Adam Bomb IPA | Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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Adam Bomb IPAAdam Bomb IPA
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Adam Bomb IPAAdam Bomb IPA

Brewed by:
Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
Tennessee, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

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.

Added by Brent on 02-29-2012

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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of Rachael_K_Monday
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a no brainer get it! The taste it's unbelievable especially for an IPA.

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Photo of jaredtp
4.87/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of tngolfer
4.57/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- poured from a bottle into a glass. Deep, dark orange with minimal head that dies quickly.

S- smells of hops. Still learning but it smells like chinook and centennial to me.

T- somewhat sweet up front with the hops quickly overtaking the taste. Good hop flavor with some bite. The bitterness is not harsh though. Very good balance which plays well with the smell.

M- I get a little tingle from the hops, not too thick, not too thin. As Goldilocks would say, "This beer is just right."

I really enjoyed this beer. I'm glad it is local for me.

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Photo of KlayWey
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of beer2day
4.32/5  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.

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Photo of 4Socialanxiety
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Trish
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.24/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Brianito
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Color is golden and clear, like apple juice. Nose hints at the presence of hops. The taste and finish are both very dry, unfortunately it decreases the hop flavor. Decent beer.

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Photo of sammy1185
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Served on tap at The Flying Saucer in Memphis, TN. GO HERE!! Anyway, Pours a lightly haze golden amber, with a nice head

S: Definitely hoppy, a bit piney with a touch of sour

T: WOW! I really enjoyed this one. I had never had Blackstone before visiting Memphis, and I really hope they come to St. Louis. I'm definitely a hop-head, and this didn't dissapoint. A wonderfully complex beer, I would rate it as more of an amped up single than a double. It was missing the malty sweet of a double, which I'm good with. Grapefruit, citrus, maybe a hint of clove

M: Smooth for a DIPA. A crisp beer, but still easy drinking.

O: Man, it's almost worth the trip to Nashville to grab a few growlers. Definitely a great beer

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Photo of Justinbshelton
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hop_God
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A : golden to strAw yellow. Some orange hues.

S: orange creamsicle. Resin. Citrus. Great nose

T: lemon peel orange pith creamy orange sherbet. Bitter pines at the end

F: soooo creamy. Good balance of sweet malt to bitter hops

O: solid ipa Would be good everyday drinker.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +5.3%
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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Adam Bomb IPA from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 118 ratings
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