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Yakima Glory - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,533 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1533
Reviews: 768
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%


Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
According to the brewery's website: "A dark IPA".

Available November to January.

(Beer added by: sholland119 on 12-06-2008)
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BeerDocT

Georgia

3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance 2.0: Poured out with very little head. Not unusual for a growler pour, but worth noting. OK, right off the bat I'm upset at this beer. This is a "black ale" and the beer is dark, amber brown. Dark brown! Why not drop some more black malt in the brew and make the beer BLACK??? Sorry, I just don't understand this. This is embarrassing.

Smell 3.50: Very good nose to this beer. Deep, malt bouquet with slight hop alkaline notes. After the appearance thing, this is promising.

Taste 4.25: Front is very hoppy, an even alkaline hop. Middle is big, with a huge malt punch. Not necessarily sweet, just a lot of malt flavor all at once. Also, there's a big kick to the sides of the palate from a hop overload: I taste primarily pine and deep bitterness...chinook? Nice. Finish is also heavy on the hops and a surprising (and delicious) chocolate hint with some slight smokiness. See? My black malt suggestion would certainly fit the flavor for which this beer was shooting. Aftertaste is long and features a slight burning in the mouth. Focus here is on hops and malt, too.

Mouthfeel 4.0: Really spot on for this beer's flavor. Good heft in the mouth and almost perfect level of carbonation.

Overall 3.75: Excellent tasting beer, but there are some problems here and there with this beer's overall presentation. However, regardless of some cosmetic issues (*ahem!*), this is a fine brew. Actually, it reminds me very much of Northern Brewer's "Black IPA" homebrew recipe that I brewed once. Big, malty middle and lots of excellent hop blending. Makes me wonder who influenced who. Long story short, I recommend this beer on its taste alone.

Serving type: growler

08-15-2013 04:12:44 | More by BeerDocT
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Yakima Glory from Victory Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,533 ratings.