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RATINGS: 78   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mokeefe11 (1) - - OCT 18, 2011 does not count
Top notch everyday IPA. Reminiscent of Goose Island IPA which is a high compliment.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrohia (143) - - MAR 6, 2013
Tavern on South. Indianapolis. Draft. Beautiful copper. Off white head, long-lasting lacing. Wonderfully bitter and hoppy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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.

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 coastí IPA so I probably wonít look for this much in the summer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Luvystypotables (696) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Caramel colour with a nice head, great lacing. A complex nose of floral, citrus, especially grapefruit and orange. A taste of grapefruit rind, bttier but not overly bitter. Dry finish sligthly bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Woweezowee (30) - Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2014
To me this beer taste, smells, and looks a whole lot like Founders Centenial IPA, which definitely isnít a bad thing. Almost a clone in my opinion, aside from a lighter mouthfeel, and possibly a little less malty aftertaste. Totally surprised me; easily the best IPA Iíve had thatís made in the indy area. Bitterness is perfect for this style of IPA and never overpowers the other flavors. Carmel malt forward IPA with near perfect balance; if you like a little malt with your hops youíll enjoy this beer. Maybe a whole lot.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Clear copper with a dirty white head. Really strong citrus fruit nose. Bitter with a bit of onion bite. Medium, easygoing body. Nice addition to the Indy beer scene.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (716) - Tustin, California, USA - FEB 12, 2014
12 oz. single from Big Red Liquors in Carmel, Indiana. Nice looking murky orange/lemon color with a wispy white head. Some green, catty hop aroma but a surprisingly strong fresh bread smell too. Those hops hit fast and hard with a dry, grassiness followed by a juicy citrus and pith. Then that bready flavor comes through along with a good balancing caramel/honey sweetness thatís just enough to not take away from the delicious hops. Finishes nice and light with a lasting bitter bite. Next time Iím back visiting Indy, Iím gonna look these guys up! This is one damned good IPA!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hartung32 (223) - 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

3.8
   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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