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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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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 PicoPapa:
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4.06/5  rDev +4.9%

32oz mini growler filled at Top Hops in NYC. Pours a translucent orangey honey color with almost no head. Good amount of lacing. The aroma is sweet with some citrus and tropical fruits as well as some grassy notes. Pineapple, tangerine and sweet grapefruit. Some breadiness. A lot going on in the nose. The taste is more of the pineapple, tangerine, and grapefruit. Honey. Sweet with some floral hop notes near the end. Hints of grass with malt throughout. Fair amount of bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Overall, a pretty interesting beer well excuted. Hope to have it again.

PicoPapa, Aug 27, 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
Photo of TheSixthRing
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.