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RATINGS: 253   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (3380) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
On tap @ Mudville. A near clear golden one with a medium sized light lacing just off-white top. Really fruity and delicious nose here. Lots of peachy fruitiness, in way i would have guessed this is a ale. It also has traces of fresh pine cones and res sweet apples. Lovely. It has a little bit more of a strong pilsner in the taste. Some alcohol tones, but itís really well hopped. Light oily on the mouthfeel and below average prickling on the carbonation. I get lots of pear ice cream here. Quite a lot really. Not sure why though. Light drymouthing finish with a little bit of alcohol. Quite a good one. 16.06 2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6129) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
Clear dullish golden pour feeds a 2cm thick, rather tight and uniform small-bubbled white head. This was bought 2 weeks ago and seems quite fresh. Convincing aroma has slightly tropical (pineapple, mango), gently floral and agressively resinous/piney scents. Obviously hop driven. In mouth, it is clean and maltiness takes a lot more room, but comes with more residual sugars than Iíd like. I may be dreaming, but I imagine a sulphur note back there, quickly washed away by the strong resinous hops which dominate flavours and close the beer with a rough-edged, rather harsh bitterness less supported by the malt sugars than rendered even rougher by the surprisingly alcoholic surroundings. While not very thick, it does feel stronger than 7%. Iím not as charmed as I hoped, spoiled that I am to have close access to Jackís Abby that makes softer, more wholesome examples.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (358) - - JUL 12, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 4, 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, grapefruit) to shine but without too much sweetness. Nice resinous notes. Appropriately bitter finish. Crisp and clean and somehow flavors are more pure than your typical IPA. Pours on the light side for the style- decent head, lots of bubbles. Perfect for summer- have already bought another bomber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3133) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1754) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
On draft at Trappeze Pub. Clean and crisp with fruitiness, citrus, crackery malt, pine. Havenít had too many of these, but this is one of the finest examples. Easy to drink and nice palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (1164) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Every bit as good as an IPA. Big citrus hops, refined, refreshing, just plain yummy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
poisoneddwarf (1712) - 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. Doesnít taste exactly fresh. Donít see a date on the bottle. Nevertheless, itís not bad, but I expect more from this brewery. Itís kind of dull, but Iím sure it was better fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6266) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontape (297) - Valley Village, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle dated about a month ago. I have a feeling it has fallen off a bit but itís still pretty nice. Piney, citrus-y hop flavors big on the nose. Taste is clean with hops and bready malt flavors. Balanced and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014
25th May 2014
Tasting at the ever gracious ChrisOís. 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.

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