Cutting Tiles (Citra)
Trillium Brewing Company

Cutting Tiles (Citra)Cutting Tiles (Citra)
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #108
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
97
Ranked #420
Avg:
4.41 | pDev: 6.35%
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
452
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Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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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
Reviews: 75 | Ratings: 452 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by DCHritz:
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DCHritz from Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 31, 2019
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anteatr23 from Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange with a one finger head. Smells of sweet candied fruit, and juice. Taste is bitter, very hoppy, dry and sweet. Some tropical, but not as present in the flavor as it is in the nose. Not really tasting the honey. Maybe it needed to warm a bit first? Dry, boozy, and lightly spicy. This beer was a little low on carbonation as well. Almost seemed flat. Could just be the particular can. I was hoping for more from this, especially after enjoying more than a few 'Artaic', but it fell a little short. Still hard to be too critical of Trillium, cause it isn't a bad beer... but it's not up to snuff with their typical IPA.

Sep 19, 2016
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Fireman_RK from North Carolina

4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

L: Dried apricot, yellow-orange rose petal, and honeycomb hues greeted by a moderate 1cm fluffy white head
S: Honey, floral dankness, mango, and candied grapefruit on the nose
T: Wow - citra hops and wildflower honey really meld well together into something sugary sweet and juicy; slight crackery malt on the finish
F: A bit thinner than you might have expected for a honey-based IPA, but infinitely smooth no doubt
O: Man, I was anxiously awaiting this Cutting Tiles variant and it did not disappoint. As compared to the Galaxy and Mosaic hopped versions before this, the Citra hops do not objectively compete with the honey flavor profile. In the former variants this provide an interesting flavor contrast that formed the basis of the experience, but in the Citra version everything seems to flow together in a sweet, tropical delicious dream. Beautifully executed by Trillium and insanely drinkable, Citra Cutting Tiles is not one to be missed.

Sep 23, 2016
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

32oz growler.

Pours cloudy gold with a short head and brief retention. Aromatics are chock full of peach, grapefruit, mango, and tangerine. Extremely tropical and floral. Medium bodied with a soft, textured mouthfeel. Tropical fruit aplenty on the palate. Mango, apricot, pineapple, and grapefruit. Zero malt and low bitterness. Very dry. Finishes with long lingering tropicals and some light warmth on the throat.

Great beer, a classic example of what a NEIPA can be.

Apr 26, 2017
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.91/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. can dated 9/14/16

Pours cloudy hazy opaque golden amber orange with a quickly dissipating frothy white foam head. Smells like big mango, peach, nectarine, pineapple, orange, grapefruit, slight booze, wildflower honey, mild crackery pilsner malts, with dank earthy herbal grass. Tastes so smooth and balanced with big juicy tropical stone fruit notes of mango, peach, nectarine, pineapple, orange, some grapefruit, wildflower honey, mild crackery malts, with dank earthy herbal grass. Feels medium-full bodied, sticky and viscous with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really great juicy tropical fruity raw wildflower honey DIPA.

Sep 16, 2016
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Sheppard from Virginia

4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It's not often that you have this much disparity between the various components of rating. There's a reason for that. Poured out in a tulip, this DIPA is golden in color. There isn't a whole lot in terms of aroma, which was very disappointing. Despite that, the flavor is incredible. It reminds me of Julius, but has a little bit of bitterness bite on the finish. There is a ton of unripe mango and papaya. It's kind of thin, perhaps a result of that honey, but there isn't much honey character. It gets better as it warms. It's my favorite of the Cutting Tiles series, but the honey seems less for flavor and more for sugar for alcohol and thinning out the feel.

Sep 19, 2016
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SveNss0N from Massachusetts

4.32/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dec 19, 2016
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TampaRainman from Florida

4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jan 03, 2017
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A-Sox from Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 20, 2017
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von_kaiser from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 25, 2018
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Dreynolds1808 from Texas

2.51/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Sep 24, 2016
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Keananmichael5 from California

4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

May 27, 2017
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Masters from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 18, 2016
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Scipio3 from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

May 01, 2017
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Ace1117 from Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nov 06, 2016
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brpendergast85 from District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dec 17, 2016
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NolaHopHead from Louisiana

4.09/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz can. Pours hazy yellow, thin white head slowly recedes, some soapy lacing. Mild citrusy, floral aroma. Juicy citrus and grapefruit peel early that turns very earthy and floral, ending in a very bitter grassy finish. There is an earthy bitterness that lasts a bit too long making the finish odd, which detracts from the overall great taste. Not their best brew but would certainly drink again.

Dec 14, 2016
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Nichols33 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 14, 2016
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Mistro from Maine

4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 16, 2017
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smi69 from New York

4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Apr 19, 2017
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Beers-es from Virginia

4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
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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ER527 from New York

4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jan 05, 2019
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trygelski1 from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jul 17, 2018
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csmrx7 from Canada

4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 03, 2019
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wisegreensoul from Idaho

4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jul 17, 2017
Cutting Tiles (Citra) from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 452 ratings