Fathom IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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3.8/5
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244 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:
-
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
244
pDev:
7.89%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
73
Trade:
0
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Photo of Winzlow
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chanman12
4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Csjacko
3.16/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.17/5  rDev -16.6%
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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Photo of OtisCampbell007
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MTucker519
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of psycHOPathy
3.05/5  rDev -19.7%
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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Photo of LXIXME
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Quafftastic
3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mtn
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueSpader
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nasty15108
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ClintGoodman
3.29/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
2.96/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From the bottom of the can: "FT 130 12:17 PKG 21 JUN 18" The can date also matched what was on the box.

Appearance: There are a lot of suspended solids in the beer. It's a bit like looking through a yellow snow globe. The body is a light gold color and the tiny floating particles give it a hazy appearance. It has an amazing head that is pure white with rocky lacing that coats the glass.

Aroma: There isn't much going on here. It has a slightly minty nose and there is a faint hint of grain aroma but really it feels like I'm trying to coax aroma from this beer.

Taste: It has an average mix of mint and pine with just enough flavor to remind you that you are drinking an IPA, but not enough to make you sit up and take notice.

Mouthfeel: The beer has a moderate or "middle of the road" bitterness level for an IPA and it works for this beer. It has a bit of a light-to-medium presence on the tongue. Carbonation is good.

Overall: It's a fairly average IPA. It has a nice minty and pine-like quality to it which can be refreshing at times. As a grab-and-go IPA for a party or as something to pick up in the supermarket this would work. If you are able to get something with a little more aroma and flavor then I would advise going that route. It's not a beer I would likely purchase again but it's one I would drink again.

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3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petewheeler
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sparx1100
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Franziskaner
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Copper colored with a fingernail of dishwasher white. Faint lacing. The aroma is of pine and light malt. I'm tasting a very pine hop forward IPA with some tangerine in the mix. The mouth offers light stickiness and light resinousness.

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Photo of StevenMilligan
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Golden with nice foam and great lacing.
N: Hops, pine/resin, grapefruit, and floral.
T: Follows the nose, west coast bite with rich hops and citrus/floral on the back side.
M: Medium
O: Solid west coast IPA, all the bite and hoppy goodness with a little citrus burst to even things out.

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Fathom IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 244 ratings