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Compass - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

569 Ratings
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Ratings: 569
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 13
Gots: 52 | 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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Photo of Cylinsier
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz.

Pours a hazy lemon orange color, sugar white head retains as a film.

Smells of orange citrus, fresh floral hops, roses, honey and sweet bready malt.

Tastes of honey, roses, and spice floral hops with some dry hop bitterness and subdued malt character. Some coriander and chamomile might be mixed in there as well.

Medium to full body with stinging carbonation on the tip of the tongue that turns tingly going down.

Really nice flavorful ale, feels lighter than it is and goes down smooth. Southern Tier's track record is excellent and this is no exception.

Cylinsier, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of RyFikes
4/5  rDev +3.6%

RyFikes, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of neckbracesub
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

neckbracesub, May 29, 2014
Photo of FrankShirley
4/5  rDev +3.6%

FrankShirley, May 29, 2014
Photo of rkcrozier
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

rkcrozier, May 27, 2014
Photo of schoolboy
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is another of those great big Southern Tier brews of which I am so fond.

It pours a pretty yellow fizz, with a rich aroma one would expect from a big APA - rich and hoppy, malty, etc., and it never quits. There was a lot of stuff suspended in the brew.

The taste epitomizes APA - rich, hoppy, dry, yet full. The aftertaste is dry and bitter.

This is another go to brew from Southern Tier.

schoolboy, May 26, 2014
Photo of Swaino
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Swaino, May 24, 2014
Photo of timoteo833
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

timoteo833, May 24, 2014
Photo of thezach
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

thezach, May 23, 2014
Photo of Austin_Cohen
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Austin_Cohen, May 23, 2014
Photo of sendbeer
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

sendbeer, May 20, 2014
Photo of nodder
4/5  rDev +3.6%

nodder, May 19, 2014
Photo of cjohns73
4/5  rDev +3.6%

cjohns73, May 19, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clear goldenstraw with an amber tinge; the head retains well and leaves a modicum of lace

Smell: Doughy and sugary, with tangerine, tropical fruit and rose petal tones

Taste: Doughy, up front, with the tangerine and tropical fruit (papaya, coconut and lychee) with rose hip flavors developing in the middle; white pepper and sage tones arrive, after the swallow, but the finish contains much of what was tasted up front

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A pretty interesting beer that disguises the high ABV very well; nice for a change of pace but I don't think I would want this very often

brentk56, May 19, 2014
Photo of shoretaxi
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

shoretaxi, May 18, 2014
Photo of tanzbodeli
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

tanzbodeli, May 17, 2014
Photo of TsarKaztic
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

TsarKaztic, May 16, 2014
Photo of Seanem44
4.36/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Golden straw color with a thick white one finger head.

S: Delicate with a light smell of wheat and rose.

T: Again, Light, delicate, smooth. Very enjoyable and easy to drink. I can taste the rose, which was kind of neat.

M: Goes down nice and smooth. Very refreshing.

O: This is 9.0 abv??? Can't believe it. Easy to sip. I was very impressed with this beer. Not my normal fare, but I would not hesitate to purchase again. Well worth the value for something different. If you can grab one, please do. I think you won't be disappointed. This one is a winner!

Seanem44, May 16, 2014
Photo of Nunya
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Nunya, May 16, 2014
Photo of Tafyob41
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Tafyob41, May 15, 2014
Photo of WuBByG999
4/5  rDev +3.6%

WuBByG999, May 13, 2014
Photo of griffeyb
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

griffeyb, May 12, 2014
Photo of 57md
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a hazy straw color with a finger of head that lingers for some time and leaves nice lacing behind. The nose has light notes of hops and citrus. The flavor profile and body are light - much like a session IPA. However, unlike a session IPA, the ABV is quite high (although there is no trace of alcohol at all). The finish is nicely bitter.

57md, May 10, 2014
Photo of aasher
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

aasher, May 10, 2014
Photo of aklude
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

aklude, May 10, 2014
Compass from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 569 ratings.