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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (338) - - JUL 12, 2014
Loved it! Even better that it suprised me- was fully prepared to not give another lager the time of day. The lagering technique seems to be the perfect complement to the west coast hops. Allows the hop flavors (pine, citrus, floral) to shine but without too much sweetness. Crisp and clean and somehow flavors are more pure than your typical IPA. Pours on the light side for an IPA- decent head, lots of bubbles. Perfect for summer- have already bought another bomber.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3116) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Slightly hazy dark yellow body with a tall, sticky, white head. The aroma is sweet and grassy. The flavor is sweet, following the aroma. Just a touch of bitterness in the finish. Medium body. Just not a big fan of the sweet, strong Pale Lagers so far. Thanks to crajun for sending this one!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1654) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
On draft at Trappeze Pub. Clean and crisp with fruitiness, citrus, crackery malt, pine. Haven’t had too many of these, but this is one of the finest examples. Easy to drink and nice palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (1076) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Every bit as good as an IPA. Big citrus hops, refined, refreshing, just plain yummy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
poisoneddwarf (1680) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Rating from two days ago up the river. Bomber. Aroma is doughy, catty, pineapple, gun metal (not intrusive), wet hayfield, skunk (not too off-putting). Smells like a lot of German lagers after the catty tropical hop notes fade out. Pours hazy cantaloupe with a medium off-white head with great retention; leaves some lace. Taste is bitter backed by a nice candy sweetness, grainy with a lingering bitter finish. Carbonation is high, medium body. Doesn’t taste exactly fresh. Don’t see a date on the bottle. Nevertheless, it’s not bad, but I expect more from this brewery. It’s kind of dull, but I’m sure it was better fresh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5944) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Tap at Red Cow in St. Paul. Gold pour with a spotty white head. Floral and citrus aroma. Kind of sweet smelling. Medium to lighter palate. Finishes smooth. Not over the top in any way but nice overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontape (208) - Valley Village, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle dated about a month ago. I have a feeling it has fallen off a bit but it’s still pretty nice. Piney, citrus-y hop flavors big on the nose. Taste is clean with hops and bready malt flavors. Balanced and enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014
25th May 2014
Tasting at the ever gracious ChrisO’s. Thanks to our host for this winner. Clear pale gold beer, good fluffy white head. Palate is very light and airy. Superfine carbonation. Very light malt base, slightly sweet. Little floralness. Hops are a nice combo of mild skunk, resinous orange and mild tropical fruits. Light airy finish. Tasty and super drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VictorStr (1202) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
Den här var riktigt bra. Fruktig i aromen, bra fyllighet i smak och kropp, beska.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wihlan (203) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
Bärnstensfärgad med vitt skum. Den har en mycket angenäm arom, påminner något om parfym. Smakar mycket humle men man kan ändå känna malten och det avslutad med en tydlig härlig beska.


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