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Compass - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

528 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 528
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 11
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 05-27-2013)
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alostplot, Jun 29, 2014
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MSandahl23, Jun 28, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

If not previously noted, listed as an Imperial Sparkling Ale, which I am not sure of the proper category. Another less reputable site had it as a Belgian strong ale. It seems to be a cross-breed to me.

To rate it out of category, it was very enjoyable (4.25 overall), but for an APA, it's a bit light. I might almost think it might be a decent alternative to a saison (of which I am not the biggest fan).

The beer does have very good carbonation that plays on the tongue throughout. To me it has a light spiciness as well, but that could be me mistaking the sparkling part of the beer. There is a light citrus note, and a little dry tug at the end of the taste that are more in the pale ale realm.

This is an interesting try if your looking for something different, a little on the light side, but not without some depth.

cjgiant, Jun 28, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours up clear and gold with a decent white crown. Quickly fades leaving behind a little head. Nose is very faint. Citrus hops. Lemons and oranges. Nothing special. Taste is a nice solid sweet malty backdrop. Pale malts that is. Getting a lot of rose throughout the whole flavor ride. Lingers in the finish. Citrus hops again. Very refreshing brew. Can barely taste the alcohol. Pretty spritzy carbo. Medium bodied. Leaning light. Would be better in a six pack. Good brew

stumac, Jun 20, 2014
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Compass from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 528 ratings.