Compass - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 578
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
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

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(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 05-27-2013)
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3.81/5  rDev -1%

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Pint mug
From: Total Wine & More in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C.
Price: $6.99
Purchased: Sept. 9, 2014
Consumed: Sept. 16, 2014
Misc.: Date of birth April 1, 2014

Poured a golden, straw, hazy color with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki-cream head. Lots of streams of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Below average lacing on the sides. Below average retention on the top. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled a pleasant variety of hops from the get-go. Got Citra hops, potent floral hops, coriander, tangerine rind, orange creamscicle, wet Cascade hops, pine, lime, almost raspberry, Sprite, caramel and Mountain Dew. (Smell - 4.13)

Taste wasn’t anywhere as good as the nose. The sparkling soda notes, which came on strong late in the nose, dominated the taste. Got Sprite, Mountain Dew, 7-Up and other lime, citrusy soda. Citra hops, floral hops, lime, bitter pine, orange creamscicle, caramel, coriander and bitter tangerine rind. (Taste - 3.75)

Light body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, abrupt finish on the tongue. Didn’t taste anywhere near 9.00% ABV (Feel - 3.63)

I am about 97 percent positive I’ve never had a pale ale at 9.00% ABV, but it didn’t feel that strong. Overall it was a decent pale ale and I’d have it again. (Overall - 3.75)

3.81 | 86 | B+

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Poured from the bottle into a snifter.
Pours a nice honey color, a touch of haze with a real nice head two fingers high. Looks really nice.
Smells great. Nice and hoppy. Maybe a touch of tangy maltiness in back.
Tastes really nice. Interesting taste here, curious on the hop bill as the hop profile was unique. An interesting tasting beer.
Mouthfeel was nice. Inviting.
A good beer, interesting flavor.

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Compass from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 578 ratings.