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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oly (54) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Not bad, but not particularly memorable. Hazy orange with a thick head. Mild aroma of some citrusy hops, but flavor was more malty than I expected and the grapefruit hops were unfortunately accompanied by a mild soapy flavor. I wouldn’t turn it down, but I wouldn’t buy it if I had other IPAs I could choose from.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (6697) - Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2015
12 oz. bottle courtesy of phaleslu. Pours a clear orange amber color with a large fluffy off white head. The aroma has some resiny and grapefruit citrus hop character. The flavor has resin and earthy hops, less grapefruit citrus but it’s there, gets a bit thin and watery, caramel, mild bitterness, this one is just ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (4129) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear light amber. Aroma is caramel and bready malts, stone fruit, and faint floral notes. Flavor is dry and somewhat simple with late bitterness and faint citrus along with a touch of sweetness in the finish. Medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ibrubeer (178) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Draft @ Hyatt Place IND. Aroma is a very nice hoppy, citrusy, maybe a touch of pine. Dark golden color, a little cloudy, with a white head of tight bubbles that lingers pretty well. Good lacing. Malt & hops balance very well in the flavor. Nice citrusy taste. Fairly full bodied. Overall a very nice IPA!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cweade (9) - - MAY 6, 2015 does not count
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2480) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2015
12oz bottle from trade on HBT. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a finger of foamy beige head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, citrus zest, and caramel malt. Taste mimics the nose. Lots of maltiness and oiney bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brentv (460) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Served at a fine restaurant. I’m not sure whether it was on tap or from a bottle. Golden color with a one-finger white head. Aroma of citrus and floral hops. Taste was pleasantly hoppy, with a mild sweetness and easy to drink. Medium oily mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1615) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Tap: dark copper color. Typical hop aroma with average but solid hop flavors. Better than most of the other Indy beers!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (3781) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Orange pour from draft at old point. White head. Tropical and citrus aroma. Very good shit

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3576) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Pours orange with a white head. Good lacing. Nose of citrus and pine. Medium body. Flavor is citrus hops and finished bitter. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Backlog rating on 10-27-2012 (Bottle) This beer’s appearance is a small head that mostly diminishes, transparent body and no visible carbonation. The aroma is citrus, floral hops and caramel malt. The flavor is citrus hops, lightly bitter and caramel malt. The mouthfeel is smooth and this IPA is medium bodied. This beer is very quaffable, not overly hoppy tasting and does have a lingering hoppy aftertaste. This beer is worth trying.


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