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Compass - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

570 Ratings
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Ratings: 570
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

outsider, Aug 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

ThomasAWilson2, Aug 20, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a straw color with honey highlights. A short wispy white that settles into a light ring. Some moderate yeast floaters.

The aroma is bright. Nice citrus hops, mainly grapefruit. Floral notes from the rose hips. Malt is very light so the hops really standout.

The taste is hoppy but mellow. Not very aggressive hops but quite flavorful. Nice citrus flavors, grapefruit and some orange. Perhaps a touch of lime and grass. The rose hips seem to compliment the hops and not add much extra flavor besides a floral presence. The malt is dry and crackery despite the large malt bill. It drinks quite light for a 9% beer.

The feel is light to moderate with airy carbonation. Lightly bitter on the palate. Finishes dry and crisp. ABV well hidden.

Flavor wise it is good but not great. I am impressed by how drinkable this big beer is. Drinks like a session.

Gmann, Aug 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Lob, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

kaelingirl, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

mportnoy, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

jborg, Aug 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Lantern, Aug 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

phishphorce, Aug 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

PeteRiz, Aug 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

YeastEnthusiast, Aug 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Syracuse12, Aug 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

jealmanzar, Aug 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Evarigan, Aug 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

AlexFields, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of Suds
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This brew is a light golden color...plenty of aarbonation and a little yeast haze. The smells refreshing in its own right...citrus...orange and lemon peel, yeast, a bit of fresh baked bread, and fresh cut grass. The taste is interesting....rose hips, says the label, and the floral nature of the flower fruit comes out here. Also some spice and firm hop bitterness. Full body, and some alcohol warmth. Nice.

Suds, Aug 11, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Cloudy bright orange, one finger head.

S-Mainly lemon and citrus, tad bit of malt, nice hop presence.

T-Nice balance, rather citrusy, lemon and orange. Nice bitterness with some caramel malt. Floral notes as well.

M-Light to medium bodied, nicely carbonated.

O-Another solid beer out of ST. Not sure why it needed to be 9% but still very tasty.

rlee1390, Aug 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

ChipMurray, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

jpd7374, Aug 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Zach136, Aug 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

PaulMc, Aug 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

KVNBGRY, Aug 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

BA_Berto, Aug 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

HoppingAlong, Aug 07, 2013
Compass from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 570 ratings.