Outburst Imperial IPA | Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

Outburst Imperial IPAOutburst Imperial IPA
BA SCORE
3.77/5
688 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
Ranking:
#18,463
Reviews:
227
Ratings:
688
pDev:
11.67%
Bros Score:
3.98
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
79
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 688 |  Reviews: 227
Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.78/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours golden clear with a very wide white foam head, excellent retention. Aroma is fruity and sweet, with a hint of pine. Taste is refreshing, balanced, bitter lots of hops and malts, excellent body that remains in the palate, I really liked this IIPA. Cheers

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Photo of ChuckTom
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grnmtnman
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks good, hits those amber/auburn/orange color notes, 1/4" white head, good uniform lacing. All citrus in the aroma.

Taste is a not over the top alcohol or bitterness, dipa, that makes it already better than average, good format (12oz) helps too, affordable price. I like when above average quality meets below average price. Some woody pine comes out in an earthy way in the mouthfeel.

Solid beer when fresh.

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Photo of neenerzig
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoying a glass of this beer at a pizza place in Seattle called Luigi's. Really good pizza and friendly staff at a little hole in the wall, unassuming type of establishment. Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, this beer pours a mainly clear, but slightly hazy, medium amber/copper color with a nice white Head that's an inch thick when first poured. Head eventually settles to a tiny ring of foam lining the inside of the glass. Not much lacing. Aromas of caramel malt sweetness and big smells of citrus and floral hop bitterness. The taste is exactly the same, with a somewhat bready, caramel malt sweetness that gives way to sharp citrus and floral, grassy hop bitterness. Good balance of the different flavors here. Has a a crisp, Yet smooth, slightly frothy, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a clean, somewhat dry finish. Worth a try.

Eric

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Photo of GoBeerGo
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peachy-tay
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of johlac66
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alexkauruk
4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Amber, a bit hazy, smells nice- hops, pine and some citrus. Taste: not something original or outstanding, but balanced, refreshing, sweet, crispy with hoppy and citrus aftertaste. Good one. And i can't taste 8,5 abv at all.

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Photo of BeerWizard
4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up from Safeway, a frickin' 8.5% IIPA in a sixer for $8.29...on sale, no less. Holy crap, I think even the NB Rampant is like $9 there. But deals aside, and while the label is basic and unispiring, and the name is flat-out cheesy (sounds like a new fuel-efficient compact car), the beer is awesome. Pours a surprising dark-amber, practically orange. Jammy, apricot nose with definite malt presence. Taste exceeds expectations, doubling down on the stone fruit, enough booziness to make its point without detracting from the flavor, light bitterness on the finish, and chewy robust malt filling it out. Mouthfeel is substantial and syrupy. It reminds me of a quad in some respects actually.

This is probably my new favorite IIPA. It's delicious and a great value. Nice job Pyramid!

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Photo of pianoguy
4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle No bottling date info

Pours an almost clear copper body with a white head. Little retention. Decent lacing

Smell is an interesting mix of stone fruit, a little citrus, and sweet malt. These scents combined give it an overall perfumed medical scent

Taste takes this perfumed astringent (medical) scent and adds a bitterness. It's a very light bitterness, not in any way overpowering. Interestingly, I am not tasting the (8.5) alcohol at all.

Feel is crisp, Perhaps a little too carbonated

Overall... This is a solid beer. The booze is present but I sure couldn't taste it . I bought this beer at my local Rite Aid for $1.89... Huh?!? A perfect little attitude adjustment at an inexpensive price.

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Photo of stevoj
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Another killer IPA from the Northwest. dark amber with high creamy head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Taste is mildly bitter and somewhat astringent. Short finish with a pleasant soft lingering palate. Nice!

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Photo of Richard927
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of EXScotT
2.7/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mortarforker
4.48/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gandres
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Growler from the Pyramid Alehouse-Seattle to wine glass
Appearance: Orange in color, a bit hazy
Aroma: Slight smell hops, not too fragrant
Taste: Bitter with sweet aftertaste
Mouth feel: A bit fizzy
Overall: Very good beer, but really something to look for
Drank: January 27,2016

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Photo of Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ghostxyz3
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BCborn
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of firkingroovin
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaPan
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Smak_Hermann
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Libeertarian
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mostly clear amber-copper with thick, foamy, well-retaining tan head. Not half-bad lacing. Spice, resin, pine, raisin, and orange aromas at first, now only a faint breadiness making it past the head. Other smells detectable again, not as strong as before and favoring raisins, once head has sunk down a little. Malt tartness and strong resin character throughout, soon accompanied by citrus rind but not so much its fruit, but a welcome showing of raisins as well as apricot or peach. A nice rindy almost soapy finish accentuated by light peppercorn retro-olfaction. Well-balanced beer: sweet here, bitter there. Still, as good as it is, I prefer more grapefruit and strong black pepper notes, and less sweetness in my IIPAs. That's really what distinguishes them the most from both regular IPAs and experimental ales and even a number of Belgian brews, in my humble opinion. Although, in fairness, this was still no ordinary IPA. Medium body, medium amount of lightly prickly carbonation. Way too wet and bubbly of a swallow, and produces warmth mainly on the lower cheeks. A good beer, but I think I actually prefer Pyramid's Thunderhead to this, believe it or not.

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Outburst Imperial IPA from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 688 ratings
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