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RATINGS: 140   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15820) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13646) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12837) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12328) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12252) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11774) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (10892) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (10624) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10538) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Bottle @ home. Im a little surprised that I havent rated this yet- I guess Ill have to make a stop by Bristol next time Im 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (9499) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2008
My Bottom Line:
Citrusy hoppiness morphs into a wooden, leafy bitterness in this relatively yeasty and straightforward American IPA example.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the murky beige.
-The end bitterness is raw and biting.
-The malt profile is not enticing enough to create interest and its lean body is barely sturdy enough to support the blatant hopping.
-The fruity hop profile is interesting, spanning from grapefruit juice to orange zest, but the last half of the sip is not as satisfying as the first.

Bottle.


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