Cutting Tiles (El Dorado) | Trillium Brewing Company

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Cutting Tiles (El Dorado)Cutting Tiles (El Dorado)
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4.41/5
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Cutting Tiles (El Dorado)Cutting Tiles (El Dorado)
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% El Dorado 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. Lime zest, orange creamsicle, and pineapple on the nose. Flavor follows with citrus and subtle rose character. New variants to follow!

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

HOPS: El Dorado


Added by ThatsThatDude on 02-23-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#475
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
192
pDev:
6.35%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
27
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Ratings: 192 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of brewandbbq
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can dated 11/14/18.

Pours cloudy gold with a short-lived head of white. Retention and lacing are minimal as well. Bubblegum dripping with honey and pear juice in the nose. Medium bodied with a tacky, chewy mouthfeel. Tropical fruit laced with honey on the palate. Zero malt with pineapple, pear, and bubblegum. Finishes with lingering honey and citrus, warming alcohol, and fairly sweet.

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Photo of Vidblain
3.3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am putting in a good faith effort to like El Dorado hops. Thus far, it's a marked failure.

El Dorado Cutting Tiles is a strange mix of things. While it's a beautiful, thick, hazy pour, with a bit of stone fruit to the nose, the taste rapidly dries the taste buds and turns dry, antiseptic, and somewhat unpleasant. My tongue feels numb. I'm hoping that this is an aspect of the age of the beer (two months old now) or perhaps a bad can - but man, this beer is not good. I'm giving it a charitable rating, so as not to upset the ratings too much... I'm not sure what others are seeing in this beer that I am not.

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Photo of petrusek23
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Greywulfken
4.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark murky golden orange body is basically opaque, with a finger or two of ivory foam on top that sheeted the glass with lace... Aromas and flavors go hand in hand, suggesting floral citrus and tropical fruits like orange pulp, just-shy-of-ripe mango, candied lime, and a mashed-up jam of apricot, peach, and nectarine... Honeyed sweetness and distant, mild bitterness are accompanied by a vague chewy dank undercurrent, earthy and husky, rounding off all the fruity elements with some depth... Feel is soft and pillowy with an occasional twang of tang that is quickly pulled back in by tendrils of sticky honey... A little thicker than I usually prefer, and the honey is very appreciable in this beer - dessert-like and nice... Real good, but to my tastes, not among their top-tier releases - in the Cutting Tiles series specifically, I liked the Citra and Galaxy iterations more... 11/15/18 canning...

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Photo of Zonian1
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WunderLlama
4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into a teku glass

Three finger dense soapy white foam crown, sticky lacings over a lemony orange hazy liquid

Aroma is citrus lemon zest,

Taste is lime citrus

Hop taste, no bite, get a taste of the alcohol

Good beer

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Photo of TheeWarPig
4.84/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MrCruz23
4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I like....

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Photo of Prost76
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pinkylives
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alexsergio
4.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Really hazy medium orange with thin dense white lacing.

S - Big orange citrus (with delicate tropical) aroma and smells somewhat like an Orange Julius.

T - Juicy lime, citrus, orange, spicy fruit rind. Finishes spicy and balanced leaning more towards the sweeter side.

M - Big medium body.

O - A little over-hyped, but really good!

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Photo of Knapp85
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured as a hazy yellow orange color with a thin white head on top. Some sticky lacing on the edges of the glass. The smell of the beer is basically straight Orange Juice, I've never smelled a beer that gives off that aroma even if they say they've added juice to the beer. It's very impressive. The taste of the beer is very good also, lots of citrus flavors with some malt sweetness. The feel is smooth and juicy. Overall it's a very nice beer.

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

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trygelski1
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.04/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a dark-ish orange color, with a small creamy looking head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like pineapple, lime, candied orange, tangerine, and simple syrup.

This is a tad syrupy, but still very tasty. It's got that classic Trillium candied fruit hoppiness, with mostly pineapple and orange, and a bit of earthy lime. There's very little bitterness here- just a touch of grass, but nothing much, really. There's no malt character, either. El Dorado hops are generally delicious, and the hop is expressed well here.

This is medium bodied, creamy and a touch syrupy, with a good level of carbonation, and a decent level of drinkability.

This is one of the better Trillium IPAs I've had lately. If it was slightly less syrupy, it would be amongst the absolute best.

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Photo of TommyfromBeantown
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Just had a Dialed Up Triple IPA @ 11% abv and this tastes way more boozy. Not sure if this is a bad batch because i dont remember it tasting like bourbon, but it does. Its still a superior beer, but not as honey and fruity as previous batches

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Photo of MJSFS
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Juggerr
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jimdavii
4.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RyanA24
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Cutting Tiles (El Dorado) from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 192 ratings