Outburst Imperial IPA | Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

very good
685 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 JLapadura
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of Brenden
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A sort of burnt, heavy dark orange in color, this beers develops a creamy yellow-tan head on top. Retention is pretty good, but what's most impressive is the creaqmy lacing that leaves a thick ring at the top of the glass followed by webby legging that follows most of the rest of the way down.
Tropical fruits do kind of burst, like...out, at least on the nose. It's followed by citrus bitterness and resin with a little mint. Malts balance but let hops take senter stage.
The taste follows suit, with maybe a bit more dryness sneaking in there and more mintiness going into the finish. Otherwise, though, all the tropical fruits, citrus, zest and resinous notes are in there.
The feel is crisp in a medium body that perhaps leans just a little light. Carbonation and crispness make for almost a frothy creaminess.

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Photo of MickeyHops
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Srive009
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of SeaAle
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ystazi
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of JHendu
2/5  rDev -46.9%

Photo of rph97
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Brianinthewbl
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Juno_Malone
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Jameswoody
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of brodericksloth
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

amber orange color; three finger off white full head good lacing; citrus clean dry hopped dipa: mango, spice (peppery) some chewy pines, grapefruit and orange zest. medium crystal grain not over baked nice malt background; hop dominated but not to the point of taking the slickness off your teeth . some alcohol hotness as it warms but pretty well hidden for 8.5% abv. would be good to try on tap to take a little of the bite off.
very good beer for the price...

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Photo of Highstplz
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of NodakEric
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of JayWhiteNM
5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Beautiful copper/amber color. Very clear.

S: Citrusy pine armoa.

T: Good upfront bitterness. Lingering warmth and pine notes.

M: Crisp and refreshing.

O: I love this beer and the price really doesn't hurt either. This is a great "everyday" DIPA.

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Photo of stewart124
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle with a freshness date or drink by 011113. Oops.

Amber in color with a slightly off white head.

Nose had plenty of pine, minty characters and citrus.

Huge background bitterness with white pepper and citrus hitting me first. Some tropical fruit but lots of spicy bitterness and most is perceived as it was an early addition. Bread notes throughout. Some slight caramel but it is ever so slight.

The alcohol is masked well. This feels big in body but still drinks well. A nice example that doesn't seem to be driven by huge citrusy hops.

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Photo of sevenshubby
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of arizcards
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up 2 singles at Total Wine at the end of March for $1.49 a bottle. Best by 05/08/13.

Beer poured a hazy orange with a billowy white head that has some pretty awesome hang time.

Nose is herbal with a slight hint of citrus.

Taste is pine, grapefruit, slightly herbal, and a hint of liquid bread. Finish is resiny. It is kind of all over the board but in a good way.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall a pretty good beer that has a lot of hop profiles going on. Definitely tasty and one i would do again. Definitely a bargain at $6.49 for a sixer.

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Photo of Ronw
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of koes0024
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of JayQue
3.31/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A fairly mild DIPA. Tastes pretty good but the aroma is lacking. Mouthfeel is a bit light for a DIPA. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber. Takes a hard pour to get a medium size head. Average retention and some bands of lacing.

Aroma is almost completely lacking for a DIPA. A little piney hops, thats about it.

Taste had a decent amount of bitterness and a resinous piney hops taste. Nothing complex but a nice light bitter beer.

Mouthfeel is a hair light for a DIPA. Still crisp with a good amount of bitterness and a little piney oiliness.

Not a memorable DIPA, but it stood up well to the curry I made tonight. Think I will stick with some of the hop bomb DIPAs.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with enjoy by 04/03/2013 printed on the top label. A new beer for me, and got this six pack on sale from the local beer store for $3.99. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Semi-aggressive pour yields about three fingers of doughy, fluffy, khaki / tan colored head. Body is a burnt sienna orange color with plenty of bubbles rushing to the top, and some light sediment floating around. Scattered lacing.

S - Some bitter sweet citrus hops, like grapefruit, mango and papaya, but kind of faint smelling. Strong malt profile, reminiscent of a barleywine. A subtle nose, with not a whole lot of action happening.

T - Some spicy hop bitterness, and alcohol heat is most prominent with this one. Some nail polish remover alcohol astringency happening here, which isn't exactly appealing. Juicy bitter grapefruit rind, some blood orange, and a dry bitter finish. I wish I had some cheese to pair with this.

M - Feel is sticky, with some resinous hop lingerance. Finishes fairly dry with some sugary fruit tastes lingering around also.

Overall, not a beer I would want to pay full-price for, but it was definitely a decent buy for 4 dollars a six pack. A fairly simple, bitter, dry-hopped imperial IPA. An easy sipping imperial IPA, with a highly bitter hop presence. I got an entire case of these bad boys for just $15, so you definitely can't go wrong at the price this beer is selling for. A definite must have beer.

Pyramid Outburst Imperial IPA ---4/5

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Photo of MarshMan71
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of dogfishandi
3.28/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12 oz twist off bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. No freshness info.

Pours out a hazy dark orange almost red color with a skim, somewhat retentive off white colored layer of head. Spotty lace only after a sip. Just a touch of alcohol legs are noticeable if you look hard enough.

Smells almost more malty than it does hoppy, similar to an American barleywine. Some old, maybe faded herbaly hops, woody pine. Becomes more leafy and a hint boozey as it warms.

Again, very malty, lots of chewy, sweet caramel malts are almost in balance with herbal, woody pine hops. A bit of dry grapefruit citrus bitterness in the finish. Quite a bit of alcohol warmth considering what this is.

Thick, sweet, and chewy. Resiny. It has an IPA bitterness, but the sweetness from the malt seems to throw that off a bit.

This might be a touch more hoppy if it was really fresh, but still probably not so in a way that it would become anymore enjoyable. Not my thing and not something ill come back to.

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Outburst Imperial IPA from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
3.77 out of 5 based on 685 ratings.
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