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Fathom India Pale Lager - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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very good

479 Ratings
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Ratings: 479
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 26
Gots: 34 | 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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4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Golden yellow with an awesome sizable white head. Lacing as well!

S: Aroma is pilsener malts, hops definitely, and some honey.

T: Same as the nose: pilsener malts, big strong hardy hops, honey bread, clove, and some orange peel. The after taste is amazingly refreshing!

M: Light to medium. It's got an almost perfect mouth feel. This is my second IPL as well as the best one I've ever had.

O: Was expecting something boring, but this is an excellent beer and I will be buying it again.

titty_mcbitty, Mar 29, 2014
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4.74/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A - Clear golden in a pint glass.

S - Hop aromas are present. The smell is not strong or overpowering. It's really like an IPA light.

T - Again the IPA light theme is what I'm going with. The flavor of the beer is hop forward with citrus and floral notes, but the finish is very clean and refreshing with little to no bitter.

M - Very light and refreshing. Drinks very easy and the alcohol presence is not there. Perfect for a hot day.

O - While I personally love hops I hate overly bitter beers. This gives me the best of both worlds. It's a hoppy beer for sure and I really enjoy it. The cost point is outstanding at $4.99 a bomber. It's not the easiest beer to find. I've had it both on tap and in the bottle and have never been disappointed.

ICMTM, Mar 21, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head.

Aroma is of sweet malts and aromatic hops.

Taste is clean with a big aromatic hoppy beginning that finishes with some malty sweetness and little bitterness.

Mouthfeel is full and sticky with malt. Carb is good.

This is a my second "IPL" and this has changed my view of what the style can be. Great offering by Ballast Point.

grammodesguapote, Mar 16, 2014
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted On: 03-13-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Pilsner glass
Purchased: Single from Liquor Express, Huntsville AL

A: The beer is a hazy honey color, topped with a large, rocky white head. The head retention is very good and leaves a clingy remnant of lace behind.

S: Aromas are sharp and have a pleasing mix of grassy, floral and fruity hops. There's also some bread-like malt base in the smell.

T: First taste has some fruitiness to it, followed soon by bitterness of the hops. The bitterness has a citrus (grapefruit) flavor.

M: Mouthfeel presents a medium body with high carbonation for a crisp experience. The finish is fairly bitter with the same citrus fruitiness noted before.

O: Overall a delightful beer. Very much like an IPA

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Fathom India Pale Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.