jbuskirk (466) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
HuskerTan (541) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
shaynsawchuk (536) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Canmoore (280) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
thorongil2 (1334) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(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
mintzmeet (217) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells like butter. Tastes very alcoholic. Strong flavor. Hard on the throat. Bubbly..
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Seannpc (29) - - JUN 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This has a fruitier taste with a slightly malty finish. Light aroma with a lighter color - slightly cloudy.
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hangunder (259) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Freaky_tiki (611) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.