Fathom IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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3.79/5
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258 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fathom IPA highlights our favorite characteristics of the west-coast IPA style. This crisp and clean brew features a touch of malt on the surface with an ocean of zesty orange and piney hops below. The result is a refreshing, easy drinking IPA with just the right amount of depth.

Added by dannydetox on 10-05-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,973
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
258
pDev:
8.18%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
76
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 258 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of Dduquette
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of biointen
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vidisad
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wafers
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cgrunin
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wallace521
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of pirmannt1
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle with a packaged on date of 8/6/18; into a pub glass.
Appearance- clear sunset orange, with scattered bubbles and a thin soapy white head; lacing is decent.
Smell- earthy and pine hops, along with some mild biscuit malt.
Taste - rather straight forward, follows the nose.
Feel - mildly bitter, fairly light and balanced.
Overall- pretty basic here, in fact, this comes off more English style as opposed to west coast.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.37/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lettice123
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Fathom is a refreshing IPA whose citrus finish and smooth delivery are excellent for a night of relaxation. When paired with barbecue chicken it is an excellent brew. Be warned -- don't drop it; the foam goes everywhere.

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Photo of KMillard
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fairly standard IPA w bit more malt in balance. Good especially from can.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Didier
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LukeGude
3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Pequod's Pizza with Sox-Cubs on TV, doesn't get more Chicago than that! Felt strong than 6%, maybe I'm not used to West Coast IPA anymore

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3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chanman12
4.4/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Csjacko
3.16/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.17/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L: Clear orange with a small creamy white head. Good retention and rings of lacing.

S: Sweet caramel malt, toffee, orange peel, lemonade, pine needle. Slightly sour.

T: Some orange and lemon upfront and throughout, and some sweet caramel candy malt. Fairly crisp, but there's an off-key sourness as well as malty sweetness, and it's generally bland throughout. A touch of pine on the finish. Fairly crisp and clean, though.

F: Light, but not watery. Medium carbonation.

O: I'm not impressed with this. It's rather bland and seems somewhat "off." I wouldn't buy it again.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MTucker519
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of psycHOPathy
3.05/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear amber-orange body, faint carbonation, thin head
Biscuit, mango, apricot, peach
Grass and pine, a little malt. None of the citrus from the nose. Bitter aftertaste
Medium body, a little abrasive
Kinda flat, in taste and in feel. And bitter. Canned a month ago so I doubt that's it... would not get again

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3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.39/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Fathom IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 258 ratings