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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

582 Ratings
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Ratings: 582
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 28
Gots: 71 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: Floydster on 09-29-2007

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4.22/5  rDev +9%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of BergBeer
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
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!

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -41.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A hoppy lager? Sign me up!

This pours a straw tan color.

The beer has a light almost-floral aroma. The hop profile has an orange-blossom character to it.

It’s pleasing, with a gentle crispness. Nice and easy going. I’d have another.

Another pleasing brew from Ballast Point.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This thing smells fantastic. Clear deep golden color with about 3 fingers of super sticky white head. Perfect marriage of fruity citric and piney hop with clean herbal, earthy, and grainy scents on the nose.

Really really good. Bitterness isn't that of an IPA but hop flavors is. Beautiful ipa hop flavors with incredibly clean attributes, a crisp, solid and grainy malt bill. Sweet dry cereal grains up front followed by the faintest note of underlying fruitiness, big tropical fruit hop punch, citrus and grapefruit, touch of pineapple with a bit of pine. Finishes super clean with a resinous and drying bitterness. Medium bodied with brisk carbonation. This beer should be the epitome of this newly popular style. Delicious, clean, solid malt, bright hop, and balanced with lingering bitterness.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Fathom India Pale Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 582 ratings.