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Railsplitter IPA - Triton Brewing Company

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Railsplitter IPARailsplitter IPA

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BA SCORE
83
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200 Ratings
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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.63%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | 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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metter98

New York

3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 17:54:49 | More by metter98
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emerge077

Illinois

3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bright copper orange color, high clarity, rising carb visible. Thin halo of lace on the opposite side of the glass, decent head after the initial pour.

Lightly sweet pale malt and citrusy orange peel in the aroma.
Somewhat subdued, but more pungent when swirled.

Taste is similar, sticky sweet pale malt and some citrusy orange hop character, but it's fairly subdued. Light butterscotch and lingering resiny bitterness. Overall it's drinkable, though not knowing how old it is, it's hard to form an objective opinion.

Thanks Howard!

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 03:09:32 | More by emerge077
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

2.23/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 06:05:11 | More by WVbeergeek
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beernads

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

06-18-2013 06:59:09 | More by beernads
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-30-2013 04:52:28 | More by brandoman63
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-04-2012 06:52:59 | More by Zaphog
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 21:57:44 | More by liamt07
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

10-01-2013 22:44:09 | More by WoodBrew
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-07-2013 07:34:33 | More by Cynic-ale
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Brenden

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 00:24:47 | More by Brenden
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aasher

Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.4%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2012 23:03:51 | More by aasher
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mynie

Indiana

3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2012 19:13:48 | More by mynie
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atrocity

Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -52.6%

04-30-2014 18:56:06 | More by atrocity
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BGsWo22

New York

1/5  rDev -72.9%

02-23-2013 05:07:50 | More by BGsWo22
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scottfrie

California

3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
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!

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 01:10:25 | More by scottfrie
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thegerm87

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

12-19-2013 01:31:33 | More by thegerm87
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +8.4%
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!

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 23:29:44 | More by Chaney
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.4%

04-26-2012 21:03:57 | More by MSandahl23
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akang

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-18-2014 03:51:33 | More by akang
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-03-2012 22:21:18 | More by macrosmatic
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

08-31-2013 01:11:43 | More by vermilcj
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-01-2013 12:32:44 | More by ajzy
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mpayne5

Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-28-2013 02:49:37 | More by mpayne5
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 17:36:16 | More by hosehead83
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +22%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 23:42:58 | More by jmarsh123
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Railsplitter IPA from Triton Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.