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Bump In The Night (Brewmaster Reserve 2011) - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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Bump In The Night (Brewmaster Reserve 2011)Bump In The Night (Brewmaster Reserve 2011)

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BA SCORE
78
okay

170 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 17.2%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Available January to mid-March; new for 2011
ABV 6.5% IBUs: 65

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 12-10-2010)
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morimech

Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark brown color with two fingers of head that had very good retention before settling to a thick cap. Heavy lacing is left on the glass. I do not think I have seen a brown Cascadian Ale befores.

Grassy, herbal, and pine hops primarily. Not picking up any roast or dark malt.

A bizarre flavor. It has a really sweet caramel malt base that is offset by an equally strong grassy bitterness. The flavor could of really benefited from some darker malt.

The body is not as bold as the flavors. A bit thin and weak actually. Has fairly good carbonation.

Not a good example of the style. The malt just does not seem right for the style or the hops.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2011 18:16:47 | More by morimech
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afrokaze

California

3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

No bottled on date visible, but purchased a week prior to reviewing. Bomber poured into a pint glass.

A: Deep brown but not black, similar to root beer. Good 2 finger head from a vigorous pour lasts for a while, then settles with little lacing.

S: A full blast of citrus, especially grapefruit, followed by nice malts and pine resin.

T: All citrusy hops at first, followed by some roasted malt that is sweet but not cloying, and lots of pine in the finish with a little cocoa.

M: A little on the thin side, medium to low body and not too sticky.

Overall, not too bad and very drinkable, but one bomber is plenty. Easily worth the price (~$4) but nothing to seek out.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2011 06:56:59 | More by afrokaze
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Looks nice. Clear, deep brown with a coppery hue. A soapy collar formed after the pour and a thin cap of tan bubbles coated the beer. A bit of spotty lacing. Fair head retention. Grapefruit aroma, flesh and pith, plus a little dry maltiness and faint grain. Floral character dominates the nose after the citrus faded. Malty sweetness and floral hops up front, oily bitterness brought up the rear. Notes of roast, grain, and spicy/citrus hops filled the flavour out, but it seemed a little unbalanced and scattered. Fair texture, but it felt a little thin and quite dry. Overall, pretty mediocre.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2011 01:32:44 | More by DrJay
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is rather mild, some hops are present. Taste is very hoppy, considerable bitterness, lacking in any malt balance or citrus flavors. Feels medium bodied and bitter in the mouth and overall, while not a bad beer, was lacking in any complexity.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2011 15:39:08 | More by tone77
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Florida9

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Beer is a dark reddish brown, not quite as dark as mahogany, and easily the lightest Cascadian Ale I have ever seen. Forms a fairly substantial tannish head that slowly reduces down to a ring around the edge and some patchy lacing.

S: Toast, coffee, and citrusy hops.

T: A very weak malt base allows the generous grapefruit and citrus hops to come through. Some sweetness on the front end. A strong, burnt coffee bitterness on the back end. Faintly metallic.

M: Medium in body with appropriate carbonation. Dry bitterness on the finish.

O: At first I found this beer intriguing as I appreciated it for being one of the most IPA-like Cascadian Ales I have experienced. However, the novelty quickly wore off as the unbalanced flavors took a toll on my palate. In the end, I can't say this was an overly enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2011 23:15:01 | More by Florida9
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Sazz9

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

11-10-2013 00:12:04 | More by Sazz9
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

3/5  rDev -12.5%

02-27-2012 01:45:32 | More by kylemckinnis
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -12.5%

04-24-2012 04:27:30 | More by ygtbsm94
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RBorsato

Virginia

3/5  rDev -12.5%

10-22-2013 19:07:16 | More by RBorsato
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womencantsail

California

3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer pours a dark brown color with some red notes and a finger of tan head.

S: Smells hoppy, that's true enough, but there's also some alcohol (strange for a 6.5% beer). I get some funky notes, too. Spoiled chocolate, body odor, and a bit of garbage.

