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RATINGS: 548   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5686) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2016
Clear golden coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of grass, light hops, citrus and some cereal malt. Light-bodied; Strong hoppy flavour at first of citrus, lemons, grass, hay and some flowers mixed in very lightly with some sweetness and yeast notes. Aftertaste shows the dry grassiness, some subtle hops and a bit of citrus. Overall, sadly, pretty underwhelming after expecting much more in terms of flavour and complexity, especially. This is very easy to drink and goes down easy and shows restraint and simplicity at somehow (doesnít taste like it) 7,0% abv, but this doesnít give much bang for the buck with sheer flavour and length - this would be decent for cutting the grass in the summertime, but there are much better options for that. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Costco in Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia on 31-January-2016 for US$6,89 sampled at home in Washington on 04-April-2016.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Atominizer (8) - Flint, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2016 does not count
Fresh code date, poured into snifter. Smells very bready and rather malty for being west coast. Tasted like a really old IPEH. Not a huge fan, really wanted s crisper finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
borre_m (1315) - NORWAY - APR 2, 2016
Pours Clear golden. Aroma ishoppy, pine, but balanced. Taste has maltiness, balanced With hops. I enjoyed this one.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike5326 (1624) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, medium frothy white head. Light hops aroma. Medium body with a light floral flavor and a nice finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1652) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2016
A mild but pleasant aroma of citrus, hops and resin, pours a clear light caramel color with a short lasting tan head. A light balanced taste of hops with a hint of ginger. Slightly dry lighter body with a spicy finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Despite the overall numbers, I gotta say that Iím 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 Iíve had with Ballast Point (that I can recall), and Iím really shocked the Fathom IPL turned out to be such a disappointment. Iím not sure what to do with the other four cans of this sixer...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14131) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2016
KōLF 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-RiviŤres, 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.

4.1
   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.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
OldMrCrow (2406) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2016
Can from total wine.

Fuck, I canít 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. Iím going to go pour myself a decent pils and try to forget the experience.


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