thirdeye11 (6162) - 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. Headbanger (4009) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2009
12oz bottle 8/10/09 (Courtesy of RSRIZZO)-Pours a cloudy orangish amber iwth a small white ring for a head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and malt. Taste of the same with some more sweetness on the back end. This medium bodied brew is not bad but has a bit more malt than other IPA’s. Cavie (4760) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Clear orange. Some soured hops but not bad. Sour and dry hops. Not bad but the hop choice could have been better. natejgood (522) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Pours a dark golden color with a thin white head. The aroma is malty and sweet, which is usually not an expected aroma for an IPA. The flavor is also a bit malty/sweet, but with a noticeable hop component to balance out the other flavors. The beer is a little heavy in the mouth for an easy drinking IPA, but it’s still pretty tasty. iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2009
On tap @ Falling Rock. Clear orange with a one finger off-white head, good retention. Citrus and pine up front with some slight B.O. hoppiness. Faint caramel malts. Flavoe has more orange citrus and more crystal malt presence. Dry finish with bitterness at a 5, slight alcohol. Light to medium body with light prickly carbonation. Pretty good IPA.
alagnak (468) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2009
12ox btl bottled 1st week of June, according to the label. Aroma is dirty - some semi-rotten-vegetable smells and some urine-like sourness. Flavor is better - nothing unique, pretty standard light hop bitterness with a fair malt component to balance. Tastes OK, but the nose knocks this one out of the ’will buy again’ category for me. Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Weird. I had the Edge City IPA a couple of years ago and it was great, but I really didn’t like the Compass IPA.
Aroma- Diacetyl, crystal malt. Low hop aroma.
Appearance- Orange - Amber in color, ok clarity decent head.
taste- Diacetyl, caramel... very malty, not a lot of hop flavor or bitterness to speak of.
Palate- Medium body, moderate carbonation.
Overall- What happened? The Edge City IPA that I had did not taste like that! I really love Bristol, so I will try again. scoth (687) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Pours clear copper with a medium beige head, fine and lasting lacing. Very floral bouquet with fresh-cut grass, pine, and grapefruit, as well as some caramel and apple underneath. Medium bodied, dry. Pine, grapefruit, caramel flavors, with a fairly strong bitter, floral and grassy finish. msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Bomber. Pours copper with white head. Aroma is caramel malt, light hops and citrus. Flavor is caramel malt and faint hops and light citrus. Much better if you let it warm up a bit. This might me an old bottle as I am not getting an fresh hoppiness or big citrus flavor. It was in the cooler section so who knows. All this is now is a malty pale ale. VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Citrusy pine nose, some floral notes. Cloudy dark amber with a small head. Slight toffee sweetness with a grassy bitter bite. Light carbonation, medium body, minty hoppy deep finish. Almost seems like a "real" ale without the freshness? Not a top choice, decent, but there are way too many IPAs out there to try that are much better, even the lesser ones.