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RATINGS: 364   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, weíve 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:
Falconerís Flight, Zythos

OG: 20


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbuskirk (466) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Outburst may not seem especially noteworthy when compared to some of its legendary contemporaries but you canít deny that this brew has balls. Nevermind the fact that this beer boasts only 80 IBUís (only in the hop-crazed world of IPAís can you say "only 80 IBUís"). This brew uses some of the most aggressive hop varieties (Centennial, Nugget, Simcoe, Chinook) and creates a flavor thatís plenty crisp and bitter without being brutal. I loved the woodsy, floral note that this IPA brings to the aroma and taste. While not as complex as some of the other hoppy ales, Outburst brings plenty of bravado and masterful balance to the palate.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (541) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle. A- Grapefruit, citrus, soapy, piney, floral. A- Amber color, clear liquid, white head. T- Citrus, bitter, piney. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, lingering finish. O- A very lovely aroma with lots of tropical citrus and floral. The taste is the same but the pine and bitterness is more pronounced and you get less of the citrus on the tongue. Overall, this one was a lot smoother and more refreshing than I was expecting it to be.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shaynsawchuk (536) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
650 mL bottle. Pours maple syrup with a thick white head of tight bubbles. Nose is surprisingly malt forward with layers of bread, medium caramel, butter toffee and candied orange. Only mild bitterness, with slight pine resin and grapefruit notes. Dense and chewy with moderate to full body and average carbonation. Slick and sticky on the palate. Might pass as an Imperial Amber or Red, but not bitter or hoppy enough to be an IIPA in my books. Not what I expected, but tasty nonetheless, really great malt complexity and drinkability.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Canmoore (280) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a medium white head, and has aroma notes of pine resin, citrus, and malt. Tasting notes include pine, citrus, and a rich malt backbone. The palate is slick, and resinous. This beer is not fresh, but the hops are still packing enough of a punch to make this beer enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (1334) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
(bottle) clear deep amber brown colour with a medium tall white head; aroma of stewed fruit, grapefruit; rich and very balanced flavour with a long medium bitter finish; mild for a IIPA but tasty

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mintzmeet (217) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Smells like butter. Tastes very alcoholic. Strong flavor. Hard on the throat. Bubbly..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
I donít know, a pretty standard DIPA. Awesome balance between the malts and hops but I guess the hops are just slightly more dominant. Thick body with a bit of booze kick. Almost seems like a good benchmark DIPA brewers in Ontario should look at for inspiration, except for Twice as Mad Tom which is perfect the way it is.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Seannpc (29) - - 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 (259) - 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 (611) - 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: itís 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 youíd expect nor does it have that hop oooomph you hope a double would have. Will buy again.


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