Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured an orange color with a white head. The aroma contains some caramel, pine, and oranges. The flavor is bitter with a nice malty presence. Bitter orange and caramel showing up. Aftertaste is also bitter. Overall this is a good beer.
shadey (1823) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours an orange amber color with thin white head. Aroma is bright hops and sweet malt. Flavors are dominated by resiny hops. Pretty good.
r464 (1655) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber color. Crisp and punchy with a dry hoppy finish. Some light citrus zest. A very good IPA.
merc7186 (1501) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Golden Straw/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick White Head, Some Lacing
S: Bready, Mild Resin, Mild Floral
T: Crackers, Resin, Mildly Soapy
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Drying, Mildly Bitter
Overall, a really nice APA except for the soapy finish but solid otherwise.
edgallow (1455) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of citrus, malt, and pine. Taste is the caramel malt and a nice citrus hops.
Ed5388 (1262) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden copper color with a huge foamy off white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, and apricot. Taste is sweet caramel, citrus, apricot, and bitter grapefruit on the finish.
wnoble (1098) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Hazy orange. Nose is a blast of fruits, pines, pineapple, sticky malts, flowers. Flavor is sticky malts, caramels, fruits, hop oil. Semi sweet bitter sticky finish. Pretty good/fresh.
MmmcKay (1039) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Adam Bomb is a classic American style IPA. Bright orange to copper in color with a nice foam head, it smells citrusy and floral. Bright fresh hops. On the palate it tastes fresh and just reminds me of a classic IPA. Not overly bitter or sweet. Refreshing as can be. Great beer year round. Easily the best effort that Iíve tasted from Blackstone. Well done guys.
dogfish120love (830) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a yellow in color with a frothy white head. Notes of grass and citrus. Cloying possible old
rangerred (788) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.