Outlaw IPA - Payette Brewing

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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 1
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
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Payette Brewing visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: biboergosum on 07-19-2011

The Outlaw is brewed for those on the run from the laws of traditional American beer. An American IPA, the Outlaw is brewed with an abundance of American hops backed up by a solid malt base. Citrus, pine and slightly spicy aroma dominate the Outlaw; it finishes with a pleasant bitterness with a bit of malty sweetness.

65 IBU
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Photo of andyfrancis
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into a pint glass. Slightly hazy pale body, with a firm, latte-like foam head you could eat with a fork.

Smells like a brewery. Citrusy hops with a biscuity malt back. Grapefruit notes really shining through.

That's great. Easy drinking, well balanced. Lingering light hoppy aftertaste. An IPA that satisfies people who love IPAs and is tolerable for people who think they can't handle IPAs.

On the lighter bodied side for an IPA, almost sessionable. Incredibly clean finishing.

Stands right with 21A's Brew Free or Die among the best IPAs I've had from a can, not to mention one of the better overall.

Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The final stop on my tour of Boise IPAs at Bittercreek. (The waiter was friends with the owners of Payette)

This beer appears a cloudy medium apricot colour, with one finger of tight foamy eggshell white head, which leaves some sparse ringed lace around the glass as it falls away. It smells softly of caramel malt, and citrusy, herbal, perfumed hops. The taste is bitter pine and citrus rind hops, bready malt, and a separate herbal essence. The carbonation is moderate, the body medium weight, with a barbed nature that interferes with straight ahead smoothness. It finishes fairly dry, the bitter herbal hops seeing to that.

A more balanced IPA, as promised, than the other local offerings. Tasty, in that now familiar Boise way.

Photo of Idris
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is the first offering from Payette I've had the opportunity to try. A dull, hazy honey gold with a decent amount of carbonation. I personally like to see more clarity n my IPAs. Earthy hops dominate the nose, with hints of onion and grapefruit in the periphery. Nice hop profile in the palate, but I would be remiss if I didn't mention a lingering astringency that I find less than appealing. All in all a decent enough IPA, although Not one I would seek out.

Photo of Spikester
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy amber with about one inch of cream color head. Good retention and lacing.
Smell is grain and light pine.
Taste is rich piney hops with a strong malt backbone. More balanced than most IPAs makes for less dryness in the finish.
Mouthfeel is plenty good with just enough carbonation to keep it spicey on the tongue.
Overall a tasty brew that veers from the straight and narrow but still has plenty of hop bitterness to be interesting. Give it a try if you can find it.

Photo of isualum12
3.32/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Well I was told this was the crown jewel so far for payette brewing....from a customer nobody behind the bar....

Appearance: Cloudy peach color with a dark reddish orange on the frindges. White lace on top that makes it look that much more elegant.

Smell: Fruity with lots of hops. I couldn't place the hops from the smell but they are refreshing....

Taste: The first taste took me back a little. I just wasnt expecting it I guess. I put it as a middle of the road IPA for me. Lots of flavor but not great but not bad for sure. The more I had of this beer the more it grew on me. I do see why so many like this beer.

Mouthfeel- Smooth IPA for the most part.

If you like IPA's you will probably rate this a little higher then I. It is a decent IPA that I think could be really enjoyable...

Photo of Reidrover
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can from a six pack bought at Winco, S.Salem $7.58 Pours a hazy burnt orange colour with a small yet persistent creamy off white head. Floral and citrus( pink grapefruit) hop aromas. Brown breads like malt. Smooth balanced taste with the hops balanced by strong malting..but they shine through in the end. Mouth feel is average..if not a tad thin..but not watery. Nice average PNW style IPA.

Photo of flagmantho
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: murky medium-orange hue with a moderate effervescence and a lot of tiny floaties. Head poured two thick fingers of frothy ivory foam with good retention and leaving a nice lace as it dissipates.

Smell: lightly sweet malt with a good citrusy flavor; smooth and tangeriney rather than harsh and piney. I like it.

Taste: quite malty for the style; the hops are pulled back quite a bit compared to the aroma. Bitterness is moderately strong and quite smooth. Good, but it somehow lacks balance, or perhaps just isn't hop-flavorful enough to counter its maltiness.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a satisfying and mouth-filling creaminess. Good stuff!

Overall: this is a good beer, but I just find it somewhat imbalanced. Not bad at all, but perhaps not something I'll be seeking again.

