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RATINGS: 365   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Big aroma of citrus pops out of the glass. Taste is a mix of citrus and pine hops, and moderate caramel malts. A bit of mango and sweet resiny malt comes through as well. It carries an assertive bitterness through the finish, but it is still balanced for a double IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle from Rite Aid: Created a thick soapy lather of foam head while a dense brass colored liquid rested below. As for the aroma, a mild nose of honey, wheat bread, oat while a touch of grapefruit citrus comes through. The flavor brings out more of the bitter hops and taste of a waxy lemon peel, grapefruit juice, and a soft malt profile in backing it all up. Decent impy IPA considering it was brewed by Pyramid.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Crystal amber body with a thin, filmy, silken, ever-so-slightly off-white head. Citrus and pine burst from the glass. Gentle peach fuzz breezes tempt the nose. Pineapple mixed with a pleasant tropical and forest medley joins the bouquet as well. Fruity, tropical body. Tangerine, citrus, and some pineapple. Soft underpinning of pine. Juicy body and yet moderately bitter-sour, dry and piny finish.While there is definitely a bitter component to this beer, it is on the whole, juicy sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (937) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. The color was a nice looking combination of honey and caramel. About two fingers of head. Decent amount of lacing on the top that was uneven with tiny bubbles. Some sporadic film on the sides. Really liked the overall look. Could smell the fruity citrus hops right away. Peach is what seemed to come through first, but they hops still gave it a balanced feel. Sweet but hoppy. Not as much as the smell as I would have liked. Also not as hoppy, but did have some slightly bitter hops at the end. A little bit of peach and a little bit of grapefruit. Light body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish. Not a bad beer. A couple of my ratings could have gone up a half-point or down one. I’d give it another try.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1400) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 28, 2012
12oz bottle. reddish/orange color with off white head. the aroma is of dry hopped citrus and grass...wonderful aroma and was pleasantly surprised with this one. the head didnt last long and some minimal lacing on the glass. the flavor burst forth with that dry hopped citrus and grassy flavors that linger on your tongue for a bit. still very crisp and clean though. very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2740) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2012
12 oz. bottle. BBD 05/31/12. Pours a thick off white head, with some lacing, over a clear amber (SRM 10) body....nose is pine, citrus, toffee/caramel....taste is pine, citrus, toffee/caramel, ending with hints of pineapple and apricot in the resin dominated bitterness...mouth feel medium, alcohol slightly present, carbonation low. This is nicely balanced and tastes good, but really is a fairly typical for the style. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopasaurus_rex (109) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Pours a deep golden, semi cloudy. Straight hops on the nose. Instantly. Very floral, pineapple, apricots, golden raisins. Very inviting. Initial flavor of course is hops. Slightly bitter at first then smooths out to get a tasty pineapple juice deliciousness. Very flavorful IPA. Lots of fruitiness. But good. Mouthfeel is slightly oily and sticky. Worth trying.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (11613) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Pours amber in color with a dense white head. Sort of surprising from Pyramid--a really nice, fresh, citrusy hop aroma. Heavy on the grapefruit and just as much pine and floral hop character. Mildly sweet with some toffee and pineapple notes. The flavor is a bit more perfumey than I prefer, but still good citrus and pine flavors and a solid bitterness. Just a little bit of malt sweetness and a nice fruity hop profile.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2686) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2012
From the 12oz bottle. Deep gold pour with a thick off white head. Huge resiny grapefruit, pine aroma. Taste has a big malt base with more resiny hop goodness with hints of grapefruit acidity and pine. Damn good brew.

4
   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.


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