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Railsplitter IPA - Triton Brewing Company

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Railsplitter IPARailsplitter IPA

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85
very good

36 Reviews
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Reviews: 36
Hads: 285
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 4.49%
Wants: 4
Gots: 61 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Triton Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: SmartyPints on 12-13-2011

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Reviews: 36 | Hads: 285
Photo of 1Adam12
4.62/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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. (523 characters)

Photo of jmarsh123
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of our new breweries bottling for the first time. I've enjoyed this beer on tap many times without doing a review.

Pours a bright orange/red with a 1.5 finger off-white head. Good lacing and retention.

Dank aroma. Weed with some grapefruit and tropical fruits. A decent amount of caramel malt to balance it out, but the hops shine through.

Flavor follows the nose. Citrus especially grapefruit hit up front. A touch of caramel peaks in, but the hops are still the prominent flavor. Finishes slightly piney with a big grapefruit pith kick. Bitter grapefruit lingers on the back of the tongue.

Just a touch sticky with good carbonation levels.

This is rapidly becoming my go to beer at bars if it's all stuff I've had before. I could (and have) drink this all day. Good bitterness, but still pretty smooth and tasty. Looking forward to more out of this upstart and definitely psyched they now bottle. (907 characters)

Photo of leantom
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Just had this on tap at Nick's in Bloomington. Here goes:

A: A perfect orange-amber. Great head and lacing as well. The beer is perfectly clear. 4.5/5.0

S: Very robust floral notes. Citrus, grapefruit, lemongrass and a lot of orange-peel. 4.5/5

T: Delicious. Taste follows the nose except the malt is slightly more prevalent. Hops give way to a nice malt finish. Lemon, orange, grapefruit, grass from the hops and lightly-kilned grains 4.5/5

M: Nice and crisp. Really good malt backbone to balance out the hops. 4.5/5.0

O: A very good IPA. Will have again (577 characters)

Photo of Shagtastic
4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served at the brewery

After having this a bunch of times I figured I'd finally get around to reviewing it.

A: Pours a light amber color with a small heard, great lacing on the glass.

S: Citrus explodes into the nose. Tons of grapefruit just wafts out of the glass. Could smell it from 3 feet away.

T: Bits of pine up front follows by a smooth transition into the citrus on the backend. Hop bitterness is present but totally balanced throughout the whole beer.

M: Good carbonation. For a 7% abv IPA this is hidden beautifully. I could see myself getting in trouble if I didn't know how strong it is.

O: This is the best IPA in town hands down. I love what Triton is doing and really think they are firing on all cylinders. Grab this one if you're in Indy! (761 characters)

Photo of paultierney1
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Recently visited Indy. Went to Flat 12 Bierwerks, Sun King and Triton. All fabulous. Really liked Triton, but very tough to find. Had to finally ask a cop for directions.
Railsplitter IPA very nice. Numbers may be too high because I really liked the PLACE. Check out the taco truck for sure. (291 characters)

Photo of stanolszyk24
4.36/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of the finest IPA's I have tried with just the right amount of Hops and bitterness. Nice beer to relax with and is a great example of Tritons attention to detail in this category. The beer is great either from the bottle or on tap and is now becoming much easier to find around the Indianapolis area. (304 characters)

Photo of SmartyPints
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Bleacher's.

A- Pours a light hazed golden orange color. Two finger white head shows good retention. Nice sheets of lace form as I drink this one down.

S- Citrus overtone in aroma right off the bat. This lingers pretty much throughout the whole nose. Light undertones of bready malts show up toward the middle. Hints of floral hops in the ending with a light alcohol crispness.

T- Huge citrus hop bite right off the get go. This leads to a light bready malt toward the middle of the beer. Light malts die down in the ending and there becomes another burst of citrus hops. Hints of floral hops come through toward the end with a nice alcohol cleansing to the overall ending.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is lively and good for the style. Lots of citrus overtones left on the palate. Aftertaste is light alcohol, lingering citrus hops, hint of bready malt and a slight floral hop. Flavors were hop forward which show off the style well. No off flavors were present while drinking this beer. Medium alcohol drying on the palate.

O- This beer was a great bright west coast inspired IPA. Bursting with citrusy hops this beer doesn't overdue it. Not a hop bomb but very flavorful. Nice homemade IPA made in Indiana!!! (1,246 characters)

Photo of codydixon
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It's a solid IPA. Very smooth and drinkable. No traces of alcohol. Pretty light for an IPA but not bad at all. It's worth a try but don't expect mind blowing. (158 characters)

Photo of Hauge261
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice Amber look. Subtle aromatics; not too powerful, but the smell was pleasant. The taste was not to hoppy, but you know that it is an IPA. Fairly smooth finish that isn't too dry. (181 characters)

Photo of gratefuld
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A. Dark orange yellow pour with a solid inch thick head. Head faded raher quickly. Nice lacing.

S: great citrusy and floral hop scent. Much stronger than I was expecting. Wow that is a great smelling beer!

T: nice well balanced flavor. Kind of sweet up front with a solid hop bitter finish.

M: nothing spectacular. Soft up front then a dry finish.

O: I bought this beer as a last minute decision because I had never see it before and it is brewed in my state. Definitely glad I did. This is a pretty well balanced IPA with an awesome scent and great taste. I think I like the scent a little better than the taste itsself, but overall I, very glad I picked this up. Wish I had bought more than a single to taste. (718 characters)

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Birthday beer #3. On tap at Binkleys and my first beer from Triton.

