Outburst Imperial IPA | Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

BA SCORE
85
very good
682 Ratings
Outburst Imperial IPAOutburst Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
Washington, United States
pyramidbrew.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

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.

Added by djbreezy on 04-30-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
682
Reviews:
226
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
11.67%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
77
For Trade:
0
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Photo of beergoggles32
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Bottle: Poured a bright yellow/orangey color ale with a nice thick white foamy head with good retention and some great lacing. Aroma of citrus notes is quite nice with some residual sugar notes noticeable. Taste is also dominated by citrus notes with fresh floral notes that are somewhat offset by too much residual sugar. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Nice IIPA but I would say that there is too much residual sugar for my own personal taste.

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Photo of legalag11
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Varls
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of GeoChase90
1.75/5  rDev -53.6%

Maybe I have a super old bottle (no date) but this is awful. Almost no hop presence whatsoever, just an attack of malt sweetness. Almost felt like like I was drinking a barley wine or something. Terrible representation of the style in my opinion. I will give this a shot however if I can find a bottle with a fresh date on it.

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Photo of BobMessina
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of IreRican
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of x0darap
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of JAinSingapore
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a amber color with a thick head. A smooth IPA that is dry-hopped and it's named incorrectly. I didn't find too much of an outburst, but hoppy enough to make it an IPA. The good news for me is 8.3 on the richter scale and that means a few will do.

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Photo of Flabbyjandro
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of real_human_bean
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of ToddMopps
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Thefrap
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of peensteen
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Amber colour, 2 fingers of white head, good lace. Smell is citrusy hops and sweet caramel, some toasted bread, fuzzy peaches and orange slices, malt is pretty big on the nose. Taste is bitter upfront, hoppy with an equal amount of malt, sweet up front but drying in the finish, muddy citrus. Light carbonation, medium body. Pretty average stuff, nothing I dont think I would revisit though.

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Photo of MikeI
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of IllNate
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear amber with ample head and decent retention. Aroma is hoppy with ample citrus and floral notes. Taste follows with generous hops and light malty background. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with good balance between bitter and sweet. Overall a fine beer.

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Photo of Mrose78
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of gotgopher2
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of stensja
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Kuzkot
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of wrentmore
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of TerryW
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

$ 1.79 at Wegmens, Jamestown, NY
Enjoy by 6/10/14 (!) at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma weak citrus and malt.
Head average (3cm), white, creamy, slowly diminishing to an irregular layer between 2 and 5 mm thick.
Lacing good – thick, nearly complete rings with small to medium bubbles.
Body medium orange, slight haze.
Flavor – hopishness is probably dropping off but a bitter citrus presence is still evident. Also, some of the malt backbone is coming through. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, oily, lively carbonation.

We rarely see Pyramid stuff around here, so I grabbed the last bottle they had, despite of the (barely readable in the store) date. It actually is holding up rather well, although it seems more of a pale ale than an IPA – more like a Brit IPA than an American IPA.

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Photo of TheVenerableMead
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a conical pint glass.

A - Beautiful, crystal clear copper with a short, but impressively frothy head that leaves lace to make a Victorian debutante hate you. This is a great looking ale!

S - Hops. Lots of hops. A twinge of alcohol.

T - The malt taste that is there is roasty and crystal. Lots of "hoppy goodness" with an earthy, herbal taste. The alcohol in the nose is not present on the tongue. The malts come out a bit more on warming up.

M - Full and smooth. Dry at the back.

O - This was really a great beer. It's gorgeous for starters. I actually like this better than Samuel Smith's IPA. I prefer this style at cellar temp or just a bit above and this one is no exception. I wish it had a bit less alcohol as this is a style I like to slay a few of after sweaty yard work.

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Outburst Imperial IPA from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
3.77 out of 5 based on 682 ratings.
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