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 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!".

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