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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3686) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Near clear orange amber with fair ring of offwhite head. Nose is fruity, almost cherry hops, like a fresh american barleywine. Flavor is somewhat like a hoppy imperial red. Fresh floral and resinous hops. Sticky on the palate, with a little alcohol burn in the finish. This was damn good

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10360) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 29, 2011
Botttle from the Natomas BevMo. Pours copper with a creamy beige head. Aromas of citrus rind over mildly roasted malt. Med + body. Flavor is lots of citrus rind - burns like zest, over some pretty roasty malt. There’s a lot of flavor here. It even seems there’s a little florality now and then. Pretty good stuff, tho perhaps with a bit too much sugar. Eh. Chacun à son goût

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2087) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2011
It poured a golden color with a medium off-white head. The aroma was of grass, apricot, and pineapple. The flavor was of pineapple, light pine, and grapefruit. A decent seasonal ale.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Byrdman (41) - Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2011
Pours light copper, small amount of lacing from average head. Huge, lively citrus character on the nose. Soft, average carbonation with nicely balanced hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2011
Bottle. Poured a clear copper color with an averae frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy complex hop aroma with a small malt tone. Medium to full body with a slick deep texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet and small alcohol burn finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid complex beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2011
12oz bottle. Clear orange color with light carbonation. Aroma is fresh hops, sweetness and sappy pine. Great nose. Flavor is very nice hops, sweet syrup and spicy notes. Finishes very much hops and spice. Cool!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
phildorsey (150) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2011
12oz. Btl. nice and frothy head; hints of citrus, lemon and herbs? (nice!). pours amber and lightly hazy. almost perfect taste; if there is such a thing. A wonderful mix of bitterness and sourness that comes together quite nicely on your tongue and mouth. Excellant Beer!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4493) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2011
Slightly hazy orange coloured body with a thin white head. Aroma of fresh grapefruit and piney hops with a good resiny nose. Full-bodied; Very bitter and filling hoppy notes show first with a ton of malt backbone and a super strong thick and full-bodied malt flavour. Aftertaste shows a lot of hop bitterness, but even more alcohol. Overall, a good imperial IPA that is strong as hell with the alcohol and bitterness to show for it. I sampled this growler from the Walnut Creek, California brewpub on 18-March-2011.
Earlier Rating: 3/20/2011 Total Score: 3.4
Clear light copper and amber coloured body with a thin tan head. Aroma of strong hops, alcohol, resin, pine and a lot of malt and caramel. Full-bodied; Very resiny and piney flavour of hops tucked into a lot of malt and alcohol and a good amount of sweetness. Aftertaste shows a lot of hops, of course, a strong alcohol presence and a lot of malt too. Overall, a decent beer, strong as all hell, but not showing too much compared to other Imperial IPAs. I sampled this beer on draught and growler from the Walnut Creek, California brewpub on 18-March-2011.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 5, 2011
12oz bottle thanks to my sister as a birthday gift. Deep clear reddish-amber pour with a small and relatively quickly fading yellowish head. Nice hoppy aroma of pine, oranges, and resin to go along with sweet caramel malts and light fruits. The flavor has a big barleywine-like maltiness lending caramel and light fruit notes. Big bitter hops go along with it, very resinous with a little pine and citrus. Fairly full-bodied and rather syrupy with average carbonation. Not bad actually. Better than I expected from Pyramid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2158) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 4, 2011
This copper beer had aromas of grass clippings, citrus, pine, and some faint malts in the back ground. The taste was lightly toasted malts, a hint of malt sweetness, and a huge hop presence(vegetal, citrus, pine). Gets a little boozy as it warms.


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