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Fathom India Pale Lager - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Fathom India Pale LagerFathom India Pale Lager

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BA SCORE
87
very good

429 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 429
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 22
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Floydster on 09-29-2007)
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Reviews by BeerDawgs:
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 22oz bomber picked up in the 1st shipment of BP to GA

A - Golden yellow with some clarity, lots of carbonation bubbles, and 1 full finger of head and sticky lace left all over the glass. It's a Beaut Clark.

S - Nice hoppy aroma of grapefruit and citrus. Smells like an IPA..

T - A hoppy lager is the perfect description. Very tasty, smooth, with a hopped up character. Lager/Pilsner it is for sure, but the dry hopping makes it so much better

M - Well carbonated, oily and slick.

O - A great IPL. Never had one of this style, but enjoy it. Great summer brew I would imagine, though its January and its still great.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 21:57:55 | More by BeerDawgs
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: slightly hazy yellow. Full white head on the pour.
Smell: not a lot happening in the nose. Some piney, citrus notes but dulled at that. Pleasant enough.
Taste: more going here. A nice hoppy bite and an interesting "cleaner than an IPA" thing that I guess is attributable to the lagering? I guess this what an IPL is spose to taste like. Nice.
Overall: all in all an interesting and nicely done brew.

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07-28-2014 23:40:51 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours crystal clear and golden yellow in color with a white, 2-finger head. Fair retention gives way to a broken layer of suds with a nice ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell - Predominant mango aroma, along with touches of orange and pine.

Taste - Follows the nose. Orange and mango dominate upfront, but there's a distinct pine resin undertone throughout. Malt bill is clean and adds sweetness, but without a truly defining flavor. Finish is a nice orange zest character.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body with fair, tingly carbonation. Crisp, clean finish.

Overall - One of the better IPL's I've had to date. For the price I paid, it's well worth a few more trips "into the Fathom".

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3.53/5  rDev -9%
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Fathom India Pale Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 429 ratings.