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RATINGS: 258   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (946) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottled; color is light yellow with a golden center, lively carbonation produces a fine textured head with lacing. Aroma is grains/cereal, dry pine wood, apricot and orange and grapefruit citrus. Interesting flavor that has highlights of both cereal, biscuit and apple notes typical of lagering that transitions into a slap-in-the-face dose of peppery hops. Im really enjoying this one; the lack of the typical malty sweetness of a San Diego IPA leaves nothing but unadulterated hop flavor. A great deviation from the west coast IPA by a great brewery. I could drink this ALL DAY during a summer beach outing here in San Diego...


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1358) - 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 (4027) - 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: Iím 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 (1002) - 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 (158) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2014
What a pleasant surprise. A lager with flavour! itís hopped like an ipa but different flavour profile as itís 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 (668) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11568) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ordybill (101) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (3396) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle shared at Chrissoís 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4168) - 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 donít prefer lagering. Comes together well though, for style. Tap at Churchkey.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8259) - 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.


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