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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Bristol Brewing Company proudly announce the graduation of Edge City IPA to six packs and confer upon it the name of Bristol’s Compass IPA! This is an ale with zip. Our IPA brings together copious amounts of Columbus, Chinook and Cascade hops in a tasty combination that lingers through the finish and beyond. Big hop flavor with malt in a nice supporting role.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Moonlight77 (10) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2006
I live in Colorado Springs where this is made and because of that I’ve it on tap and found to excellent. Creamy and full of hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - AUG 20, 2006
22oz bottle (Thanks to BeerandBlues2) poured a copper/amber color with a small off white head. Aromas of carmel malts and fruity hops. Taste had an aggressive mixed hop bitterness with a big malt presents. One of the few IPA’s with as much malt as hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2006
First sample from a trade with BeerandBlues2. Fits in with the IPAs I had in Portland and those I brought back. Thick lacing spackled on the glass above a lasting white head. Beer is coloured an orange-amber. Interesting hop, malt and spice aroma. Creamy mouth feel. Good blend of hops and malt comes across nicely. One of a very few strongly hopped IPAs that seems to lean more toward the malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Bottle provided by beerandblues2:

Poured into a Raftman tulip glass. Pours cloudy copper with a creamy tan head. Smells of citrus, yogurt, flowers, perfume and hay. Tastes malty and sweet with some citrussy undertones. Finshes of sweet oranges and malt. Mouthfeel is sugary.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2006
Bomber poured a clear copper with a small, diminishing amber head. Aromas of pine, carmel, earthy hops and a hint of citrus. Palate was medium bodied and slightly resiny. Flavors of carmel, pine, earthy hops and light citrus with a lingering mildly bitter finish. Not as good as I remember from the brewery, might be an old bottle.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4436) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 23, 2006
Hoppya aroma, and while it has less hops than the 1.5 version, this is fresher, smoother and better. A nice solid IPA worth drinking again and again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1264) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2006
22 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper-orange with a thin and frothy off white head that laces the glass.

The aroma is very fruity (tangerines and grapefruit) and slightly piney.

The flavor is sweet caramel and tangerines that leads to a slightly bitter finish and a pretty big bitter aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium to full and pretty creamy.

Overall, a pretty good IPA. A bit on the sweet side for me - it goes from very sweet to a pretty bitter aftertaste. I like the flavors better blended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2006 22oz bottle acquired in trade with snowtiger (thanks!). Poured a dark and hazy amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of grapefruit, oranges, and light flowers. Tastes of grapefruit, oranges, grass and caramel. Has a nice sweet and bitter balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2005
As Popeye would say about himself, this beer could say "I ams what I ams". This beer is a C hopped IPA, and it offers no surprises good or bad. Orange colored, moderate white head. Aroma of fresh cut grass and citrus, now tell me you are surprised! For and IPA it is moderately bitter and definitely has the body to back it up. Mixed of bitterness, sweetness, and hop flavors on the finish. A well made example of an IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Bottle. Pours a full-bodied honey-amber with a thick head and abundant lacing. Aroma is a bit reserved, with hints of grapefruit, hops, and orange. Flavor is a rush of hops followed by a tapered sour orange. Hints of grapefruit are apparent throughout. Palate is satisfactory. A solid IPA that doesn’t overpower.


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