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Fathom India Pale Lager - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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471 Ratings
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Ratings: 471
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 25
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
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 BergBeer:
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4.15/5  rDev +7.2%

22oz poured in a Ballast Point pint glass

A: Crisp straw gold with an aggressive foam white head

S: Citrus, pine needles, mangos, and lemon zest! Smells like Big Eye IPA just a little lighter!

T: Nice citrus hoppy rush, with lemon, orange, and hints of honey! With that nice bready yeast lager finish!

M: Beautiful dry crisp mouthfeel with great carbonation! Hides the 7% very very well! Dangerously drinkable!

O: Great brew from Ballast Point! Crisp and refreshing! Perfect for a summer day. More ale like but still has that lager finish. Excellent version of the style!

BergBeer, Oct 13, 2013
More User Reviews:
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4.01/5  rDev +3.6%

Poured into a becker a clear rich burnt orange infused golden with a great looking large fluffy white crown that settled slowly leaving alot of broken lace behind.Aromas were yeasty with overripe citrus fruits and a bit toasted bread,a hint of sweet booze as well.Flavors of somewhat sweet doughy bread with a big shot the overripe citrusy hops,again the yeast plays a big role.I really liked this hopped lager,it actually seems bigger than what it is.

oberon, Sep 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

warnerry, Sep 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

VictoriousAtSea, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

aquazr1, Feb 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

IDYVM, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

SudsSurfer, Nov 14, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +11.1%

Tap @ Hamilton's. This is not the first IPL I've had, but its definitely the best. Pours clear gold with a one-finger white head. Moderate lacing. Sweet, floral hop aroma. Lots of pine and lemongrass, less of the grapefruit/citrus. Sharp, crisp resin bite up front. Mellows a little into a grapefruit-lemon-orange peel sweetness. The lager back enhances the West Coast IPA feel, giving it a sweet finish. I could drink this all night its so smooth. Very well done.

magictrokini, Jan 20, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

juicebox, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Cynic-ale, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

ryser2k, Mar 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

WVbeergeek, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

iSrALE, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Zonian1, Feb 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

TimMack, Mar 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

ste5venla, Oct 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Jgrody, Dec 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

bpascale, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

InfernoBoss, Sep 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Johnny58, Jul 29, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +2.1%

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".

TheSixthRing, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Apr 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Sammy, Jan 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

dertyd, Aug 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

andrew8626, Feb 19, 2014
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Fathom India Pale Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 471 ratings.