Fathom India Pale Lager - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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2.3/5 rDev -40.7%
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.
08-19-2013 22:42:55 | More by Ryan011235
2.69/5 rDev -30.7%
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.
07-31-2013 18:26:39 | More by vinny21bal
2.73/5 rDev -29.6%
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.
06-12-2010 23:29:44 | More by squaremile
3.1/5 rDev -20.1%
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.
12-24-2010 03:44:03 | More by champ103
Fathom India Pale Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 439 ratings.