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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

430 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 430
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 22
Gots: 22 | 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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wtokash

Illinois

1.25/5  rDev -67.8%

06-28-2014 03:36:27 | More by wtokash
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bcerv-ca

California

2.25/5  rDev -42%

10-04-2013 23:48:56 | More by bcerv-ca
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Ryan011235

Ohio

2.3/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

On tap at King's Table

Hazy honey/amber color. Lasting layer of retention and great lace.

Orange, grapefruit and grassy hops hold most of the aroma aside from some toasty grain. Yeah, mostly hops though. In another example of WTF, the taste is vegetal all while suggesting the taste of perfume fragrances if one could taste the fragrence and not the purfume itself. Soft body and carbonation.

Overall: Gorgeous lace. Terrible beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2013 22:42:55 | More by Ryan011235
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spamages

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

01-07-2012 21:15:40 | More by spamages
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jmmy3

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

08-26-2013 00:07:16 | More by jmmy3
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t0rin0

California

2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

08-20-2012 02:41:19 | More by t0rin0
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Wolberjs

California

2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

03-09-2014 21:04:19 | More by Wolberjs
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Soumya

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

09-06-2013 04:00:47 | More by Soumya
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vinny21bal

Illinois

2.69/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

This beer is pretty boring. I give is credit for being refreshing in the summer, but just not a lot of character all the way around from nose, taste, mouth. Not to impressed. Ballast Point is a great Brewery so I am glad they don't bottle this one. I have been pouring it at the shop on tap for drinkers that come in looking for something generic like Blue Moon or Bud light. It seems to go good for them. For a heavy beer guy I would really stay away.

Serving type: on-tap

07-31-2013 18:26:39 | More by vinny21bal
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squaremile

Oregon

2.73/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap at Ballast Point taproom in San Diego. This is my first IPL. Pours a golden yellow with a moderate white head. Smell is strange. The hops are there as well as a funky yeast. Taste is challenging for me. Some mild hop bitterness up front then a wash of diacetyl and buttery yeast flavors. Aftertaste is pretty dry but something sticks around longer than is welcome. Mouthfeel is medium. Not into it.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2010 23:29:44 | More by squaremile
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JRossoni

California

2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

06-17-2014 03:46:08 | More by JRossoni
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timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.7%

09-11-2013 01:48:42 | More by timjim1327
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Eric1017

California

3/5  rDev -22.7%

12-30-2013 02:39:52 | More by Eric1017
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oso

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.7%

03-22-2014 04:49:25 | More by oso
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bca115

California

3/5  rDev -22.7%

05-28-2013 04:49:31 | More by bca115
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jamvt

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.7%

01-12-2014 20:24:49 | More by jamvt
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tbone64

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -22.7%

07-03-2014 11:54:39 | More by tbone64
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.7%

05-20-2014 01:14:13 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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thereal_adam

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.7%

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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.7%

12-29-2013 04:53:23 | More by jenray
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WarBuckeyes17

California

3/5  rDev -22.7%

07-10-2014 03:36:18 | More by WarBuckeyes17
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hawkmage

California

3/5  rDev -22.7%

12-31-2011 03:39:22 | More by hawkmage
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blueiguana86

Georgia

3/5  rDev -22.7%

08-04-2013 18:11:53 | More by blueiguana86
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GAMB1T


3/5  rDev -22.7%

07-29-2014 01:10:59 | More by GAMB1T
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champ103

Texas

3.1/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Blind Pig in Champaign IL.

A: Pours a dull, murky yellow color. A one finger white head forms, but recedes to a ring in a second. Some lace is left behind.
S: Floral, grassy, and citrus hops in the nose. Some dry biscuit and bread aromas as well. Very nice balance and nuance.
T: What ever the balance and nuance that was in the nose is gone here. Bitter grapefruit and resiny pine. Nothing else that i can come up with.
M/D: A medium to full body. Soapy, oily, and resiny. Kind of sticky as well. Some alcohol is noticeable, but the bitterness make this hard to drink a bunch of.

I don't understand why breweries continue to make "Imperial Pilsners." It is just an oxymoron IMO. This is really not bad. Though, just a bit of overkill. Tone it down a bit and this is a really good lager. As is, not something I really enjoy.

Serving type: on-tap

12-24-2010 03:44:03 | More by champ103
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Fathom India Pale Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 430 ratings.