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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, 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 (1903) - 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 (2112) - 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 (3394) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3075) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Pours clear, rosy-orange-amber with a small, quick, off-white head. Scent is slightly caramel, citrus hops. Taste is malty with a growing pine hop prescence. The bitterness increases with every sip. very good.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (1532) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Clear medium dark amber with a good foamy head and horizontal bands of lace. Not for the faint of hops. Starts innocently enough, with typical caramel malt, moves through a mostly mild palate, and then slams you with pine hops just as the flavor unwinds at the finish. Talk about delayed gratification - very visible hops, but you have to wait and wait. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dougdecinces (118) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear amber. Small but persistent head, good lacing. Pretty to look at. Aroma is overhwelmingly grapefruitty, slightly resinous.Well-balanced maltiness and bitterness. Slightly sticky, resinous lasting bitterness. Solid IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onslow (1094) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear copper brew with off white head. Good head persistence. Excellent citrus aroma. Taste is medium sweet malts at the start transitioning to a nice citrus hoppiness and ending with a somewhate heavy handed herbal / floral bitter. A fine IPA but one that is in the pack in this incredibly competative category.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Daytonbeer (582) - Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Pours amber with white head and nice lacing. Aroma of citrus hops. Taste is the same with some floral hops, a touch of malts. A little too watery,but not bad.


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