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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

617 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 617
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 7
Gots: 49 | 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:
Beer added by: djbreezy on 04-30-2010

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.
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Ratings: 617 | Reviews: 213
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Outburst Imperial IPA pours a slightly hazy copper with a thin head. Orange/tangerine hops are followed by a sweet light caramel malty aroma. There is an almost minty character. There is a nice piney citrus hop punch in the flavor. The sweetness is there, but milder than the aroma hinted. Tons of resiny, piney and citrus hops pull through in the finish. Overall a pretty good IIPA, almost seems stronger than it is.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, copper/bronze color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, strong hops (citrus and floral), and a hint of caramel malt. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with low carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, sweet malt, slight pine, slight floral hops, and alcohol. Overall, good aroma, and good blend. The complexity is lacking and the feel is slightly cloying.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this is one of my favorite double india pale ales out there right now, and certainly my favorite pyramid brew to date. it has a wonderful nose of fresh citrus fruit. pink grapefruit, tangerine zest, and tart tart lemon come to mind. there is a sturdy malt backing to this one, reminicent of an english ipa, but the hops are the star of the show. they offer all the same flavors as the nose lets on, but also some really resinous pine notes as well as this thirstquenching bittersweet semi acidic flavor and feel thats incredibly satisfying and yet equally difficult to place. the feel is very lively in terms of carbonation, and the body is big, but not too big to be undrinkable. this is in fact one of the most drinkable double ipa's ive had. its perfect for summer and spring, with its impeccably fresh flavor. a really impressive beer from a brewery that hasnt amazed me until now. quality stuff here.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Translucent dark butterscotch hard candy color. Quickly fading 2-3 cm head, coarse bubbles. Carbonation strong. Very light scent--hop on the floral side. The taste is fronted with an IPA cut with smoothness; some kind of sweetness. Not malt syrup but what I would describe as the raw sugar, not processed 'brown sugar' but brown sugar taste of those blocks of raw sugar you can buy in Asian markets. That said, the more time that passed and I struggled to name the sweetness, the less the sweetness, the more the hoppiness. More floral than citrusy; not vegetal per se. Body and toward the finish: silky mouthfeel, dry finish but fading hoppiness and peppery. A totally delightful and refreshing difference from tediously, brute over-hoppy IPAs.

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A- One finger cream-colored head, 45 second long retention. Nice fluffy lacing. Walnut color body and medium-high clarity.

S- Strong floral hops. Delicious smelling brown sugar and tasty hops.

T- Strong bitter American hops. Powerful flavor with enough sweetness to balance out the bitterness in the first sip. Punch of northwest hops follows.

M- Smooth and alcoholic.

O- Not exceedingly well balanced, but tasty and enough sweetness to avoid killing my taste buds. Above average for an American DIPA.

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Outburst Imperial IPA from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
85 out of 100 based on 617 ratings.