Name: Trillium Brewing Mosaic Cutting Tiles Double IPA
Style: Imperial IPA
“Cutting Tiles Double IPA (Formerly Artaic Double IPA) is brewed with 100% Mosaic hops in all kettle, whirlpool and two massive dry hop additions. Local raw 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.”
So after a long hiatus, I am going to try to do a couple beer reviews again. Starting off right I am going to go with one of my wedding present beers which is from Trillium Brewing in Massachusetts. Trillium puts out a ton of really great beer of a lot of different styles, but they are known for their delicious juicy IPAs. I will be taking a sip of Mosaic Cutting Tiles Double IPA, formally known as Artaic Double IPA.
The beer is poured from a 16oz. can into a Teku glass. It pours a clear deep gold with about 3/4 quarters of an inch of white head that quickly fades away. The nose gives notes of grapefruit, apricot, peaches, tangerine, and hints of grass and honey. The beer tastes similar to the nose tons of juicy citrus flavors mentioned into the nose with some adding pineapple notes, but the tangerine flavors take front and center. The beer is super juicy with the honey giving some nice balance with the light golden malt. The beer is quite a mouthful tons of big hop flavor that lingers on the tongue with the tasty hop oils covering the mouth. This beer is everything that people love about what the Northeast IPAs have come to be known for in the last few years. It is a big IPA that packs tons of citrus punch that I highly recommend anyone who loves an IPA should try. It is definitely one of the best double IPAs I have ever had and up there in the range of Heady Topper which I previously reviewed. If you are in the Boston area, I definitely recommend trying to pick up some. Cheers!
Editors: Note, I wrote this a while back and just got around to publishing it.