dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 donít taste it.
BelgianBeerGal (3102) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled at Denver Winter Brewfest 2011. On Nitro tap. Yellowish amber with a frothy white head. Smelled like an orange-flavored IPA. Very hoppy and citrusy aroma. Taste is citrus, more citrus, and an unpleasant green pepper finish. Not a fan of much of what this had to offer. Imbalance, bitterness, and green pepper in a non-chili beer.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2010 Bristol Brewing Company--Compass IPA Handcrafted India Pale Ale--Hoppy, robust, divine. Enjoy! 2010 12 oz. Bottle purchased 11/23/2010 at Woodmen Wine & Liquor in 6-Pack for $8.69. Sampled on 11/23/2010 and 11/25/2010. 6.7% ABV. 55 IBUís. Sediment dusting. Thin white thin lace head. Hazy dark gold color. Sweet floral hop mild Cascade aroma grapefruit front. Thin textured dry sweet citrus caramel pine grass hint body. Mild hop spice clean sweet citrus end. (3.5 / 5.0)
Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft and bottle. Copper color with moderate lacy head. Great citrus and grass aroma. Nice citrus hop flavor with caramel malt. Very enjoyable.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap, amber brown with dense tan foam, nutty caramel and pine aroma, flavor of refined pineapple with a smooth malty finish, no metallic bitterness or off flavors
Nikiel (873) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty standard IPA, a bit lighter and sweeter than the average hoppy beer.
Bif (1379) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep copper color. Has a decent head that lasts with good lacing. Citrus & fresh grain aroma. Starts with a citrus & mild sweetness and has a nice bitter finish that lingers. Quite refreshing actually. Has a moderate body with a dry touch. This is an easy drinker. Reminds me of a nice ale at a pub in England.
mcox90 (1521) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, courtesy of jbye4334. Pours an orange/copper color with a 1/2" white head. Delicate rings of lacing are left behind as the head recedes. Aroma is citrus hops with a hint of malt. Nice, substantial palate with soft carbonation. Good citrus hop flavor with a touch of sweet caramel malt. I donít see what the IBUs on this were, but it would have benefited from a little more bitterness. Nice IPA.