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Compass - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

556 Ratings
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Ratings: 556
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 12
Gots: 50 | 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 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
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

shoretaxi, May 18, 2014
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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
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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

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

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

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

aklude, May 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Betajeff, May 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

grahuba, May 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

DrunkinYogi, May 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Eaglefan344, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

JimmyPhillips, May 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

RWNay, May 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

CWhite, Apr 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Rwalford74, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Burt, Apr 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

micropale, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

tommyguz, Apr 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Wamba, Apr 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

avalenzuela, Apr 15, 2014
Compass from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 556 ratings.