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
Ratings:
855
Reviews:
144
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
185
For Trade:
1
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3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CJNAPS
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of broadway848
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaxon53
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gspeer711
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jmikepow
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brolo75
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can poured into a Ballast Point tulip glass

A: Clear, orange, slightly amber color, poured a thick creamy bright white head that dissipated after a few minutes, lots of lacing, nice steady stream of carbonation coming off the bottom, looks more like an IPA than it does a lager.

A: Citrus, grapefruit, pine, slight sweet malt comes through, for being a lager this smells just like an IPA with lots of citrus notes.

T: Citrus, grapefruit bitterness up front, some pine bitterness, finishes like a lager, it doesn't have that lingering bitterness of an IPA, but it finishes crisp, slightly dry, there is a biscuit, bread not finish to the beer, taste really good.

M: Medium mouthfeel, slightly dry finish, average carbonation.

O: My first time with an IPA style lager, definitely different, smells like an IPA, starts like an IPA, however, it finishes crisp and short, there is not a bitter aftertaste like an IPA, which I like, but a cleaner, easier drinking finish. A good beer but if I want citrus and pine bitterness in a beer with a strong finish I will reach for an IPA/IIPA, not an IPA style lager. If IPAs are too bitter for you, you might want to give Fathom a try as it finishes cleaner than IPA yet still has IPA citrus and pine notes.

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Photo of dreichus
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HungarianCount
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of npachl
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jfcaa193
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gatheredwaters
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GarrettB
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

September 6th, 2013 - As of June, 2015, Ballast Point's incredible label art for Fathom adorns the wall of the tasting room near Old Town, San Diego. But back during the review, I believe this was still just paper on bottle, showing off a fresh and crisp beer for San Diego late Fall drinking. The body is deep and gold, giving off a fresh and hoppy aroma. The flavor is sweet and surprisingly tangy, with some lemon and orange. Hops and a fresh, clean "pils" taste still define the body, and overall I'm feeling ready for another round of late September sweating.

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Photo of SteveB24
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of churchillps
3.41/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Fathom India Pale Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 855 ratings.
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