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Outburst Imperial IPA - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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Outburst Imperial IPAOutburst Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

566 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 566
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 7
Gots: 36 | 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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Photo of hayesjw
4/5  rDev +6.4%

hayesjw, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.13/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, caramelized malts and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts with sweet flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a strong and harsh hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is thin and doesn’t provide much balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp but not very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, this is a very mediocre 2IPA at best.

TheManiacalOne, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of djkrause
4/5  rDev +6.4%

djkrause, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of Kyroqz
2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

Kyroqz, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Can you drink a sudden beer...? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear amber-brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises pine needles, grapefruit peel, light spearmint, and some light caramel. The taste brings in more of the same, with the grapefruit taking center stage (though never allowed to fully soliloquize). The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, slightly sticky finish. Overall, an okay DIPA, nothing close to the top of the heap, but an enjoyable and wallet-friendly option.

TMoney2591, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of matjack85
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99 at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL. 12oz brown bottle with an enjoy before date on the neck label. Mine has an enjoy by 09/21/12 date on it, which is a little disturbing to me because that means Binny's sold me a bottle that was over 2 months past its prime. Not sure how much this will affect my review.

The beer poured a hazy golden/amber color with just a ½-finger of fizzy white head, which disappeared quickly and left virtually no lacing.

Mix of citrus and piny hops smell along with caramel and bready malts.

Big hop presence, as would be expected from an imperial IPA, but also a surprising amount of sweet caramel and bready malts for balance. The hops are pretty bitter at 80 IBU's, and are mostly piny and citrusy. The hop oils linger into the afdtertaste, as does some of the 8.5% alcohol.

Crisp and medium bodied with higher than average carbonation.

This is a good dry hopped IPA. Never heard of Falconer's flight and zythos hops before, but they made a pretty good combination in this IPA from Pyramid.

matjack85, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of ToMakeEndsMeet
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

ToMakeEndsMeet, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of NeutroMan
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

NeutroMan, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of secondtooth
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a semi-opaque amber, with a nice head and a finger of thick lace. Not bad.

Nose is crisp and pungent citrus hops. Certainly no problem there. Actually, this one is quite appealing.

Taste is hops! Strong, sharp, sticky, and tangy hops, heavy on the citrus tones with some bitterness going on. I also get an almost syrupy malt finish. I give this one solid ratings, and a nice value for a decent imperial IPA.

secondtooth, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of lcdawg
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

lcdawg, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of KingBiscuit
1/5  rDev -73.4%

KingBiscuit, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of lazarogamio
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

lazarogamio, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of Hopheadjnr
4.28/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a stella chalice.

A...pours with a slightly hazy amber color with an off white, low head.

S...citrus, hops, alcohol and fermented apricot. Excellent aroma for the style
T...the bitterness is there, balanced by a sweet bread maltness. Tasting the apricot that was on the nose and a noticeable alcohol is present but expected.

M....just where it should be. Easy to drink, perfect carbo. Very nice.

O...this is a nice, easy to drink brew. To easy for the abv. Lacks a little something in overall complexity and the finish is a little long for the expected bitterness with this style. Overall, an excellent buy at $8 a sixer. Buying this again on thanksgiving.

Hopheadjnr, Nov 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

drewone, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of slim2043
4/5  rDev +6.4%

slim2043, Nov 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

djrn2, Nov 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

dmheinz57, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of chinchill
3.28/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served in a Samuel Smith nonic.
This "imperial: IPA is nicely crafted but lacks the punch of a typical American DIPA. A bit too much alcohol in the aroma; it dominates over the rather evenly alanced caramel malt and hops. Hops finally come to the fore in tasting and linger on afterwards. Exceptional head.

chinchill, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of DeschutesFan
4/5  rDev +6.4%

DeschutesFan, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of stxp
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance: beautiful faded/opaque dark gold, apple cidery, almost no head, not bubbly

smell: earthy, slightly fruity, not a ton of hop aroma for 80ibu+ dry hop

taste: cascade/fruity start, peppery hop middle, finishes with a bit of floral hop, surprisingly fast, but leaves a little bitter taste linger

mouthfeel: creamy, foamy, not too heavy, but bitterness makes it not easily drinkable

overall: love the look, aroma could be a bit stonger/piney, taste is a big hop bomb, enjoy the peppery/spicy notes, could be a bit sweeter

stxp, Nov 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

BigTrubble, Nov 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

rodrigueZflyingf0x, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of RenzoD
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I am not a huge Pyramid fan but I have to say this is my favorite brew from them so far.
The beer has a dark copper color with a nice thick head leaving a good looking lace on the glass. The scent might be the characteristic with the least to speak of. Faint aroma of hops, cracker and a tiny trace of citrus, The taste is a lot more malty than what I am used to for an IPA but it is good. The bitter hoppiness is most definitely there but it is put to rest (not too quickly) by the heavy malt taste. I actually still really enjoyed it though. A good solid effort from Pyramid. Better than some, not as good as a lot, but still enjoyed it. Glad I bought a six pack.

RenzoD, Oct 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Eaglefan344, Oct 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Glopez, Oct 27, 2012
Outburst Imperial IPA from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
85 out of 100 based on 566 ratings.