Railsplitter IPA | Triton Brewing Company

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326 Ratings
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Railsplitter IPARailsplitter IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Triton Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
tritonbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by SmartyPints on 12-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
326
Reviews:
41
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
13.56%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
76
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 326 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautifully woven of the current trends of IPA and also harking back to the balance that gave original American IPA their complete autonomy, Triton pays tribute to both with their flagship Rail Splitter IPA.

The beer's deep amber pour carries a firm and uncompromised haze and churns with a creamy ecru froth. Balanced scents of citrus and pine carry the nose while the initial taste is luxurious with caramel, bread crust and toasted cashew.

With the sweetness trailing and the hops projecting, the dynamics of taste begin to shift decidedly toward the hops. Pink grapefruit, orange peel, light lemon and lime carry a taste across a resinous field of pine, fresh-cut grass and herbal tea leaf.

Dry, but with a mild caramel and granola rebuttal, the hops certainly steer the taste toward a crisp, clean and refreshingly bitter finish, its sweetness offers a short balance that the hops find contentious. Its British-style balance trails with dry caramel and sappy pines with an aftertaste of dried citrus peel.

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Photo of emerge077
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
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!

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Photo of atrocity
1.75/5  rDev -53.5%

Photo of Zaphog
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.32/5  rDev -38.3%
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.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +6.4%
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!

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Photo of beernads
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of liamt07
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Eziel
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BGsWo22
1/5  rDev -73.4%

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MSandahl23
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akang
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of mynie
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Railsplitter IPA from Triton Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 326 ratings.
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