Compass - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by adamette:
3.58/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Live review. Poured from the 22 oz. bomber that my brother Pete brought directly back from the brewery earlier this week. Thanks Pete! "DOB 05/06/13" stamped near the base of the bottle. Poured into a clean, clear pint glass.
A Generous but brief meringue like head that lasted about 30 seconds over a Budweiser looking pale yellow translucent body with lots of carbonation rising up from the depths. The look, while true to the style, is pretty basic. 3.0
S Nice citrus hops smell that you certainly do not get from the aforementioned Budweiser. Repeated sniffs reveal a rather distant sweetness about it too. The hops are in front for sure. 3.5
T Citrus hops follow right from the smell into the taste and more prevalent in the taste is that nice sweetness that I picked up in the smell. NIce, tasty Pale Ale with a "hop forward" disposition. 3.5
M Appropriately on the thin side but those hops and nice sweetness turn up the mouthfeel dial above your average APA, say a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. I rather like the feel of this APA. 4.0
D/O Drinkability suffers since it is 9.0% (!) ABV. Overall this is a good...nah...very good APA but probably not my favorite.
Serving type: bottle
10-13-2013 03:18:43 | More by adamette
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4.03/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The label tells it like it is. A cloudy light straw color with slightly floral and citrusy nose. The mouthfeel - for an imperial beer - is incredibly light and bubbly. The taste is biscuity with an understated but nicely balanced citrus quality. I don't taste any alcohol despite the 9% abv. This is a slightly unusual beer. Drinks like a light pale ale but has a much more complex and original flavor. This is a great summer beer but you'd have to be careful with its sneaky abv.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 21:59:27 | More by Qbdoo
Compass from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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