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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Our flagship beer, and a true example of the style, the Railsplitter India Pale Ale (IPA) is a fresh golden brew with noticeable citrus and floral aromas balanced on a nice malty backbone with a dry finish.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer (1743) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Beer #100 from my wifeís home state of Indiana. Aroma: Moderate grapefruit with some slight pine resin; malts are of the cereal variety and lightly present. Appearance: Hazy light copper with a bubbly off-white head. Flavor: Fairly bitter grapefruit up front, very dry all around (more floral/pine with the dryness); cereal is an afterthought and mostly present towards the finish. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Solid IPA; very similar to so many others around the country right now. Not a distinctive beer, but not a bad one, either.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 28, 2013
(tap at Ale Emporium) amber with small head. Modest hop aroma. Flavor is caramel malt, some citrus hops.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBunn (2572) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear caramel with a medium-sized head and very little aroma. I am picking up a faint hint of caramel and thatís about it. Nothing offensive, but nothing enticing. Flavor has a bit of caramel and a little bit of floral and soapy hops, but not much interesting. More like a weakly done amber than an IPA if you ask me, but this one has sat in the fridge for a month and change.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2013
24 karat sparkling gold pour. White head. Flavor of weak hops, biscuity malt and not much else. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
geeklimit (252) - USA - AUG 2, 2013
Pours a golden amber with a very thick foam head. Strong citrus hops aroma on a malt base. Clean hops taste on a light malt undertone. Bitter sharp grapefruit aftertaste isnít my preference, but not unbearable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle from the East Side Big Red, Bloomington. Pretty deep orange pour, moderately cloudy, thin but creamy head. Nose was quite fragrant and floral, malt sweetness with pungent tropical fruit notes. Mouthfeel is a bit syrupy, notable slickness in the finish. Flavors are a bit one-dimensional: plenty of citrus, but only as a register of the overall sweet and pungent profile. Decent but nothing more than that.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LinusStick (3002) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2013
A decent run of the mill IPA. Nothing great. Aroma was a muted mix of earthy caramel and hay. Pour was a dark gold with a one finger off white head. Taste was a very balanced mix of what the aromas were. The bitter hops came out more in the finish. Decent carbonation. Decent beer

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2013
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 isnít strong. Taste is actually too balanced for me - only a very slight bit of bitterness, and not a lot of substance. Meh.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3738) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Brownish amber color out of the bottle with a lasting small tan colored head. Light citrus hop nose. Caramel sweetness with some bready malts and a strong hop grapefruit/orange zest flavor. Easy drinking IPA, especially given the claimed ABV. Long dry hop pellet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mojoman (158) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle. Nice copper color and average lacing. Floral aroma, very bitter. Not much malt feel. Very good IPA and I would seek it out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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