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

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

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Oregon, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

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

Added by msubulldog25 on 12-10-2010

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Photo of AustinBeerLvr
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 22 ounce bottle into a English pint glass.

This brew seems to hold its head fairly well, and has a dark shade that looks about like expected for what is supposed to be a dark IPA. Dark, ruby, red hue with a decent head that lasts.

When I bought this brew and read the description on the side of the bottle, my initial thoughts were that it was going to be Full Sail's own version of Arrogant Bastard. While it does share similarities in terms of the style, in my humble opinion, Full Sail has a more approachable, well balanced dark IPA, that does an excellent job of showcasing a wide multitude of flavors.

The nose of this brew is a big dose of citrus, grass, and piney hops, with the dark roasted malts taking a back seat. These fairly aggressive hop notes carry over into the taste, which is met with some mild roast and semi-sweet toffee flavors, as well as tad bit of molasses, caramel, smoke, and wood. This brew was obviously fermented with a fairly high attenuation, as there is little residual sweetness in the finish, which is simply dominated by grass, citrus, and pine notes from the hops. Slight detectable alcohol seems to be present in the middle to the end.

This is overall a great offering from Full Sail. It's sort of like a variation of their winter release (Wassail), but with more of an IPA like kick and less sweetness. At 6.5% ABV, drink with care, as this one does sneak up on you.

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Photo of pjeezus
4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of HopStoopid120
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of DoctorB2B
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of spree92
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks LazyL for my last beer in BC for a while.

Poured a deep brown with a red hue on the border. A massive head, aggresive pour, that left a scrambled lacing all the way down. A spicy malt aroma hits first and a caramel scent comes later. The bitter hops are also here.
Maltiness is first ditected taht are heavy on the palate. Almost espresso like. The bitterness of the hops are hidden in the taste, but here. Leaves the mouth a little dry but tasty. A chewy caramel is also prevelant.
This is a really good beer but even more interesting. Full Sail took a chance this year and I think did a pretty good job.

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Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of grittybrews
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of jrschaef
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Bung
4.02/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of kosmoraios
4.02/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of diamondc
4.06/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$4.99 for a bomber. 2011 Brewmaster Reserve.

A: Standard porter appearance. Mahogany, clear, ruby tint. Not much head or lacing.

S: Pine, burnt toast, with some dark chocolate overtones. The dank smelling hops leap from the glass.

T: Heavy roast and pine flavors. Sweet citrus, mainly apricot, from the hops. Dry, slightly astringent bitterness at the end.

M/D: The roast and hops meld nicely and I don't get much hotness here. I really like this CDA. I find it better than Stone & Victory's dark IPAs.

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Photo of Briken
4.06/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of indiapaleale
4.1/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

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Photo of RJLarse
4.13/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I picked this one up at the brewery in Hood River late last spring. I would say it has stood the test of time rather well. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a black walnut color and is translucent with a modest off-white head.

Smell is a mild hoppy sour citrus aroma, with a hint of smoke along side.

Taste is very good, a citrus grapefruit flavor, with a bitetr charcoal flavor on the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, with a dry charcoal aftertaste.

Overall a very nice drinkable IPA, and the dark roasted flavors are a nice twist. I'm still coming to grips with the style, but this one is very good.

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Photo of MadeInOregon
4.15/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Seems to be a lot of consensus on this one. That's a good sign considering this was my first foray into the "Black IPA" realm.

THE LOOK of Full Sail's "Cascadian Dark Ale" (don't go calling it a Black IPA now!!!) is good, in my opinion. It looks like watered-down coffee, which doesn't sound good but is a nice color for a beer. It could pass for a very light porter a barleywine, or possibly a deep brown ale. Good thing it's not labeled a "black" IPA, actually, given it's dark bronze/red color. The head is malty and stone colored, and identical to a good IPA--which is a nice contrast to the dark body.

THE SMELL is the high point of this beer. It is a very intense citrus ("grapefruit", as others have noticed). There is also a hint of raisin, cocoa, and smoke. Truthfully, Bump In The Night smells like an excessively hopped winter ale.

THE TASTE goes from the initial chocolate/cocoa quickly to intense hop, finishing with a very slight chocolate malt flavor. Hmmm, this tastes like a winter ale to me. I bet I could duplicate this flavor by mixing 3/4 strong IPA with 1/4 strong porter. Still good, but expecting something slightly more dramatic.

THE FEEL is medium-full with a dry, snappy finish. Solid.

CONCLUSION: This was my first Black IPA, I mean, Cascadian Dark Ale. Twas good stuff. I found this more enjoyable and interesting than a straight IPA, which can be tiring towards the end of a 22 oz'er. I would have liked it to be less winter warmer-ish though.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.2/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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


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Photo of bigeyedfish89
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of depechemode1983
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark brown with dark red hues. Head is tan an has decent retention. Not much lacing.

S - Upfront you get a toasty candy like grapefruit sweetness. There is a good amount of citrus hops in the nose that is dominant. The toasty character holds up in the background more so.

T - Sweet, bitter citric hops, and a roasted coffee flavor. Very flavorful. All the flavors are pronounced and easy to pick up. Simple flavor combined really well.

M - Smooth and creamy and the moderate carbonation is perfect. This one is smooth and goes down great.

D/N 4.99 a bomber? That's a pretty damn good price for this beer. This stuff is delicious. I wish I had bought 2 bombers.

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Photo of jjboesen
4.37/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Having spent many a delirious day in Portland, Oregon and enjoying ready access to this employee-owned brewery, I was delighted to find it available here in the Washington, DC area. Additionally, my increasing devotion to Cascadian dark ales (aka Black IPA), made this discovery more enjoyable.

The opening looks promising: a vibrant head of sponge emitting a nutty aroma; the body is a dark ruby color with orange splotches reflecting light at the bottom of the glass. There is no lacing as the head quickly slips away. The nose is overwhelmed by a massive pine blast, peppered with minor crumbs of raisin, spice and orange. Meanwhile … down in the palate, there is an initiation of lemongrass followed by a crisp maltiness, one which builds as the quaff ensues.

There is a fine structure that holds it all together as there is no single ingredient that stands alone; they all unite to prove the drinker a complex, yet comfortable experience. Great beer from a great brewery/ Full sail ahead to Beervana!

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Photo of tlazaroff
4.41/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: It's not completely black, but a really dark ruby color. It is perfectly clear and boasts a mocha colored head that sits as a thin later on top of the beer.

S: I get slight pineapple behind a wall of tangerine and grapefruit and a tiny bit of roasted caramel malt. This beer smells wonderful.

T: The first thing that I pick up are equal amounts of somewhat sweet caramel and roasted malt, and a shot of bitterness up front. The mid-palate and finish is where the clementine/honey tangerine hop flavor dominates and carries though, lasting well after the finish.

M: I can feel the carbonation dancing on my tongue, as it is well carbonated. It has a medium body, bordering on full bodied as it coats the palate well.

D: Five months ago, I would have no qualms about drinking many of these. Today, I'll just stick with one due to a new diet. That said, it drinks very nicely.

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Photo of utahbeerdude
4.42/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I would classify this as an American brown that is slightly on steroids. Malt contribution is very much in line with my expectations for an American brown combined with a very strong Cascade hop presence. Definitely balanced towards the hops, but not a hop bomb. Overall, quite enjoyable.

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Bump In The Night (Brewmaster Reserve 2011) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 179 ratings
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