RATINGS: 555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (999) - Carlsbad, 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...


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (6981) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2017
On a flight at the Ballast Point place in Temecula, California on 9th Feb 2017. Golden amber pour, white head. Citrus notes ruled the nose and flavour, light piney hops almost getting through, but not quite making it. Refreshing enough, but too citrusy for me, even if it was in fact fairly sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (5274) - Snderborg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2016
Can. Pours hazy straw with airy white head. Clear aroma of hops and grass, with estery notes. Bitter, hoppy flavour with sweet notes of fruit and malt and pastorianus notes Bitter and estery aftertaste. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15454) - Snderborg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2016 Can, 7.0%. Distinct grapefruit aroma, slightly perfumy. Hazy dark golden colour. Very big stable creamy white head. The flavour starts off with a good grapefruit note. Then comes a good bitterness along with a nice malt note. Late spicy hoppiness. Powerful but fairly clean. And tastes good, by the way.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1846) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 15, 2016
I was a bit hesitant about drinking Fathom at Ballast Point since its fairly easy to get elsewhere, but having it fresh on tap was a treat. Clear gold-amber appearance. Hugely fresh and tropical nose. Mango, lemon, grapefruit, peach, tangerine, guava, and melon. Flavor showcases juicy, bittersweet fruitiness and some biscuit malt. Its hop-forward but the malt provides enough of counter balance to make this crisp and satisfying. Dry, chewy, and resinous feel. One of the better IPLs Ive ever tried.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (12497) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2016
Can shared at Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2016, Day 2. Near clear golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus, light fruits, resionous hops, malt and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. [20-08-2016]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (8834) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 2, 2016
Tap at Hair of the Dog, Phrom Phong. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is grassy citrus hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a fresh grassy yeast fruity woody hop bitter palate and a lingering bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear dark gold color with a nice laced head. Malt and hops spring from the aroma. Slight dry flavor with some hops in the background. Very crisp with that IPA lingering. Solid brew.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
jiwookdo (72) - changwon, SOUTH KOREA - SEP 21, 2016
650ml Clear golden orange color with small white head . not so bitter and Palate is very light , floral

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (3051) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2016 Draft at The Irish Pol. Mostly clear deep golden orange pour with soapy off-white foam. Lots of messy lace. Wet tropical citrus hop resins with medium caramel malts. Tangelos. Scallions. Persimmons. Yellow apples. Palm fronds. Band-Aid nose. Musty bitter taste. Not a fan.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2016

Can 12fl.oz. @ The Danish (Ulfborg) Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2016, TNO(U)DRBSG16 @ fonefan & Brugmasia House.

[ As Ballast Point Fathom India Pale Lager ].
Clear medium orange - amber yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate hoppy, grass, pine, fruity hops, citrus, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, pale malt, fruity hops, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20160820]


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