Yakima Glory - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by AmitC:
4.25/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Another Victory product and it seems exciting.
Deep brown color while pouring and dark chestnut , ruby brown inside the glass. Hazy, translucent. Some hop residue settled at the bottom of the glass. Over one finger thick bubbly and fluffy tan colored head that stays for sometime and then forms a thin layer. Lacing is excellent and sticks very well. A lot of bubbles are seen rising up inside the glass.
Aroma: Grassy and floral aroma that is subdued to an extent by roasted malts that come up just very faintly. No booze is observed in the nose for this 8.7% brew, which is good. Grape fruit and mild piney character. This one is hell complex for me to discover. Too many things going on. Caramel may be, some chocolate and some citrus hops.
Taste: Very upfront bitterness. Wrecks the palate to a certain extent. Enters like a piney and citrus IPA. Middle is when you get a glimpse of roasted malts and some sweetness. Ends again with bitterness. Some booze is felt. Very nice display of intricacies and conflicts going on between hops and malts. Aftertaste is full of bitterness. Bitter dry finish.
Mouth feel :Medium to slightly full body. Oily character is apparent and somewhat abundant. Bitterness leads to some astringency. Well hidden alcohol. Moderate to slightly high on carbonation but it works well. Palette is left numb for a good amount of time. Provides excellent warmth through alcohol and hop sensation.
Nice black IPA. Complex - yes. Heavy - certainly. For what it is, it is excellent.
Personal Rate: 4.25
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2012 02:58:39 | More by AmitC
More User Reviews:
4.19/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Dark brown, almost black with a creamy mocha head.
S: Pine, floral notes, kiwi and citrus in the nose.
T: Kiwi, grapefruit peel, citrus peel, citrus, lemon and grass, followed by roasted malt, espresso and coffee. Pretty much what you want out of the style, but perhaps not the best fruit flavor profile.
M: Full bodied and creamy smooth.
O: I'd prefer tangerine, mango, fresh orange, pineapple, papaya, passionfruit, tropical fruit, etc. mixed with the roasty flavors, but this is still a great beer. I'd definitely recommend it, if you like the black ale style.
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2014 23:43:36 | More by BierJager89
Yakima Glory from Victory Brewing Company
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