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RATINGS: 120   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Draft @ taproom. Bright amber. The nitro has a typical head. Lots of c-hops in the aroma. Quite typical of the style overall. Nitro gives it a soft palate. The malts are not the most exciting around, sort of a crystal malt overload but overall well-made. Of course, better without the nitro pour because the non-nitro, more regularly carbonated palate allows the flavors to develop better.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2011
Amber. Earthy, woody, slightly mushroomy hop aroma. Moderate bitterness, honeyish sweetness. Woody, floral character. OK, well made but not very exciting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1005) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2011
On nitro tap at Winter Park Beer Fest ’11. Nitro was a really nice touch filling out the palate with great texture. Balanced hops and malt. Not a hop bomb, but a coppery balanced IPA.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
p1meatloaf (208) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
From brewery in taster. Looks like the pale ale they have. Smells like the pale with a bit of piney hops. Tastes like the pale with an alright hop character. Not too happy with this beer. Overall 4 of 10

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (5716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2011
On nitro pour, very hazy reddish orange with slightly off white head, aroma has notes of pine, orange peel, some grass, and some resinous qualities with a touch of caramel and biscuit. Taste is nice vibrant pine, some slight citrus, biscuity sweet in the middle with a dry bitter finish. The nitrogen actually brought out some of the flavors pretty well.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 16, 2011
12 ounce bottle from variety pack. Pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Taste is citrus hops with some malt. Average IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Sampled on nitro at Freshcraft in Denver, CO. Pours a clear golden amber/copper color with a frothy two finger pillowy white head. Very good retention, only slowly settling into a lasting ring that leaves spots of soapy lace behind. Floral hop aroma with subtle hints of earthy pine countered by tropical and citrus fruit notes. Hints of pineapple, grapefruit and orange peel. Strong malt backbone with hints of caramel and biscuit. Creamy medium body with a very strong malt presence that overpowers the bitterness and sweet fruit notes from the hops. Subtle dry earthy pine up front with hints of grass and sweet tropical notes. Hints of mango and orange peel but again, the malt is very prominent with hints of caramel, toffee and biscuit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Pours nice light amber with thin white head. Nose is floral and fruity. Medium bodied with nice balance of citrus hops and toasty malt. Feel the alcohol, but don’t taste it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3014) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Stray bottle from the USAFA class 6. Pours a clear copper copper color with a medium, off-white head. Nice lacing. Relatively light aroma of sweet hops. Once again, relatively light flavor with hop bitterness and a longer finish. Fine.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (4126) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2011
12oz bottle, bottled in June, drank in March. Hazy orange-brown, frothy head. Orange-caramel-toffee aroma. A pretty lackluster IPA, the hops dont really match up with the rich malts. Comes off syrupy and chewy. A little piny, soapy. Probably better fresh. Underwhelming and sub par as is.


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