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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)

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 beerthulhu
3.97/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Flat black with a tan rigid foam head that holds steady. Tiny traces of effervesce creeps up along the glass walls. The lacing is good, spongy, with some thick substance build up providing good coverage.

S: The nose was hoppy of pink grapefruit with a bit of sweetened citrus truly dominating the roasted malt. Looks are deceiving here, with a nice level of ipa hoppiness with a dark visual nature and very little roastiness coming through. With closed eyes you could swear this was all pale malts.

T: Sweetened pink grapefruit continues the trend on the flavor, citrus pulp and a strong taste of pine really stands out. Tastes like a wet hopped ipa with pale malting, again with only the slightest indication of roastiness that only appears late in the drink. The finish is pine juice and a light coffee roast mingling together with good results. Like the nose the taste was deceiving of the visual.

M: Good tingle of carbonation, light and smooth creamy texture. The finish finds a hearty dose of citrus and pine juice hops with a delightful wet bitterness on the tongue.

D: I could see this a good summertime ipa drink with a dark and deceiving visual nature. Light and hoppy enough to satisify in the warmer weather with only a slight indication of the 6.5% alcohol that only appears noticeably on the first consumption. I could easily enjoy this in multiples and a solid example per style.

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Photo of jlindros
3.97/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a frothy 1 finger fluffy slow fading head that leaves some lacing, over a dark molasses brown slight reddish hue beer.

Nose brings some earthy hops, spicy hops, plenty of cascadian hops, mixed with plenty of darker malts, a light fluffy cocoa nougat, caramel malts, and a faint hint of a light fruity like hop character.

Taste starts similar, hops kick in first bringing plenty of cascadian hops, light citrus and fruits, bit spicy and earthy, which is quickly blended with the darker malts, some caramel malts, light cocoa nougat flavors fluffy in character, very slight oatmeal like feel, fairly bitter with a slight chewing on cascade hop pellet flavor, and very light roast. Finishes still fairly bitter but never crazy bitter, lingering chewy and spicy hop characters, little sticky but dry mouth, slight dark malt taste.

Mouth is a bit fuller bodied, fluffy like a bit of an oatmeal stout, and decent carbonation.

Overall it wasn't bad, not great, but better than what I expected for the current rating. It's in its own ballpark flavor wise, fluffy, light cocoa, nougat, and roast, nice cascade family hops, decent bitterness, maybe a bit sticky on the finish, but otherwise pretty good.

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Photo of BeerdedEric
3.97/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Off white creamy light tan head. Ruby red color body that has some visible bubbles moving at a medium pace.

Citrus, some piney hops meeting some caramel malt. Nice smell.

Big time citrus hops, some bitterness meeting a well balance of toasted bread, sweet caramel, a hint of coffee and a nuttiness. I'm enjoying the taste quite a bit.

Creamy medium body, light to medium carbonation bite, a slight dryness but feels nice.

This is definitely worth a shot if you're into porters, IPA's or possibly even stouts. Nice mouth feel, taste and smell make this a well above average brew. I was hoping for a darker looking beer since it is called Bump in the Night but I got nothing more than a ruby red color; nonetheless, I believe, it's a nice representative of this interesting and tasty style.

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Photo of Billolick
3.95/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, $4.99 at DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY. I can find no bottling date or "best before" type info.

Pours dark auburn, under a looser medium mocha head, that sticks around at about 1/2 inch. Leaves ample scattered lacing.

Cola, dark malts, some smoky wood and lite gingery spice in the nose.

Flavorful brew, flavors follow the nose, plenty of dark malts, again I'm getting a subtle ginger note, more cola and quite dry hops in the finish. Nicely done.

Could have a bit more body and added depth of flavors to stand up to the heavy hitters of the genre, but this one holds up pretty well.

