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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ignition Series #2
Outburst Imperial IPA is a high-impact workout for the senses. A crafty combination of four different hops, and a dose of dry hopping, powers Outburst to 80 IBU strong. Its bold profile offers an aroma reminiscent of the Northwest hop fields at harvest time, along with spicy overtones of fresh citrus. Seeking a harmonious balance to the hop overload, we’ve blended four different specialty malts to create a distinctive deep amber hue and sweet caramel and roasty flavors.

Beer Stats:
8.5% ABV
80 IBUs

Malts:
2-Row, Munich, Caramel, and Carared

Hops:
Chinook (formerly Nugget, Chinook, Centennial, and Simcoe)

Dry Hopped:
Falconer’s Flight, Zythos

OG: 20


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imimesis (1) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2016 does not count
Yum. Not my fave IIPA, but gets the job done. ABV not noticeable, which is great if you want go havesies with your best friend.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shark_Pants (561) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2016
Hazy amber, small beige head. Piney and citrusy aroma with caramel as well. Lots of pine, resin, grapefruit, toasty malt, grassiness from the dry hopping. Medium to full bodied and oily. Not bad, but the heavy use of chinook for bittering gives it excessive harshness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5109) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle from Portland supermarket. Dark amber body with medium head. Nose is floral, hoppy, toasty. Taste of hops and fruits and apples. Thin texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
donandres (265) - , Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2016
From tap to wine glass Appearance: Orange in color, a bit hazy Aroma: Slight smell hops, not too fragrant Taste: Bitter with sweet aftertaste Mouth feel: A bit fizzy Overall: Very good beer, but really something to look for Drank: January 27,2016

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strangebrewer (1098) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2016
bottle. Poured hazy deep amber with a thinner off-white head. Citrusy hop aroma. Medium body, a bit oily with a tart-dry finish. Sweet caramel malt flavour, notes of orange peel, piney hops with some pepper. Not overly dry as expected from the deScription but nice, alcohol well hidden.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Another citrusy, grapefruit, bitter hoppy IPA. Not so much "Imperial" in it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
seehaferb23 (157) - - NOV 18, 2015
The one thing about this beer is that it doesn't taste like the ABV is what is. Otherwise it's a nice refreshing beer for the price. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
razzanof (72) - Leavenworth, Kansas, USA - NOV 17, 2015
From a bomber. Aroma is not overwhelming, some malt. Taste is a dry hop with residuals on the palate. A decent beer at a cheaper price point.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoufCustom (1413) - HONG KONG - OCT 18, 2015


355 ml bottle bought at The Q-Club in SoHo, Central.

Looks: Clear amber red colour; less than one-quarter finger head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Fair sticky lacing with very slight carbonation.

Aroma: Quite fragrant and slightly oozy Ale malt, with cat piss, very light pineapple, harsh alcohol, light floral, molasses, light pine, resin, light earth, yeast, lemon and soaked grass.

Taste: Mid to strong sweet Ale malt, with grapefruit, strong lemon, strong molasses, alcohol, strong pine, very strong resins, biscuits, very strong bitter hops and strong grass.

Body: Close to full body. Dry, very oozy and thick palate.

Mouth Feel: Solid strong roasty Ale maltyness in oily background. Sweetness is very strong, cloying actually. Grapefruit is rather low-fi but lemon is strong. Resin ooze and pine dominate. Booze is apparant but not as rubbing as the aroma suggests. Hmmm…

Hoppiness: Very strong Simcoe and Chinook, as in strong cat piss, light pineapple, light floral, pine, strong resin and earth in nose; Grapefruit, strong lemon, pine, very strong ooze and grass in taste.The 80-IBU is in-your-face but doesn’t mix well with the strong malt sweetness. Lasting strong astringent strong sweet and bitter finish.

After Taste: Dry, bitter and strong sweet to mouth.

Comments: The smelly Simcoe cat piss and bad booze aroma got this one off with a bad start, the hops fruityness are quite low-fi and unimpressive, and the bitterness is standoff-ish when the strong malt sugar comes knocking. Its relatively moderate ooziness is the only positive. Unbalanced. Avoid!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OldGrowth (3102) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle, at a wedding. Ok aroma. Sweet. Caramel, orange stale bread. Clean reddish orange color , ok head and lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body smooth mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish. It’s ok, flavor better than aroma. Kind of weak overall.


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