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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewsWITHbeer (7) - Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2012 does not count
Bottle. This beer is a beautiful deep copper color. Pours with a thick 1 finger head. Clear with light lacing on the glass as I drink it down. Aroma smells of orange juice and grapefruit. A touch grassy, probably from dry hopped cascades. Not all that strong and a bit 1 sided. As the beer warms I can pick up some toasted malt. Flavor is nicely balanced between hop flavor, malt, and bitterness. I get mostly caramel flavor from the malt but there is a certain "richness" in the background that I really like. Finishes with enough bitterness to clear the palate for the next sip while still being very drinkable. This is a really solid IPA. A bit maltier than a "west coast’ IPA so I probably won’t look for this much in the summer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hartung32 (214) - Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Very solid IPA; not perfect, but it hits all the right notes per style. Great aroma and flavor, but a little thin in the mouth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ICEatALAMO (925) - Troy, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2012
bottle. Pours a rich deep orange with little head. The aroma is intense hops, tons of welcoming citrus, very inviting. A little over carbonated. The taste is very enjoyable with more intense hops. A little too much bitterness in the aftertaste that sticks around a little too long.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2919) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle. Caramel, biscuit, and spicy-piney orange hops aroma. Hazy orange amber with a large ivory head, light lacing. Caramel malt and bitter citrus peel hops flavor. Medium to full sticky body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
574deadzone (1025) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Pours a fairly clear copper-orange with a smaller eggshell head that descends and leaves some soapy lace. Nose involves peppery hop notes, caramel, some orange-citrus, and some herbal notes and veers toward some mild tin notes. Taste is pretty bitter and lightly sweet. Palate is fuller than medium bodied, fairly soft on the carb, tingly with a drying hop bitterness. Pretty decent, but it doesn’t quite pop like I want it to.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9105) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle... Sparkling clear orange/amber ale with a mid-sized, frothy, off-white head. Good retention. The bouquet is a mélange of caramel, sugar cookie and citrusy hops. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. The flavor tilts toward the bitter side of balance, but not by much – cookie sweetness and acrid bitterness are the highlights. Finishes lightly bitter, tongue-numbing and dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DalzAle (1976) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle thanks to Brigadier! Clear dark tan pour, lasting ring of carbonation and an aroma of bitter orange hops. Flavor is good and malty, some light hops and very dry on the finish. Not bad, would probably pick it up if available locally.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2198) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber body. Off-white, frothy head. Aroma of citrus and floral hops, Notes of husky grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. The malts do little to cut the bitterness in the finish. It lingers a long time. Medium body, chewy texture, lively carbonation. Raw, resinous hops dominate the flavor. Whatever malt character this has is overrun by bitterness which also overruns the hop flavors. A bit clunky and unclean. An IPA like a lot of IPAs.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shagtastic (4) - Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2012 does not count
Really love this beer. Mix of citrus and piney hops make this one a home run for me. Best IPA out of Indy hands down.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3566) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2012
tap at Brewhaven - Pours hazy copper colored with good lacing and a citrus hop aroma. The flavor has crisp citrus hops bitterness that’s well balanced by the malt backbone. Overall it’s a good brew though it doesn’t stand out.


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