Thursday, February 11, 2010
Ballast Point Fathom IPL
What's an IPL? A special creation by Ballast Point Brewing Co., this India Pale Lager cannot be pigeonholed into any category. It's crisp, clean, & refreshing like a lager, but with a glowing hops presence and higher alcohol content (7.9%) of an IPA. It has a beautiful, dark golden hue and huge hops aroma. It sips cleanly, and the hops hit you immediately. While the punch of the hops is there, it is somehow muted in such a way so as to fade quickly. A hint of tobacco is perceivable, but its smokiness turns almost sweet in the back of the throat, and trails off into a smooth, dry finish. With the complexity of this brew, you really need to try it for yourself to see what all is going on here. Go to http://www.ballastpoint.com for directions to the newly renovated Linda Vista Home Brew Mart location, or the Old Grove location for a sample of this unique beer. Until you do, you just won't "Get the Point!".