Compass | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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87
very good
668 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
southerntierbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Knapp85 on 05-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
668
Reviews:
133
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
81
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 668 |  Reviews: 133
Photo of SomethingClever
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into snifter

A: golden in color like clear honey great transparency fluffy head that settles down to almost nothing

S: Resiny, floral, a little herbal picking up a honey like sweetness

T: nice bright honey citrus almost a little grapefruit taste with a slight back of bitterness

M: coating but still light if that makes sense its very clean in the body

O: very bright in the taste but the little bit of bitterness I don't care for a lot of bitterness in the aftertaste. Its an ok beer but not something I'd hunt for.

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Photo of MrJuengling
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Poloplaya
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeff412pgh
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of archerjoe03
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rizzy17
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Risenhower
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brighteyes868
2.77/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Snowdog
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryften
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GinDC
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1Special_k
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Full bodied, mildly hoopie, yet refreshing

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Photo of chefdave37
3.49/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EvoRich
4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours a pale orange color with a lot of white head, that then quickly fades.

Smell: A lot of orange peel, lemon, and bitter hops. It smells very refreshing. A lot of citrus.

Taste: Mango, hops, with a ever so slightly boozy bite to it at the end. I wouldn't call this beer boozy, but you do get a small hint of booze at the end. surprising for only 9%.

Feel: Light bodied and crisp. Very refreshing!

Overall: I'd like to see something like this offered in 6 packs year-round.

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Photo of AlaskanYoung
1.5/5  rDev -61.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Rely wasnt a big fan

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Photo of agreenman19
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aussiebeer
3.1/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of emeyer
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drinking12many
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jordanmtate
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Valentno7
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hop_God
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Budlum
4.32/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Compass from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 668 ratings.
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