It arrived a clear dark copper in color with a one finger creamy white head. The nose is moderately piny, dry, resinous, and bitter. The flavors are piny, fresh, resinous, and have an interesting crystal malt esque thing going on in the aftertaste. Nice addition! It adds a little something unique. It drinks light and dry with good carbonation. The alcohol isn't present at all. It drinks nicely. This is a nice IPA. I'm glad my first impression of Triton is a good one. Keep up the good work! (563 characters)

Photo of Chaney
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a bottle of this over at my brother's place on a recent visit to Indiana.

Served in a pint glass.

A: Poured a cloudy, dark orange color, with a Creamsicle" consistency, a mild white haze, and a 1/2 finger creamy head on top.

S: Strong scent of orange (juice), grapefruit, and a moderate malt component. This was more floral in nature as opposed to being a hop bomb.

T: Same citrus makeup as the nose. This was quite delicious and I really dug the fresh floral character in general.

M: Just the right amount of bitterness, not too sweet, and the fruitiness was organic as opposed to being artificial. Creamy and well carbonated for the style.

O: This was a great first outing with Triton Brewing Company, a new brewery in Indianapolis. Wahoo! (753 characters)

Photo of schoolboy
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I was avoiding this one because I thought I had previously tried and not liked it. I must have been mistaking it for some other train themed brew. This one is a nice dry AIPA.

It opens with a nice appearance and aroma. The head is typical as is the color. The aroma is a fresh piney hops smell. The taste sticks in the same vein - crisp and clean, piney hoppy. Easy drinking for the style, but more than a couple would be dangerous and may get old.

The aftertaste is an appropriate hoppy bite. Overall, it is better than I remembered (since I am certain I was mistaking this for something from a brewery in Erie). (615 characters)

Photo of scottfrie
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into snifter. Thanks for this one, Mark!

A: Pours a burnt amber with a couple fingers of light tan head that faded into a fuzzy film leaving streaks of lace down the glass.
S: Fresh citrus hops and tangerines fill my nose. I’m not getting much else. This is a perfumey and fragrant ipa.
T: Sweet and citrusy notes of tangerines and grapefruit with notes of tropical fruit nectars and even a hint of bubblegum. Pine shows up in the finish along with a hint of volatile alcohol, and the aftertaste is resinous and lightly bitter. Malt is present throughout with a low caramely sweetness, but hops really take the show in this one.
M: Medium body with a viscous mouthfeel that is rather refreshing. Carbonation is low but tingly.
O: A solid ipa that is very flavorful and easy to drink. Not my favorite but I would never turn this down or object to having a few of these now and again. Thanks again, HosP! (921 characters)

Photo of liamt07
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from CWBlues, thanks Cy! 12oz into a tulip.

Reddish orange, with a creamy cap of off-white head. Dense retention and lacing. Nose is fruity, sugary, toffee, some citrus and mild floral. Taste has more toffee and caramel malt flavours, some herbal, grapefruit and lightly bitter citrus. A bit oily, malt backbone is pronounced. Medium bitterness, lower carbonation. A nice IPA, but I like 'em with a little less malt character. (434 characters)

Photo of MarkQ617
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap at District tap. Color was a rich orange copper. Favor was slight lemon, not bad. Similar citrus aroma. Taste wasnt too strong considering the amount of booze, which was nice. Above average ipa. (210 characters)

Photo of HoggDaddy
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

If you like you IPA with a lot of hop, probably not for you. I don't, so I liked it very much. Little citrus and caramel. Good finish. Does not stay on breath all night! lol (173 characters)

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Orange, copper color, with a light tan head. Lacing is significant.

S - Grass and citrus, with a few floral notes.

T - A start of citrus, with malts underlying, but subtle. The close comes in bitter, but fades out fairly quickly.

M - Brisk carbonation; crisp, but with a bit of drying on the end.

O - A decent IPA, and quite drinkable. (343 characters)

Photo of patpbr
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Orange, copper color with a medium head
S - Citrus nose some pine. notable malts
T - Pine flavor up front. Malts, citrus, grapefruit, and flora fill it out. Bitter finish.
M - Medium body and a dry bitter finish.
O - First time hearing of Triton and its a worth a try IPA. Like the all black cap on the bottle (315 characters)

Photo of mynie
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy amber with a medium-sized white head. Smells nicely balanced but a little dull: citrus hops, biscuit malt.

Taste much more variegated while maintaining the aroma's balance. Medium strength hop profile of citrus and grapefruit starts things off, moving into a finish of dry, bitter barely.

A pretty boilerplate IPA, but it does a good job of staying drinkable in spite of its fairly high ABV. (408 characters)

Photo of secondtooth
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (364 characters)

Photo of dmgeng
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 (762 characters)

Photo of hosehead83
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Chill-hazed copper/gold in color, with a nice two-inch head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Nice whiff of piney, citrussy hops
Taste-Toasted malt, piney hops, underlying bitterness that carries to the finish. A bit of a watered-down mouthfeel, but very drinkable. A nice IPA. (323 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high light beige head that died down, but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy and floral hops are present in the nose along with hints of caramel malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the flavors of underlying caramel malts are a little stronger. The hops contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA is easy to drink and the taste has a pretty good balance between the malts and hops. (739 characters)

Photo of 1Nrwyscotch
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A. It pours a nice amber color with two fingers of off white head.
S. It is a pine forest in a glass with very little else coming through.
T It tastes like it smells with a strong hop bitterness to start followed by some more hop bitterness and finishing with some hop bitterness, yep its a really hoppy beer and reminds me of some unbalanced west coast IPA's.
M. It has a medium body.

O. This is an interesting beer I had never heard of when I picked it up. The label references some citrus and a strong malt back bone and I'm missing that in the bottle I have so I wonder if its old bottle. I would try it again. (654 characters)

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Railsplitter IPA from Triton Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.