T: Roasted malt, grassy hops, and maybe a bit of citrus peel. Fairly bitter and somewhat astringent. Somewhat acidic and citric in nature, with a bit of coffee and chocolate.

M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation.

D: Nothing about this beer is really harmonious. Too many different flavors, none of which work well together.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2011 05:14:10 | More by womencantsail
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djaeon

California

3/5  rDev -12.5%

01-22-2012 22:08:55 | More by djaeon
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass on 2.8.11.

A - Deep brown with a light thin head. Slight lacing left on the glass.

S - Spicy and nut-like.

T - Again spices and nuts, some toffee. Becomes more hoppy and bitter, almost grass like as it warms.

D - Oily and slick in the mouth.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2011 22:22:15 | More by HuskyinPDX
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TexAggie011

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

01-11-2012 22:17:00 | More by TexAggie011
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DaveAnderson

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was looking forward to this beer the moment I saw it on the shelf. Cascadian Black IPA? Check. Under $5 for a bomber? Give me one!

Alas, I was disappointed. This beer is a little thin, has an aroma and flavor odd and inconsistent with the style, and its bitterness is wholly untamed. Try chewing on grapefruit pith, and you'll see what I mean.

A - Pours dark, but not black. Head is white with moderate lacing, and dissipates quickly.

S - Here's the problem. The smell is dominated by something I can only call "bad tangerine". Sure, the roasted malt is there, along with some other things, but I really have to hunt.

T - Tastes just like it smells, plus bitter pith. Would be pretty tasty, except for the slight off-taste and the bitterness.

D - Drinkable. I wanted to like this beer much more than I did.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2011 06:58:21 | More by DaveAnderson
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poppyjohn

Colorado

3/5  rDev -12.5%

01-24-2012 03:58:10 | More by poppyjohn
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2neardead

California

3/5  rDev -12.5%

12-11-2011 21:38:09 | More by 2neardead
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Sinewave

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

12-18-2011 20:46:31 | More by Sinewave
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amandebates

Illinois

2.9/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Dark brown and ruby red when light is shining through. Off-white head that dissipated quickly.

S: Full malty, roasted smell. Also Very bitter and alcoholic.

T: There's a lot to taste here, and the flavors are not all complementary. There's bitterness throughout, roasted, toffee like sweetness. The aftertaste was reminiscent of whipped cream. The most off-putting element to the taste was the high level of acidity present, which did not fit in everything else. The alcohol was very dominating in this beer as well.

M: Nothing surprising here-- full body with a good level of carbonation.

D: This is not a very drinkable beer because of the high acidity and the upfront smell and taste of alcohol dominating everything else. I do think there are definitely redeeming aspects of this beer, but it's hard to ignore its faults.

I wonder if aging this beer just a few months would help mellow out these distracting elements...

(Review based on notes taken from a tasting on Jan 24, 2011)

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2011 19:30:36 | More by amandebates
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bottle into a couple of tulip glasses.

Pours a deep clear amber, topped with a finger of light mocha colored head. This retains with a smooth foamy look that rings the sides of the glass with rich lace. The aroma is floral and green smelling up front, with a weird coconut flavoring (that reminds me of suntan lotion) working its way in as well. Ripe fruit and cocoa accents sit underneath, while any roasted character is parked way in the back of the nose, as the hops mostly dominate this. Some sweet warmth and spicy alcohol fusels dance around on the edges of this as well.

The taste has a lot of green earthy bitterness going on with it, which layered on top of chocolate and caramel sweetness (but mostly chocolate) and a touch of smoky roast that glides along the back. That green citrus character is strong here, lingering hard in the finish with notes of dry earth and rind. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a sharp crispness to the carbonation that then gets more slick towards the back of the feel. Alcohol is fairly well hid in the body but at only 6.5% ABV, I was surprised by how much of this came out in the nose at times.

