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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

429 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 429
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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rand

California

3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From 22 oz bomber to pint glass

A: Clear copper-tan in appearance, forms a quickly receding wispy head that leaves scant lacing.

S: Hop-forward bouquet as expected. Lemongrass joins a bit a honey-sweetness. If you've had their Big Eye IPA, imagine that with a more crackery backdrop. Although strangely subdued, you really have to inhale to get the full bouquet.

T/M: Again, hop-citrus forward, notes of lemon and orange at the front of the palate. A touch of buttery sweetness mid-sip while a yeasty, crackery tone dries toward the finish. Heavier bodied than expected, much more ale-like than lager.

Drinkable, but unremarkable. When I heard they were bottling this I was expecting more, but I may have had too high of expectations. I'm assuming they accomplished the flavor profile they were looking for, there's nothing off-putting in this pint, but I think I need more IPL's before I can be as objectively critical as I should. Categories aside, the beer in itself is OK, better than average but nothing I would chase down.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 05:44:38 | More by rand
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tarheels4life23

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

08-07-2013 01:46:24 | More by tarheels4life23
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Spiderpig

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

08-06-2013 01:30:15 | More by Spiderpig
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FriedSlug

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-04-2013 23:14:10 | More by FriedSlug
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blueiguana86

Georgia

3/5  rDev -22.7%

08-04-2013 18:11:53 | More by blueiguana86
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dwagner003

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

08-04-2013 00:24:27 | More by dwagner003
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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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Johnny58

California

4.5/5  rDev +16%

07-29-2013 19:05:46 | More by Johnny58
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-29-2013 11:40:40 | More by Cynic-ale
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-27-2013 16:41:48 | More by hellhammermario
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BeerNDoggerel

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

07-26-2013 22:35:54 | More by BeerNDoggerel
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danwho

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-25-2013 14:45:12 | More by danwho
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Nage37

California

4.5/5  rDev +16%

07-20-2013 02:26:33 | More by Nage37
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Boardshort_Brewer

Maryland

4.51/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - beautiful golden color, very clear with a nice white head and great lacing!
Smell - decent aroma of citrus and fruit hops. I do wish it was a bit stronger.
Taste - very clean and light to medium body, I love it. Great citrusy hop flavor with a balanced malt and bitterness that doesn't linger. All around just good!

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2013 22:25:54 | More by Boardshort_Brewer
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hoosier222002

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-15-2013 18:15:56 | More by hoosier222002
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mjw1200

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-08-2013 19:54:05 | More by mjw1200
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kbrown

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-29-2013 18:34:48 | More by kbrown
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jbaakko

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-27-2013 13:47:05 | More by jbaakko
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jealmanzar

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-26-2013 13:16:21 | More by jealmanzar
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-25-2013 00:24:28 | More by DrStiffington
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-24-2013 13:39:13 | More by mendvicdog
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Dirt

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

06-21-2013 01:11:09 | More by Dirt
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Evoforen

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-15-2013 16:55:32 | More by Evoforen
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-15-2013 09:20:08 | More by GrindFatherBob
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BKBassist

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-10-2013 23:32:14 | More by BKBassist
Fathom India Pale Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 429 ratings.