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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, copper/bronze color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, strong hops (citrus and floral), and a hint of caramel malt. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with low carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, sweet malt, slight pine, slight floral hops, and alcohol. Overall, good aroma, and good blend. The complexity is lacking and the feel is slightly cloying.

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4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this is one of my favorite double india pale ales out there right now, and certainly my favorite pyramid brew to date. it has a wonderful nose of fresh citrus fruit. pink grapefruit, tangerine zest, and tart tart lemon come to mind. there is a sturdy malt backing to this one, reminicent of an english ipa, but the hops are the star of the show. they offer all the same flavors as the nose lets on, but also some really resinous pine notes as well as this thirstquenching bittersweet semi acidic flavor and feel thats incredibly satisfying and yet equally difficult to place. the feel is very lively in terms of carbonation, and the body is big, but not too big to be undrinkable. this is in fact one of the most drinkable double ipa's ive had. its perfect for summer and spring, with its impeccably fresh flavor. a really impressive beer from a brewery that hasnt amazed me until now. quality stuff here.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Translucent dark butterscotch hard candy color. Quickly fading 2-3 cm head, coarse bubbles. Carbonation strong. Very light scent--hop on the floral side. The taste is fronted with an IPA cut with smoothness; some kind of sweetness. Not malt syrup but what I would describe as the raw sugar, not processed 'brown sugar' but brown sugar taste of those blocks of raw sugar you can buy in Asian markets. That said, the more time that passed and I struggled to name the sweetness, the less the sweetness, the more the hoppiness. More floral than citrusy; not vegetal per se. Body and toward the finish: silky mouthfeel, dry finish but fading hoppiness and peppery. A totally delightful and refreshing difference from tediously, brute over-hoppy IPAs.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- One finger cream-colored head, 45 second long retention. Nice fluffy lacing. Walnut color body and medium-high clarity.

S- Strong floral hops. Delicious smelling brown sugar and tasty hops.

T- Strong bitter American hops. Powerful flavor with enough sweetness to balance out the bitterness in the first sip. Punch of northwest hops follows.

M- Smooth and alcoholic.

O- Not exceedingly well balanced, but tasty and enough sweetness to avoid killing my taste buds. Above average for an American DIPA.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. brown bottle. Freshness date printed on label. Twist off cap.

A: Pours a murky/hazy amber color with a thin white head. I see plenty of small bubbles rising to the top. An adequate lacing is lest behind.

S: Alcoholic! fruits and citrus with a hint of hops. Masculine.

T/M: Full bodied and goes down slick. Citric--->Pine hop taste. Fruity bitterness is strong but balanced out some by a thick malt taste. Like bread or something. The finish is somewhat clean with the remnants of hops and the fumes of alcohol.

O: I have not had many DIPA's in my life. I think I need to start looking for more. With the higher ABV this beer is surprisingly easy to drink. The alcohol is concealed pretty well letting the wonderful taste come through.


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