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Adam Bomb IPA | Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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Adam Bomb IPAAdam Bomb IPA
BA SCORE
3.8/5
Very Good
118 Ratings
Adam Bomb IPAAdam Bomb IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
Tennessee, United States
blackstonebrewery.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,715
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
118
pDev:
12.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of vol4life88
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. 'Best Before Date' marked as end of July, 2017.
Dark amber clear body, three finger slightly off white head settles to thick cap with lots of lacing.
Aroma is of caramel malt and faded citrus hops, a whiff of pine.
Taste is still strong, sweet then citrus/floral and then bitter pine. Late taste brings in caramel malt.
Medium, slightly sticky mouth feel.
A solid old school, higher ABV IPA. This one is likely showing its age a bit, obtained in a trade.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Holding true to the original intent of American ale, Blackstone flirts with imperial status with an IPA that showcases the Chinook hop proudly. A throwback to the ingredients, techniques and balance to craft beer's early years provides a refreshing departure from a crowded hop market.

Adam Bomb blasts the senses with the piquant citrus spice from hops with a peppery twinge and a strong pine component. Light amber in color, the beer's light haze and pillowy froth shows an appetizing appearance. Honey and caramel splash the front of the tongue with a strong granola presence as the beer starts off sweet from malts.

Lightly toasted and with its sweetness receding, the showcase of aggressive hops show a strong citrus taste of grapefruit, oranges and lemon, all seeming of the under ripened variety. Citronella oils cast a succulence on the middle palate before trending dry, herbal and sharply bitter. Laced with the botanical quality of muddled pine needles, the finish is boldly grassy, peppery and strongly bittered even more.

Medium full on the palate, its light malt profile suggests a more dry and drinkable tone. However, the amount of malt gives the beer a rich support for those oftentimes bullyish hops. Its firm grip on the gullet is unwavering and indefinite. Leading deeply into the next sip, the IPA provides a glimpse into the early study of stronger IPA like Pliny the Elder and Stone Ruination.

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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 cheefdaddy1
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of OKbrew89
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of buzzy
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EEscobar
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Beast & Barrel in TN.
Clear dark amber body with a very durable, creamy bone-colored head.

Moderately strong and very fruity aroma with citrus notes and hints of other tropical fruits.

Flavor: Moderate-strong bitterness accompanied by plenty of citrusy hops. Still, a bit more bitter than optimal for my taste.

Feel: medium body and medium+ carbonation.

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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

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gregcordle
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | 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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Photo of LXIXME
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2Bstout
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kmbeer
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 VeganUndead
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.22/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of antiherodave
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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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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