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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 Bristolís 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2009
bottle thanks to cavie. amber, cream head. nose is citrus and not much else. not bad on the palate but the flavor is straight forward with grapefruit.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5484) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2010 (12oz bottle thanks to Cavie, re-rate via Bman1113VR) Pours a clear yellow-orange with oily head. Nose is grapefruit, sweet bread, rum, caramel and raisin. Taste is lightly bitter hops, sweet caramel, undercarbonated, but a medium body. The palette is oily slick.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3226) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2009
12oz bottle 8/10/09 (Courtesy of RSRIZZO)-Pours a cloudy orangish amber iwth a small white ring for a head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and malt. Taste of the same with some more sweetness on the back end. This medium bodied brew is not bad but has a bit more malt than other IPAís.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cavie (3748) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Clear orange. Some soured hops but not bad. Sour and dry hops. Not bad but the hop choice could have been better.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
natejgood (390) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Pours a dark golden color with a thin white head. The aroma is malty and sweet, which is usually not an expected aroma for an IPA. The flavor is also a bit malty/sweet, but with a noticeable hop component to balance out the other flavors. The beer is a little heavy in the mouth for an easy drinking IPA, but itís still pretty tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2009
On tap @ Falling Rock. Clear orange with a one finger off-white head, good retention. Citrus and pine up front with some slight B.O. hoppiness. Faint caramel malts. Flavoe has more orange citrus and more crystal malt presence. Dry finish with bitterness at a 5, slight alcohol. Light to medium body with light prickly carbonation. Pretty good IPA.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2009
12ox btl bottled 1st week of June, according to the label. Aroma is dirty - some semi-rotten-vegetable smells and some urine-like sourness. Flavor is better - nothing unique, pretty standard light hop bitterness with a fair malt component to balance. Tastes OK, but the nose knocks this one out of the íwill buy againí category for me.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Weird. I had the Edge City IPA a couple of years ago and it was great, but I really didnít like the Compass IPA. Aroma- Diacetyl, crystal malt. Low hop aroma. Appearance- Orange - Amber in color, ok clarity decent head. taste- Diacetyl, caramel... very malty, not a lot of hop flavor or bitterness to speak of. Palate- Medium body, moderate carbonation. Overall- What happened? The Edge City IPA that I had did not taste like that! I really love Bristol, so I will try again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (474) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Pours clear copper with a medium beige head, fine and lasting lacing. Very floral bouquet with fresh-cut grass, pine, and grapefruit, as well as some caramel and apple underneath. Medium bodied, dry. Pine, grapefruit, caramel flavors, with a fairly strong bitter, floral and grassy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Bomber. Pours copper with white head. Aroma is caramel malt, light hops and citrus. Flavor is caramel malt and faint hops and light citrus. Much better if you let it warm up a bit. This might me an old bottle as I am not getting an fresh hoppiness or big citrus flavor. It was in the cooler section so who knows. All this is now is a malty pale ale.


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