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RATINGS: 357   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


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Seannpc (27) - - JUN 23, 2014
This has a fruitier taste with a slightly malty finish. Light aroma with a lighter color - slightly cloudy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hangunder (233) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
Probably not that fresh coming from the LCBO. Aroma is pretty nice, with oniony and grapfruit notes. Sweet malt also predominates. Clear golden/ceylon tea color, quickly fading head. Tastes quite nice, upfront more of the onion/citrus flavors and finishes with malty sweetness and slightly bitter hops. Lots of flavor without bracing bitterness, which is nice. Well balanced but not too complex. Thick bodied and average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Freaky_tiki (544) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2014 Pours the colour of light maple syrup & wears a beautiful one finger cap on top. This is a fantastic ipa & hits a lot of the sweet spots for me: it’s a gorgeous pour; the hops are punchy; the aroma is all about the hop bouquet; and the flavour profile is juicy citrus pith. Not sure it works as a double ipa as it is not as bitter as you’d expect nor does it have that hop oooomph you hope a double would have. Will buy again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
khays (53) - - MAY 3, 2014
Smells of malt, syrup, Carmel and slight hops. Pours clear, amber colour, finger width head, low carbonation. Tastes malty, caramelly, citrus peel, sweet, a little sour. Medium to big body, moderate carbonation, dry finished, bitter at the end. Slightly alcohol feeling. Drinkable but not exceptional.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (1843) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
Growler, Calgary, AB, Canada via Liquor Depot. Medium gold, somewhat musty resin aroma. Sweet, bready with caramel then a relatively even finish. Some lime and cooked veg at the very end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (600) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2014
12fl oz bottle. Pours a brilliant, crystal clear copper with a a half finger, white head that thins to a film. Aroma is on the sweet side with big notes of resin, pine, citrus, bread, and a slight fruity pumpkin, but not spiced like a pumpkin beer. Taste is a nice bitter. Resin, slight bread and citrus, with a drawn out, pine/bitter aftertaste.Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Great mouth feel. Resiny but not syrupy. Overall a really nice beer. Well worth trying and getting again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (2416) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Hazy light orange with a decent head. Some hop aroma bit a bit stale and cardboardish. Fairly bitter not very big for an imperial or for 8.5% OK for a macro-micro

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1229) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
Bomber. Unclear orange copper, small foamy off-white head fades. Citrus fruity hop aroma and taste, good dose of pine resin, deep boozy caramel malt, a bit spicy, some herbal and floral notes. Softer than average carbonation, medium-full bodied, more aggressively hopped. A little light for an Impy but still: NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skoisirius (1711) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle. It is what it is, ya know? A pleasant yet over simplified version of the DIPA. For Pyramid, pretty tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (784) - PERU - DEC 23, 2013
Poured a deep golden with a nice, fluffy head. Citrus aromas with a fairly thick malt breadiness. Could have a better balance. I’m looking for more with an "Imperial IPA".


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