Outburst Imperial IPA
Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

Outburst Imperial IPAOutburst Imperial IPA
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From:
Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
 
Washington, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.76 | pDev: 11.7%
Reviews:
231
Ratings:
478
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 16, 2020
Added:
Apr 30, 2010
Wants:
  12
Gots:
  90
SCORE
85
Very Good
Outburst Imperial IPAOutburst Imperial IPA
Notes: 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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Rated by SushiSakeBeer from Oregon

4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Fun
Jul 16, 2020
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Reviewed by redresonatedragon from Washington

4.31/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
This is a another NW winner for sure, completely underrated, it has more of a spicy malt underlay with the citrusy, vegetal greens fizzing over the top. Not as aromatic or sharp as so many others but somehow the overall feel and way everything comes together makes this one excellent, IMO
Jun 25, 2020
 
Rated: 3.64 by mthowe3789 from Washington

Sep 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.15 by AmitC from New York

Aug 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.16 by MobBarley from Oregon

Aug 08, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From old, undated notes. Poured from the bottle.

Murky orange color.

Huge white head; lots of spotty lace.

Orange citrus nose, with a nice malt backbone. Smells nice.

Medium mouthfeel.

Pleasant but a bit boring, this has a vague citrus vibe and a bitter finish. Very drinkable; forgettable.
Jul 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

May 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.77 by Mister_Faucher from Washington

Apr 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by ghasting from Washington

Mar 03, 2019
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Reviewed by Nvrmind16 from California

3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Ipas are usually more bitter or dark, and usually the added abv comes eith added flavor, but the citrus and hop notes are pretty weak for the alcohol kick your getting
Mar 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.72 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Jan 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by ArnoldBlumenthal from Maryland

Dec 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.88 by JWsimpleton from Oregon

Nov 03, 2018
 
Rated: 2.65 by DOCRW from Washington

Jul 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Kdouble from Tennessee

Jun 17, 2018
 
Rated: 2.78 by ReviewInABag from Washington

May 31, 2018
 
Rated: 3.71 by Kyle1234 from Oregon

Apr 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.94 by BlueSpader from Washington

Feb 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.77 by DanJLangston from Washington

Feb 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.14 by MarcieSumpter from Idaho

Nov 26, 2017
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Reviewed by BenDorigan from Oregon

2.85/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Light copper-orange color. Aroma is a tad skunky and medicine-y with the obligatory sweetness of an Imperial IPA. Taste is unbalanced but not bad. Alcohol is forward lending to medicine notes. Heavy malt sweetness and mouth feel tries to balance againt sharp, pronounced, biting hops (extract?) that are immediately evident, and linger, though don't necessarily stack swallow to swallow. Overall, an absolutely drinkable Imperial IPA, though shy of being a work of art. "Klunky" is a word that comes to mind, as well as "sharp" or "less than smooth." Still, it's the right price and not bad at all on a cold, wet winter day. Don't let my uber-criticism keep you from trying one yourself.
Nov 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.91 by ViggieMech from Florida

Oct 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.84 by TrueMetalJake from Oregon

Oct 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by mpenske from California

Aug 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by shigg85 from Japan

Aug 15, 2017
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Reviewed by andrewh995 from Arizona

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a very nice clear copper with a finger of slightly off white head. Smells of citrus, hops, and malts. Tastes of citrus zest, tropical fruits, caramel malts, slightly bitter hops, and a little sweetness. Medium in body and carbonation. Overall this is a delicious and very drinkable DIPA.
Aug 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by rfreed from Washington

Jun 16, 2017
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Reviewed by MaltsOfGlory from Oregon

3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
22 oz bottle

A pretty standard pour yields a huge three finger head into my willi glass, must be pretty carbonated. The head actually looks quite nice, just a hair-off white, frothy and pillowy. The body is a dark copper color, deep shades of red and brown. Visibility is very low, carbonation looks very high. Head retention so far is amazing. So far, a good looking beer.

The nose is not bad, a little bit of dms I think. Not overly sweet other than that though, which is good for a double IPA. A little vegetal at first. Further sniffs give way to some nice fruity aromas, strawberry, mango. Hops are there, but not in super large effect. There are some off aromas here, but this isn’t bad.

The flavor hit for just a nano second with that vegetal taste, but only briefly. It then leads into those really nice fruit notes – I get a good amount of strawberry. A hair biscuity. It’s quite sweet, and it definitely has a supporting malt backbone, but not in an extracty way. I should also note that I doubt they are adding any fruit flavoring to a beer marketed as a simple double IPA, I think these fruit flavors are authentic from the hops. Maybe they add sugar, but I kinda doubt that too, considering there would already be plenty from the grain bill. Has a hair of a booze tinge at the end, but just barely, it’s perfectly fine. Hops are present, but not making much noise - not unheard of in a double IPA, with so much else going on, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to like that aspect! Has a little bit of that soft, almost creamy taste some IPA have these days. Definitely drinks more like a sweet, fruity, single IPA. Honestly, this is quite nice.

The mouthfeel is decent. Somewhat sweet, though the sugars don’t stick too much, it’s reasonable. Bitterness is not much of a factor, lingers for a very small period of time. The carbonation is quite low, which is surprising for a number of reasons; this is not terrible, but I would desire a higher carbonation. Body is on the lighter side, again, not a huge problem, but I would prefer something heavier. Overall it’s ok.

The drinkability is very high for a 8.5% double. I’m quite enjoying drinking this, and with no hesitation.

The appearance turned out magnificent. Head retention was bonkers. I had a full head for at least half of the glass, as well as a good half head for the rest. Lacing was thick from top to bottom. Wonderful looking beer.

Overall, this surprised me, considering how low the last Pyramid beer was. This is a pretty good double IPA, and I’m pretty picky about my double IPA’s. The flavor is solid, and a little unique. Not much more to say, good beer.
May 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by speedlimit7 from Georgia

Mar 20, 2017
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Reviewed by MeanMotaScootah from California

3.51/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
I've seen this at the local beer stop but just passed it up so I finally picked up a sixer. Pours a straight brassy color. Medium head, carbonation was about right. Aroma was malty, pine with a bit boozieness peaking through. Taste was very malt heavy, lots of sweetness coming through - a bit odd for an IPA. Not super hoppy but there is definitely some resin-pine hops on the finish. The taste overall is thick and malty with the hops taking a back seat for the most part. I doubt I'd buy this again but I thought I'd buy since I do respect Pyramid Brewery.
Mar 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.94 by Brob245 from Missouri

Feb 23, 2017
 
Rated: 3.79 by Labeorphile from Texas

Feb 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.91 by DallasK from Oregon

Feb 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.58 by AnotherDisease from California

Dec 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.02 by Nimbly_Bimbly from Washington

Nov 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.54 by KarmicSkrambl8 from California

Oct 22, 2016
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Rated by 8BaconBits from California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
decent beer
Oct 06, 2016
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Rated by Bali_hi from California

4.52/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bottle of Pyramid Outburst drank
Aug 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4.29 by Strunner from China

Aug 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by Oidmoe from Austria

Aug 22, 2016
Outburst Imperial IPA from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 709 ratings