Outburst Imperial IPA | Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

very good
683 Ratings
Outburst Imperial IPAOutburst Imperial IPA

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

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

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Photo of rajendra82
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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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Photo of Kaveman
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of dsshuck
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of edgeh2o
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I now know what dry feels like. This beer is the complete opposite of New Belgium Rampant. The mouthfeel dissipates so quickly resulting in a dry sensation. Therefore, you can definitely find yourself drinking this one fast. Overall, a pretty standard IPA. Nothing bad, nothing excellent, one of the only Pyramid beers I'd drink.

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Photo of mc4z
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of IronTom
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of soju6
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of wiegs4life
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of larryarms847
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy dull golden yellow with a slight orange hue.

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

Stonefruit, citrus, pine.

Light-medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall, not great, but decent.

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Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Hanselpb
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of MikeRice1969
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Sarlacc83
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery.

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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Photo of terence
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of meehandennis
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of OgreSanchez
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of levi_shanks
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of mattknueven
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Eighty
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Beermazter310
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DonFrap
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of plaid75
3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a hazy medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured soft piney hops and an earthy caramel.

The taste was a bit tired with dull piney hops and an awkwardly assertive malt.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style with some residual bitterness.

Overall a decent malt forward DIPA.

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Outburst Imperial IPA from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
3.77 out of 5 based on 683 ratings.
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