Bump In The Night (Brewmaster Reserve 2011) - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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3.93/5 rDev +14.6%
Full Sail Bump in the Night is a very clear, dark reddish brown ale with a bubbly, light beige head that fades to a film and leaves excellent lacing. It has an aroma of grapefruit peel with a note of caramel or brown sugar. It's medium bodied and pretty smooth with a hint of chalkiness in the dry finish. There's lots of mouthwatering citrusy bitterness. There's a hint of roast that's almost ashy. There's a little touch of sweetness in there, like burnt sugar. It has a little alcohol flavor, which is a little distracting and a little odd at 6.5% ABV. It's a little too zany to be a session ale. 22 ounces at lunch was a bit much.
02-04-2011 15:04:58 | More by yesyouam
4.6/5 rDev +34.1%
Holding this beer up to the light it's more of a deep reddish to brown hue. It has an awesome stout-looking head on top that is creamy for sure.
It smells hoppy yet with a slight 'dubbel smell'. It has that malty smell thats more like toast. Definitely the best of both worlds.
First taste is roasted/toasted flavor like burnt bread crust. This actually lingers pretty much all the way through. It is hoppy as anything though, that comes next. Very 'green' hop flavor. It's very earthy. It has a way of always going back to the burnt taste though, but I'm kind of loving it.
Mouthfeel is silk.
Drinkability is super high for a 6.5% brew.
Head is lacing all the way, beer is very unique and completely delicious. A+
02-04-2011 01:43:58 | More by tchenery
4.03/5 rDev +17.5%
22 oz. Black pour with quite a bit of amber accents, ample white head.
Aroma has about equal parts pine, roast, citrus zest.
Taste, also pretty equaled out compared to some black IPAs. This is not overwhelmed by the roast, more citrus and resiny hops. Still plenty of malt backbone, but much more of a toasted nature. Finishes pretty dry again with more hops than roast.
Lighter mid body. Actually liked the overpowering roast of some others more, but this is solid and more drinkable because of the low abv and less astringent roast.
02-03-2011 04:19:34 | More by Bung
4.05/5 rDev +18.1%
Dark amber and medium foamy tan head with okay retention and lacing. Citrus hops and roasted malt aroma. Big grapefruit and pine up front with chocolate and roasted malts lingering after swallowing. Sharp bite feel with fuzzy mouth coating.
There's an odd mixture in the aroma but it is rather intriguing and pleasant. Big IPA flavor with the dark malts rounding off the finish. It has all the elements of a cascadian ale although the flavors become a bit muddy. Pretty easy drinking other than the hop and roasted bitterness gets a bit overwhelming in a less pleasant experience.
02-02-2011 19:11:28 | More by Bfarr
4.1/5 rDev +19.5%
Love the name and the label for this American Black Ale (I wish that would have stuck with Cascadian Dark Ale for this style, it describes it so much better)
Pours like a dark amber or light brown ale, sort of surprising based on the style. So, yeah, its not "black" but it is "dark"-ish.
Aroma is skunky, funky, bitter, green and definitely unique. I can't quite make it what it really reminds me of but its not something I smell a lot in other beers. Bread dougha and marijuana combined maybe.
Tastes great. Like a cheese whose aroma doesn't quite match with the taste, this is a very hoppy vs malty vs hoppy brew. Plenty of biscuity flavors match up against citrus, fruit and bitter hops and then another wallop of malty sweetness. Love the complexity of this brew, especially as its a pretty low ABV example of the style.
Pretty smooth on the pallate, well okay, its a bit astringent but plenty drinkable. Oh yeah, I'd say that is probably a serious plus for this brew, drink-A-bility. This drinks higher than its ABV and I'd love to sit down to 3-4 drafts of this in front of a fireplace at a nice beer bar.
Thanks to Full Sail for coming to MA although your brewery and taproom in Hood River will never be rivaled when it comes to where best to enjoy your beers. Cheers!
01-27-2011 02:57:23 | More by indiapaleale
4.22/5 rDev +23%
Grabbed a 22oz bottle of Bump today at The Liquor Shoppe for $5.99 (plus dep).
Poured into a tulip, the color was a deep reddish-garnet. The liquid was clear, and carbo was hard to find in the bier. Topping things off was a thin, fine beige layer of bubbles, most of which headed to the edge of the glass. Some roasty notes came forth in the aroma, along with a healthy dose of citrus. This bier has a fairly smooth feel on the tongue, while the body falls in the medium range.
Ok, flavor time. Light roastyness is present, with subtle cocoa, choco action. There's lots of citrus here, but it's not over-the-top grapefruity. It's more like a bit of orange and apricot, with some rindy, resiny pine action pitching in. It almost leans towards being tropical, and this fruitiness lasts quite well on the palate during the finish. maybe not the best Black IPA I've come upon, but fairly tasty, all in all. Prosit!!
