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Outburst Imperial IPA | Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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BA SCORE
3.77/5
Very Good
689 Ratings
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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:
#19,009
Reviews:
228
Ratings:
689
pDev:
11.67%
Bros Score:
3.98
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
79
Trade:
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Ratings: 689 |  Reviews: 228
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of mnrider
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Cheers!!

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of N3rdM3t4l
3.03/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bomber into standard pint.

A: a finger of white head that falls to a decent looking cap and a sturdy ring. Dark caramel red, looks appetizing actually.

S: hoppy, but of course. Kind of floral, a touch of malt sweetness breaks through. The dryhopping gives a big hop nose but it still smells a lot like long boil hops. Not amazing but right for the style.

T: big malt up front, a bit of sweetness just like the nose. The hops tastes mostly like long boil cascade. Not much complexity to it. The bigger malt from being an imperial helps me like it a bit more. But not as much as Tricerahops from Ninkasi. Again I would say standard for the style.

M: rich. The little carb doesn't hurt or help it. Not amazingly smooth but not bad. Drinkable, has a good amount of chew for a pale style.

O: average all around pretty much, not expecting much from Pyramid though. would buy again considering the price.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with a thick off-white head that sits on the beer and leaves laces down the glass. A nice sweet toasted and caramel malt aroma with some citrus and floral hop. A citrus resiny and pine hop flavor up front with a toasted, caramel malt in the background. There's also some fruity esters in there. Maybe apple and peach. A medium-heavy feel with an oily feel also. Finishes with a bit of bitterness and a touch of alcohol. The toasted malt and citrus resin linger. A nice Imperial IPA, good flavors and drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ba Review #206
Served On: 08/05/2012
Glassware: Duvel Glass
Labeled ABV: 8.5%
Date/ Code: 10/04/2012

This was from a 6-pack I found at A.K.A. Friscos in Frederick, MD (awesome sandwich shop by the way).

Look: Poured a cloudy burnt orange with a thin beige film on top. Some random carbonation bubbles formed just below the top.

Smell: Strong hints of juicy grapefruit. Some sweet malts were noticeable in the background. Also an herbal hop note.

Taste: First off was a sweet creamsicle character that moved into a strong citrus. A nice bitterness set in around the middle to balance things out. The finish was a lingering combination of herbal hops and more of that bitterness.

This was a very well balanced imperial IPA that offered a milder palate than other similar offerings out there. The 8.5% ABV was nicely hidden and the drinkability seemed rather scary on this one. It was like a Sierra Nevada Torpedo without the harsh hoppiness and a slightly higher ABV.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +26%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by 7/5/12.

Pours a murky dark honey orange with a 1 inch foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks and dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest, grapefruit juice, herbal hops, and some honey aromas. Taste is much the same with a malt flavor coming through on the finish. There is a medium amount of bitterness on the palate that lingers after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice hop aromas and flavors. Definitely better than I was expecting.

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

Poured from a 12-ounce twist-off bottle into a Barrington Brewery pint glass.

A: Poured a hazy, golden orange color beneath a three-finger head of white, frothy foam which left some nice lacing on the glass.

S: Sweet and citrusy with hints of herbal pine and fruity esters.

T: Fair caramel malt flavors touch the front of the palate before heavier, toffee-like and fruity flavors lead into the bitter approach of hop resins. Bittersweet array of citrus fruit and some dry, grassy hops before leading into a slightly boozy finish with some lingering hop resins.

M: Medium-full mouthfeel with a viscous body and some sticky hop resins in the finish.

O: A pretty decent DIPA and one of the better Pyramid brews I've had thus far. Not the best you'll find, especially at the $10/pk price point, but this 8.5% ABV imperial ale has enough hop bite to satisfy a quick craving.

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Outburst Imperial IPA from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 689 ratings
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