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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

98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 6
Gots: 16 | 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:
Beer added by: Brent on 02-29-2012

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.
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
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

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
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

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.24/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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Adam Bomb IPA from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.