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Fathom India Pale Lager - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

517 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 517
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 26
Gots: 40 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours slightly hazy golden yellow with a lot frothy off white head that settles and laces fairly well.

S: Citrus and pine hops, maybe a touch of fruitiness, and a little light malt.

T: Lots of pine and citrus hops up front, some grapefruit and tangerine, with a nice light malt backbone. Tangerine and malt sweetness come out more as it warms.

M: On the lighter side of medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Didn't really have high expectations for this one given the style and that this bottle is less than fresh, but I have to say I was quite pleasantly surprised.

RyanK252, Nov 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Amber orange color with a thick head with good retention and leaving good laces.
Nice aroma for a Lager, notes of herbal and citrusy hops with hints of grapefruit, lager yeast, oranges, mango and mild pine.
Citrusy hoppy flavor with notes of grapefruit, grassy hops, Lager yeast, pine resin, dough, soap, tangerine, some spices and mango. Very dry aftertaste with a long lasting bitterness. Its 70 IBUs are definitely there.
Light to medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 7% abv is very well hidden.
Excellent IPL. They made a Lager to be much more fun and it does feel cleaner than an IPA. I wonder of what type of yeast they used. This is superbly well balanced and surprisingly citrusy; they really managed well its hop profile. Worth it trying and sure I wouldn’t mind to seek it again.

FLima, Nov 03, 2014
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Not my favorite beer. I liked Samuel Adams IPL, but this missed big time. The malt character truly beat the hops. This was a true resin filled IPA/IPL, and not in a good way. Overall this was disappointing.

Celtics17, Oct 23, 2014
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Fathom India Pale Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 517 ratings.