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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

417 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 417
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 22
Gots: 20 | 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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CHADMC3

Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a gorges straw colored body beneath the rocky, pure white head which slowly dissolves leaving a scattered sticky lacing in its wake.

Awesome aroma, featuring intense citrus hops including apricot, orange, and possibly peach with pine notes as well and pale malts to close.

Delicious flavors resembling the nose. Apricot and citrus orange as well as pine needle hops. Again, I believe the malt to be pale or crystal, more towards the pilsner style thAn German Lager. Incredible flavor.

Unreal mouthfeel. So much flavor in such a crisp, clean beer, all the mouthfeel aspects of an Imperial Pilsner, medium to light in body with generous carbonation, yet the flavors of an Anerican IPA.

I like this beer way more than the avg rating. I'm blown away by the Abu dant, clean hop profiles accompanied by the pilsner like body. Nailed it.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 00:22:40 | More by CHADMC3
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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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This is a crisp beer. Definitely a lager or pilsner style beer. Color is light copper color, very similar to Yuengling really. Not a malt bomb but not really hoppy either. It was labeled as a IPA style lager. I don't detect that much hop in the flavors. Maybe I have had too many true IPA's but this one is not hoppy at all. It is very much a lager. I won't go through a full review. I will say that its a decent beer but like so many craft breweries that make stuff that is away from a good IPA or Stout that they are known for it just is not worth the price difference. When you can get a 12 pack of adjunct lager 12 oz cans for maybe a couple of bucks more. Like I said this beer reminds me a lot of Yeungling and was only two dollars less than the local grocery chain has a 12 pack on sale for this week.

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Fathom India Pale Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.