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Railsplitter IPA - Triton Brewing Company

Railsplitter IPARailsplitter IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

161 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.22%


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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Ratings: 161 | Reviews: 27 | Show All Ratings:
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metter98

New York

3.68/5  rDev 0%
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 -1.1%
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

Ohio

2.23/5  rDev -39.4%
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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Brenden

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
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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mynie

Indiana

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
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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scottfrie

California

3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
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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Chaney

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +8.7%
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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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.7%
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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hosehead83

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev 0%
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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secondtooth

Indiana

3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 15:14:27 | More by secondtooth
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
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).

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 17:53:00 | More by schoolboy
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RickS95

Indiana

3.13/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2013 03:47:58 | More by RickS95
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
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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patpbr

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 23:16:54 | More by patpbr
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1Adam12

Indiana

4.6/5  rDev +25%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 21:27:51 | More by 1Adam12
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brstls4drmrs

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to CWBlues for this extra.

A - Pours a burnt orange, amber color with a 1/2" white froth. Some lacing lingers around along with a frothy snowflake.

S - A little bit of pine with grapefruit and malt character. Nothing very overpowering but a good mixture.

T - Lots of pine with some hops. Not much fruit character or boozey notes.

M - A crisp pine bite with a dry finish that does not stick around for very long.

O - A good IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 22:43:15 | More by brstls4drmrs
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 08:36:24 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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Tsar_Riga

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2014 05:00:13 | More by Tsar_Riga
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beatenbyjacks

Colorado

3.24/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 00:29:10 | More by beatenbyjacks
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Shagtastic

Indiana

4.45/5  rDev +20.9%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

09-02-2012 20:05:03 | More by Shagtastic
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maxwelldeux

Washington

3.16/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber color with a moderate off-white head. Nose is really light for me - I can detect some faint whiffs of floral hoppiness, but the smell certainly isn’t strong. Taste is actually too balanced for me - only a very slight bit of bitterness, and not a lot of substance. Meh.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 23:15:25 | More by maxwelldeux
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SmartyPints

Michigan

4.3/5  rDev +16.8%
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!!!

Serving type: on-tap

12-13-2011 03:54:06 | More by SmartyPints
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gratefuld

Indiana

4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 23:24:24 | More by gratefuld
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paultierney1

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +20.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2012 02:21:47 | More by paultierney1
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Railsplitter IPA from Triton Brewing Company
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