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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

92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | 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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Photo of Boski
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Boski, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of Fusebuddy
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Fusebuddy, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Falcone, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of carterbt
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

carterbt, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of RocksteadyRye
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

RocksteadyRye, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of Tonmeister
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Tonmeister, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of Trish
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Trish, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of swgwilt
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

swgwilt, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of mikedevilsfan
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

mikedevilsfan, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

BMart, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of davemathews68
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

davemathews68, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of Lukezilla90
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Lukezilla90, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of BlueMoon10
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

BlueMoon10, May 25, 2013
Photo of firstlighthiker
4/5  rDev +5.5%

firstlighthiker, May 25, 2013
Photo of sholland119
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
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.


sholland119, May 17, 2013
Photo of Treyliff
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Treyliff, May 10, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Thorpe429, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of ShanePB
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ShanePB, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Roman5150
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle into Duvel Glass

Appearance: LIght ruby orange, one finger thick white head, lots of lacing

Smell: Citrus, grapefruity, earthy notes, lemon, pineapple, the aroma is amazing.

Taste: Very hoppy, this beer is a hop bomb. Lot's of pine, citrus, grapefruit, and other fruity flavors.

Overall: I would buy this again, the best IPA you can get from Nashville, or TN for the most part. Lot's of hops, bitter and dry, perfect for hop heads but probably too intense for the casual beer drinkable. It's remarkably drinkable as well.

Roman5150, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Bartinator
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Bartinator, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of M1k3y
4/5  rDev +5.5%

M1k3y, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of rangerred
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

rangerred, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -20.8%

oldp0rt, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of boudreaux
4/5  rDev +5.5%

boudreaux, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of beer2day
4.31/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

beer2day, Feb 20, 2013
Adam Bomb IPA from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.