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
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Ratings: 668 |  Reviews: 133
Photo of graymazing
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of chefhatt
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle,
I poured this beer into a glass, it has a light orange color body with a foamy head. The smelll has a citrus hop aroma to it. The taste is up front citrus hops. Its like a troical whirwind of flavors. The mouthfeel is very good not dry but very smooth. Overall a damm good beer.

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Photo of OnryAndMean
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Kiniey01
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of scaredsheep
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of psdonnelly
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of heerboth
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of mattyrubes
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of jucifer1818
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

a: a brilliant clear yellow liquid. lovely clarity with a heavy dose of bubbles streaming up the glass
5\5

s: this smells like one hell of a tropical fruit cocktail. saying that, lots of light tropical fruity smells, mixed in with a very small bit of rose fragrance mixed in. their is also a slight sticky sweetness that is apparent from large doses of wheat
4.5\5

t: wow, this one is what i would call the true "champagne" of beers, except that it is more balanced (and heavier on the body, and lower levels of alcohol). this beer has a very restrained and tart hoppy bitterness, that never pushes too hard to make it feel oppressive. alcohol is non-detectable.
4.25\5

m: its not as dry as campaign, but its still very dry for a beer of its size. the carbonation works well to compliment its dryness, and it never quite has the 'BITE' of overcarbonated beer
4.5\5

o:overall i think that this is a great beer for the folk who say "I don't really like beer". its far closer to a campaign in character really, but with everything I love about beer mixed in. I think that ill be having this one again.
4.25\5

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BeerOps
4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, bottled on 05/03/13. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy gold color with about an inch off-white head that stayed around for a while. There's also a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells really floral, the rose hips really stand out in the aroma. There's also citrusy (lemon peel, grapefruit) hops and some peppery spice noticeable. The taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some pineapple and bready malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and has a good amount of carbonation. I think it's a good overall brew, but I'd like to try a fresher bottle next time.

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2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of corby112
3.12/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy, dark banana yellow color with a one finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring.  Pretty good retention with streaks of lace left behind.

Earthy, slightly floral aroma with grassy and piney hops, pale malt, flower petal and bready yeast.  Some wheat beer character with bread, banana and citrus peel.  Subtle potpourri presence blended into a hoppy wheat beer-like aroma.

Medium body with tight carbonation and crisp hop bitterness along with rose water and a pale malt backbone.  Hints of biscuit and cracker along with malted wheat, banana bread and subtle peppery spice.  Basically a decently hopped light wheat beer with strong flower petal bitterness.  Easy to drink with a well masked ABV but not terribly interesting.   The flower presnce is too strong for my liking, overpowering the hops and wheat beer elements.  Also the malt profile could have been a bit more prominent.  

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Photo of Bstewart
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of halo913
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of TTAmod
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

5/6/13 dated bomber poured into tulip.

A- Pours hazy gold/orange. Thin head that sticks around for awhile. Lacing looks like how a good Belgian should look. Lots of floaties...but understandable considering the age.

S- Musty, yeasty, slightly sour smell. Citrusy and herbal notes are also present.

T- Herbal, floral sweetness is balanced by spicy, white grape-like hops. The rose hips are definitely present in the taste. It's pleasantly strong. No bitterness at all. Finishes slightly musty and rosy.

M- Mouthfeel is very good. Slightly on the thinner side with good carbonation. No sign of the 9% ABV.

O- A good, interesting brew that sort defies categorization. Considering the age, this was very good.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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