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RATINGS: 340   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11925) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2013
12oz bottle. Medium beige head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, light spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, some orange, alcohol, light cantaloupe. Medium body, some resin.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012

Date: July 06, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Kennesaw
Appearance: hazy copper, creamy beige head, heavy icy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, light hops, hint of fruityness
Flavor: sweet fruity orange flavor, crystal and caramel candy sweetness, light spicyness balanced the sweetness and adds nice complexity, candied orange, light balancing bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10691) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 29, 2011
Botttle from the Natomas BevMo. Pours copper with a creamy beige head. Aromas of citrus rind over mildly roasted malt. Med + body. Flavor is lots of citrus rind - burns like zest, over some pretty roasty malt. There’s a lot of flavor here. It even seems there’s a little florality now and then. Pretty good stuff, tho perhaps with a bit too much sugar. Eh. Chacun à son goût

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10527) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10400) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2011
Bottle. Poured a clear copper color with an averae frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy complex hop aroma with a small malt tone. Medium to full body with a slick deep texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet and small alcohol burn finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid complex beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9444) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2012
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of crackers, orange zest, mint, light grapefruit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of crackers, grapefruit, orange zest, pine and light mint with a smooth dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9356) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark amber with a large, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus, and spicy hops, biscuit malt, pear and apple esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, light malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a clear, golden orange appearance with a cream colored head. Fairly spicy, grapefruity, a bit piney hoppy, boozy aroma. Quite sweet malty, sugary, citrusy, grapefruity, spicy hoppy, herbal, quite boozy, light garlic flavor. I’m not a big fan.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Dark golden pour. Aroma of citrus, weed, pine and caramel malt. Flavor is sweet and malty, lots of hops on the finish. Pretty damn good.


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