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Fathom India Pale Lager - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

431 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 431
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 23
Gots: 23 | 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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PicoPapa

Connecticut

4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

32oz mini growler filled at Top Hops in NYC. Pours a translucent orangey honey color with almost no head. Good amount of lacing. The aroma is sweet with some citrus and tropical fruits as well as some grassy notes. Pineapple, tangerine and sweet grapefruit. Some breadiness. A lot going on in the nose. The taste is more of the pineapple, tangerine, and grapefruit. Honey. Sweet with some floral hop notes near the end. Hints of grass with malt throughout. Fair amount of bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Overall, a pretty interesting beer well excuted. Hope to have it again.

Serving type: growler

08-27-2013 01:19:52 | More by PicoPapa
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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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beertunes

Washington

3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a hazy medium honey-gold color with about 1/4 inch of white head that had moderate retention and low lacing.

The aroma had some nicely light grain malts and a bit of floral hops. On the tongue, The malts had the front, then blended with the floral hops in the middle. At the back was a blast of citrus hops that was unexpected.

The body was medium and had a bitter finish that lingered for a bit. Drinkability was OK, the beer went down easily enough, but didn't really have a noticeable personality. Overall, a pleasant enough little brew, probably worth a shot if you see it.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2013 17:30:13 | More by beertunes
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Josievan

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

08-24-2013 21:09:14 | More by Josievan
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geuze_gone_wild

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-23-2013 21:32:26 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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Theortiz01

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

08-22-2013 21:55:20 | More by Theortiz01
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Alduya

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-22-2013 20:52:22 | More by Alduya
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Streetcore

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-22-2013 17:17:20 | More by Streetcore
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jak

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

08-22-2013 17:15:38 | More by jak
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-20-2013 12:59:17 | More by InspectorBob
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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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eulerthegrape

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

08-19-2013 18:45:05 | More by eulerthegrape
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Eriktheipaman

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

08-19-2013 01:34:03 | More by Eriktheipaman
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rosschive

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-18-2013 22:20:35 | More by rosschive
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kristougher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-18-2013 21:34:42 | More by kristougher
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +28.9%

08-18-2013 17:37:31 | More by captainbearcat
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BucannonXC5

California

3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Type: 22-oz. bomber
Glass: 0.5L mug
From: Cherokee Market Beer & Wine in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $4.49
Purchased: Aug. 16, 2013
Consumed: Aug. 16, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a honey orange clear color with 5-to-6 fingers of frothy white head that spilled over the top of the mug. Foam looked rather light on top. A good deal amount of uneven sporadic lacing along the sides of the glass. Good retention all the way down.

Lots of different flavors in the nose. Got some hops (sweet floral, citrus, pine, tangerine and orange), and malts (caramel, honey, sourdough bread and corn). Also some bitter peppery spices. Definitely a mix of an IPA and a pilsner.

Tasted pretty close to the smell. Got a smooth taste of citrus hops to start, followed by caramel and honey malts and ending with bitter spicy notes. Those spices kept lingering after. Some faint notes of orange, tangerine and grapefruit. For a pilsner? Pretty good. For an IPA, average or below average.

Light body. Thin-to-oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, bitter finish. Somewhat refreshing. The 7.0% ABV is well-hidden.

Was back and forth between a 3.50 and 3.75 overall, but I guess I was feeling gracious. Decent.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 05:14:50 | More by BucannonXC5
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

08-14-2013 03:07:22 | More by Ajlvt
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hnandez

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

08-13-2013 03:52:45 | More by hnandez
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Pecan

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-12-2013 02:56:32 | More by Pecan
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baklo

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-11-2013 18:58:07 | More by baklo
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EliotRosewater

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-10-2013 13:58:00 | More by EliotRosewater
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Remdog

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-08-2013 01:05:42 | More by Remdog
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PsilohsaiBiN

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

08-07-2013 22:32:08 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-07-2013 22:05:23 | More by Boone757
Fathom India Pale Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 431 ratings.