Fathom India Pale Lager - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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3.95/5 rDev +1.8%
Appearance - Pours crystal clear and golden yellow in color with a white, 2-finger head. Fair retention gives way to a broken layer of suds with a nice ring around the edge of the glass.
Smell - Predominant mango aroma, along with touches of orange and pine.
Taste - Follows the nose. Orange and mango dominate upfront, but there's a distinct pine resin undertone throughout. Malt bill is clean and adds sweetness, but without a truly defining flavor. Finish is a nice orange zest character.
Mouthfeel - Light to medium body with fair, tingly carbonation. Crisp, clean finish.
Overall - One of the better IPL's I've had to date. For the price I paid, it's well worth a few more trips "into the Fathom".
07-22-2014 04:36:12 | More by TheSixthRing
3.53/5 rDev -9%
This is a crisp beer. Definitely a lager or pilsner style beer. Color is light copper color, very similar to Yuengling really. Not a malt bomb but not really hoppy either. It was labeled as a IPA style lager. I don't detect that much hop in the flavors. Maybe I have had too many true IPA's but this one is not hoppy at all. It is very much a lager. I won't go through a full review. I will say that its a decent beer but like so many craft breweries that make stuff that is away from a good IPA or Stout that they are known for it just is not worth the price difference. When you can get a 12 pack of adjunct lager 12 oz cans for maybe a couple of bucks more. Like I said this beer reminds me a lot of Yeungling and was only two dollars less than the local grocery chain has a 12 pack on sale for this week.
07-19-2014 02:10:03 | More by humuloner22
Fathom India Pale Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 439 ratings.