corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Sampled on nitro at Freshcraft in Denver, CO.
Pours a clear golden amber/copper color with a frothy two finger pillowy white head. Very good retention, only slowly settling into a lasting ring that leaves spots of soapy lace behind.
Floral hop aroma with subtle hints of earthy pine countered by tropical and citrus fruit notes. Hints of pineapple, grapefruit and orange peel. Strong malt backbone with hints of caramel and biscuit.
Creamy medium body with a very strong malt presence that overpowers the bitterness and sweet fruit notes from the hops. Subtle dry earthy pine up front with hints of grass and sweet tropical notes. Hints of mango and orange peel but again, the malt is very prominent with hints of caramel, toffee and biscuit.
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Pours nice light amber with thin white head. Nose is floral and fruity. Medium bodied with nice balance of citrus hops and toasty malt. Feel the alcohol, but don’t taste it. BelgianBeerGal (4243) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Stray bottle from the USAFA class 6. Pours a clear copper copper color with a medium, off-white head. Nice lacing. Relatively light aroma of sweet hops. Once again, relatively light flavor with hop bitterness and a longer finish. Fine. nuplastikk (6508) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2011
12oz bottle, bottled in June, drank in March. Hazy orange-brown, frothy head. Orange-caramel-toffee aroma. A pretty lackluster IPA, the hops dont really match up with the rich malts. Comes off syrupy and chewy. A little piny, soapy. Probably better fresh. Underwhelming and sub par as is. onceblind (10855) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Sampled at Denver Winter Brewfest 2011. On Nitro tap. Yellowish amber with a frothy white head. Smelled like an orange-flavored IPA. Very hoppy and citrusy aroma. Taste is citrus, more citrus, and an unpleasant green pepper finish. Not a fan of much of what this had to offer. Imbalance, bitterness, and green pepper in a non-chili beer.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2010 Bristol Brewing Company--Compass IPA Handcrafted India Pale Ale--Hoppy, robust, divine. Enjoy! 2010 12 oz. Bottle purchased 11/23/2010 at Woodmen Wine & Liquor in 6-Pack for $8.69. Sampled on 11/23/2010 and 11/25/2010. 6.7% ABV. 55 IBU’s. Sediment dusting. Thin white thin lace head. Hazy dark gold color. Sweet floral hop mild Cascade aroma grapefruit front. Thin textured dry sweet citrus caramel pine grass hint body. Mild hop spice clean sweet citrus end. (3.5 / 5.0) Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2010
On draft and bottle. Copper color with moderate lacy head. Great citrus and grass aroma. Nice citrus hop flavor with caramel malt. Very enjoyable. blutt59 (6598) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2010
on tap, amber brown with dense tan foam, nutty caramel and pine aroma, flavor of refined pineapple with a smooth malty finish, no metallic bitterness or off flavors Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2010
A pretty standard IPA, a bit lighter and sweeter than the average hoppy beer. Bif (2390) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Pours a deep copper color. Has a decent head that lasts with good lacing. Citrus & fresh grain aroma. Starts with a citrus & mild sweetness and has a nice bitter finish that lingers. Quite refreshing actually. Has a moderate body with a dry touch. This is an easy drinker. Reminds me of a nice ale at a pub in England.