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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Bottle from Josh. THanks! Nose is floral and lightly citrus with doughy malt notes and a hint of caramel. Pours hazy golden orange with a thin non lasting head. The flavor is rather subdued mix of citrus, floral hops, dough, and caramel malt. Lightly bitey hop finish. Would like to try this on draught as I can see it being a completely different experience.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a crystal clear, orange-copper colored body with a finger-width, creamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is floral and piney citrus with a lightly toasted caramel and a hint of bread. A nice mixture of grapefruits and oranges. Flavor is similar. Dank, flowery oranges with some brighter, piney grapefruits that blend well with a lightly toasted, biscuity caramel. Finishes a tad grainy and smooth with a dry, moderate level of leafy bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste after a medium-thin body and light carbonation. Could be a bit more crisp. Overall, a nice IPA. Well balanced between the high amounts of hops and sweeter malts. Easy drinking and enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7931) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2010
22 oz bottle purchased at Total Beverage. I have never seen this before so of course I had to buy it. it pours a dark orange with a fluffy white head. The smell reminds me of candy or bubblegum. The taste is sweet also and I can;t really taste the hops. This was unlike any IPA I have ever had. Pretty good but I wont buy it on the regular. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-13-2007 15:29:47

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5856) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2010
Cloudy orange brew - a thin ring of soapy lace - a nice mix of chinook and cascade in the nose, mixing with a balancing malt sweetness, creating complex notes of citrus - medium to low carbonation - fairly potent bitterness, with quite a bit of floral, grassy hops - nicely balanced by moderate malt sweetness - nothing original, nothing exceptional, just a very well-executed ipa.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Tasting at CBF. Nice clear golden color, medium white head. Aroma of citrus hops, specifically grapefruit. Taste is clean and crisp. Very bitter finish; almost no sweetness throughout. Its clear this beer is brewed with lots of hops.

3.5
   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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
thedm (6099) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (5380) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6159) - 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.


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