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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
22oz bottle into a tulip. From yesterday’s notes. A: Pours a hazy golden color with tons of sediment. The one finger white shaded head retains very nicely and leaves behind some lacing on the glass. The hazy look isn’t the most aesthetically impressive, but usually yields an enjoyable brew elsewhere. S: Aromatically, it’s mostly citrusy hops combined with an herbal component. Yeast seems to come through with a phenolic note, unfortunately. Otherwise, the nose is decent enough. T: First thing that hits the tongue is some citrusy hops. This builds up to a yeasty, bready finish with an herbal aftertaste. Some aspects work, some aspects don’t. M: The body has a light feel (not to be confused with an insubstantial one), but isn’t quite as crisp as some other unfiltered ales. Astringency is fairly heavy and distracting - probably my least favorite feature. Still, for a 9% pale, it’s both drinkable and devoid of booziness. O: A textbook average brew that’s only a couple of tweaks away from being really good. I enjoyed it for what it was, but wouldn’t buy it again.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (5889) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2015
On tap at Hopjacks. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is belgian yeast and grain. Medium mouth, fruity malt, strong yeast, light booze, decent.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emeister84 (1534) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Bright citrus, lemon, lime, slightly floral. Clear orange with a mostly lasting white head. Dry, hot, with a bitterness not unlikejuniper or gin. Light-medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emusche (47) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Pours straw yellow with big ivory head that fades quickly. Flowery, almost perfume-y aroma, the rose hips are there, but faint, the citrusy hops noted on the label are lost, at least to me. Taste is complex, almost like a wine, beer mix, especially with the bubbly carbonation still present five minutes after pour. Lemon, grape, rose, a little bit boozy. This was an impulse buy, but I’d pick this one up again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (1253) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2015
22 Oz bottle pour shared. Pours a cloudy yellowish color with a floral hop aroma. Flavor is lemon, floral hops and some grassy hints. Pretty good beer here. Interesting. Tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1008) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Complex aroma of hops, rose hips and malt. Cloudy gold color, short lasting white head. Dry hop taste with hints of malt and rose hips. Dry hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4623) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Pours golden / yellow with some floaties and a small white head. The aroma has citrus hops that are heavy on grapefruit and orange. There is also some stone fruit, smooth abbey-esque yeast, pale malt, mild caramel and hints of floral aspects. It has a medium rough body with some sharp carbonation. The taste starts with crackery dough, bright citrus, grapefruit zest, spice and mild Belgian yeast. The finish is dry and hoppy. Quite tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerme31 (551) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2015
22 Oz bottle. Pours a clear golden medium off-white head. Aroma is grassy, grainy, and yeast. Not overally strong smell. Medium sweet taste. Medium sweet taste. Body on the lighter side, stickier texture, light hop bitterness in a dryish finish. Alcohol well masked. Overall pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
[7027-20150124] Bottle. Fragrant orange peel and fresh citrus flesh aroma. Hazy, orange brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter citrus peel and toasted leafy cereal hops flavour. Medium body. Delicious, great balance. (9/4/8/4/16) 4.1+

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yourilevesque (293) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
Bière blonde aux parfums très sucrés de litchis, d’eau de rose de baklava aux pistaches et d’alcool. Le nez n’est pas déplaisant mais beaucoup trop chargé de sucre à mon goût personnel. La mousse se dissipe rapidement laissant à vif un liquide visqueux, lourd. En bouche, le sucre est très présent et le parfum d’eau de rose encore plus puissant, laissant une texture huileuse sur mon palais encombré de miel et de grains rappelant le pain doré du petit déjeuner. Pau mauvaise mais lourde, trop lourde à mon goût personnel.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheKeywork (56) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
Pours a sparkly gold. First whiff is pineapple and mango. Taste is more tropical with a bitter hop finish. A light burn let's the alcohol shine through. A effervescent beer good for a hot day. Would definitely try this again.


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