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Founders ReDANKulous, Bell's Two Hearted and Blackstone Adam Bomb photographed by Jerry Hall on Winewaves & More.
  • Here is a sensational flight of three high gravity IPAs that come with high ratings and plenty of fans. Surprisingly all three were found in the cooler priced as singles at nearby suburban Donelson Wine and Liquors. Founders ReDANKulous and Bell's Two Hearted are made just an hour apart in Michigan and Blackstone's Adam Bomb here in Nashville. These IPAs each have big personalities, all have very hoppy architecture.
left to right: Founders ReDANKulous, Bell's Two Hearted and Blackstone Adam Bomb photographed by Jerry Hall on Winewaves & More.
  • ReDANKulous is an imperial red IPA and is highest in alcohol at 9.5%. The malt character is up there with the hoppiness (IBU-90), and the color is deepest of the three. The nose is tropical, flinty, and has a botrytis complexity and sweetness like a late harvest riesling. Ratebeer 99 points. Local price/12-ounce bottle: 3.30.
  • Two Hearted is the lightest in color and brightest in citrusy and floral aromas including lemongrass, lime, and grapefruit. This is the least malty of the three. Ratebeer 100 points. 7% ABV. Local price/12-ounce bottle: 1.89.
  • Adam Bomb brings maple overtones with its solid malt core, overlaying the powerful layered hop character that features citrus rind essences. Ratebeer 95 points. Local price/12-ounce bottle: 1.81.