Fathom IPA
Ballast Point Brewing Company

Fathom IPAFathom IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #5,273
ABV:
6%
Score:
85
Ranked #29,414
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 8.44%
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
383
From:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
Fathom IPAFathom IPA
Notes: 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.
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Reviews by DenverHopHead:
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DenverHopHead from Colorado

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.

Oct 07, 2018
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.49/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fathom has a medium-to-thick, off-white head, a semi-translucent orange-gold appearance, some lazy ascending bubbles, and moderate glass lacing. Aroma is of fairly dank hop resin, white bread, and some tropical fruit. Taste is of strong hop bitterness, dankness, white bread, white bread crust, and sugar. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Fathom finishes drying.

RJT

Dec 12, 2017
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Act25 from New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

love the brewer. Nicely managed this easy going IPA at 6% ABV. Almost an APA or Dales like experience. Would love to blind test in a series of hoppy APAs or mild IPAs. Will try again.
a) Pours bright amber body with a hazy consistency. 1 finger white head with ample density, last, and lace as with all brews from BP.
s) Solid aroma of malt first then piney hops, citrus, tropical fruit, and a long, malty, almost EIPA like bread shop aroma.
t) Very grounded in the malt and bread with layers of tropical fruit marmalade, citrus, piney hops, all balanced and drinkable.
f) Well-carbonated sporting mid weight, good feel, and creamy finish.
o) Clearly their approachable IPA. And I'm coming back for more, could be a regular like Dales. Drinkable, balanced, good with food and friends.

Mar 18, 2018
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cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.79/5  rDev 0%
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.

May 18, 2018
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kflorence from Texas

3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 24, 2018
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jaydoc from Kansas

3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Apr 28, 2018
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KTCamm from New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

2/18/18...pours hazy gold, heavy white foam layers the top at over 1/2 inch. Sharp resin nose. Wet juicy open. Watery. Fast finish with a slight lingering pine burn. Slight bite at the start. Simplistic but well made IPA.

Apr 08, 2018
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TallGuyCM from California

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

Jun 16, 2020
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jeffthepony from Georgia

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

May 21, 2018
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jkermitj from Mississippi

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

Jun 24, 2018
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BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

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

Taste: fresh,crisp, citrus,airy hops, balance by light malts making a clean finish. Fresh floral hops and malt grainy nose. gold, mostly clear, with white head and some lace. Medium to med/full body. Very drinkable. 70 IBUs

Dec 19, 2018
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MickeyHops from California

3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nov 18, 2017
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gboley from California

3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dec 10, 2019
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LarryMyers from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jan 13, 2018
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timon from California

3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not bad. The smell and taste are hard for me to classify. Both come off as a bit muddled to be honest. I don't know what to make of this beer. The taste and mouthfeel are pretty good, but there are better beers for the same price.

Mar 06, 2020
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Unclevince from West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sep 05, 2019
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ZenAgnostic from Texas

3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can poured into a Duvel tulip. PKG23SEPT 19 printed on bottom of can. So it's 2 months old. Should still be plenty fresh.

Appearance - Very slightly hazy medium to deep gold body with a large offwhite head with decent retention and low stick. 4

Smell - Faint grass. Slight honey roundness to it. Notably weak for the style. 3.25

Taste - Grass with rounded citrus and honey sweetness. Great balance between the components. 4

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Just astringent enough to keep it clean and fresh. 4

Overall - Incredibly drinkable while not being boring or too unchallenging. Great balance. Near perfect for a session IPA. 4.5

Nov 10, 2019
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vidisad from California

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

Oct 26, 2018
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smutty33 from Connecticut

3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nov 16, 2017
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Chico1985 from Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 21, 2018
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Kraig from California

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 31, 2020
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bumchilly25 from Canada (BC)

3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 09, 2018
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claminat420 from Michigan

4.34/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can marked FA 97 17282 13:3? poured heavily into a pint glass.

Appearance- transparent copper color with a frothy off white yellowish head. leaves decent lacing.

Aroma- citrusy. grapefruit and slight grass. nice

Taste- like the smell. abv is undetected. hoppy cascade to h^ll. really nice. very light caramel cereal malt note.

Mouthfeel- solid medium bodied. good carbonation.

Drinkability- gonna grab more of this down the road for sure.

Overall- any hophead out there needs to give this one a try. a great session lawnmower ipa.

Dec 30, 2017
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Griffith from Connecticut

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

Apr 24, 2019
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chrishiker1409 from New York

4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 20, 2019
Fathom IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 383 ratings