Honestly, this just wasn’t a very strong take on a Black Ale at all. Too much raw bitterness, too little roasted character, and an all around package here that just didn’t leave me impressed. I expected more out of Full Said with this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2011 18:56:59 | More by Kegatron
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.85/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Chemical aromas got me off to a bad start. Roast, black with some white head, cat peepee. Doug's bottle.Below average mouthfeel, a little watery. More sweet than bitter. Not very drinkable. Disapointing for a black IPA, or black style anything.Pass if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 04:26:19 | More by Sammy
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

2.83/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle shared by Doug, 22oz poured into a tulip.

Pours dark brown with some reddish hues. An offwhite head which settles quickly to a think film and a collar. Nose has some grape and indistinct dark fruits. Smells off, and doesn't have any hop character going on here. A bit of some odd chemical too, slightly basic. wtf? Taste redeems this somewhat, but still has little to no hop character to speak of. Some more defined malt and bread character, and a general sensation of dirt but not much else. Medium body, and adequate carbonation. Calling this a passable Black Ale is questionable, very few redeeming qualities. Poured this one out.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 16:39:10 | More by liamt07
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to ShortSnoutBrew for this one.
Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Medium to dark brown with a slight amber glow when held up to the light. A small amount of tan coloured head.

S - Citrus notes from the hops are present up front with some light piney notes present as well. Cocoa and roasted malts are present as well but are definitely the background smell.

T - Bitterness at first, followed by a roasted malt profile. Some citrus notes are present from the hops but don't pack the punch that the nose indicated. There is a strange tartness in the aftertaste that lingers and becomes off-putting. Neither the hops nor the roasted malts really stand out here; nor do they come together well.

M - Medium body with some chew. Light to moderate carbonation.

D - A sub par CDA. The off-putting tartness really became noticeable after a few sips and ruined this one for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 01:48:55 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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GloopyGlooperson

Oregon

2.7/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not generally here to share reviews, but here goes, my first for BA.

Pours cola brown into my Sam Adams perfect pint glass, capped with two fingers of foam that quickly fell, leaving behind the tiniest bit of lace. Aroma is odd, like soapy root beer, but with a faint whiff of resiny hoppiness to remind me that this is actually beer. Taste is soapy hops with weak malt presence. Mouthfeel is thin, with a dry, acidic finish. Aftertaste of more soap and old citrus peel.

I'm really trying to like this. It's not awful, but I'm having trouble convincing myself to finish all 22 ounces. Flavors just aren't working together for me. I'd like a stronger malt backbone and a pleasant roastiness--really something, anything to offset this soapy hop characteristic. Keep the Pine Sol out of my beer next time, Full Sail.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 06:13:52 | More by GloopyGlooperson
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lackenhauser

Maryland

2.7/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Deep, deep chestnut color with a very full, foamy head on top. Not black thats for sure. Somewhat grassy aroma-has a soapy tinge to it. Chemical and solvent like bitterness. Sure it is hoppy but has a distinct "bite" to it that I find rather unpleasant. Rather sharp and acrid. Thin body wise. The whole beer is really below average for me. Unbalanced, no mellow roastedness, astringent. Blech.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2011 02:56:38 | More by lackenhauser
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kiddwhiz

Colorado

2.7/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Came across this at my local establishment and tossed in the cart to see what it was all about. Poured dark "cola" brown with a two finger cavernus head similar to root beer. Stale smells of hops, roasty malts.

The Bump has an initial sweet hop taste but it transitions like a rocket in to a bitter, chared maltyness that is not appealing. Hints of hops, raisins and malts are pushed aside by an artificial taste that I marked as rubber. The alcohol was also prevalent making for a general disappointing beer.

This beer had me wondering about the process of brewing a new craft beer. Did this meet Full Sail's expectations? If it didn't, did they push it out the door anyways? I guess this is something to remind me of what average, above average and exceptional is.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 23:15:16 | More by kiddwhiz
Bump In The Night (Brewmaster Reserve 2011) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
78 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.