RATINGS: 141   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 Bristols 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Clear copper color with quick dying foam that has never heard of lacing. Lite hop aroma with lots of crystal malt notes. Fairly balanced flavor, not very hoppy for an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Bottle: Amberish in color, on the orange side, slightly hazy, large foamy off-white head, fairly sticky lacing.   Pale citrus rind nose.   Perhaps a slight dash of pine.   Smooth pine and citrus rind on the tongue.   Minor astringency.   Tastes a bit better than the aroma.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Drinks like a fairly standard IPA.   Not a lot of floral or hop bitterness, or should I say the bitterness reminds me of an orange rind.   Decent, but wished it was a bit more floral and bright, instead of citrus rind bitterness with a dash of astringency.   Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2007
On tap at the bristol brewing company. Gold color with a rich citrus hop nose. Sweet hop body with a citrus characteristic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2007
22oz bottle. pours clear amber with white head. noes of PNW hops but nothing overboard, notes of grapefruit and fruity hops. flavor has nice grapefruit and mango hop profile, but not that fruity or bitter, but tasty, perhaps this is not that fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2007
22oz bottle via trade with Crosling! - Thanks Nick! - Pours amber with a big fluffy offwhite head. Aromas of grapefruit as well as a good dose of apricot. Flavor is grapefruit, but a little apricot and even some pineapple. Caramel flavor behind that. Fairly well balanced. Medium body and pretty smooth on the palate.. Pretty drinkable and not over the top like lots of IPAs tend to be these days.. I liked this one..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2006
GABF 2006: Amber color with a small off-white head. Diacetyl aroma covered up most else for me. Some malt underneath. Malty caramel flavor with a nice mix of citrus. Moderately bitter finish help to redeem the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 24, 2006
Pours with a brilliantly clear, reddish amber color that is topped by a frothy, initially three-finger thick, tan colored head. The aroma is quite fruity; ample notes of grapefruit, candied orange peel and apricot. There is a nice toasty maltiness here underneath the up front and dominant American Citrus fruit. After a bit a touch of alcohol is noticeable towards the end of the nose.

The taste is sweet up front, which helps to accentuate the ample hop notes, or at least the fruity sides of them. Notes of pine and a touch of menthol round out what is otherwise dominated by citrus notes of apricot, ruby red grapefruit, lychee, and candied orange peel. Caramelized malt notes become noticeable towards the middle, but then morph into a toasted biscuit-type malt note. The beer has a nice tongue gripping bitterness to it that adds a lingering bit to this beer from the get go. The finish has a mix of hops and alcohol that combine to give this beer a touch of astringent hotness; or more positively a bit of a raw, hoppy edge. This has just enough body to make it balance the agressive hop levels, yet not keep it from being quite drinkable.

This is definitely hitting the spot right now, I was certainly wishing for some hops tonight and this definitely is hitting the spot. This IPA is certainly big on hops; mostly it is smooth citrus notes, but there are also some more raw notes of pine and green hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tjthresh (1871) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2006
I got a growler from a friend that was just in Colorado Springs. Hazy copper beer with a resinous white head. The aroma came off English to me. Malt comes through well. Earthy hops. Some citrus as it warms. Lots of bakery flavors. Herbs, mushroom, dirty. Nice full round body. appropriate carbonations. Im not a fan of English beer, but this on was pretty satisfying.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Moonlight77 (10) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2006
I live in Colorado Springs where this is made and because of that Ive it on tap and found to excellent. Creamy and full of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - AUG 20, 2006
22oz bottle (Thanks to BeerandBlues2) poured a copper/amber color with a small off white head. Aromas of carmel malts and fruity hops. Taste had an aggressive mixed hop bitterness with a big malt presents. One of the few IPAs with as much malt as hops.

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