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:
854
Reviews:
144
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
184
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 854 |  Reviews: 144
Photo of jeremy_zeman
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Justindemino
3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of raindog814
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Scottqc15
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HamdenHector
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded slowly to a thin cap; very nice lacing;

S: pine, earthiness, tropical fruit;

T: orange and pineapple through the middle; finish is orange with mild bitterness;

M: medium bodied; moderate to high carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: each sip makes you want to come back for more;

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Photo of MasterRigger
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fitzy84
3.47/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bought at the Beer Shop in East Longmeadow, MA. Served in a pilsner glass and poured from a can. The beer pours with a clear copper appearance and a rather frothy, large head and patchy lacing. Aromas are jammed packed with interesting flavors. I could smell really spiced pine hops mixed with tropical fruits like grapefruit, orange, and mango. Taste was not as spectacular as the aromas, but it still followed with some fruity flavors mixed with malts. Its generally bittersweet overall. The beer is generally light with a a decent carbonation. Overall, the aromas really grabbed me, but everything else was ok.

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Photo of JeanJacketLover
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mojo
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of damndirtyape
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a tulip glass. Date stamp of 15197 06:49 FA64 on bottom of can.

Appearance: Slightly hazy (chill haze - went away as beer warmed up) gold color. 1/16" persistent white foam across the top. Some small strands of lacing.

Smell: Not a lot of aroma. Some pine and citrus that became a bit more apparent as the beer warmed up to room temperature.

Taste: A well blended flavor from start to finish. Grapefruit citrus and pine hop flavor at the start, blending into a lager/bready malt with a hint of honey, and then a pine/citrus rind finish that lingers a bit. Quite smooth.

Mouthfeel: Just right carbonation. Some stickiness on the teeth. NIce thickness.

Overall / Drinkability: Quite pleasant and I would not have minded having a 16oz can of this or another 12oz can over the course of a meal. A well blended combination of a lager malt flavor and a IPA hop flavor. The only place it falls short is in aroma, but otherwise quite a good beer and something to have again sometime.

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Photo of smcolw
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very clear, light gold color. Solid and lasting head of two fingers. I pick up three rings of laces from the first three sips; some chunky spots in between.

I can smell the raw hop immediately upon opening the can. I'm shocked to get mostly caramel malt and cream on the initial smell from the glass. A third whiff brings a nice balance between the two, but it still leans to the malt.

Smooth round start of crystal and caramel (pils?) malts. The hop is mostly bitter and is light in the swallow but lingers well in the aftertaste. This is a very easy beer to drink with full flavors and nothing extreme. The body is rich, particularly for what I'd expect from a lager. This is exaggerated by the low carbonation level.

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Photo of Oakley
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.22/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Golden color pour, 3/4" of head on it, white. Smell was really absent of the hops. Ballast point makes some damn aromatic beers across the board, this one fell flat for me. Nothing bad smelling, just I dunno, I wanted a hop blast!

Taste, decent but again, lacking the requisite hops I was hoping for. Its real clean. Had the bitterness of an IPA, but not the hopping. Can't pay this type of $/oz in the bomber format. A rare miss from BP.

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Photo of beergoot
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Crystal clear, golden body; thick, creamy, bone-white head. Fruity, berry-like aroma; mild grain note. Low-key, biscuit malt flavor; crackers; grassy and herbal tastes; nice hop bitterness at the finish. Medium-heavy body; smooth; crisp and dry; clean finish.

A nice lager/ale hybrid that delivers an interesting depth and breadth of flavors along with other sensory delights.

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Photo of Shanty76
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Srecko
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of mchegash
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Orange-gold, several fingers of off-white head. Fairly clear. No carbonation visible rising up the beer.

S: Pine citrus hops. Not as strong as in an IPA but still very present. Cannot really detect any lager aspects in the aroma.

T: Complex blend of fruit-pine-citrus-resin, with a small lagery aspect. The taste is slightly sweet. Decently tasty.

F: Quick thicker and heavier than I would expect. Medium-full body. The taste has a slight sweet stickiness to it. Light carbonation.

O: Overall this is a decent IPL. The hops and lager aspects work well together creating a single united and complex beer. Good job BP.

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Photo of azdback
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blksab99
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.77/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tone77
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A big thanks to the founding father of the canquest, woodychandler, form this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, lemons, some malts. Taste is crisp, lemons, hops, malts, balanced and very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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Fathom India Pale Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 854 ratings.
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