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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

603 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 603
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 34
Gots: 83 | FT: 3
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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Ratings: 603 | Reviews: 99
Photo of nhirsch04
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matjack85
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Roommate brought these home so I have no idea about the price and could not find any kind of freshness date on the bottle. 22oz bomber bottle with the words "Lager meets IPA" on the label. Interesting. BA lists it as a Double Imperial Pilsner, so I guess that officially makes it a cold fermented lager.

The beer poured a slightly hazed gold color with a 2-finger white head that lasted over 2 minutes and produced some decent lacing.

The beer smelled like a ton of citrusy hops.

Munich and Vienna malts provide a slightly sweet flavor that helps tame the citrus and piny hops. At 70 IBUs it has the bitterness score of an IPA, but its definitely not an overly bitter beer. I liked the overall taste.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. I felt it could have used a little more spritz.

This is an easy drinker despite its 7.0% abv. I would say they generally achieved their goal of making a bottom fermented IPA. I would recommend giving it a try.

Photo of Richin
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer. No better bomber for the price. Go to fave.

Photo of DrunkinIrish101
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreenMind
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Casey3236
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BBS323
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hoppy91
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rudedude985
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WDJersey
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InfragilisBrew
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jerzadelphia
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jsh420
4.59/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.11/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The pine is strong in this one.

Photo of jondavidsson
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AndreasDif
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marvicsin
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sunny289
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajb3333
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alwaysplayin
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of puboflyons
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on February 23, 2015.

It pours a bright, clear orange-copper-amber with a modest foamy cream colored head.

It smells very nice and inviting with those citrus and pine hop aromas mingling delicately with the roasted malts underneath.

Medium body that is also very smooth and chewy.

There is a hop to malt ratio of about 60-40 if I was to take a guess. The citrus and pine hops lead the way but the underlying roasted malt/bread character can also be found. Lingering bitterness at the end. Nicely done.

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3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

An unexpected gift from a brewing friend visiting from CA. Thanks, Mike P.!

A - Spicy, fruity hops up front, with a subtle sweet, honey-like malt aroma.

A - Medium gold, a touch hazy, thick, long-lasting white head.

F - Like an over hopped Maibock.

M - Clean and crisp. Moderate body and high carbonation. Noticeable alcohol warmth.

O - Sneaky. Seem like a beer you could drink all day, but I doubt that would be a good idea!

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Fathom India Pale Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 603 ratings.