phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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!
broowater (10) - Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled into a pint glass. I’ll drink this any day over any 60 or 90 overpriced IPA. Very well balanced hops and malt with citrus finish. Plus it’s like a scavenger hunt finding this stuff outside a variety pack this year. Hoppy IPA hunting to all, WOO HOOOO!
DMLINAZ (332) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Mickey42 (36) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
dselo (2) - Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 that’s exactly what you’ll end up - drunk.
blackmurder (236) - Whitaker, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2015 One of the more impressive offerings from Pyramid. Pours a gorgeous amber with a nice foamy white head. Very floral and hop oriented aroma with a bittersweet finish on the palate. I like this beer. It is cheap and has a good buzz to it.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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. It’s pretty full bodied and foamy. It goes down smooth but leaves the mouth a little trashed. It’s quite bitter and a little sweet with caramel and a hint of star fruit. There’s a resiny bitterness that leans toward juniper and lasts long after the swallow. This is really jam packed with flavor. If you’re ready for a good smack in the mouth, strap in and drink this!
HIKERMIKE68 (1) - San Clemente, California, USA - SEP 9, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m 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 IPA’s. 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 didn’t want to like a Pyramid brew but after three years, I keep buying this IPA. I am no longer an IPA fanatic as I’ve 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. don’t over analyze...just relish it.
charlol (4) - Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
citrus, alcohol, pale, very clear, minimal head, soft carbonation, bitter experience throughout. For an IIPA, has a great amount of taste.
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.