Fathom India Pale Lager | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Fathom India Pale LagerFathom India Pale Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Floydster on 09-29-2007

BEER STATS
Reviews:
142
Ratings:
845
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
25.45%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
181
For Trade:
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Reviews: 142 | Ratings: 845
Reviews by Deuane:
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3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Bright, brilliant clear copper with a medium off-white head that held on strong and left spotty lace.

S-Rather light overall with just enough spicy citrus hops and sweet biscuit malt to keep your interest.

T-Fairly aggressive spicy citrus hop bite up front that quickly fades away to mildly sweet biscuit malt. This one has the Pale Ale hop bite up front and the clean lager finish.

M-Medium-light bodied with that typical crisp and clean finish.

D-An interesting and well made brew from Ballast Point for sure. I like and appreciate the effort of this rather rarely done hybrid style but I didn't love it. An easy to drink and enjoyable beer but not overly memorable.

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Photo of oberon
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a becker a clear rich burnt orange infused golden with a great looking large fluffy white crown that settled slowly leaving alot of broken lace behind.Aromas were yeasty with overripe citrus fruits and a bit toasted bread,a hint of sweet booze as well.Flavors of somewhat sweet doughy bread with a big shot the overripe citrusy hops,again the yeast plays a big role.I really liked this hopped lager,it actually seems bigger than what it is.

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4.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.06/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.2/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Beaver13
3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours clear golden orange with a big creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is crisp sweet doughy malt with some fruit and resiny metallic hops.

The flavor is sweet bready malts and some fruit with some peppery grassy hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a decent hoppy lager.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of magictrokini
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tap @ Hamilton's. This is not the first IPL I've had, but its definitely the best. Pours clear gold with a one-finger white head. Moderate lacing. Sweet, floral hop aroma. Lots of pine and lemongrass, less of the grapefruit/citrus. Sharp, crisp resin bite up front. Mellows a little into a grapefruit-lemon-orange peel sweetness. The lager back enhances the West Coast IPA feel, giving it a sweet finish. I could drink this all night its so smooth. Very well done.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.4/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Fathom India Pale Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 845 ratings.
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