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RATINGS: 142   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 Bristol’s 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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3.4
Oakes (18851) - 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.

3.7
Ratman197 (15368) - 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.

3.3
BeerandBlues2 (13821) - Escondido, California, 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.

3.7
Camons (13325) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2012
Tap @ Euclid Halls, Denver. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, sweet fruity, grapefruit. Taste is malt, caramel, sweet fruit, peach, grapefruit. Medium bbody, soft carbonation. Pretty good. 050312

3
bu11zeye (13215) - 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.

3.7
hopdog (13102) - 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.

3.6
jcwattsrugger (12524) - 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.

3.7
rosenbergh (11799) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2016
12 oz bottle. Bottled on mo 7 wk 2. (Three Rivers Wine & Spirits) Longmont, CO.
Cloudy golden color with a tiny white head. Deep citrusy and piney hoppy aroma with mild bitterness, dryness and malt. The flavor is quite nice resiny and piney hoppy with strong bitterness, dryness, citrus and dry malt. Not bad.

3.7
cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Bottle @ home. I’m a little surprised that I haven’t rated this yet- I guess I’ll have to make a stop by Bristol next time I’m 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.

2.3
onceblind (10589) - 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.


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