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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13135) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2011
Amber. Earthy, woody, slightly mushroomy hop aroma. Moderate bitterness, honeyish sweetness. Woody, floral character. OK, well made but not very exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12072) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11315) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2005
on tap-pours an off white head. Color is yellow. Aroma-grapefruit, hoppy. Taste follows, grapefruit, hoppy. Nicely done, mild carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2006
Bomber poured a clear copper with a small, diminishing amber head. Aromas of pine, carmel, earthy hops and a hint of citrus. Palate was medium bodied and slightly resiny. Flavors of carmel, pine, earthy hops and light citrus with a lingering mildly bitter finish. Not as good as I remember from the brewery, might be an old bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Fragrant floral hoppy aromas. Light amber with a tall off-white head. Good lacing. Strong hop flavor with a fruity end. Fizzy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9659) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Bottle @ home. Iím a little surprised that I havenít rated this yet- I guess Iíll have to make a stop by Bristol next time Iím in the Springs. Cloudy, golden orange appearance with a fluffy, cream/tan head. Somewhat grapefruit/orange citrusy, piney hoppy, slightly toasty aroma. Sweet, toasty pale malty, piney, grapefruit hoppy, a touch earthy flavor. Pretty solid IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2006 22oz bottle acquired in trade with snowtiger (thanks!). Poured a dark and hazy amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of grapefruit, oranges, and light flowers. Tastes of grapefruit, oranges, grass and caramel. Has a nice sweet and bitter balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8382) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2008
22oz bottle pours unfiltered soft peach in color with a full, foamy white head. Instant nose of citrus juice: mandarin oranges, pineapple, mango, lemon juice, etc. Bitterness is medium to heavy, flavor is more catty than the nose, unexpected with the c-note hops, but still has a lot of juiciness, some sweetness, turning to some dry pine wood in the finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8281) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2008
My Bottom Line:
Citrusy hoppiness morphs into a wooden, leafy bitterness in this relatively yeasty and straightforward American IPA example.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the murky beige.
-The end bitterness is raw and biting.
-The malt profile is not enticing enough to create interest and its lean body is barely sturdy enough to support the blatant hopping.
-The fruity hop profile is interesting, spanning from grapefruit juice to orange zest, but the last half of the sip is not as satisfying as the first.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Bottle via a trade with jbye4334. Pours with a small head and a hazy golden body. Aroma of citrus, hoppy, caramel. Taste is hoppy, with husky grain. Citrusy and lightly herbal. Medium carbonation.

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