Photo of Bradley_BizKutZ
2.85/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

L: Drinking from the can while setting up a tent, it is a good design ;-) A: some fruity hops and grain. No date to be found, smells like it may be reaching the end of its life. T: very sweet with some hop bitterness at the end. Sort of reminds me of a lollipop with some bitterness. O: an ok attempt at a NW ipa. Maybe a fresh one would be better. Honestly glad I just got a sixer on my beercation as we went through Idaho.

Photo of Dope
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very cloudy medium orange. Big fluffy white head. Head fades away slowly with decent retention remaining behind. Decent splashes of lacing.

S: A nice sweet citrus aroma. Lots of caramel.

T: Some spicy herbal hops combined with a little grapefruit and pine. Bready malt (guess I was imagining the caramel), borderline toasty. Mild bitterness in the finish but not much. Well balanced. More APA than IPA I feel sometimes.

M: Medium bodied and surprisingly nice for 6.2%.

O: A surprisingly nice and well balanced IPA. Great balance of flavors and goes down super easy. Relatively simple but I really enjoyed this one.

Photo of woemad
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can purchased at Pilgrim’s in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, for $1.69.

Poured a chill-hazed amber color, with a sudsy beige head that dropped down to a frothy skiff after a few minutes. Spotty, streaky lace.

Big, resiny hop aroma to this. The hop scent is mainly made up of the tropical fruit aroma-variety, though there’s some bitterness as well.

In the flavor, the fruity, resiny hops reign supreme, but there’s also quite a malt backbone to this. The bitterness doesn’t come out to play much at all. It’s kind of syrupy.

Medium bodied, with an oily, resiny mouthfeel.

It’s okay, but it’s not my cup of tea. If done properly, this kind of IPA can work, but this one needs more balance for me to be a repeat consumer.

Photo of DCP
3.05/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This is kind of the standard IPA in Idaho.
It's got an average amount of hop for an American IPA.
Citrus comes through healthily. I like a pint, but I usually don't finish a six-pack of it in a night.
It's opaque with that burnt orange color.
It's likable to almost everyone that likes an IPA, but it isn't great.

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Firestone restaurant pint glass
From: Whole Foods in Boise, Idaho
Price: $8.99 for a mix and match variety 6-pack
Purchased: Dec. 19, 2013
Consumed: Dec. 22, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured an orange amber semi-clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy creamy white head. Semi-layered lacing along the sides of the glass. Very good retention.

Smelled floral hops right away. Dug a little deeper and got resin hops, citrus hops bitter grapefruit, caramel malts and orange rind. The skunky resin hops is the lingering nose.

Tasted a little less skunky than the smell. Got citrus hops, grapefruit, orange rind, vegetables (onions mainly) and some orange. Very bitter.

Light body. Thin-to-oily texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Bitter finish.

This beer was up and down for me, but altogether it was trending down. I’d have it again, but it was no near a go-to beer.

Photo of mtboozeaddict41
4.23/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sent to me in montana from my brother who lives in boise. He speaks highly of this one so we'll see what's up. Right off the bat it pours a bright orange, reminiscent of blackfoot single malt IPA. Not much of a head, creamy white lacing left around the rim. Aromas are of orange rind and herbal hops. Very piney and juicy on the nose, alittle baked bread, awesome IPA aromas. A touch of caramel malt squeezes through to round out the nose also. Killer. Tastes of piney baked bread and a huge presence of bitter hops from the get go. Wild midpalate, large hop-bitterness and medium presence of citrus fruit and orange. Good, but kind of disappointing compared to the nose. Mid-level carbonation is expected for the style. This thing has a bunch of bite. I like it. Its not the best IPA I've ever had but definitely not the worst. The strange stale bite through the mid-palate has me guessing and the bready bitterness definitely overshadows the fruit. Anywho this is still a quality brew form Idaho. Thanks bro for the beer

Photo of Scotchboy
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Outlaw IPA, on tap at Flatbread Community Oven Meridian ID.

Poured into a chilled shaker.

A: Bright golden honey orange, with a slight haze and a good amount of carbonation visible. Good lacing throughout the glass.

S: Sweet juicy citrus, orange & orange rind, bitter grapefruit, with caramel notes bleeding through. Some pungent earthiness as well.

T: Good amount of bitterness, good grapefruit presence up front with the just the smallest amount of biscuit backbone. That pungent astringency is there, just in the back, though this beer is mostly citrus rind on the flavor.

MF: Only moderate dryness on the way out. Somewhere between light and medium on the body, with too high a carbonation presence to be considered 'smooth'.

O: A really, really pleasant offering, something I could drink a couple of.

Outlaw IPA from Payette Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.