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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

619 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 619
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 6
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle from Total Wine Las Vegas NV for 1.99

Appearance - Slightly hazy amber/copper colour with an average size frothy/fizzy off-white coloured head. Hard to make out the level of carbonation and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for only a few minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, grapefruit, apricots

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops, malts, and caramel. There is a bit of grapefruit, oranges, and also some pineapple and a hint of apricot/strawberry flavour. It ends with a malty and fruity aftertaste with quite a lot of hop bitterness.

Overall - A good beer for hop heads, but it seems to be lacking a little bit taste wise. It's closer to a IPA than a DIPA for me. I'm not sure how fresh my bottle is so maybe that has something to do with it. Still glad i tried it, but I'd reach for something else next time.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A – Crystal clear amber with a 1 and a half finger head of creamy white suds. Good lacing. Solid head rentention.

S – Strong aroma of cut grass, dank resinous hops, white bread, and citrus.

T – Big, lush, fruity hops upfront with hints of apricot, pear, grapefruit, and even a little banana. Mid-palate features malt dough reminiscent of white bread, and earthy hop dankness. Finishes slightly peppery. Everything works together well. Refreshingly sweet.

M – Good firm body and medium carbonation. Alcohol comes through just a little in the finish. Nice.

O – A damn good DIPA. Very lush and if you favor sweeter, more fruity DIPA’s instead of tongue peeling bitterness, this could be the IPA for you. I’d buy again.

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A - Pours a clear red hued, amber body. 2 fingers of of eggshell head that forms a collar with thick lacing.

S - Pine, candied grapefruit, tangerine, orange, caramel malt, hints of banana esters

T - Juicy fruit gum, passion fruit, citrus peel bitterness, caramel malt, pine hops, finishes with floral and pine bitterness.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation.

Aroma is very juicy and tropical. The flavor is good too but doesn't match the nose. Surprisingly good IIPA!

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up to fill out a mixed sixer and I was a little surprised that I actually liked it. Nice orange color, not much head. Smells like hops but nothing overpowering. Taste is nice, bubblegum, pine, mint, alcohol, a hint of malts in the back. The alcohol is a little astringent on the tongue but for $1.69 this was a decent DIPA that I might buy again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

What a nice surprise. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much from this one. It pours a nice hazed tangerine with appropriate slightly off white head, good lacing, minimal beading. The nose is big on tropical and citrus bits, dense indica character. The taste carries a lot of the same attributes with the addition of some terrific caramel. This is a great IIPA, not at all what I was expecting.

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Not on the Mount Rushmore of DIPA's but a very solid and affordable offering.

Some perfumy hop aromas.... pine and also some tropical fruits to a lighter extent...

The flavor is nicely balanced and has the classic DIPA malt load I look for leaning to the caramel bread flavor....hops lend a light to medium bitterness and more of a piney/resiny flavor...

Body is a little light for my liking with a DIPA...feels more like a regular strength IPA.

Don't get me wrong. This is not Hopslam or Hoptimium or whatever from Sierra but this is definitely worth buying for the price point....about half the price of those and not half as good...I'd say if those rate 100....this is more like a 78...

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Outburst Imperial IPA from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
85 out of 100 based on 619 ratings.