Fathom IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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3.82/5
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174 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:
#16,808
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
174
pDev:
7.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
57
Trade:
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Ratings: 174 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of OldSmaug
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyclonece09
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours orange yellow with a fluffy white head. Smells of citrus and floral hop notes. Tastes of piney and floral hops with slight malt sweetness and citrus. Beer is light bodied and very easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.

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Photo of Jonterman
4.67/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jimpyle48
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VABA
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a light amber color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has hoppy and citrus hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a hoppy and citrus flavor
M-A light bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A nice west style IPA

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Photo of Ned57
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of twax
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Clear gold with a fat finger of dense, foamy, near-white head. Decent lacing. Light tropical fruits and melon in the nose carry over to the taste. Sweet and fruity up front; a little doughy malt and pepperiness mid-palate; and a touch of dull grassy bitterness adding a little balance on the backend. On the light side of medium bodied, or maybe the heavy side of light bodied, with decent carbonation. A refreshing, inoffensive beer.

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Photo of DaveCash
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lelampp
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TomBanahan
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of G-R-Fracassa
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkrich
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. freshness dated can: beautiful orange-honey hue with a foamy and sustained white-head.

The aroma was pungent, tropical fruit.

Just like this brewer's other IPAs, this one is first rate with a very pleasant entry of semisweet fruit - orange, marmalade and hints of mango. This is followed by a nice but subtle malt background.

Light to medium bodied with refreshing carbonation and a lingering bitterness on the palate.

When I visit the beer store, I don't always look for Ballast Point. That is a shame as this is an outstanding example of an American IPA. Now I regret not purchasing Grunion pale ale, a fine American pale ale with a unique flavor profile.

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Photo of Corburk
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hackattack
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was new at the nearest Martin's for around 9 bucks warm. Good deal for this brewery's stuff..not as good as Sculpin, which was around 3 bucks more, but really flavorful, hoppy and smooth.

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Photo of DigitGrowler
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of prisdefer
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BurakK
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Well balanced. Not very interesting or special but it is certainly tasty beer with piney, well balanced hop aromas. It can be a good go-to IPA.

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Photo of steinhauser10
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pens1967
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of runlikeakenyan
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ShepardCommander
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Fathom IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 174 ratings