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:
57
Gots:
185
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 854 |  Reviews: 144
Photo of TheHopsman
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cold_1
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle, pours slightly hazey Amber colour with a small white head that disapates to a small layer. Aroma grapefruit, citrus, pine, tropical fruit. Taste grapefruit, citrus, tropical fruit. Not to bad.

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Photo of E-McFarden
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of denver10
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of silenz
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of do_ob
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into a pint glass (blasphemy, I know). Light gold in color with outstanding clarity. About a finger of bubbly white foam on top that fizzed down to a thin lacing after a few minutes. This beer looks like your standard, filtered lager - not a bad thing. Interesting nose on this guy. I get tons of lemon & orange peel, along with light spice, citrus, grapefruit, mango, bready malt and hops. The aroma isn't necessarily assertive, but it's pleasant and balanced nicely. On the taste, the first thing I pick up is the fruit (orange, lemon, grapefruit) followed immediately by a crushing wave of citrus and pine. Not a huge hop presence until you get to the finish, which is a good mixture of modest hops and bready malt. There are some final touches of zest lemon and orange spread around in there as well. Bittersweet aftertaste that's more reminiscent of an IPA than anything. In terms of the feel, this beer is what you'd expect out of a Ballast Point IPL, that is, light (but dense enough to carry that 7%), smooth, and inherently drinkable. It doesn't have the body of a good 7% IPA, but it's not supposed to.

Overall, a very good beer. I could sit at a bar and drink this while eating wings and fries all day long.

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Photo of MtOrion
4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BryantForestry
3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of amalburg
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Lobina
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on draft at A & R Grill in Yuma. Light in color but nice aroma and a very floral citrus flavor. Smooth and drinkable. Would definitely drink this one again.

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

This is pretty interesting. It's like a half lager, half IPA.
It pours a dark straw and has a deep pine aroma.

Full head and pretty lacing.

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Photo of Bsanderson323
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

On-tap 1/14/2016 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a medium foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains lager yeast, caramelized malts, some hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast and a hearty malt character. Then some sweet flavors of caramel and a little citrus come in. The hops presence is mild for the style but brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.

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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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