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RATINGS: 263   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (1921) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 18, 2014
On tap at Ballast Point Tasting Room. Pours a clear golden with a thin white head. Aroma is pine with some citrus. Flavor falls flat though, very dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (5019) - Utah, USA - NOV 9, 2014
On tap at the brewpub in Miramar
Clear golden with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is floral and earthy. Taste is grassy, floral, dusty and grainy
Decent

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (2966) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Orange-straw colored body, medium sized white head with spotty lacing. Grassy with light florals, soft grainy cereals, and a touch of grapefruit. Medium to light bodied, moderate carbonation, crisp finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jehoesefat (291) - Poway, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Piney aromas. Pours clear light orange with a whitish head. Love the flavor, sweet and bitter mixed together with a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3204) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
sample from bottle at 2014 houston big brew fest. Grassy lager base with medium hops. Moderate bitterness. Pretty solid IPL.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1407) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma: bread and grain malts, some floral hops. Appearance: clear gold, small, creamy,white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters coming up, quite hoppy, dry finish. Overall: nice Imperial Lager, quite complex. Pint at Ballast Point Brewery, San Diego.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (4065) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Location: 22 oz bottle from Syosset Beverage, 10/15/14

Aroma: The nose is doughy malt and a pretty hoppy, grapefruit rind, and some floral notes
Appearance: It pours cloudy gold-orange color with a white head that leaves fairly coating
Flavor: Tastes fairly bitter, citrus/grapefruit rind more so than fruit, with a balancing doughy malt
Palate: The body is medium, it has a soft carbonation, smooth mouthfeel, and a rather dry close
Overall Impression: I’m guessing we are getting close to IPL being its own style on RB? Anyway, this is a quite dry beer. The ctirus/grapefruit flavor is much more on the rind side than the fruit side. Quite dry/bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1044) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2014
Draft at Ballast Point. Pours a golden orange. Nose has grapefruit, citrus and toast. Taste is super clean - lots of citrus and pine. Toffee malt sweetness. Well balanced. Great stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (176) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2014
What a pleasant surprise. A lager with flavour! it’s hopped like an ipa but different flavour profile as it’s lager. Very sessionable. Nice. on tap in LA Jolla.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (681) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Solid yellow pour, decent head. Nose is hops and pils malt. Bitter. Middle is creamy soft malt. Finish is alcohol and spicy hop tang.


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