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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

418 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 418
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 22
Gots: 20 | 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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California

3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from 22 oz bottle poured to a pint glass

A: Goldenrod/dark yellow with 3/4" white foamy head. Lots of tiny carbonation bubbles
S: Light hop aroma with slight biscuit smell
T: Hops produce bitter taste and aftertaste, but not too bitter. Notes of citrus - mainly grapefruit and pine
M: Crisp and clean as is typical with a lager
O: A really good beer. A lager with a west coast IPA taste. Nicely hopped but not overpowering. I'll have another...

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 21:06:46 | More by lazy8
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-27-2014 20:31:56 | More by hipboy221
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05-27-2014 16:21:35 | More by Deaner1308
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Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

05-25-2014 13:42:13 | More by target88
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Australia

3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden colour with a moderate fluffy off white head.

Moderately malty and smooth. Slight hop aroma.

Resinous hop character with light malt. Quite sharp but in a good way.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Good.

A crisp, clean strong lager. Nicely hoppy.

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2014 02:59:55 | More by dgilks
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Massachusetts

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California

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at The Draft in Petco Park.

Brassy and very clear, the small soapy head is a half finger in height and refuses to vanish until halfway through the glass. Leaves some loose rings of lace.

Aroma profile is very similar to Ballast Point's Big Eye, clean pilsner malt is cracker-like and crisp but with caramel sweetness and a bit of bready dough for balance. Hops are quite strong 50/50 blend of orange citrus and a raw and green pine resin. Slight whiff of alcohol.

Pale and pilsner malt are tight and clean with added caramel sweetness from some darker grain. The flavor of hops are still a combination of orange citrus and resin but it swings more towards the pine end of the spectrum with a cleansing and grassy finish. Alcohol is prevalent but is swept up in the medium bitterness and drying of the lager that releases a resiny aftertaste.

Medium bodied, very much like a DIPA with adequate carbonation. Cleansing bitterness and drying is very efficient for a high abv brew. The alcohol is tasted but not really felt so strongly if that makes any sense.

A very tasty beer that is all IPA except using slightly cleaner lager yeast that imparts less fruit esters and complexities. Still very doughy and sweet, the hops completely carry this beer on its shoulders into a good level.

Serving type: on-tap

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California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +16%

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California

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Maryland

4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on draft at Lures on 4/14/14

A-Clear deep golden liquid with small to medium white head. Great lacing.

S-Aroma of citrus, tangerine, grapefruit, biscuit, mango and bread.

T-Taste is very light sweet and light bitter with notes of grapefruit, citrus, mango and bread.

M-Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.

O-Overall an idea to have a clean version of IPA that makes you have more.

Serving type: on-tap

04-25-2014 01:18:13 | More by reebtaerG
Fathom India Pale Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 418 ratings.