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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 23, 2009
12oz bottle. Hazy with a drk golden hue. Off white ring of head. Grapefruit and fudge aromas with a hint of candy sugar. Medium bodied with a bitter palate. Nice bright grapefruit hop flavor. Dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
thedm (5215) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 19, 2009
This draft brew from a motel on nitro poured a extremely large sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were and left behind a uncarbonated dark orange colored body. The mild aroma was hoppy and floral. The thick flat flavor contained notes of mild hops. Not one that I would likely buy again as the nitro just kills it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (5064) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5860) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3578) - 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 IPA’s.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cavie (4043) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
natejgood (439) - 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 it’s still pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - 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.

   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 ’will buy again’ category for me.

   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 didn’t 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.

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