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Ballast Point Fathom India Pale Lager

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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Lager meets IPA in a winning combination.

Our Fathom India Pale Lager combines time-honored lagering techniques with the hop profiles of a West Coast IPA recipe. The cold-fermenting lager yeast provides a clean base that allows the citrus and pine aromas from the hops to really shine. The result is a gold medal beer with a refreshing, easy drinking character and just the right amount of depth.


3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fantomasus (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 24, 2015
Not my favorite Ballast Point product. Bland burnt gold with a flimsy head. Aroma: sour malt and honey? Almost unpleasant. Taste is fairly balanced. Nice clean palate that leans a little sticky. It’s okay.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gorgosh (290) - - APR 24, 2015
Här finns inte mycket att hetsa upp sig över. Inget som får nerverna att knyta sig, vare sig av lycka eller besvikelse. Idén är kul, men utförandet mindre lyckat när den veka kroppen inte orkar bära upp ryggsäcken full med humle.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DylansDad (387) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 24, 2015
very nice aromas and flavours but they are overwhelmed by the heat of the alcohol. OK but incongruous.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2423) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 19, 2015
Aroma: Bready, Crackers, Mild Citrus Appearance: Hazy Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Decent Lacing Taste: Sweet Orange, Crackers, Mild Yeast Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Roger60 (76) - - APR 17, 2015
SB Oskarshamn, flaska. Frukt Habanero (?) i aromen, läckert skum. Rund inte ipa humlad. För stark kanske . Helt OK långt bättre än Arboga 7,2 men den ribban ligger bra lågt.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vighals (1695) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - APR 17, 2015
Klar gylden brun med to fingre høyt fluffy skum som legger seg fort. Lukter kvae og noe bær. Søtlig bær og karamell, og en litt skarp bitter litt brent smak. Alkohol. Medium fylde. Alkohol i ettersmak

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (819) - Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2015
On tap. Dark gold with one finger head. Nice citrus aroma. Grapefruit, slight pine. Pretty good beer. Very easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nano142 (18) - - APR 14, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget Farsta. Pours nice and clear with ok head. Has a fresh taste with a medium hopiness to it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badhack (380) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 11, 2015
Interesting lager. Soft palate, avg carbonation. Pours clear but lacks that crispness lagers have. It is however pleasing to drink. The high hopping gives it the citrus and pine attributes IPAs have.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sunlander (18) - SWEDEN - APR 10, 2015
Looks like a interesting lager. Smells like a light ipa, fruity, citrus and hops. Taste of citrus and grapefruit. Way to bitter. Looks better than it tastes. Ok but nothing special.


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