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Full Sail Bump In The Night Reserve ’11


This beer is a Cascadian Dark Ale, which has now been named an American Black Ale by the powers that be. I personally preferred Black IPA. Yes, I know it says black and pale, but it makes sense. Anyways, it’s essentially and IPA with darker malts in it. I’ve had a few of these American Black Ales now, so let’s see if this can compare.

American Black Ale. 6.5% ABV. 65 IBUs. Oregon. Available January-Mid-March

On the lighter side for what I’ve had in the style so far. Head doesn’t last.

Well, the nose kinda smells like a garbage can. It has some very funky, earthy, vegetal tones that aren’t doing much for me. Lots of hops.

Mouthfeel is okay, on the lighter, crisper side.

Lots of floral, vegetal, earthy, mushroomy, and some pine from the hops. Not getting much malt as the hops dominate, but it might come in a little at the end. Very bitter finish probably from the hops mostly, but could also be some from the malts, although the malts seem to not be as dark.

Full sail has some work to do with this one. This style should be about the balance between the hops and the malt, but the hops dominate here. I think they might want to reconsider the hops for this guy. 82 points.

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  1. January 31, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Glad to hear that you’re finally referring to me by my proper title (“the powers that be”).

    I’m glad we don’t have to disagree about that anymore!

    • atattooedtale
      February 7, 2011 at 5:55 pm

      Whatever, Mikey. You’re still wrong lol 😉

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