Outburst Imperial IPA | Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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3.77/5
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690 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:
#19,839
Reviews:
228
Ratings:
690
pDev:
11.67%
Bros Score:
3.98
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
80
Trade:
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Chimay Chalice

A - Pours a hazy orange/amber color, one finger soapy head, nice lacing.
S - Nice Pine and earthy hop aromas up front, then comes some really ripe fruit. Melon, papaya, orange. Some weird burnt caramel smell too, but its strangely not too bad.
T - Big orange and citrus, as well as a toasted caramel with some mild alcohol warmth.
M - Big feeling IPA, very chewy and mildly bitter.
O - A good Double IPA, lots of flavor, depends on what your profiles are, but its something just a tad different. Its geared more at an east coast style wit the malt. Good job by pyramid though.

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A SURPRISE FROM THE WIFE! I have now enjoyed half of the six pack, and now I feel confident to compose a review.

Appearance is red to amber brown, with pale gold at the bottom. A two finger tan, the color of deer hid quickly disappears to bubbles. Carbonation is pleasant, and not overpowering, furthermore this is just a smooth beer.

Smells: Grapefruit, pine, and bread pudding. Of course not a sweet smell, but an opening one.

Tastes: Pine, alcohol, and lemon zest. At the finish you can really taste the booze.

Mouthfeel: Thick and warming, not as warming as Old Raspy of course, but not too many people are comfortable in long beards, hair shirts, and priestly vestments.

Overall, this is a good beer. A grand Double IPA that does it's job well. Refreshes, and relaxes!

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Lots of carbonation which formed a large head, almost four fingers thick, which filled up almost half the glass despite some careful pouring, and tested my patience greatly. The aroma was quite citric (grapefruit, tangerine) with some floral undertones. The taste continued on the citric theme, with a tart bitterness, and a slightly spicy finish. Very clean malt presence contributed a balancing sweetness, and some tropical fruit flavors. Quite a sticky presence in the mouth, with lots of mouth coating feeling. Aftertaste was spicy and bit boozy. I enjoyed it.

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A: Pours a clear dark copper color, with a moderate head and nice clingy lacing.

S: Aroma pine and some grapefruit with malt sweetness and a bit of fruit in the background.

T: The taste is a mix of grapefruit and bit of pine with some caramel sweetness and bit of fruit. Has a nice bitterness a bit tart and a clean finish.

F: Medium body, crisp and quite refreshing.

O: Nice beer for the style without being a hop bomb.

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Slight stone and citrus fruit notes, herbal/piney aroma.

Stonefruit, citrus, pine.

Light-medium bodied, medium carbonation.

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A: Reddish copper color with a 1/2" off white head.

N: Dense pine and earth rounded off by pineapple.

T: Moderately bitter and moderately sweet. Pine and earth are here. Nothing mind-blowing, but definitely solid.

M: Decently resinous with a dry, scraping mouthfeel.

O: I thought this was going to be underwhelming, but it’s really solid stuff. Not complex but clean.

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Outburst Imperial IPA from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 690 ratings
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