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Adam Bomb IPA - Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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Adam Bomb IPAAdam Bomb IPA

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very good

80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Adam Bomb is our first high gravity offering and this beer is a monster. The ABV weighs in at 7.3% with 83 IBUs of bitterness. There is a massive amount of hops in this beer with a two week dry hopping schedule comprised of three different dry hop additions.

(Beer added by: Brent on 02-29-2012)
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North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev +13.1%

Pours a relatively clear orange gold with 2 full fingers of paper white head. Laces decently and retains the head relatively well.

Nose is more orange than grapefruit with a strong malt underpinning. Smells stronger than the abv would warrant. Well done.

Mild hit on the tongue, orange citrus builds. Just a hint of tart grapefruit compliments that in the end. Finish is fairly dry, but still retains the orange sweets.

Decent malt backbone backs up the orange citrus. Body well matched to the flavor.

Overall a very tasty drinker. Next to their Maris Otter, my favorite from this brewery/pub.

02-20-2013 02:56:32 | More by beer2day
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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

07-11-2013 03:08:00 | More by mikedevilsfan
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3.81/5  rDev 0%

Clear orange with a billowing and persistent off white head. Minimal lacing.

Pleasant aromas of pine, citrus, and caramel.

The bittering hops are a bit much. If they were dialed back just a bit and let some of aromas shine through in the flavor this would be a really solid beer. It's astringent and boozy for 7.2%. Pine and citrus do come through but are drowned out by a palate bruising and soapy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is medium and full. Carbonation is as it should be.

It's a decent ipa that starts with a really nice aroma. It's just a little too bitter.

01-02-2014 02:49:54 | More by Vonerichs
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

08-01-2014 17:18:21 | More by atlbravsrno1
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-04-2014 18:35:14 | More by jernigan13
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West Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +0.5%

A- pours a dark and hazy amber-orange with a small creamy white head that reduces to a small layer on top

S- orange and grapefruit citrus hops with a sharp peppery spice, caramel and bready sweet malt

T- citrus hops are there but more floral hop nose come out in the flavor, good amout of caramel malt sweetness to balance out the hops, the finish is slightly sweet with more floral hops on the finish

M- medium-heavy body with low carbonation, foamy mouthfeel leads to a chewy-yet-smooth finish, definitely doesn't drink like the over 7% is consists of

O- big hop flavors but enough malt to balance it out evenly, very easy drinking for the ABV, floral notes are nice.

05-10-2013 00:07:07 | More by Treyliff
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North Carolina

3.56/5  rDev -6.6%

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

A: Golden amber. Thick white head that showed good retention. Nice lacing as well.

S: Tropical citrus aroma.

T: Nice malt/hop balance. Fairly bitter with a lingering soapy numbness.

M: Medium thickness. Very nice.

O: A very solid IPA. I would definitely imbibe in one again if given the chance.

08-20-2013 04:07:02 | More by Boski
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4/5  rDev +5%

02-10-2013 17:26:01 | More by Ajlvt
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

10-01-2012 22:21:06 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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4/5  rDev +5%

A newer offering from Blackstone sampled at the brewpub. Not a gigantic double IPA, but enough hops horsepower to qualify for the category. Some malt sweetness, quickly giving way to an initially brusk hops wave that sorts itself out a bit toward the end. A touch of alcohol at the finish lends some white pepper.

02-29-2012 23:04:09 | More by Brent
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-16-2013 01:20:11 | More by Fusebuddy
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

05-25-2013 15:41:39 | More by BlueMoon10
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4/5  rDev +5%

08-31-2013 20:51:41 | More by MisterFuzz
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

11-23-2012 06:57:50 | More by TheBishopco
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-19-2014 21:49:59 | More by cfaulman
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-12-2013 14:51:03 | More by ShanePB
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-27-2013 02:47:44 | More by Manuel_M
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-02-2014 16:29:30 | More by TonyY
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4/5  rDev +5%

07-18-2014 00:47:39 | More by PassMeAZima
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-20-2013 22:06:22 | More by Trish
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-16-2014 15:24:56 | More by stearns16
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3.84/5  rDev +0.8%

bottle poured into tulip shaped glass

Appearance: Golden amber with a thick white head.

Smell: Strong hop presence; piney and citrusy, with a nice tropical fruity presence.

Taste: This is a well balanced beer. I can taste the hop presence and the sweetness from the malt and fruits. This lands more on the sweeter maltier side, but don't get me wrong you can still taste the earthy hops. It has a very rich taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a sweet dry finish.

Overall: This is a highly underrated beer. My favorite brew from Blackstone; Perfect for those who are new to the IPA Style. It's not to bitter nor aggressive. Overall It's more on the sweeter side, but you can definitely taste a hop presence.

07-22-2013 21:15:06 | More by Tonmeister
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4/5  rDev +5%

12-12-2012 06:01:18 | More by Aeroscorp
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4/5  rDev +5%

08-31-2013 15:09:43 | More by memphischas
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-19-2013 10:22:08 | More by Thorpe429
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Adam Bomb IPA from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.