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Outburst Imperial IPA - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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Outburst Imperial IPAOutburst Imperial IPA

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very good

548 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 548
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 7
Gots: 27 | 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)
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-12-2013 02:29:48 | More by ste5venla
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

08-11-2013 02:24:11 | More by Hanselpb
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-09-2013 01:30:58 | More by MikeRice1969
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3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery.

A: Reddish copper color with a 1/2" off white head.

N: Dense pine and earth rounded off by pineapple.

T: Moderately bitter and moderately sweet. Pine and earth are here. Nothing mind-blowing, but definitely solid.

M: Decently resinous with a dry, scraping mouthfeel.

O: I thought this was going to be underwhelming, but it’s really solid stuff. Not complex but clean.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 22:29:19 | More by writerLJBerg
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

08-02-2013 00:58:17 | More by terence
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-01-2013 01:41:47 | More by meehandennis
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-28-2013 00:13:56 | More by OgreSanchez
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-26-2013 06:32:33 | More by levi_shanks
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-25-2013 04:27:26 | More by mattknueven
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

07-24-2013 22:35:01 | More by Eighty


4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-24-2013 18:19:12 | More by IDABEERGUY
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-21-2013 00:08:57 | More by Beermazter310
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-18-2013 03:11:49 | More by UltimateLivewire
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

07-16-2013 01:41:37 | More by DonFrap
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New York

3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a hazy medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured soft piney hops and an earthy caramel.

The taste was a bit tired with dull piney hops and an awkwardly assertive malt.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style with some residual bitterness.

Overall a decent malt forward DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 02:49:20 | More by plaid75
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-12-2013 20:46:31 | More by PhilDaBrewer
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-12-2013 00:36:32 | More by h4ger
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

07-10-2013 13:47:53 | More by bhawk1
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-01-2013 16:16:02 | More by DenverHopHead
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-29-2013 12:50:09 | More by DrunkinYogi
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United Kingdom (England)

3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a 12oz bottle into a brandy snifter shape. No head.

Decanted on 062813 and label says drink by 091313.

Appearance: Amber color, brown, or a Halloween-ish orange. No head. No lacing, No legs. Well actually with each swill there's a 1-2mm tracing of foam, which is interesting because it looks like it is alive, but then dies quickly. Nice color but no foam.

Smell: On my third bottle now and the smell is still the same...By Odin I swear the first thing I smell is watermelon Jolly Rancher (which I despise), pizza dough yeast, grass, bamboo, wet mud, rain, passion fruit (which smells a bit like vomit), cherry, viongnier, shellac, dead pines, cactus sap.

Taste: First let me tell you that this beer really opens up once it warms up and gasses out, and changes into more different things. On cold pour the flavour (UK spelling for effect) was a thirst quenching British IPA profile with no hints of pine, easy to drink fast (if you are a DIPA drinker). At first malty yet not boozy, with a quick hop bitterness following each swallow. Now as I am on the tail end of the third 12oz serving I can taste the cherries turning into blackberries and even cabernet (well let's be realistic..Zinfandel) towards the end. The tropical candy fruit smell, Liesavers almost, Ludens cherry cough-drops maybe, is not what this tastes like at all. Tastes pretty damn good. As a DIPA drinker who seeks the pine and grapefruit this is lacking. However, this is something worth appreciating for the balance point it achieves.

Mouthfeel: Very good. Not overly carbonated and yet substantial, a tad syrupy, cloyingly addictive. Might need a chaser of water if hot and thirsty.

Overall: Not great but very very good. Will drink this again I am sure.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 04:15:51 | More by Sorcerer
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-27-2013 08:38:22 | More by jaxon53
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New York

3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a 2 finger creamy off white head that had tons of bubbles in it and left good lacing sliding down the sides; the head faded on the faster side, but it was an above average looking head.

Smells of strong piney hops up front, with citrus following, including grapefruit, orange peel, mint, herbs, caramel, a buttered biscuit, light brown sugar and some floral notes; nice hoppy sweetness combined with a solid malt and caramel backbone. Not what I would consider a strong NorthWest DIPA nose, but still a really nice smelling IPA overall.

Tastes like it smells, with strong piney hops up front, followed by grapefruit, orange peel, caramel, mint, herbs like tea leaf, biscuit, toasted grains, light brown sugar, floral hops and spicy notes like pepper and a dash of coriander; the dry hopping listed on the bottle comes through more in the flavor, as the floral notes and spices seem to linger with the light bitterness with a chalky almost cinnamon like ending. Almost seems like vanilla notes in the finish, which was a nice touch.

Mouthfeel is on the smooth side, with a medium chewy body, light carbonation and a sweet slightly bitter finish that lingers for a while. This brew hides the ABV very well, but was a lot tamer than I expected from a Seattle DIPA.

It is much more enjoyable cold and fresh, and more of a DIPA light than a true DIPA; as an IPA this would be above average, and as a DIPA it’s barely above average. Overall a good beer that’s worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 03:42:23 | More by CHickman
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-22-2013 00:51:49 | More by JTomczak
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-17-2013 23:50:33 | More by AR_Rios
Outburst Imperial IPA from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
85 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.