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RATINGS: 324   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (2089) - - SEP 13, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 6-3-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance Ė Pours a heavily hazed golden orange color. Upon pouring there was a thick two finger white head. Even thought the brew was hazy one could still see tons of little carbonation bubbles streaming up through the brew. The big head faded slowly over time leaving very little lace on the sides of the glass. Smell- The aroma is big of a citrus hop (lemon and grapefruit) smell mixed with aromas of a floral hop as well. Along with these hoppy smells are other aromas of maltiness and rose water mixed with a little bit of grass. Taste Ė The taste starts out with a malty and bready taste with a strong showing of lemon mixed within. Flavors of yeast and a floral taste soon come to the tongue with a lighter hop of grapefruit joining in. At first the grapefruit is lighter, but it grows stronger as the taste advances while all the while the malty flavors begin to loss strength. In the end a light pine and grassy hop flavor join the now rather strong grapefruit hop to in the end create a malty and lightly hopped flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel Ė The body of the beer is thicker side with a carbonation that is rather low for a champagne yeast beer. The tiny carbonation bubbles that are there are nice, but there are just too few with a body that is too thick for the style. Overall Ė An alright brew, but nothing too extraordinary. The taste was rather nice, although the body was a bit off for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
legion242 (2343) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Poured a slightly hazy yellow with a lively head. Faint nose. Mild hops in the mouth, but I was really craving more hops from this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
probstblueribbon (3397) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
Bomber from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear deep golden with Aroma: Quite sweet with a peppery spiciness, a floral/perfumed note (stronger when first poured), deeply resinous, the malts are candied, dusty, not entirely inviting. Palate: Medium body, fairly full, soft carbonation, a little syrupy in spite of the modest body. Flav.: Lots of that perfumed/floral note, spicy/peppery, quite sweet, candied maltiness (hard to describe better), some alcohol, still not quite lovable; off dry with fairly big bitterness and a long, sweetly malty, peppery, perfumed finish.

Iím guessing that the rose hips are what I object to most. I donít love the overall execution either. Interesting, just not something I want again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alpha10 (466) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
2014/09/10 - Pours a hazy, orange-honey colour with a thick, fizzy, off white head that quickly reduces to a lingering surface film. Aroma is citrus fruits, mild pine, floral hops and some Belgian yeast/bready notes. Taste is citrus, pine, sweet malt, yeast/bready notes and alcohol. Sweeter than expected. Body is full and chewy with lively carbonation and a mildly warming boozy finish that is sweet and semi-bitter. Not a huge fan of this one. A tad too sweet and the ABV is too noticeable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2482) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Draft at Mudville 9 in lower manhattan. Pours a golden yellow color with hints of hops and yeast, bread and grain. Lemon booze flavor follows but very well balanced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robinvboyer (3696) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
Wow, this is an out of left field belgian ale. Clear copper pour, with a medium white head. Sweey malty aromas, lots of bready sweet malts, with some distinct tropical fruit aromas, with some piney, citrus zesty hops. Very lively carb, and viscous mouth feel. Finish is quite sweet, notes of candi sugar, and yeast, bready malts. The rose hips are kinda there in the finish, but other than that, i cant find them. Medium bitterness, with a solid hoppy, pine resin after taste. A cross between a belgian ale and a double ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Cloudy yellow-to-orange appearance. Decent head; uneven lacing. Smells of booze and citrus at first, almost like a double IPA, but the yeast hits the longer it sits in the glass. Taste: big bitter hops, big booze, yeast. Like a cross between an IPA and a Belgian. Not surprised given itís Southern Tier. Packs a wallop, but not much complexity going on here, I must say. Drinkable, but not a favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmerig (1387) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Pours a hazy golden yellow. Bubbly. Aroma is lightly malt and floral. Taste is sweet with a biting bitterness that mixed with the sparkling carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertjm (817) - Albany, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
(trade w/OLking) - White foamy head. Body is gold to light peach. Crystal clear. Aroma of apricot. Flavor kind of reminds me of a thermometer thatís been freshly cleaned with rubbing alcohol. Aftertaste like white wine grapes which has started to raisin. Iíve tried it. I wonít likely be trying it again unless itís thrown in as an extra in a trade.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thorongil2 (1967) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
(bottle) cloudy yellow colour with a small white head; aroma of grapefruit, lemon, honey; balanced flavour with a long medium bitter finish, very nice, very well hidden alcohol

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