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Railsplitter IPA - Triton Brewing Company

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Railsplitter IPARailsplitter IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

218 Ratings
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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.63%
Wants: 4
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Triton Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SmartyPints on 12-13-2011)
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Reviews by dmgeng:
Photo of dmgeng
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%

Wanted to try a local IPA and this is what I got.

A - Orange color with light orange head. Some lacing. Mostly clear.

S - Full hop smell with notes of citrus and pine hops.

T - Has all the hops from the smell and a mixture of malty sweetness. Good hop flavor and aroma that make it pleasing all the way, almost like perfume. Crisp with some hop bitterness. A good IPA with a slightly hop edge but balanced.

M - Medium mouth-feel with the tones of sweetness. Good carbonation.

Overall, a very solid IPA. I love the hop flavors and the sweetness doesn't overpower but compliments. Perfect blend for an IPA. If you like supporting Indy's brewing culture this is a good testament to what it has become. I'd recommend it to a friend who likes IPAs.

Glass- Pint

dmgeng, Jun 13, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of BuckeyeSlim
3.58/5  rDev -3%

12 oz. bottle poured into a NB snifter.

A - Pours a muted golden copper-brown into the glass. A dense, very tight two-finger head of egg-cream white slowly collapses, leaving a dense, thick ring of foamy lace around the glass. After a good 10 minutes, there's a nice blanket of very fine bubbles left across the surface that refuses to fade. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is a muted apricot orange-red and rather cloudy, with lots of bubbles rising up through the glass feeding the surface.

S - A bit muted, but decently complex mix of grapefruit, pine, and herbal hops sit on moderately toasted malts. A little biscuit in the background. Spending some time with it brings out some tropical notes, but the resin pretty easily overrides them. At the very end of a very slow tasting, the underlying malts made an appearance offering some light caramel.

T - Bitter citrus rind and dry, crushed floral hops dominate the taste profile. A hint of dry toasted bread cowers in the background. Notes of soft bitter orange fade in at the finish. When it really warms up, there's a tad more malt, but not much.

M - Foamy. Plenty of carbonation. Body is rather thin and pretty much disappears into the finish. Structure is loose, with components milling around each other. Bitterness washes over the tongue. Finish is dry and lingers across the palate from the hops.

O - It's all about the hops - their pronounced bitterness and punch right at the beginning of the quaff makes discerning nuances difficult. This one's for hop heads who don't want malts and sugars cluttering up the taste profile and want a lasting bitter finish to coat their tongues. I'd prefer more balance.

BuckeyeSlim, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of Skye1024
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Skye1024, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of 1Adam12
4.6/5  rDev +24.7%

I've had this plenty, but first time reviewing it. Pours a hazy medium amber color with off white head. Sticky lacing. Smell is POTENT! Loads of citrus. Very grassy/wheaty. Just smells heavy. Taste is grapefruit forward with other citrus notes mixed in. Nice bitterness to it. Possibly a bit sour, but in a good way. Very heavy, full mouthfeel. The bitterness lingers and the grapefruit taste lingers. Overall, this is the best local (3 floyds not included) IPA around. So glad they started bottling. Very well done Triton.

1Adam12, May 08, 2012
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Cynic-ale, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of acknight
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

acknight, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of rwilde
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

rwilde, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
2.23/5  rDev -39.6%

Just in at my local beer and wine shop what's up a caramel ruby hue with off white head leaves fine speckled lacing. Aroma has pine and citrus with caramel malt base riding along the way with the hops, flavor is where this beer goes wrong. Straight bitter hop pellets with a sour strange experience I can't get down with, seek better beer and go home. Raw horrible bitterness throughout the finish, I'm dreaming of good beer and this is getting dumped sorry guys I'm not the type of guy who likes a drain pour but this beer is exactly that.

WVbeergeek, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of Zonian1
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Zonian1, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of Bestie_Ge
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Bestie_Ge, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.24/5  rDev -12.2%

The beer pours great with a inch wide frothy head. Dark orange rust/ caramel color is beautiful. Smell has lots of citrus and mango for me. The taste was floral and citrus up front. The bitter flavor left in my mouth was not too great. Not a bad IPA, but it fell flat at the end for me.

beatenbyjacks, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of Brenden
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%

The color is a deep, clear copper. A light, soft, big-bubbled off-white head forms on top, reaches 3/4 of a finger, lasts a short time, fades to sturdy foam, and leaves spotty lacing.
It's moderately hoppy, though pretty light overall. Citrus flesh and zest sneak out with a light malty sweetness balancing. It's tough to get a whole lot out of, though.
The flavor is a bit stronger, with both hops bitterness and malts sweetness somewhat more assertive. Balance is well-maintained. Grapefruit and orange mingle with a floral sort of note, and it's pretty leafy, but it develops an odd sourness into the finish. Overall, though, it's not bad.
It's a little thin in the body with some spritzy carbonation, which just needs a little time and evens out. It's not too bad, and pretty smooth, though the crispness does eventually fall off.

Brenden, May 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

imbuckeye, May 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

zachpaschal, Jul 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

PBRmeasap1980, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of secondtooth
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%

Clean amber in appearance, with a huge off-white head. Sturdy and thick, but un-detailed lace.

Nose is delightfully hoppy -- citrus, grapefruit, and even a little hint of apricot.

Taste doesn't hold up as well. The grapefruit tones battle a substantial malt profile. The result is a dry, almost sour finish that didn't impress me. A decent, but unremarkable IPA.

secondtooth, May 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

WoodBrew, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of RickS95
3.13/5  rDev -15.2%

I'm pretty sure I had this beer a little past its prime, so keep that in mind. Hopefully some day I can try a fresher bottle.

It looks thin just from the poor. Some beers are thicker than others...this one seems even thinner than water, if that's possible. While the beer is fairly dark for an IPA, it's originally a clearish brown color with almost no head. As it sits in the glass, what's there in the way of a head dissipates quickly, there's a cloudy haze that you can literally watch fall from the top of the glass to the bottom. The few bubbles that make up the head are very white, but gone in no time leaving the tiniest bit of lace.

Very malty nose. A bit disappointing that you have to search so hard for the hops, but they're there. The hop presence is so subtle that I can't tell the hop type...not even between citrus or savory. Slight piney-ness emerges as the beer warms.

Taste is similar to smell. It's got a bready taste with some earthy pine. Very biscuity from beginning to end.

It's very smooth for an IPA. The watery look described in the appearance is present as it takes the edge off the hoppy bitterness. No carbonation, crisp wet finish. Lingering bitterness, but never over the top. Alcohol is well-hidden.

It's not a great beer, but not bad either. The taste and feel make up for some deficiencies and enhance its drinkability. Would still like to have a fresher bottle.

RickS95, Mar 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

freewill35, Dec 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Hessian257, Aug 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

wrentmore, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

connor4835, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

warpig372, Jun 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Lanstrum, Apr 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

rajreddy, Jul 17, 2014
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Railsplitter IPA from Triton Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.