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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

499 Ratings
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Ratings: 499
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 25
Gots: 41 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

mikeburd1128, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of jlindros
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tap at deep ellum
Nice creamy almost 3 finger creamy head, doesn't fade, nice big lacing, bubbles streaming up, fairly clear orange slight toasty brown color.

Nose sweet candy malts, candied orange peel, zest, citrus and juicy hop, light floral and grassy hop, caramel malt.

Taste sweet candy malts, caramel, toasty, semi sweet, grainy heavy malt base. Then citrus hops, orange peel, light floral grassy earthy, med bitterness that's overpowered by the malts. Finish is drier but little sticky, sweet malt flavor, caramel, fair bitter earthy citrus hops lingering.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb.

Overall ok but do much for me, pretty much no lager character either.

jlindros, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of facundoCNB
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a beautiful clean light copper/golden yellow pour with 2 fingers of white bright head, nice retention and lots of lacing. aromas of piney hops, caramel, tropical fruits, bready. at first, this tastes just like an ipa.. nice piney hop flavor, grapefruit rind, citrusy.. the you get a decent amount of caramel/barley, and finishes dry with a bready flavor. a really nice beer overall, the lager yeast akes it more refreshing than an ipa, but i do miss the lingering bitterness of the style.
medium in body with high carbonation, creamy mouthfeel with a dry finish.

facundoCNB, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of InfernoBoss
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

InfernoBoss, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of wonothesane42
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

wonothesane42, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of SadMachine
4/5  rDev +3.4%

SadMachine, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of Soumya
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

Soumya, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of hpthebull
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

hpthebull, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of Jeysun23
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Jeysun23, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of Smosk
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Smosk, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of midnitesun11
4/5  rDev +3.4%

midnitesun11, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev +3.4%

warnerry, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Jamison85
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Jamison85, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, clear, golden blonde coloring with a filmy, clingy, white surface coat of head. Aromas of toasted grains, floral hops highlights with a bitter, resiny undertone, and some grassy highlights. Flavors of toasted grains, peppery dry hops characters, and some buttery highlights. Light, crisp body, with a dry endfeel. Toasty and bitter resiny hops in the aftertase. Very drinkable and very refreshing.

GarthDanielson, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of oberon
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a becker a clear rich burnt orange infused golden with a great looking large fluffy white crown that settled slowly leaving alot of broken lace behind.Aromas were yeasty with overripe citrus fruits and a bit toasted bread,a hint of sweet booze as well.Flavors of somewhat sweet doughy bread with a big shot the overripe citrusy hops,again the yeast plays a big role.I really liked this hopped lager,it actually seems bigger than what it is.

oberon, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a clear, rich yellow color. Big, foamy, thick head. The head retains very well. It leaves hundreds of lacing dots all over the glass.

S-The aroma isn't very intense but it does dish out floral and tropical aromas. Cracker and bread malt with Lager yeast.

T-The flavor is better than the nose. The Lager yeast is pretty noticeable and it mingles well with the floral, citrus and other fruity-hop flavor elements. A dry cracker malt sets in too. Unfortunately I found the booze to be a bit too prominent.

M-The beer's lowest point. After a larger swig, I could really taste the hot sting of the alcohol. I found the flavors to fall apart a bit as it warmed too.

O/D-Good, not great. Especially when Jack's Abby IPLs are constantly sitting on the shelf for me at a fear better price point for a noticeably tastier product.

VelvetExtract, Aug 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

pkalix, Aug 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of PicoPapa
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

PicoPapa, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of jmmy3
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

jmmy3, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of beertunes
3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

beertunes, Aug 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Josievan, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

geuze_gone_wild, Aug 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Theortiz01, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Alduya, Aug 22, 2013
Fathom India Pale Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 499 ratings.