Yakima Glory - Victory Brewing Company
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3.93/5 rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A new brew from Victory; I couldn't say no.
A. An unusually dark brew, scotch-ale russet. Very clear and fizzy. Fine finger tall head that leaves bunches of lace as it falls. I came into this thinking it was a DIPA but it sure does look malty...
S. Pleasingly hoppy and sharp, lots of intense grapefruit here, pungent and more than a little boozy. Malt in the background, but this is a hoppy beer. Not overly complex, but who was asking?
T. Actually quite nice... brilliant hop notes jump and shine - citrus grapefruit, green freshness, bitter without being unappetizing. Malt is sturdy and sweet, but the hops are all over the map here... it works together, well, and reminds me of an amped-up Sierra Celebration ale. Which is to say, good.
M. Ample carbonation keeps this from being too heavy, which it easily could be - there is a lot of malt here. Finish is bitter, hopsweet with promising subtle malt touches - roast, char. Go too long without another sip and the malt reasserts itself a tad and you'd have thought you just drank an old ale.
D. I would indeed! The 8.7% is noticeable but you don't care that much, do you?
Yakima Twilight was a pleasant surprise for me and is really rather hard to fault. This is good, and if you like Arrogant Bastard and its ilk you'll be in heaven here... 'cause this is better.
Drink it fresh, and I hope this becomes a yearly staple for Victory.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2010 01:43:02 | More by kkipple
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