overall
90
50
style
RATINGS: 400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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, weve 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:
Falconers Flight, Zythos

OG: 20

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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ACHops (1425) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2012
On tap @ Pig n Whistle. Pours dark amber, aroma is sweet malt and a hint of hops. Flavor is tart piney hops that quickly fade to thick, chewy caramel malts. A big beer, no doubt, but closer to an Imperial red than a DIPA. I think Pyramid did one a couple years ago... I know there are a ton of hops in here, but they dont really shine. Still good, and you can usually find it in 6 packs at the grocery store for a nice price.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2012
A - Pours a fairly clear copper-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, tropical, and citrus hops with some sweet caramel malts and a bit of pine hop. T - Starts off with some grapefruit and other tropical and citrus hops with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some lightly bready malts come through with some pine hops and some more bitterness. The finish is a mix of tropical and pine hops with some bitterness and a bit of sweet malts. M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish. D - Very drinkable. Good DIPA with a nice hop profile and pretty good balance.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (755) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Pours bright orange with thin white head...And mild hop nose. Interesting blend of hops and malts...Citris and some floral notes...a little too malty for me in an IPA but still tasty

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9774) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Bottle. Bright orange pour with a nice white head. Good looking beer. Aroma and taste are hoppy - resin on the aroma, resin and some citrus on taste. Some caramel malts in there too. One of the best Ive had from Pyramid.

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. Its pretty full bodied and foamy. It goes down smooth but leaves the mouth a little trashed. Its quite bitter and a little sweet with caramel and a hint of star fruit. Theres a resiny bitterness that leans toward juniper and lasts long after the swallow. This is really jam packed with flavor. If youre ready for a good smack in the mouth, strap in and drink this!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2846) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2012 Amber color with a white head. Aroma contains some caramel, dark fruit, citrus. Flavor is mostly malty somewhat hoppy with some caramel, pine, citrus. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8271) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2012
12oz bottle pours clear copper with thin gold edges and thin near white head. The aroma has grapefruit, pine hops and a sticky sweet maltiness leading into a bit of mango like tropical fruity notes. The taste begins with sweet thick sugar malts flowing quickly into grapefruit, mango and pine hop bitterness as well as snippets of citrus hop flavor. An interesting take on the style as I get little flavor hops, lots of bitter hops and muddled thick sweet sugary maltiness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (761) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Appearance was clear orangish gold with creamy diminishing off white head, lacing throughout. Aromas where sweet caramel malt, the spicy fruity citrusy hops of lemon, grapefruit, orange, and fig. Yumm, no alcohol present. Taste was sweet meaty malty backbone then mild resinous hops of orange and lemon. Palate was velvety creamy carbonation with a balanced body. A fruity malty slightly caulky long finish. If finish wasnt caulky...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours deep golden with a small off white head. Aroma sweet some pine some citrus, some toast and fruity notes. Flavor is much the same, lots of fruitiness, caramel and toast. Medium body and a soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bnoel09 (586) - Elk Grove, California, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Poured from 12oz bottle into a snifter. Dark amber with a thick cream colored head. Aroma is caramel malt, resinous and citrusy hops with some pine notes as well. Flavor is caramel malt with sweet resinous citrusy hops. Medium bodied with a slightly oily mouthfeel. Overall a nice IIPA that is not overly bitter, and certainly one of the better offerings Ive had from Pyramid.


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