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Fathom India Pale Lager - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

570 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 570
Reviews: 91
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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Reviews by CHADMC3:
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4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

More User Reviews:
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4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.94/5  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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Fathom India Pale Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 570 ratings.