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Ballast Point Fathom India Pale Lager



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RATINGS: 254   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (652) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Draft. Crystal clear amber body with medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, lemon/grapefruit, some orange, bread, light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some lemon, straw, mango, faint alcohol. Medium body, some stickiness, light resin.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ordybill (92) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Appearance: slightly hazy yellow. Full white head on the pour. Poured from a 22OZ bomber into a pint glass. Aroma- this beer had not much that could be identified by the aroma, maybe some basic hops? Appearance- a clear nice golden yellow with about a 1.5 inch white head Taste- Fairly good flavor, I could really taste the hops Overall- A fairly good beer, it is not my favorite Ballast Point beer but it was not a disappointment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (3135) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle shared at Chrisso’s May 2014 tasting 25/05/2014. Thanks to Chris! Aroma is candied pine, dank, spicy orange peel hops. Clear golden coloured pour with a lasting white head. Flavour is caramel / honey malt ascents, pine resin. Really nice clean ferment. Lingering spicy hop. Palate is chewy, resin hop, fresh on the tongue. Finish is medium dry. Very clean and drinkable with good hop depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4012) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Some light citrus brings this together for a decent drink. Pours golden with ok head and lacing. Some citrus, and a touch of trashy aroma in finish with some bitterness - perhaps I just don’t prefer lagering. Comes together well though, for style. Tap at Churchkey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Sample at Daily Growler UA. The beer pours a slightly hazy straw-gold color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of tropical fruits, herbal hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of grapefruity hops and pineapple, toasted malt and pine. The finish is moderately bitter with a fruity hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gendv138 (1331) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of tropical fruit, lemon lime, sweet peach candy, candied fruit. Tastes of tropical fruit, citrus, light floral notes, caramel and malt. Medium body with a dry finish. Semi-malty mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 1, 2014
This was a very nice pilsner with tons of hops. Very dry and crisp, this was pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10987) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle at the chriso May 2014 tasting - London. Pours perfectly clear gold with a creamy white head. Great aroma with notes of tangerine, grapefruit and pale bread. Medium sweet flavor with light bitter citrus rind, some herbal hops, anise, ripe citrus, white bread. Light to medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Sweet finish, lightly bitter, with mellow marmalade, ripe orange, grapefruit rind. Very decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (2029) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
One of the better IPLs out there in my humble opinion. Manages a delicate balance of bready malts and intensely aromatic and fruity hops. Bitter leaning, but not overly so. "

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