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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: 16   MEAN: 4.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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 (10461) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8569) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spab (2573) - 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 (2206) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reimer96 (1342) - 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 (1174) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeistAlmighty (1155) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 7, 2012
2oz draft sample at the brewpub. This one was a real odd duck. Looked like an appropriate IPA. Smell was grapefruit, pine and... candy? Taste was like what a grapefruit candy might taste like if they didn’t tone down the bitterness. The malt in this was almost confectioner’s sugar. This ended up reasonably well balanced, but the closest thing I can compare it to is Mad Tom IPA and even that doesn’t really express the sweetness right. Body was smooth. Overall, rather unique. The first really bitter IPA my wife really enjoyed.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1092) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atheist_Peace (977) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2013
Cloudy orange pour with fairly minimal head. Huge fresh citrus fruit on the nose with a piney note. Solid bitter crunch on the palate without leaning into astringency. Big citrus character.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewGoblin (465) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
Dagnabbit! This was a great find of the day! A fine looking, delicious tasting banger of a taste-wizard a knockin’. Rather light yellowish copper with a potent white skull-cap. Extremely piney with caramel malt and citrus notes as well drift nostrilwards. The taste is brilliantly fresh and piney but also with a smooth sweetness keeping it balanced. Mid-low carbonation and a healthy mid-heavy body make this a great IPA!


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