46 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Nov 01, 2019
Cutting Tiles - Citra from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 465 ratings