Outburst Imperial IPA | Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

Outburst Imperial IPAOutburst Imperial IPA
BA SCORE
61.7%
Liked This Beer
3.77 w/ 686 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:
#18,006
Reviews:
227
Ratings:
686
Liked:
423
Avg:
3.77/5
pDev:
11.67%
Alströms:
3.98
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
78
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 686 |  Reviews: 227
Photo of 4ster
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fremont897
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spotted a 6er of this tonight for 8 bucks! Could be one of, if not the best bargains for a very decent DIPA.

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Photo of Electros
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark, slightly hazy amber with a nice buff head - didn’t get much, but that must be an artifact of the pour. Aroma is monumentally hoppy, very strong and hops from here to California with a strong evergreen overtone and just a hint of fruit. Seriously hoppy flavor is both woody and evergreen, surprisingly only a little bit bitter, hints of fruit and malt. Lively, tingly texture has firm body and plenty of fizz. An outburst of hops in your mouth.

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Photo of kmanjohnson
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cherche
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJNAPS
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Probably the best beer from them.

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Photo of CruzWilder
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of florisj135
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of ssmack
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A nice copper honey amber colour. More on the clear side than hazy. One inch slightly yellowish head that was soon gone. Light carbonation and a bit of lacing.

Sweetish citrus aroma of orange marmalade. Not sharp.

Very flavourful and complex taste. Grapefruit bitterness and the herby taste. Strong bitter marmalade. Finishes with woody - oak and pine together - along with taste of alcohol. A toasty butterscotch malt taste throughout.

Medium to light feel. Low carbonation. Slightly oily coating in the mouth.

The imperial IPA has a super taste. One of the best IPA tastes that I have had. But it lacks in aroma. Well balanced. Mellow .. not harsh.

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Photo of cambabeer
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drbarriga
4.6/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

So good, it really is better than it looks

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Photo of NikLuna
3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaemeno3
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nbdreher
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of eholstad
4.4/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of Alpha309
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Matty_C
4.72/5  rDev +25.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of PintOh1759
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Drinkable but only if its my last choice for an IPA.

Little too sweet for my taste, reminds me a lot of a Hefe, has a strong fruity flavor that smacks you in the nostrils then lays on your tounge like a fresh slice of peach would. Then out of nowhere as you are imagining it to continue this slight bit of bitterness from the hops jumps in and takes you for a ride. really a crazy flavor train with this beer, which if thats your thing then this is the beer for you, But if you like IPAs that are well balanced and full of true hoppyness, and flow from flavor to flavor seamlessly then look elsewhere.

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3.4/5  rDev -9.8%

Fruity to start and fruity to finish- few other brewers embrace and celebrate the floral and fruity character of ale like Pyramid brewers. Their hop-forward beers blur the lines between hop dominance and luxurious fruit esters, an no beer portrays that better than Outburst IPA.

Its bright golden-orange pour casts the slimmest of hazes below a creamy white froth. Pink grapefruit and orange marmalade aromas weave in and out of a candied malt base of caramel and simple syrup before the ale really gets going.

Its middle blossoms with bold citrus and tropical hop tastes- notions of ripe grapefruit, freshly zested oranges, passionfruit and apricot abound, carrying with them the floral and herbal character of their leaf, stem and pith. Its sweeter-than-usual undertow is lightly jammy and sticky to balance the brunt of hops in a moderate chord.

And its that malty-sweet balance that reigns in the bite of hop bitterness, keeping the big IPA perhaps more even-keel than most. Its substantial warmth hides nicely tucked behind spicy hops and is soothed by lingering fruity sweetness.

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Outburst Imperial IPA from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
Beer rating: 61.7% out of 100 with 686 ratings
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