Yakima Glory - Victory Brewing Company
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3.73/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
App - Deep amber color, brilliantly clear. Pours a creamy white head of good size, moderately good retention.
Aroma - A complicated blend of some dark malt sweetness, a bit chocolatey, and piney hops.
Taste - Some chocolate and bitterness early (bitterness from grain or hops?) Hop flavor there, but overpowered somewhat by everything else that is happening. More sharply bitter in the finish than would have anticipated. Flavor profile is almost like Storm King - potent to the point of being overpowering.
MF - Medium body and carbonation, hops aren't quite astringent, but also not super pleasant on the tongue. Very slight alcohol warming - alcohol character well controlled considering the strength of the beer.
Overall - Ultimately didn't like it nearly as much as I expected to based solely on its appearance and aroma. More complicated than some Black Ales or Black IPAs, which seem like conventional hoppy beers with dark food coloring added. Here the dark malts add character and complexity, but in doing so detracts from the hops.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2011 01:49:40 | More by mpyle
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Yakima Glory from Victory Brewing Company
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