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RATINGS: 543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
obxdude10 (2262) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Despite the overall numbers, I gotta say that I’m not a fan of this beer. It has a really off-putting and nasty flavor that I taste, especially toward the finish. I was struggling for a long time, trying to nail down what exactly that flavor was. The only thing I could really come up with was a sour, grassy, fruity flavor that just completely ruined the entire brew. It seemed to leave a thick, velvety film on my tongue, tasting almost like a boozy, outdated banana. After drinking another can of this, I believe that undesirable flavor to be black licorice. Everything else was going decently until that off taste turned up: light gold pour with a thick and sticky white head, nice lacing, mostly hoppy aroma with some fruit thrown in. This is the first bad experience I’ve had with Ballast Point (that I can recall), and I’m really shocked the Fathom IPL turned out to be such a disappointment. I’m not sure what to do with the other four cans of this sixer...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14039) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2016
KŘLF 111215. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is citrus, fruit, peaches, spices. Flavour is sweet, malt, hop, butterscotsch, pine, fruit, citrus, peaches, spices. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5578) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2016
Bomber. Clear gole pour with thin white head. Aroma is hoppy, very fruity, citrusy, light grassy notes, honey. Taste is quite bitter, very hoppy, grassy, pineapple, honey malt notes. Palate is med bodied, light carbonation, slick. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hallstein (483) - Skogn, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2016
Aroma hits hard with the stonefruits, papaya and peach in plenty amount. Slight caramel. Flavor is very crisp and clean with tons of stonefruit flavors, crisp, bready, malty flavors and a finish that rounds it off nicely. This was incredibly good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
OldMrCrow (2376) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2016
Can from total wine.

Fuck, I can’t believe how bad this is. Ballast Point never seems to even swerve the least bit in quality, but here they drove the bus right off the bridge. It starts out OK. Orangish pour, white head. Pretty decent citrus hop aroma. Hops on the front end of the flavor profile, but then this sickly sweet fermented fruit thing kicks in and ruins the entire experience. Wow. Total drain pour. I’m going to go pour myself a decent pils and try to forget the experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eduardeller (69) - Xixon, SPAIN - MAR 4, 2016
Color dorado, espuma blanca con retencion media-baja. Aroma lupulado,floral,citrico,tropical,limon ,pino. Sabor lupulado ,dulce,afrutado, limon ,pomelo,miel,amargor medio no muy persistente,alcohol muy bien integrado para 7%. Cuerpo medio,carbonatacion media.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1633) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Nice, full lager with a lemon, orange and pine hop profile. Rich palate, clean finish, and wonderful aromatics.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fellebag (1341) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2016
Can 33cl. Medium layer. A bit hazy. Dry for the palate. Aroma is pumpkin, some fruits, berries, fruits. Taste is sweet and fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzerfaust (785) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - FEB 11, 2016
355ml can from Club de Cervezas. Pours a clear golden color with a big white frothy head that diminishes quickly and leaves a thin lacing. Aroma is hoppy, clean and well-defined with citrusy notes dominating. Hints of lemon, lime, zest, cedar, pine spruce, prickly pear and grass. Good, refreshing, solid. Taste is medium bitter with citrus again taking the center spot. Lemony touches mix up with grassy and herbal bitterness. Refreshing, but mild for expectations. Body is light to medium with alcohol unnoticeable despite the big 7% abv. Soft carbonation. A nice, refreshing IPL but a bit one-dimensional and nothing extraordinary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Tin from Systembologet. Gauzy orange speckling with white suds. Initially hot peachy lemon and honey lozenges, Halls Mentholyptus flavour becoming smoother as the intoxication ratchets. Scent of tinned peach flan, tripel-like Deep Heat, Halls and pot pourri. Soggy with a batter and honey sweetness that no lager on Earth should ever possess.

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