1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Outburst Imperial IPA - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

Not Rated.
Outburst Imperial IPAOutburst Imperial IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

556 Ratings
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 556
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 7
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pyramid Breweries, Inc. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Outburst in a refreshingly bitter Imperial IPA. With 80 IBUs, and 8.5% ABV, our dry-hopped Imperial IPA delivers a bold taste with a massive hop flavor.

(Beer added by: djbreezy on 04-30-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Outburst Imperial IPA Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 556 | Reviews: 202 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Bottle: Poured a bright yellow/orangey color ale with a nice thick white foamy head with good retention and some great lacing. Aroma of citrus notes is quite nice with some residual sugar notes noticeable. Taste is also dominated by citrus notes with fresh floral notes that are somewhat offset by too much residual sugar. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Nice IIPA but I would say that there is too much residual sugar for my own personal taste.

08-20-2014 19:40:53 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of legalag11


4.04/5  rDev +7.4%

08-20-2014 19:21:35 | More by legalag11
Photo of Varls

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%

08-17-2014 20:56:01 | More by Varls
Photo of GeoChase90


1.75/5  rDev -53.5%

Maybe I have a super old bottle (no date) but this is awful. Almost no hop presence whatsoever, just an attack of malt sweetness. Almost felt like like I was drinking a barley wine or something. Terrible representation of the style in my opinion. I will give this a shot however if I can find a bottle with a fresh date on it.

08-15-2014 05:34:55 | More by GeoChase90
Photo of BobMessina

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-13-2014 23:57:49 | More by BobMessina
Photo of IreRican


3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-09-2014 22:14:51 | More by IreRican
Photo of x0darap


4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-08-2014 04:03:25 | More by x0darap
Photo of JAinSingapore


3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

Pours a amber color with a thick head. A smooth IPA that is dry-hopped and it's named incorrectly. I didn't find too much of an outburst, but hoppy enough to make it an IPA. The good news for me is 8.3 on the richter scale and that means a few will do.

08-04-2014 02:05:35 | More by JAinSingapore
Photo of Flabbyjandro


4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-31-2014 23:58:20 | More by Flabbyjandro
Photo of real_human_bean

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

07-30-2014 13:05:44 | More by real_human_bean
Photo of ToddMopps

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-29-2014 22:34:51 | More by ToddMopps
Photo of Thefrap

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-29-2014 03:24:23 | More by Thefrap
Photo of peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.44/5  rDev -8.5%

Amber colour, 2 fingers of white head, good lace. Smell is citrusy hops and sweet caramel, some toasted bread, fuzzy peaches and orange slices, malt is pretty big on the nose. Taste is bitter upfront, hoppy with an equal amount of malt, sweet up front but drying in the finish, muddy citrus. Light carbonation, medium body. Pretty average stuff, nothing I dont think I would revisit though.

07-28-2014 11:46:09 | More by peensteen
Photo of MikeI


3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-26-2014 20:19:13 | More by MikeI
Photo of IllNate

British Columbia (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev +2.7%

Pours a clear amber with ample head and decent retention. Aroma is hoppy with ample citrus and floral notes. Taste follows with generous hops and light malty background. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with good balance between bitter and sweet. Overall a fine beer.

07-26-2014 05:06:56 | More by IllNate
Photo of Mrose78


3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-25-2014 03:13:56 | More by Mrose78
Photo of gotgopher2


4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-25-2014 02:50:33 | More by gotgopher2
Photo of stensja


4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-25-2014 02:49:55 | More by stensja
Photo of Kuzkot

3/5  rDev -20.2%

07-25-2014 00:20:21 | More by Kuzkot
Photo of abeeronthebeach


3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-24-2014 08:48:28 | More by abeeronthebeach
Photo of wrentmore


3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-24-2014 03:29:20 | More by wrentmore
Photo of TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-22-2014 01:51:31 | More by TerryW
Photo of Ozzylizard


3.6/5  rDev -4.3%

$ 1.79 at Wegmens, Jamestown, NY
Enjoy by 6/10/14 (!) at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma weak citrus and malt.
Head average (3cm), white, creamy, slowly diminishing to an irregular layer between 2 and 5 mm thick.
Lacing good – thick, nearly complete rings with small to medium bubbles.
Body medium orange, slight haze.
Flavor – hopishness is probably dropping off but a bitter citrus presence is still evident. Also, some of the malt backbone is coming through. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, oily, lively carbonation.

We rarely see Pyramid stuff around here, so I grabbed the last bottle they had, despite of the (barely readable in the store) date. It actually is holding up rather well, although it seems more of a pale ale than an IPA – more like a Brit IPA than an American IPA.

07-15-2014 21:05:14 | More by Ozzylizard
Photo of TheVenerableMead


3.93/5  rDev +4.5%

Poured from 12oz bottle into a conical pint glass.

A - Beautiful, crystal clear copper with a short, but impressively frothy head that leaves lace to make a Victorian debutante hate you. This is a great looking ale!

S - Hops. Lots of hops. A twinge of alcohol.

T - The malt taste that is there is roasty and crystal. Lots of "hoppy goodness" with an earthy, herbal taste. The alcohol in the nose is not present on the tongue. The malts come out a bit more on warming up.

M - Full and smooth. Dry at the back.

O - This was really a great beer. It's gorgeous for starters. I actually like this better than Samuel Smith's IPA. I prefer this style at cellar temp or just a bit above and this one is no exception. I wish it had a bit less alcohol as this is a style I like to slay a few of after sweaty yard work.

07-15-2014 21:05:08 | More by TheVenerableMead
Photo of yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-15-2014 05:23:47 | More by yancot
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Outburst Imperial IPA from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
85 out of 100 based on 556 ratings.