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RATINGS: 356   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


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TeksMeks (5) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2012 does not count
Pineapple, caramel and a bit of spiciness. Really surprised by this offering from Pyramid. Lots of fresh hop flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 11, 2012
bottle-pours dark orange with a small soapy eggshell color head. nose is mostly sweet floral somewhat tropical hops with some candy sweet notes (fruity hard candy). flavors of sweet malts, light alcohol and some piney hops-nothign really to write home about here. pretty much what i was expectning from this brewery-a run of the mill IIPA. my main problem with the beer is that its not balanced and has way too much sweetness to it. decent but not great.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BK7 (732) - Turner, Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Bomber. Sweet caramel with grapefruit and pine. Bitter finish that seems a bit off. Mild alcohol burn.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4351) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2012
12oz bottle at Maxs. Refreshingly resinous and hoppy for my Sconnified palate. Piny, orange, grapefruit. Full-bodied, but well balanced. A straightforward, well executed IIPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
crackedmachine (470) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Pours a transparent copper with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet and candy-like, with citrus fruit, and resinous hops. Flavor is sweet - a combination of malty caramel and dollop of fruit cocktail. Bitter, sure, but not especially so for the style. Some alcohol burn in the finish. Bottle suggests that I "enjoy by 5/9/12", so this should be a fresh specimen, yet some of the brighter hop flavors seem muted.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CampesinoTino (757) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle. Light coppery golden colored in appearance with a thick layer of off-white sea foam head. The aroma is sweet, dank and citrusy with a bit of pine and caramel at the end. The taste opens up with herbal hops bitterness, citrus rind and pine resin notes. After that there’s some brown sugar sweetness and bready toasted malt flavors. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with medium carbonation and a bitter, alcohol warming finish. Overall, it’s a good value DIPA that’s a little sweeter and maltier than most West Coast versions.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
On tap at Pi Bar, San Francisco, 5th March 2011. Clear dark orange colour with a line of lacy head. Resin and biscuit on the nose. Nicely balanced and suitably bitter flavour. A drinkable US DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5541) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2011 (12oz bottle thanks to Dixonian) clear rich amber, creamy tan bubbles. Nose of peach, apricot, sweet and citrusy. Quite fragrant. Taste of pineapple, bitter and syrupy at the same time without really counteracting one another, and a bitter palate linger.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2011
12 oz. brown bottle. Reddish brown with a 1" head. The aroma is sweet with lots of caramel, floral. Some citrus and pine bout not much. I was expecting more of a hop aroma for a DIPA. The taste is caramel, sweet with just enough hops and hop bitterness to prevent it from being cloying. I was expecting more of a hop taste for a style that is meant to be over blanced with hops but not here.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (8505) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA, opened 4/1/11. Pours a clear copper color with a thin offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of bitter floral, resiny and citrus hops. A bit of cattiness as well. The taste is bitter citrus hops, apricot finish. Some faint toffeeish malts. Medium bodied.


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