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Fathom India Pale Lager - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

567 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 567
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 28
Gots: 62 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Floydster on 09-29-2007

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of bundy462
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brpendergast85
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Safa1
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Never a bad choice. Never the best choice. Good all around.

Photo of MisterGone
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz into pint. This is as advertised. The aroma and citrus-pine elements found in a well made IPA, but with the crisper, biscuity malt tones and mouthfeel found in a lager. My first hoppy lager, so I have little to go on. Did indeed enjoy it and will purchase again as my hop addiction has me having a difficult time making a true foray into lagers just yet.

Photo of TomG2751
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThePaleRider
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattanooga
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wilhelm_phoenix
4.61/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mxsluis
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jae61
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of james5320
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AD17
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flagmantho
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: very nice golden hue with a clear body and a strong effervescence. A nice layer of creamy ivory foam leaving a good lace on the glass. Great!

Smell: malty aroma with slightly dank, very earthy hops. A bit sweet, but I like it.

Taste: sticky and sweet, as one might expect from the style. It's got the same blend of malty, sweet, syrupy flavor and earthy hops as the aroma. Bitterness is quite good, though, and stands up to the sweetness.

Mouthfeel: plenty of body with a moderate carbonation but a very good creaminess. Very good.

Overall: not bad at all, but it drinks like a hi-test beer; sweet and a bit alcoholey, as the style tends to be.

Photo of Urs
3.11/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Viperman1316
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trickynicky
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
4.63/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of srletend
3.14/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RedTarmac
3.11/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JNForsyth
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJSJr
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of erushing
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigDiesel
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdlb44
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Fathom India Pale Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 567 ratings.