Sunday, July 12, 2009
Compass Cask IPA, Bristol Brewing Company, Colorado Springs Colorado
Our next beer (another brief departure from my month of darker beers) comes from the Bristol Brewery in Colorado Springs. A great little place I had the pleasure of visiting in May - When I was there, they had the Compass IPA on Cask.
It pours a honey color with a big head.
The aroma is mild grapefruit and citrus with mild yeast.
It is creamy with a medium body. Very smooth with a nice earthy hop that arrives toward the finish. The bitterness builds at the end - it's an easy drinker.
The aftertaste is bitter on the tongue lingering for awhile...
The cask mellow the bitter edge of the beer and it makes for a nice velvety beverage.