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RATINGS: 130   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
onceblind (5147) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2010
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 IBU’s. 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2010
On draft and bottle. Copper color with moderate lacy head. Great citrus and grass aroma. Nice citrus hop flavor with caramel malt. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6129) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2010
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2010
A pretty standard IPA, a bit lighter and sweeter than the average hoppy beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1613) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 22, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1639) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 15, 2010
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 don’t see what the IBUs on this were, but it would have benefited from a little more bitterness. Nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4304) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Bottle thanks to bman113vr. The smell is hops, fruits, caramel, citrus, and cardboard. The look is golden in color, white colored head, and clear. The taste is hops, citrus, fruits, and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12096) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 19, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of herbs, grass, citrus, and dirty socks. Flavor of grass, citrus, florals, and caramel malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5730) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Bottle from Josh. THanks! Nose is floral and lightly citrus with doughy malt notes and a hint of caramel. Pours hazy golden orange with a thin non lasting head. The flavor is rather subdued mix of citrus, floral hops, dough, and caramel malt. Lightly bitey hop finish. Would like to try this on draught as I can see it being a completely different experience.

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