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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
We rely on age-old tools in the brewery despite being surrounded by high technology. As a sort of compass, we use the six pointed brewerís star to help navigate uncharted brews. The cardinal points of water, malt, grain, yeast, hops and a brewer make the baseline. From there anything goes. Sometimes the journey is as important as the destination.

Youíll notice a slight bitterness in Compass derived from our use of rose hips accentuated by high effervescence. Drink it cold from a fluted or tulip glass. And by all means, avoid sea serpents.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1677) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle- pours a clouded gold color - puts a rocky white 1 finger cap on the top, Lively effervescence, Bight fresh nose and flavor. Aroma is citrus-floral with a sharp spicy element to it. Flavor is fairly well balanced between fresh biscuit maltiness and bright citrus-fruity tones - finishes warn and dry with s muted soft bittering - very nice offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
2015-01-24. Hazy dark yellow-orange body with a nice frothy off white head that fades. 3++ Aroma is mildly alcoholic, weaving around a hop character that is sufficently nuanced that it escapes my initial definition. It is fruit, with notes of guava or mango like tropical fruit, ubderpinnings of a more general ale yeast fruit character. Flavour is fairly bitter throughout, with a good amount of hop character. Moderate muddle citrus and resin, the hops arenít particularly bright but neither is the bottle super fresh, they grow more prominent as the glass warms up. Good amount of warming alcohol in the throat is moderate on the tongue, but amplifies the bitterness. Nice pale malt core is subtly rich, with pleasant bready cereal character. Average plus to medium bodied palate, good carbonation, suits the beer. 3+ Enjoyable overall, not one Iíd reach for often but dangerously drinkable. Bottle from the LCBO unintentionaly cellared for several months, Toronto.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (3824) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2015
bottle - Pours hazy gold with a big, billowy, off-white head. It has a citrusy, floral aroma. Itís well balanced with very tasty citrus accented hops bitterness coupled with smooth, sweet malt. Easy to drink and so good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maximet (150) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
Hazy golden with a white creamy head. Floral aroma,tropical fruit, light sweetness from the malt, cereal and some alcohol. Mainly sweet in the beginning with a bitter aftertaste. Slick brew, lively carbonation with a little something harsh in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Randy4Beer (409) - - JAN 16, 2015
Pours a bright lemony yellow. Medium white head. Aromas of citrus, yeast and floral highlights. Light crisp palate, with flavours of citrus, with the addition of sweet malts. Hints of sugar in there as well. A fairly sweet beer. Iíd imagine this would go down scarily easily (itís 9% abv) on a hot summer day. Pretty drinkable in the middle of winter too, judging by how easily I made it disappear.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2529) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Pours hazy gold with a thin white head. Fruit, yeast and peppery spice but somehow now quite as good as that sounds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Metalchopz (2833) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2015
Hazy golden colour brew with a white creamy head, good retention and lots of lacing. Fruity grain aromas with some oranges, light tropical fruits and very mild grass. Very well-hidden alcohol, so smooth. Flavours of mildly sweet fruits with light sugars. The cereal grains are really in the background and some nice mild bitterness is left in the finish. A very nice refreshing strong ale. Very well-balanced. 9.0 ABV. Really ??

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3541) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle - 660ml. Cloudy golden body with a thin, fading white foamy head. Very enjoyable hoppy aroma with mango, orange, cherry, and yeasty hints. Alcohol is very well hidden. Its fresh, very well balanced hoppy taste carries malty, citrusy, herbal, and honeyish notes. Ends with a sharp bitter/yeasty finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Aroma is underripe tropical fruit, herbs and vanilla. Mouthfeel is crisp. Taste has notes of mango, white tea, white peppercorn, cream and white plum. Finish is yeasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AskForJenny (1053) - Ontario, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2015
22 oz - Golden color, good lace. I donít get it. Whatís new and different? Unremarkable.

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