Railsplitter IPA | Triton Brewing Company

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Railsplitter IPARailsplitter IPA
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3.69/5
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339 Ratings
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

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Added by SmartyPints on 12-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,581
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
339
pDev:
13.55%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
82
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 339 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of Turbo
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Z-man
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hoosier222002
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BobC123
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good IPA flavor. Lack of IPA aroma is disappointing

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Photo of cunning_stunt
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bwood06
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into an IPA glass

A - Easy pour produces a massive 3 fine head that is creamy in appearance and dissipates very slowly. The head is an amber khaki in color. The beer itself is a dark amber in color and hazy in appearance with high carbonation visible in the form of small bubbles rising very quickly toward the surface and bouncing off the bottom of the head. 4.25/5

S - Grapefruit, orange peel, pine resin, and floral hop notes make up the brunt of the aroma. The focus is definitely on the hops here, as they should be. There are undertones of butter, rich caramel, and cereal grains. Very appealing aroma with a good balance of malt and citrus. 4/5

T - Light caramel and cereal grains up front lead into a light stone fruit note before transitioning full bore into the hops. Citrus peel takes center stage here with notes of grapefruit juice, orange, and lemon playing a supporting role. Prior to the citrus coming in there is a bit of a floral note that is very brief. Pine resin, orange peel and lemon peel bitterness closes out the flavor profile with a bitterness that is quite significant and lingers for quite some time. 3.75/5

M - Light carbonation burn on the front of the sip but this quickly goes away. The remainder of the mouthfeel is very drying with a dryness that lingers every bit as long as the bitterness. Light to medium bodied in stature. 4/5

O - Textbook example of an IPA with the focus being entirely on the hops with the malt playing a back up and slightly balancing role. Citrus and citrus peel plays the major part here with just a bit of pine resin backing it up. Fairly light for a 7% abv IPA. 4/5

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Photo of rwspieth
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of clager
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gregcordle
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
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 CBlaze
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of km02600
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeffcampbell317
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Amber hue. I seemed to pick up a slight citrus taste. It's an all around winner. I believe they just started canning this. I used to pick it up every now and then in growler fills. Now, I take the cans home ( I like to have a variety of different local crafts on hand. )

Just the right amount of hops and the ABV in just inside the range of what I prefer too. They make some other simply amazing beers that you can't even get in growler fills. Generally they are the higher ABV, barrel aged, etc..options. Now I would like to see that change. I sampled some far out things at their 4 yr. anniversary party.

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Photo of SomewhereInTheMiddle
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmiah22
3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
3.49/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewtalthrone
4.34/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJSJr
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CharlieF
3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cbei1261
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigRed10
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scottspencer
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nat1975
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Railsplitter IPA from Triton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 339 ratings