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Outburst Imperial IPA | Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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Outburst Imperial IPAOutburst Imperial IPA
BA SCORE
3.77/5
Very Good
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:
#19,366
Reviews:
228
Ratings:
690
pDev:
11.67%
Bros Score:
3.98
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
80
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 690 |  Reviews: 228
Photo of TempeBeerMan
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A – Crystal clear amber with a 1 and a half finger head of creamy white suds. Good lacing. Solid head rentention.

S – Strong aroma of cut grass, dank resinous hops, white bread, and citrus.

T – Big, lush, fruity hops upfront with hints of apricot, pear, grapefruit, and even a little banana. Mid-palate features malt dough reminiscent of white bread, and earthy hop dankness. Finishes slightly peppery. Everything works together well. Refreshingly sweet.

M – Good firm body and medium carbonation. Alcohol comes through just a little in the finish. Nice.

O – A damn good DIPA. Very lush and if you favor sweeter, more fruity DIPA’s instead of tongue peeling bitterness, this could be the IPA for you. I’d buy again.

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Photo of StaveHooks
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear red hued, amber body. 2 fingers of of eggshell head that forms a collar with thick lacing.

S - Pine, candied grapefruit, tangerine, orange, caramel malt, hints of banana esters

T - Juicy fruit gum, passion fruit, citrus peel bitterness, caramel malt, pine hops, finishes with floral and pine bitterness.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation.

Aroma is very juicy and tropical. The flavor is good too but doesn't match the nose. Surprisingly good IIPA!

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Photo of Jkirk790
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of ChadC12
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Frankieteardrop
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of bootsandbeer
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of zenwatts
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of mettkea
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of GennyCreamAle
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of RWACKO
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of FreshZ
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of ArrogantB
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up to fill out a mixed sixer and I was a little surprised that I actually liked it. Nice orange color, not much head. Smells like hops but nothing overpowering. Taste is nice, bubblegum, pine, mint, alcohol, a hint of malts in the back. The alcohol is a little astringent on the tongue but for $1.69 this was a decent DIPA that I might buy again.

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Photo of yamar68
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

What a nice surprise. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much from this one. It pours a nice hazed tangerine with appropriate slightly off white head, good lacing, minimal beading. The nose is big on tropical and citrus bits, dense indica character. The taste carries a lot of the same attributes with the addition of some terrific caramel. This is a great IIPA, not at all what I was expecting.

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Photo of Tiriansdoor
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of cletetron
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Yesdog
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ZAP
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not on the Mount Rushmore of DIPA's but a very solid and affordable offering.

Some perfumy hop aromas.... pine and also some tropical fruits to a lighter extent...

The flavor is nicely balanced and has the classic DIPA malt load I look for leaning to the caramel bread flavor....hops lend a light to medium bitterness and more of a piney/resiny flavor...

Body is a little light for my liking with a DIPA...feels more like a regular strength IPA.

Don't get me wrong. This is not Hopslam or Hoptimium or whatever from Sierra but this is definitely worth buying for the price point....about half the price of those and not half as good...I'd say if those rate 100....this is more like a 78...

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Photo of GarretD
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of bstevens736
4.75/5  rDev +26%

Photo of jzeilinger
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a medium to deep copper/amber color, small head, and barely detectable carbonation.

S - Orange and citrus is detectable and subdued but buried beneath a wall of earthy toasted caramel malt; there's also a trace of tobacco aroma.

T - This is one of the more balanced D-IPA's that I've had. Earthy herbalness, a little minty, some tobacco, and toasted caramel malt monopolize the palette with slight citrus fruit and pine surfacing at times.

M - There's a little bit of alcohol effervesence and the finish is dry with a light medium body. The mouth is left with a coating of thin herbal pine bitterness and alcohol residue.

O - A decent D-IPA, but too herbally for my liking.

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Photo of timtwoface
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another tasty ipa...nay, dipa...from pyramid brewing. I'd never herd of this particular flavour until I stumbled across it at the supermarket and I was glad to pick it up. I'm already a fan of the thunderhead ipa, and ts one is even tastier and hoppier...which I enjoy. It doesn't set itself apart from the other ipas and dipas I've had as far as flavour or appearance or smell - it's your classic delicious hop bomb. I guess what I did really appreciate was the very affordable price point for the style of beer - under $8 for a six pack. I really love affordable but tasty beer. Give it a try some time if you are a fan of the ipa style.

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Photo of tdm168
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing one of these with me.

Pours a bright, amber-orange with a little soft, white head. The nose is very malty and bready with a nice, grapefruity citrus aroma. The flavor is similar; bready, citrusy, grapefruit-like, a little bitter, a little piny. This beer has a smooth, medium body with a decent amount of carbonation.

This was a decent DIPA. It was malty, flavorful, and smooth. I would definitely have this again.

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Photo of harrymel
2.33/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Best by: unk
Copper with a central cone and rim of fine cream foam. Smells of toffee malts, some herbal hops, citrus, resin and some pine. A little subdued for an IIPA. Malt, crystal malts and some sweet bubble gum flavors in the back. Some moderate bitterness but not really much remarkable hop flavor. Medium bodied with over hi carb and a semi dry finish. This beer is meh.

Best by: 6/2/11, reviewed 20FEB11
A: Pours a dark amber, red tones. single finger off white head dissipates to thick sheet of the same. Foam only evidence of carbonation.
S: Resiny, pine, almost skunked. Very one dimensional for an Impy IPA. Not impressed.
T: Very malty for an IPA. Little bitterness. Poorly applied hops. Almost like they hopped it for bitterness, then added some at the dry hop. Not crafty, but marketable.
M: Medium heavy for the style. Medium carbonation. Decent feel.
D: This beer is nearly sessionable. At 8.5% ABV, the beer is highly drinkable. Not a good example of the style though. 3/2/2.5/3/2.5~2.83

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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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