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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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very good

519 Ratings
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Ratings: 519
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 26
Gots: 40 | 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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DelicateDelirium, Oct 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

scoot64, Oct 27, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale golden yellow with great clarity and bubbles seen coming up through the glass. Nice lacing as the beer was drank too.

Smell: Bready pilsner malts, sweet pale malts, tangerine, grapefruit, and citrus.

Taste: Citrus and bitterness is s little more noticeable. Chewy and sweet malts with lingering bitterness in the end.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, chewy, refreshing, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, and some lingering bitterness.

Overall: A nice and hoppy lager with some bitterness in the end. IPL are becoming more popular with myself more and more.

Flounder57, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Lucnifter, Oct 27, 2013
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slimntubbs, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

JMurphy41, Oct 26, 2013
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3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

No dating available. Served in a pilsner glass.

A: Pours a slightly hazy, slightly amber hue. Carbonation is moderate. Two and some change fingers of white head. Large bubbles. Moderate retention.

S: Has that clean lager snap to it. Otherwise, it carries a lot of tropical notes. Tangerine, mango, pineapple. Underneath that is some mint/herbal characteristics.

T: Mid palate of big tropical notes. Middle is tropical fruit, sugared citrus rind and candied ginger. End is drying, with some slighlty biscuit notes popping through. Aftertaste is mostly clean, with some residually dry grapefruit peel and soapiness.

M: Mildly carbonated. Medium bodied, or even a bit heavy. Dry in the finish, but lacks the crispness associated with a light lager.

O: I wonder what the hop bill on this bad boy is. It reminds me a lot of Stone 17th Anniversary. Like, a lot. Still, this one could use some "cleaning out". Reminds me too much of an ale, and misses on the clean/refreshing side.

McStagger, Oct 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Bnoise11, Oct 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

thampel09, Oct 22, 2013
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DTown, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Unchi, Oct 20, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fathom IPL has a clear straw colored body with a dense moderate/large dirty tan head, has good retention and moderate/heavy lacing. Smells mostly of grass and floral hops, also has some straw/earthiness and citric hops, most noticably orange.

Taste starts with crisp bitter floral hops and grass, then bread orange and pine. Has a very floral earthy piney and minty finish with a bit of orange and straw. Has average body with a bit of chewiness, above average carbonation, very creamy and bready.

JG-90, Oct 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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Absolut, Oct 13, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz poured in a Ballast Point pint glass

A: Crisp straw gold with an aggressive foam white head

S: Citrus, pine needles, mangos, and lemon zest! Smells like Big Eye IPA just a little lighter!

T: Nice citrus hoppy rush, with lemon, orange, and hints of honey! With that nice bready yeast lager finish!

M: Beautiful dry crisp mouthfeel with great carbonation! Hides the 7% very very well! Dangerously drinkable!

O: Great brew from Ballast Point! Crisp and refreshing! Perfect for a summer day. More ale like but still has that lager finish. Excellent version of the style!

BergBeer, Oct 13, 2013
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Fathom India Pale Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 519 ratings.