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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheRealMGD (549) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Bomber. Clear orange-gold pour with a light yellowish head leaving heavy lace. Very nice hoppy nose. Nutty, toasty, sweet, medium body with moderate carbonation. Citrus, resinous hops from the start onwards and gaining prominence towards the finish where the citrus really shines through. I’ve been away from Pyramid ales for a fair while after being crazy about them 15 years ago, but this impressive IIPA makes me think I need to dig back in.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1806) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2011
This is now a Spring seasonal. 22 oz from Fred Meyer, North Salem, amazing price of $2.19. dark orange/copper ale , small bubbles of carbonation, small off white head. Tha aroma is SUPERB..i smelled the pine/resin as soon as i cracked the bottle open.Piney,resiney citrus glory!! Taste is like the wonderful aroma but keyed back a bit..but its very nice juicy hops with a substantial malt backing..very nice. Nice palate to the beer also..not spectacular but keeps the intrest. Overall a very nice IIPA and for $2.19 a wonderful value. Thank you Pyramid..this has to be a loss leader!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3418) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2013 Decent impy IPA. And its low price makes it a great value. Most evident is the beer’s big citrus and alcohol notes. But it also has a decent amount of toasty-bready qualities. Bitterness is moderate to mild, though fitting and balanced. Really tastes like it’s made with Belgian yeast, and its doughy-yeasty flavor becomes distracting over time.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5575) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 2, 2011
12 ounce bottle from the Utah State Wine Store. Pours a clear copper color with a large white foamy head. The aroma is very nice; heavy pine and citrus hops, perfume and oils. The flavor is a decent IIPA; smooth but bitter, raw tasting, light biscuit. Missing some of the balance and complexity of the great IIPAs but nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4117) - Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2011
12oz bottle from the state wine store
Appearance: Pours slightly hazy amber with a medium sized off white head and some lacing left in the glass
Aroma: Tropical fruits and some sweet malts
Taste: Fruits, citrus with bitter pine in the finish
A nice IIPA. Clean, crisp and easy to drink. Surprised to see it is 8.5% abv.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2011
When u open and pour this thing it smells lime straight pine trees. Beatifuk head. Medium body. This just hit the shelves today! Go get one

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
charlol (4) - Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2011 does not count
citrus, alcohol, pale, very clear, minimal head, soft carbonation, bitter experience throughout. For an IIPA, has a great amount of taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Dixonian) Pours a clear golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of grass, spruce, apricot, and pineapple. Flavor of pineapple, earth, light pine, and grapefruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3672) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Bottle courtesy Dixonian. 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!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fratto (2524) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Bottle from Dixonian. Amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma is lots of citrus, a little grain, and hops. Taste is bitter, biscuit, light citrus, and caramel.


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