Fathom IPL
Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial Pilsner
Ranked #20
ABV:
7%
Score:
87
Ranked #14,435
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 10.54%
Reviews:
148
Ratings:
903
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Ballast Point Brewing Company
 
California, United States
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SCORE
87
Very Good
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Reviews by bryanboova:
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4.7/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Almost a perfect beer.

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Photo of iSrALE
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of theleechster
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jw1978
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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

Photo of Gatordaddy
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of hopsputin
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: hazy golden yellow, with some darker amber hues in the middle of the glass. large 3 finger marshmallowy white head

s: bready right at the front of the nose. like toasted french bread, sweet orange and lemon, grapefruit rinds. the lager qualities add some nice sweet grassy aromas in here as well. finishes with a nice mix of sweet malt and that slight grapefruit bitter

t: toasted bread right at the front of the tongue. it then pops with some tropical fruit - mango, pineapple, and passion fruit. middle of the mouth you meet some sweet malt, earthy graininess, and lemongrass. finish is tropical fruit, cream soda, and fresh bread. the earthy/sweetness of the lager really balances out the bitterness nicely. every time it wants to tip to being real bitter, those nice lager qualities help to cut it and you're only hit with that fruity sweetness from the hops

m: medium mouthfeel (lighter than your used to something like this feeling) with nice fizzy carbonation helping to pop the flavors

o: this is my first IPL. after drinking, i can understand why this style is on the rise. the lager qualities harmonize with the hops to cut some bitterness and provide an extremely refreshing, clean, crisp, and juicy beer. definitely would recommend

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Photo of Getalegup
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Easy to drink, light malt and citrus.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of x0darap
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of lochef81
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eychung
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChuckS
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good appearance, head lasts forever, typical hop aromas. A very good staple go to that wont disappoint ale lovers.

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Photo of Odin_Son
4.41/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nanobrew
4.67/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden color, a little paler than an IPA, had a nice strong head. The nose is a lot of floral hops with no to little malt. The taste is great, it is a little lighter in maltiness than an IPA, very slight buttery. Has a great smoothness in the mouthfeel that I thought complimented the hops very well. I was glad I ordered this, I drank it while watching an evening football game, I can see doing this a lot, and ordering numerous of these in an evening.

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

Photo of thereal_adam
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of JimboBrews54
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep sea diving is kind of what this beer will remind me of, but not really. This is just a pale IPA or pale lager that has the distinction on the flavor profile being a bit bitter and like a fancier rolling rock.

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Photo of SpdKilz
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of InVinoVeritas
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Arkay
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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

Fathom IPL from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 903 ratings