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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Bottle an extra in a trade. Pours a dark amber body with 2 finger off white head. Aroma is sweet honey pine, soft hoppy floral aroma. Flavor is sweet pine honey but a good malt backbone that i’m digging as hoppy as it is. This works and the etoh isn’t overbearing, a good citrus fruit flavor as well. Solid beer easy drinking. A perfect session ipa, i really like it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2009 Bomber. Pours a slight chill hazy copper with a nice head that lasts a while. Aroma is sharp citrusy with pine notes, and some light doughy cracker malts. Pine and orange peel-type hops, almost a harsh resinous character in the flavor but has a crisp pleasant bitterness at first- gets a bit tacky as you drink more but nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
uhclem (380) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2008
22oz. Hazy orange-peach pour. thick off-white head and good lacing. Nose is pine and fruity/spicy, but nicely muted. There is an undertone of mustiness. Taste carries in the fruit and spice. Medium mouthfeel. Aftertaste is pleasant and lingers.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WinoInTraining (109) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Nipe IPA, lighter than the typical US version though. Clean, almost honey color. Tell-tale piny hops. Light floral. Clean palate, tasty and refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6398) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2008
22. Pours crystal clear coppery medium amber with towering, thick, massively surging, fluffy white head and thick sheets of lace coming down the glass as it settles. Easily a 5:1 fluff:beer ratio on first pour. Piney hops, crackers, a little bit of staleness due to diacetyl. Medium body, moderate carb. Biscuit, oranges, and a brief flash of resin near the end comprise the mid-palate. Mild resin and orange pith finish. Decent.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
waolsen (1367) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2008
bottle. murky copper pour iwth spotty head. lacing. ciitrus and caramel aroma. wet cardboard w/earthy funk. hops are disappointingly weak. flavor is quick and leaves you wondering what just happened. not thin but flat flavor. dry finish. Didn’t even finish the bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2008
22 oz. bottle on 3/25/08. Massive, sturdy, light beige head over an orange/gold body. I don’t recall ever having seen a head this size in an IPA, yet it is certainly not overcarboonated at all. The lace is excellent. Fresh hoppy aroma with alot of pine and citrus, and a light toffee characer in the background. Medium body and carbonation, slightly resinous, yet only a soft dryness. ight caramel flavors last well into the finish, which is not very bitter at all, but is not sweet either. A pine/spruce type of flavor lingers on the palate. Not an verly assertive IPA, but has nice balance and drinkability.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kepano (247) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 11, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2008 Between sips of America’s Hall of Fame, I had to give my local brewers some palate-time. Enter Bristol’s Edge City series, an appreciated project riding shotgun to some of my standby local brews (I’d tip my hat to the Winter Warlock any day). This IPA pours an attractive Charentais melon hue, deeply translucid, like stained glass and topped of a nice white froth. Hops are obviously at the forefront, juicy and fruity – distinctly American. Grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine and hints of pine share the stage. Caramel and acacia honey lend offsetting malts. Hints of cedar, plum and lemon custard round the complexity of this jubilant nose. The flavor, surprisingly, is quite mild. A soft echo of honey constitutes the primary focus with subtle tonalities ringing erratically. Initial accents of spruce needles and cedar bark transition to a biscuity, burnt apricot mid-palate and finish with peach and pineapple. A sugary aspect competes with a hint of cheesy (Gouda-like) hop, but the excitement remains in this brew’s aroma. "Nice" is such an insipid adjective, but unfortunately Bristol’s Edge City IPA is just that: a nice beer. Not particularly exciting but eminently drinkable, with a tasty hop profile and a mild but genuine bitterness. (19/03/2007)

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2008
In short: A yeasty IPA. Well hopped but seriously lacking on the malt front
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed 2 months after receiving it from BeerandBlues2 (thanks a lot Brad!). Shared at a tasting session with Montreal crew
The look: Cloudy orange body with a small white head.
In long: Fluffy body with a strong yeast presence. Decent hop profile with flavours of orange peels, citrus skin and citric notes. Medium bitterness. All that is good but that beer has as much malts as I have class, and man was I proud of that big smelly fart that I let go at that tasting session. Funny stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2008
Cloudy orange pour with a thin white head. The aroma has strong grapefruit, the tell tale sign of C-hops. The flavor consisits of the grapefruity C-hops with dryness and bitterness. The body is light with moderate carbonation. It lacks a robust malt back-bone.


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