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | drink: 4
01-23-2011 00:48:14 | More by Bierman9
3.45/5 rDev +0.6%
Appearance: dark rusty brown, good clarity, nice layer of tight-beaded foam that collapses to a thin cap
Aroma: toasted coconut, chocolate, malt syrup, hint of molasses
Flavor: dryish malt profile with a fair amount of roast acidity; vegetal hop flavor and a raspy bitterness at the back of the tongue; bitterness lingers beyond the dry finish
Mouthfeel: medium body, mild carbonation, somewhat astringent
Other comments: Much lighter in color and less hoppy than other CDAs I've tried. Not too crazy about it.
01-17-2011 17:30:31 | More by GreenCard
3.5/5 rDev +2%
22 oz bottle from West Salem,Safeway. $4.99 This is not the usual CDA in appearance being more a deep reddish brown rather than dark..with a small light tan head. Nice light, fresh piney aromas..bit of chocolate in the back. Taste is like the aroma..light oiney, juicy hops, chocolate and dark coffee roast like flavours..bitter to finish. The palate is OK not the greatest..and does tend toward over drying. Overall though not a bad beer, but not top of this class.
01-17-2011 07:04:40 | More by Reidrover
3.33/5 rDev -2.9%
22 oz bottle into snifter
A - Fairly light brown for a CDA, which are usually black as night. Some ruby hues to the brown. Head is wimpy and unimpressive.
S - Floral and pine hop with a bit of roast.
T - Pine and floral hops and a roasted malt character that is present throughout. Improves with warmth, as it becomes less sharp and the roast can take hold.
M - Medium body and a bit of dryness in the finish.
D - Just not a very good beer. I love black IPAs like Sublimely, Hop in the Dark, and Otter Creek's Alpine, but this beer is just a massive let down. They're on the right track, it tastes like a black IPA, but it is just not quite right.
01-14-2011 00:31:30 | More by greenmonstah
3.65/5 rDev +6.4%
22 oz. bottle from local grocery store, poured into pint glass 1.8.10.
One finger rising very light tan head, quick dissipation with pretty goodl lacing. Clear deep amber body with multiple trails of rising carbonation visible near head, color very light for style. Citrus floral and resiny hops dominate the nose, a bit of caramel malt but not picking up any roast. Same taste profile was the nose, citrusy and resiny hops up front, sweet in the middle with a faint hint of mild milk chocolate but little coffee-ish roast, and fairly resiny finish, pretty complex hop flavor profile. Mouthfeel just on the full side of medium, pretty good effervescence. Drinkability is good, not much alcohol heat. While the color was a bit off indicating minimal roasted malts this tasted pretty good, but this won't be confused with Turmoil.
01-10-2011 01:17:43 | More by jdense
3.33/5 rDev -2.9%
almost black, but light penetrates with some mahogany highlights. a standard flat tan colored head raises to barely two-fingers, retains and laces ok.
aroma is at first very roasty, but is quickly overtaken by pine and citrus hops.
flavor shows very little of the roasted malts, but has an odd grainy character that doesnt mesh well with the hops which are woody, piny, and a little bit of citrus. would like more "black" flavor (read: roasty) in this black IPA.
thin and flat for the style. small head translates to a lack of carbonation paired with a watery mouthfeel thats not a great representation of the style.
drinks okay. needs a lot of fine tuning to compete with other offerings. not bad, but not great.
01-10-2011 00:21:26 | More by silentjay
4/5 rDev +16.6%
Poured a light cola color with ruby/hazelnut edges into a tulip with a finger of fluffy off-white head. Very pleasant aroma dominated by floral hops, caramel, and a touch of roasty malt.
Moderate carbonation and a slightly thin mouthfeel. Bitter roasted malt up front with coffee and toast transitioning into mildly spicy hops and slightly astringent pine and citrus on the finish.
Not my favorite black IPA, but I had no problem finishing the bomber. Nice one from Full Sail.
01-04-2011 05:51:36 | More by grittybrews
3.5/5 rDev +2%
Appearance is a very dark golden black with a thin, but fair head that dissapates leaving spotty lace. Smell of sweet roasted malts, bread and citrus. Taste has bready roasted malts, light sweet citrus having a good balance with the hops. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. I'm personally not a roasted brew kind of guy, but not bad.
01-02-2011 01:36:14 | More by Bookseeb
3.53/5 rDev +2.9%
The beer pours a dark brown/black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a citrus hop nose along with a bitter, roasted malt scent. It's bitter with a mild musty character. The taste is decent as well. It's overly bitter with a ton of citrus hop character. The malt content is adequate, but dwarfs the hop contribution. It has a dry, bitter, roasted malt taste that goes down quick and easy with a hop centric finish. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a beer with much potential. It's off-balanced with too much hop character. As far as black IPAs' are concerned, this is the weakest malt content I've encountered.
