RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Youll 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (8812) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
pours hazy almost cloudy very pale golden with a small white cap showing minimal retention and lacing. pale spicy maltiness, citrusy, grapefruity, berry-like fruitiness, mostly cranberries though, its skin and astringency, woodsy and very herbal/spicy - aloe vera, subtle flowery and perfumey esters, warming alcohol, yeasty character - fruity and spicy. average to light carbonation - advertised as sparkling, curiously, light to medium body - oily, slighlty boozy and assertive grassy-spicy-citrusy finish. interestingly unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
Pale golden pour with a thin white head. The aroma is soflty sweet with a little bit of floral/herbal aromatics. Quite subtle on the nose with some light floral character and a bit of honeyed sweetness. A touch of spiciness. Fairly lean for a high gravity Southern Tier beer (which is a good thing). A little bit of white pepper, some soft fruit and a lean peachiness in addition to some soft spice. It ends in a bit of light fruitiness. Solid brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (2535) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
Pours slightly hazy orange with no head or lacing. Nose is sweet fruit. Flavours of orange, some Cheerios, some light grassy bitterness. Taste is light sweet light bitter. Medium body with medium carbonation. Pretty dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (3343) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
Pours hazy gold yellow with a small white ring. Aroma is citrus hops, and cereal malts. Taste is floral and citrus hops. Dry and tart from the rose hips.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniel0017 (441) - Yukon, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
Lightly cloudy orange-amber body with small head. Bright and sweet citrus and warm bread to the nose. Flavours of sweet passionfruit and tangy grapefruit. Mellow, syrup-like mouthfeelings with a badass afterbite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (1612) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Type: 22-oz. bottle Glass: Pint mug From: Total Wine & More in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C. Price: $6.99 Purchased: Sept. 9, 2014 Consumed: Sept. 16, 2014 Misc.: Date of birth April 1, 2014 Poured a golden, straw, hazy color with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki-cream head. Lots of streams of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Below average lacing on the sides. Below average retention on the top. (Sight - 3.74) Smelled a pleasant variety of hops from the get-go. Got Citra hops, potent floral hops, coriander, tangerine rind, orange creamscicle, wet Cascade hops, pine, lime, almost raspberry, Sprite, caramel and Mountain Dew. (Smell - 4.17) Taste wasnt anywhere as good as the nose. The sparkling soda notes, which came on strong late in the nose, dominated the taste. Got Sprite, Mountain Dew, 7-Up and other lime, citrusy soda. Citra hops, floral hops, lime, bitter pine, orange creamscicle, caramel, coriander and bitter tangerine rind. (Taste - 3.77) Light body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, abrupt finish on the tongue. Didnt taste anywhere near 9.00% ABV (Feel - 3.64) I am about 97 percent positive Ive never had a pale ale at 9.00% ABV, but it didnt feel that strong. Overall it was a decent pale ale and Id have it again. (Overall - 3.75) 3.83 86 B+

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - SEP 13, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 6-3-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance 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 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 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 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 (2344) - 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 (3791) - 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.

Im guessing that the rose hips are what I object to most. I dont 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 (721) - 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

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