RATINGS: 397   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, 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

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3.5
arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Pours a golden orange color with a small white head. Aroma is fresh citrus hops and caramel malts. The taste is a little piney with orange peel and a decent hop bitterness. The carbonation is very good and it leaves a nice bitter aftertaste. I had little to no expectations for this beer because I don’t think of Pyramid as a great craft brewery but I was pleasantly surprised.

4.5
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.

3.9
Finhead (1814) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2012
A hazy, orangish-red pour with a white head. The aroma has a lot of citrus with some peppery spice. It has a medium body with an oily texture and average carbonation. The taste is bittersweet then becomes very bitter and dry for the finish, leaving behind a rough, thirsty tongue.

3.7
williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2012
A hazy copper-orange cololr, with a decent amount of eggshell-white head and a smattering of fluffy lace. Aroma is bitter, woody hops, with a touch of some ripe grapefruit. Spicy malts, akin to rye. Tiny hint of cooked veggies, but they mesh well with the woody scents. Flavors of very harsh, grain-heavy malts; you can practically taste the two rows of the barley at the swallow. Finishes with a more woody, pine-oil flavor, before settling back into some cooked veggie territory. The hops take on more of an English character than what you would expect out of the Pacific NW. The citrus is buried in the wreckage of timber. Feels chunky and creamy on the palate, like most imperials. This is one helluva hefty IPA.

3.7
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Dark amber foamy head. Aromas of grapefruit rind, pine and green hop. Full bodied, creamy and very smooth, but with a good flavor of citrus and green hop.

3.5
Keyes88 (161) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Dark golden color. Doesn't seem too carbonated. Fresh hop aroma balanced with a good amount of malt flavor. Slight bitterness in the finish, also somewhat dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
MacBoost (1936) - Victor, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Never had a Pyramid beer before, they just started distributing to NY. Pours a clear light amber with a rocky, frothy, 2 finger eggshell head. Notes of caramel, citrus and some pine in the nose. Taste is salty hops, sweat, pine, some citrus. This is more of an east coast IPA than a west coast citrus bomb that I was hoping for. Still, it is quite dry and I like that. I might give it a bonus point for not having obscene amounts of residual sugar that a lot of shit IPA’s have. Dry is good, hmmkay? However, there’s not much else to write home about here, except it’s price point. I think it was $8.99 a 6er, so that’s pretty decent. Probably wouldn’t buy again. Meh.

3.5
JoeMcPhee (9549) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
Hazy amber pour. The nose is quite light and spicy. A lot of clean orange peel and a touch of some soft fruit as well. Lean but could still be leaner. A decent balance of hop and malt. Spicy/fruity with a moderately assertive bitterness. It’s pretty good.

3.3
evanlarkin (315) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Purchased from the Nofo Muni. Pours a light amber, clear. Not a whole lot of head. Smell is pine, straight up. Taste, once again is a full on pinesol pine-assault on my senses. It’s not super sticky on the tastebuds. The flavor isn’t at all complex, but for someone who likes pine in their IPA, it’s a solid hop-forward beer.

4.1
SSSteve (4006) - - JUN 14, 2012
bottle. hazy orange with lots of lively carbonation bubbles and a stable, fluffy, white head. mandarin orange syrup nose. the palate is very smooth considering the abv and the bitterness of the style. the flavor is sweet and orangy with no sign of 8.5%. a typical ipa hop mixture i see. not a super malty or super hoppy 2ipa but has good balance. no surprises, but it’s an above average beer from pyramid and in general for the style IMO.


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