Orange Vanilla Fathom | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A sweeter take on an award-winning IPL
Our Orange Vanilla Fathom India-Style Pale Lager continues our quest for exploration. The piney and citrus hop aromas of our India-Style Pale Lager combine with sweet orange and creamy vanilla - while staying true to classic lagering techniques. Brewed with a touch of nostalgia, it may remind you of a childhood treat, but this one is just for adults.

Added by Keananmichael5 on 02-28-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,050
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
159
pDev:
11.32%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alexsergio
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RobVee
5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Was worried it would be too sweet but was extremely surprised that it wasn't. Very smooth and all too easy to drink more than one. Exceeded my expectations.

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Photo of j0hnc2468
3.02/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of taospowder
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nitty703
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bitterbill
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 ml bottle.

Pours orange gold, impressive head of foam, lacing is also good.

I smell orange blossoms, vanilla, overall, a nose that suggests some bitterness.

Cream soda and orange blossoms taste, pretty bitter, finishes with more orange than vanilla, which is good for me.

Good mouthfeel, good different Lager.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good look and smell
Feel is dry yet smooth with smooth vanilla texture
Taste has orange zest and mild malt sweetness with vanilla in finish
Overall a pretty good cream without a ton of adjunct to mess with the base

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Photo of antimasone
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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4.98/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Toynk
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ben1313
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi clear orange gold with a small white head. Smells of orange vanilla creamsicle, booze, light hops, and malt. Tastes initially of strong orange vanilla creamsicle, then the hops hit and it finishes with very strong alcohol for a 7%. Medium in body and medium light carbonation. Overall it was good for the first few sips but then got tedious to drink. The alcohol is also far too apparent for only a 7% beer.

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3.34/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ICTguy21
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a pint glass from draft at Half Day Brewing Company on August 27, 2017. This has a very appealing look and smell. However, it is just a little to sweet for my tastes.

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Orange Vanilla Fathom from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 159 ratings