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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

583 Ratings

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Ratings: 583
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 7
Gots: 38 | 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%

redsox67, Aug 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

bumchilly25, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of confusedidols
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

confusedidols, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of msubulldog25
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

msubulldog25, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of Kromes
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with a thick off-white head that sits on the beer and leaves laces down the glass. A nice sweet toasted and caramel malt aroma with some citrus and floral hop. A citrus resiny and pine hop flavor up front with a toasted, caramel malt in the background. There's also some fruity esters in there. Maybe apple and peach. A medium-heavy feel with an oily feel also. Finishes with a bit of bitterness and a touch of alcohol. The toasted malt and citrus resin linger. A nice Imperial IPA, good flavors and drinkable.

Kromes, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Tiernan, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of AlCzerik
4/5  rDev +6.4%

AlCzerik, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of ucsbmullet
3/5  rDev -20.2%

ucsbmullet, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of deonreds
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

deonreds, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ba Review #206
Served On: 08/05/2012
Glassware: Duvel Glass
Labeled ABV: 8.5%
Date/ Code: 10/04/2012

This was from a 6-pack I found at A.K.A. Friscos in Frederick, MD (awesome sandwich shop by the way).

Look: Poured a cloudy burnt orange with a thin beige film on top. Some random carbonation bubbles formed just below the top.

Smell: Strong hints of juicy grapefruit. Some sweet malts were noticeable in the background. Also an herbal hop note.

Taste: First off was a sweet creamsicle character that moved into a strong citrus. A nice bitterness set in around the middle to balance things out. The finish was a lingering combination of herbal hops and more of that bitterness.

This was a very well balanced imperial IPA that offered a milder palate than other similar offerings out there. The 8.5% ABV was nicely hidden and the drinkability seemed rather scary on this one. It was like a Sierra Nevada Torpedo without the harsh hoppiness and a slightly higher ABV.

CraftBeerTastic, Aug 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

mrskunk, Jul 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

loupap, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of dnorton222
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

dnorton222, Jul 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

mkdeezy, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of xHopHeadx
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

xHopHeadx, Jul 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

tsm2011, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by 7/5/12.

Pours a murky dark honey orange with a 1 inch foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks and dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest, grapefruit juice, herbal hops, and some honey aromas. Taste is much the same with a malt flavor coming through on the finish. There is a medium amount of bitterness on the palate that lingers after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice hop aromas and flavors. Definitely better than I was expecting.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 11, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12-ounce twist-off bottle into a Barrington Brewery pint glass.

A: Poured a hazy, golden orange color beneath a three-finger head of white, frothy foam which left some nice lacing on the glass.

S: Sweet and citrusy with hints of herbal pine and fruity esters.

T: Fair caramel malt flavors touch the front of the palate before heavier, toffee-like and fruity flavors lead into the bitter approach of hop resins. Bittersweet array of citrus fruit and some dry, grassy hops before leading into a slightly boozy finish with some lingering hop resins.

M: Medium-full mouthfeel with a viscous body and some sticky hop resins in the finish.

O: A pretty decent DIPA and one of the better Pyramid brews I've had thus far. Not the best you'll find, especially at the $10/pk price point, but this 8.5% ABV imperial ale has enough hop bite to satisfy a quick craving.

Gambrinus1184, Jul 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

seanh99, Jul 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

RDW, Jul 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

avaldivia, Jul 03, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

TequilaTom, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of lucasj82
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Clear orange color with a finger high head.

S - Citrus hops and pine.

T-Grapefruit like citrus hops, bread, caramel, and pine.

M- Mild on the carbonation and a slightly thin for the style

D - Great beer for the price and very good abv to boot.

lucasj82, Jun 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

gpinto, Jun 29, 2012
Outburst Imperial IPA from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
85 out of 100 based on 583 ratings.