Adam Bomb IPA | Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

Adam Bomb IPAAdam Bomb IPA
BA SCORE
3.8/5
116 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:
#17,134
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
116
pDev:
12.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 116 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

 1,420 characters

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 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.

 374 characters

Photo of Thorpe429
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of AlexFields
3.8/5  rDev 0%
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

 855 characters

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 beernads
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of ShanePB
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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 Sound_Explorer
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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 khargro2
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Treyliff
3.84/5  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.

 674 characters

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 PassMeAZima
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

 313 characters

Photo of CraigTravor
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of MacQ32
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Adam Bomb IPA from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 116 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.