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Rockbottom Fathom IPA
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Brewed by Rockbottom Brewpub
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Halifax, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our west coast style India Pale Ale screams hop flavour and aroma with an amazing candy-like oily balance. Delicious hop-forward notes of citrus, grapefruit pith and pine meld together as one with malty undertones finishing with a long, lingering draw. A fabulous pairing with all things spicy or cheesy, poultry or fish dishes.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11232) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
A hazed golden ipa with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, complex citrusy hopped up exemple, mandarine, biscuit malt, very nice. In mouth, a nice fruity malt with floral hops, orange zest, smooth and quaffable yet exciting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9379) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2015
Keg at the brewpub. It pours clear amber with a small beige head. The nose is soft, sweet, juicy, orange muffin, lilt, candied peel, mango and passion fruit. The taste is nicely bitter, oily, pine, resin, peppery, grapefruit rind, light alcohol, bread, cereal and toasty grass with a lingering bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Punchy and well-made. Juicy aroma. Good brewpub IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
Deep golden pour. Nose is very bright. Fresh citrus and pepper. Assertive bitterness. A clean bitterness and a great citrus/spice character. Awesome. Could drink this all day.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Tropical fruit meet salty minerals in this lean and refreshing New World IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam laces around the misty blond.
-The salty notes are surprising but highly agreeable.
-The fruitiness is rather citrusy as well.
-The soft bubbling and slender mouthfeel increase drinkability.
-This one is getting better ratings than this brewer’s English-style ales, but it is probably because citrusy IPAs are in vogue. His Stout and ESB deserve as many, if not more, accolades, imho.

On tap at the brewpub.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spab (2845) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a lightly cloudy orange with decent-sized white head with lots of retention. Aroma is huge, lovely mostly citrusy but also piney hops with sweet candied malt. Flavour is quite sweet and full of grapefruit/citrus and piney hops. Nice bitterness in finish. Fine carbonation. Really an excellent, very drinkable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gethinbeer (2367) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2012
UPDATED: APR 24, 2013 Clear copper colour with a thin white head and lace. Lovely fruity wine gum aroma. Fruit hop flavour with a pine finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1787) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
Solid. Tap at brewpub. Pours Amber some head lots lacing. Nose is sweet and some grapefruit. Flavours are fruit, syrup, grapefruit. Taste med bitter med/light sweet. Med sticky body lively carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reimer96 (1542) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
Drinking the doppelganger version of this beer(all dry hops are added at flame out and this one isn?t dry hopped, same grain bill though). Pours a hazy golden orange with a big white head and some lace. Smell is a big citrus bomb, taste is of grapefruit and pine, abv hidden very well, awesome ipa.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1342) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2013
hazy orange colour, big hoppy aroma with tropical fruit notes. fresh hoppy brew with a real citrus taste and freshly hopped bitterness on the finish. by far one of the best available brews in the city.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1335) - California, USA - JUL 31, 2014
A very nice IPA. Pours an ugly clear yellow. Smells awesome, perfectly balanced hops with some tropical fruit and lots of peach. Taste is very well balanced, with some hops mixed with the peach. More IPA-like then the Rogue’s Roost IPA. Had on tap at the brewpub.


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