1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Adam Bomb IPA - Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

Not Rated.
Adam Bomb IPAAdam Bomb IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

76 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 76
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 3
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 76 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Thorpe429
Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-19-2013 10:22:08 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of kylehay2004
kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-30-2013 01:23:50 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of beernads
beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-21-2013 00:47:10 | More by beernads
Photo of ShanePB
ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-12-2013 14:51:03 | More by ShanePB
Photo of Brent
Brent

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-29-2012 23:04:09 | More by Brent
Photo of AlexFields
AlexFields

Tennessee

3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is very clear, light amber, obviously filtered. Nice but pretty average white head.

Smells of sharp orange and grapefruit citrus, spicy almost rye hop character, strong floral notes too. Smells great and pretty complex.

A little less citrus in the taste but even more spice and even more flowers. Considerably more malt character too, a tad more than I'd like. A pretty well balanced, very tasty IPA (technically they're DIPA but not really high enough ABV to clearly qualify as a DIPA).

Well carbonates which blends well with the spicy flavors, a little thickness in the mouth which hints at the slightly higher than average abv.

Overall a really nice IPA and I'm glad Blackstone is starting to bottle cool things like this! The day might come soon when we don't have to be depressed about the state of Tennessee breweries anymore.

7.5/10

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2013 03:59:25 | More by AlexFields
Photo of BMart
BMart

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-07-2013 18:00:18 | More by BMart
Photo of oldp0rt
oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.1%

03-01-2013 21:26:42 | More by oldp0rt
Photo of thatoneguymike
thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-25-2014 03:16:35 | More by thatoneguymike
Photo of Falcone
Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-04-2013 23:54:56 | More by Falcone
Photo of sholland119
sholland119

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at Craft Brewed Nashville while in town for business.

A-pour is a crystal clear orange amber with a frothy white head and great retention and lacing.

S-some piney hops with lots of strongest character.

T-quite tasty indeed. Nice malty sweetness up front, sond good piney hop bitterness in the back. Good balance overall.

M-medium bodied, a bit slick. I prefer a somewhat lighter body in this style but it's not bad.

O/a fine local brew.we enjoyed the six pack in the room. None made it home.

HV

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 02:17:48 | More by sholland119
Photo of khargro2
khargro2

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-25-2012 06:51:25 | More by khargro2
Photo of rorjets
rorjets

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-18-2014 22:49:57 | More by rorjets
Photo of beer2day
beer2day

North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 02:56:32 | More by beer2day
Photo of rangerred
rangerred

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy lighter gold wiht a one finger white head. Thick lacing all the way around the sides of the glass with pretty good head retention.

The aroma is quite dank with some hints of onion. Citrus is present but it is a little bit muted with just a little orange, pineapple, and grapefruit sneaking through. Pretty unique and quite mouthwatering.

Definitely more citrus present in the flavor in the way of pineapple and grapefruit. There is a little clove/banana yeast character but not enough to really throw off the flavor. Some earth and not a whole lot in the way of maltiness; the hops are the driving force in this beer. Bitterness is assertive with a little stickyness left over.

Overall, a really good offering from Blackstone and a solid IPA. While it is not as fruity as I prefer, it is a beer worthy of picking up and one of the better ones I have had from a Tennessee brewery.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 03:03:25 | More by rangerred
Photo of Vonerichs
Vonerichs

Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 02:49:54 | More by Vonerichs
Photo of bigbluebeerguy
bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-27-2013 14:18:09 | More by bigbluebeerguy
Photo of ricecracker420
ricecracker420

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-24-2014 03:00:20 | More by ricecracker420
Photo of Ajlvt
Ajlvt

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-10-2013 17:26:01 | More by Ajlvt
Photo of TheBishopco
TheBishopco

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

11-23-2012 06:57:50 | More by TheBishopco
Photo of elgiacomo
elgiacomo

Georgia

3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, best by 4th week of March 2013. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours semi-hazy amber with a two finger white head that leaves globby rings of lacing and holds a good cap.

Aroma is oranges, some pine, apricot, caramel, bread. Good to very good strength. Hoppy but balanced with a good bit of malt.

Flavor is orange citrus, apricot, resinous hops, good amount of caramel malt, mild to moderate sweetness, moderate to good bitterness, some alcohol on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, somewhat creamy, little sticky, good carbonation.

Good IPA. Definitely more on the balanced side, decent bit of caramel here, not exactly my style, but pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 03:21:38 | More by elgiacomo
Photo of BlueMoon10
BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

05-25-2013 15:41:39 | More by BlueMoon10
Photo of Treyliff
Treyliff

West Virginia

3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 00:07:07 | More by Treyliff
Photo of IpeeA
IpeeA

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

03-31-2014 06:03:55 | More by IpeeA
Photo of deadliest
deadliest

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-15-2013 23:24:39 | More by deadliest
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Adam Bomb IPA from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.