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RATINGS: 360   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


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
phildorsey (160) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2011
12oz. Btl. nice and frothy head; hints of citrus, lemon and herbs? (nice!). pours amber and lightly hazy. almost perfect taste; if there is such a thing. A wonderful mix of bitterness and sourness that comes together quite nicely on your tongue and mouth. Excellant Beer!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
broowater (10) - Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottled into a pint glass. Iíll drink this any day over any 60 or 90 overpriced IPA. Very well balanced hops and malt with citrus finish. Plus itís like a scavenger hunt finding this stuff outside a variety pack this year. Hoppy IPA hunting to all, WOO HOOOO!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DMLINAZ (301) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2013 Wonderfully hoppy. Fresh, green hop flavor; creamy, complex texture. Taste is pine, citrus. Reminds me of a Stone. Low carbonation. Finish is reminiscent of a barley wine.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mickey42 (36) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Smells like a fruit basket but tastes better than any apple I ever had. Deep rich flavors. This is the type of beer that makes you happy to be alive.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dselo (2) - Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2011 does not count
Honestly wonderful aroma, I could just smell the beer for hours. Flavor is a bit heavy handed, but with the alcohol content as high as it is, it needs it. I waver between just liking this beer a lot and wanting to marry it and have kids together. A serious value for what you get, but needs to be drunk in small quantities or thatís exactly what youíll end up - drunk.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Pyramid Outburst Imperial IPA is a clear, dense, light copper ale with a dense, creamy sand colored head that has excellent retention and lacing. It has a hoppy aroma with notes of grass, flowers, tropical fruit and bubble gum. Itís pretty full bodied and foamy. It goes down smooth but leaves the mouth a little trashed. Itís quite bitter and a little sweet with caramel and a hint of star fruit. Thereís a resiny bitterness that leans toward juniper and lasts long after the swallow. This is really jam packed with flavor. If youíre ready for a good smack in the mouth, strap in and drink this!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HIKERMIKE68 (1) - San Clemente, California, USA - SEP 9, 2014 does not count
Iím not going to get into analogical madness with the description. Listen, I am sort of burnt out on the hundreds of cookie cutter west coast IPAís. All hops and no malt make Jack a dull beer. I look for the perfect balance. Truth is, I love Pliny the Elder and I really enjoy 90 Minute and I love my friends home brews even more. I didnít want to like a Pyramid brew but after three years, I keep buying this IPA. I am no longer an IPA fanatic as Iíve expanded my love of all styles but when I do want a beautifully balanced and aromatically scintillating IPA, I go to this wonderful 12 oz. donít over analyze...just relish it.

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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RumRunner101 (792) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2012
Pours amber with a touch of white head. Sweet mandarin, pineapple, pine, a touch a caramel in the aroma. Nice double IPA. Well balanced, great hop character. Quite fruity overall, with a hint of sweetness on the finish to balance the bitterness and leave you craving more.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
trainerjoe (4) - Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2012 does not count
Great color on this beer, very rich, great tasting for a 8 percent beer, aroma is citrus, but not a very fruity beer.


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