One that I would gladly go for again. Hope I have the opportunity, not sure how long this one will be around for....therefore go get some and enjoy

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Photo of yesyouam
3.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.92/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz. Bomber

Pours a nice dark brown color, nice carbonation, nice little creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is pretty nice, malty, with some hop notes, with some toffee/caramel. The taste is very nice, malty, with a nice hop note thrown in, toffee/caramel. Medium Body, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Drinkable, a very nice brew for the price.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.91/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

black as night with a towering three inches of chocolate colored foam on the top of the glass. Settling slowly it left behind tons of brown lace up and down the glass. Aroma is piney hops and rich roasted malts. Touches of peat and campfire like tones coming through. Nice feel, medium carbonation and heavy enough to keep me intrested, but not overally full. Nice opening bite of piney hops come across quite nicely with a delicate dryness and touches of light hops. Quickly the roasted malts take over and offer lots of smokey and rich malty notes. Light chocolate starts to come through in the dry finish and leaves the palate searching as to which flavor dominated the most but the last gasp goes to a deep, smokey malt

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Photo of akorsak
3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bomber from Raceway Citgo outside of OCMD.

A: The black ale is much more of a darker caramel brown, a dark nonetheless. The mysteriousness leads to a merely wispy head, never much worth mentioning. As opaque as a press conference.

S: Nicely roasted, the ale has a dark nose that doesn't skimp on the sweetness with chocolate in strong supply. Piney citrus is a sharp counterpoint to the black ale base, a welcome change of pace. Anxious for a first sip.

T: And I think that Full Sail nailed this one. The darker malts are austere, minimal with burnt toast and chocolate driving it. The hoppiness is a stark departure, adding tropical flavors and pine to the mix. The hops are more of a supporting act, content to not have to lead the beer. The mix of malt and hops drives minty flavors along with grapefruit, pine, and deep roast. I'm happy to report that this is the first Full Sail bottle that I was really into. Strong mix of the grapefruit hops and roasted malts.

M: The contrast of sweet and scorched is impressive, the darker malts drawing out the sweeter hops everytime. This one I liked.

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Photo of LazyL
3.85/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep brown with some nice red tones and a thick light toffee head. I like the nose here. Some stout notes, like coffee and a good piney hop. There is an initial sourness like a stout again and then a medium bitterness to offset the sweetness. Mouthfeel is dry and the carbonation level is good. Its complex and balanced. Different and interesting.

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Photo of corby112
3.85/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz purchased and sampled on 2/12/2011.

Pours a deep, dark chestnut brown color with dark orange/ruby edges when held to a light and a two finger frothy light beige head. Decent retention, slowly fading into a thin lasting ring.

Earthy aroma with lots of oily pine hop character with subtle hints of citrus and a prominent roasted malt character. Slightly smokey with hints of toast, caramel, oatmeal and dark chocolate. This beer has a strange nose which is kind of standard for this style. It's earthy and hoppy at first but is quickly overtaken by the roasted malt presence. Somewhere in the middle of an IPA and a porter.

Fuller bodied than expected with a great balance of earthy fresh hops, sweet citrus and roasted malt flavor. There is a dry bitterness up front from the hops with lots of resinous oily, pine needle flavor that lingers over the roasted malt backbone into a roasted dry finish. Very faint citrus compliments the pine notes but the hop profile is mostly dry and bitter as opposed to sweet and citrus like. The hop profile is excellently balanced by a dry roasted malt backbone. Nice and toasty with subtle smokiness, hazelnut, chocolate, biscuit and toffee. The dry bitterness and sweet roasted notes continually bounce back and forth throughout the course of the bomber. Well balanced, complex and easy to drink. One of the better examples of the style I've tried so far.

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Photo of LittleDon
3.85/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bomber to a pint glass.

Clear cola colored with an off white short lived head and some lace. Light roast aroma. Medium to slightly soft carbonation. Medium roast middle and bitterness at finish that grows to moderately strong. In fact, the bitterness linger long after the finish.

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Photo of BretSikkink
3.83/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown color with a tanned, tight foam cap. Good stick but the cap retention and recession are too quick and don't produce much geology. Not bad.

Aromas are quite average for what I've had of this style. Somewhat like a cola, earthy and herbal with the hops mingling freely amongst the darker malt content. Power for this bee is pretty good and oveall the nose is inviting.

This is an easy sipping beer, although maybe not hugely interesting compared to some other CDAs. Maybe the thrill of the new beer style is wearing off already. No matter, as the drinkably thin-yet chewy-mouthfeel is a great delivery vehicle for the pineapple and grapefruit hop notes. Cola, a hint of anise and smoke, and the dry, lingering bitterness of roasted malt contribute to the palate.

Body is good, no off-notes. Nothing really stands out here, and its a little bland compared to other hoppy black ales. Not perfect, but pretty good.

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Photo of Docer
3.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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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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