12-29-2010 03:08:29 | More by WesWes
3.25/5 rDev -5.2%
The bump in the night poured a blackish brown color with a good finger head with quickly dissipating foam head. There was not much in the way of retention.
The smell and body were thin. Good amount of bitterness to the palate and left a nice burn on the tongue. Smell was of citrus hops. Overall a decent CDA but not my favorite.
12-29-2010 03:07:03 | More by cswhitehorse
3.83/5 rDev +11.7%
Roommate got me a bottle for x-mas to try. I love Full Sail.
- Pours a rather light and timid clear cola color. Fizzy foamy thin layer of especially white looking head.
- Robust grainy scent.. as usual from full sail.. rich oats, barley, slight coffee bitter notes.. zesty pine and grassy hop.
- Nice light and yet zesty bitter brew.. oats, grainy, and hoppy all in one. Like a dark version of their hop persuit.. light floral, big grassy and bitter hops. Probably one of the more bitter roasty beers I have had from them. Certainly fresh tasting.
- Chewy bitter drying.. and light bodied at the same time..
- A robust and flavorful.. yet light ale that screams all the good notes from a Full Sail beer.. robust good grain flavors with great northwest hops... their beers are never too far different from one another.. but yet far enough to be a different beer.
12-26-2010 06:56:28 | More by Docer
2.68/5 rDev -21.9%
Poured on Christmas from a bomber.
Aroma: Some tropical fruit, and roasty aromas of chocolate and coffee.
Appearance: Black in the glass, burnt red-orange against the light. Thin white ring of bubbles. No head to speak of.
Flavor: Chocolatey malt. Some pinapple and citrus hops. Quite bitter.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, low carb. Long, bitter, slightly puckering finish lasts into the next sip.
Overall: Definitely not the best CDA I've had. These hops were tasty- in a pale or an IPA. They don't play well with the roast, and the overall effect is strange. The beer improves as it warms, but it's still not something that I'd buy again.
12-26-2010 03:21:43 | More by dwarvenstout
4.03/5 rDev +17.5%
Pours a deep mahogany brown wity cherrywood red highlights when held to the light. Head is 1 finger, lightly amber with slight to moderate lacing.
Aroma is of floral and citrus hops with a tinge of that roasty malt in the background. Taste: Northwestern hops with a slightly heavier and roastier malt backbone. Mouthfeel is slightly oily with some tang up front. A Black IPA, pretty decent, pretty drinkable.
12-23-2010 00:04:54 | More by kosmoraios
2.58/5 rDev -24.8%
Pours a dark amber color with ruby red highlights. Aroma is fairly sweet, with notes of lactose and maple among a mild, roasted malt character. Palate is sweet malt (crystal?) with very little roast character. A mild, barely-detectable flourish of fruity hops comes through briefly before the swallow. A lingering maple character on the finish is odd but not unpleasant. Not much in the way of hops or bitterness - why is this called a CDA?
12-22-2010 05:43:00 | More by ElGordo
3.23/5 rDev -5.8%
Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a deep reddish brown (not even a little bit black) with just a very faint ring of light tan head that had zero retention or lacing.
The aroma was very piny upfront, with just enough roasted notes in the background to notice. The story in the mouth was much the same, pine hops and a trace of roasted malts.
The body was thinner than typical for this new style. Drinkability was pretty good. The beer went down fairly easily. Overall, not a bad brew, but also nothing special. Worth trying if you see it, but not worth much effort to seek out.
12-20-2010 02:46:44 | More by beertunes
4/5 rDev +16.6%
22 picked up tonight at the COOP.. 3/4" tan head... the brew isn't black.. instead a deep and very clear walnut... head really doesn't stick around for too long.
Nice roasty presence is a bit higher than other BIPA's I've had ... but I like it.. the citrus hops aren't blown out and really overall the aroma is pleasing and very balanced.
Flavor is very fresh... roasty with a little French Roast... midpalate is balanced between the roast and hops along with some toasty presence... I dig this one... you really have to appreciate both sides of the spectrum.. the hops seem about perfect and the dark qualities are pronounced and pretty rich.
Body is good with a slight oily feel.. may be a touch on the light side, but I don't think so for a lower ABV...
12-18-2010 06:04:56 | More by JohnGalt1
3.68/5 rDev +7.3%
This offering from Full Sail pours a deep dark brown not so much black. The aroma is piney citrus, chocolate, earthy aromatic notes. The taste is smooth, so delicious reminds me of a nice IPA but balanced with strong coffee, chocolate, maltiness. Great new seasonal offering from Full Sail and I hope it is here to stay.
12-18-2010 04:52:47 | More by Franchise
Bump In The Night (Brewmaster Reserve 2011) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
78 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.