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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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 brewer’s 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.

You’ll 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ComradeK (986) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2013
650ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium gold, with a large white head, which lasts fairly well and leaves reasonable lacing. Fresh citrus and leafy hops notes mix with light white bread malt and floral rosehip notes to create the aroma. Zesty lemon and lime hops up front give way to white bread and caramel malt in the mid-palate. Mild floral bitterness from the rosehips combines with leafy hops to finish. This is not the most complex beer out there, but it is one of the most refreshing, with enough about it to maintain a bit of interest too.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14006) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2013
Keg at the vintage... Light hazy amber... Thin white head... Big zezty orange nose... Waywayway too fizzy... Big juicy fruits... Orange grapefruit and pineapple... Very juicy zezty and refreshing... Shame about the fizz

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14435) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
2nd November 2013
Light haze on this pale gold beer, good white head. Crispy palate. Light malt base, touch of cream. Light citrus, nice orange, grapefruit and mild lemon. Nice sweetish floralness. Something else fruity as well, the rosehips most likely. Light finish. Tasty and very drinkable. Pleasingly floral - fruity.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fattybladdy (501) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Pours a bubbly golden with dense white head. Light citrus hops in the aroma. Taste of grains, citrus, floral hops, light yeast, bitter finish. Hides alcohol very well.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
jdb288 (480) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2013
A lot going on here. Points for the exceptionally floral aroma. A little too much from the rose hips to be enjoyable. Leaves an odd taste in my mouth.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SPDickerman (916) - Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Pours hazy gold with a small white head. Smells of rose and citrus. Taste is bitter with a floral flavor. Medium-bodied with a wet texture and fizzy mouth-carbonation, Southern Tier Imperial Compass finishes with a lingering bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shark_Pants (149) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2013
Strong floral & citrus notes in the aroma. Taste is similar with a great hoppy finish, but pleasantly without excessive bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4920) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Yellow pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is corn and malt. Flavor is sweet malt start and a decent citrus bitter finish with something else. Medium bodied and a tad fizzy. different

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1853) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Clear, bright golden-yellow with a pale chartreuse tinge, a 4-finger near white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of orange, citrus, pineapple and caramel. Taste of orange, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, floral hops and caramel. Medium/full body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
nealblind (683) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Cloudy yellow. Aroma of fruit with tart astringency and dusty flowers. Taste is like a tincture; medicinal and planty. Some yeast and honey flavors. Acidic. Not my thing.


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