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Yakima Glory - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,617 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,617
Reviews: 767
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 67
Gots: 67 | FT: 1
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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Photo of PeterOrlando92
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

PeterOrlando92, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of Ryanm1
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The fun is in the name with this one. I like this Vicotry product probably because its one of their highest ABVs. This sounds like a Japanese Kamakaze pilot beer.

I had this a few times but this particular review is out of a bottle. Nut brown in color. Hazelnut fragerance. A lot of head when poured.

A black ale but has hops and floral undertones in boquet. You can barely see through this beer when held to light. Not very bubbly. Bitter upon tasting with some chocolate taste.

Ryanm1, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of ChesterHop
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

ChesterHop, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of dhep16
4/5  rDev +1%

dhep16, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of Lldeegan
4.95/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark copper with some ruby red highlights and looks great when held up to the light. A head of fine khaki colored bubbles tops the beer.
The aroma is floral and fruity. The hops lend grapefruit, pineapple and bright green grassy smells.
Sweet malt washes in on the first sip of this creamy beer and quickly turns into juicy red grapefruit flavors with a bittersweet finish.
This beer is extremely drinkable. It's velvety smooth but has some lively bubbles and a full body with excellent balance on the palate.
The beer is not overly bitter as the sweeter malts succeed in acting against the hops but both the dark, bready malt sweetness and the bright, fruity and floral hop flavors create a flavor greater than the sum of it's parts and the Black IPA is true harmony in a glass.

Lldeegan, Oct 14, 2010
Photo of righthereisay
2.73/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hmm. Smelled a little, um, powerful. This one could hurt.

I bought the single bottle, and I'm happy I only bought one. This just isn't my mug of beer.

Poured into a clear beer mug (nothing fancy, I know), it was a dark brown, with some head, not too much, not too little.

The taste was OK, nothing great. Very bitter aftertaste. I'm not a huge fan of bitterness, but somebody recommended this one to me. Maybe they just wanted me to get drunk. It had some citrus rind, maybe some raisin, pretty complex.There was plenty of carbonation, maybe an 8 out of 10 for carbonation.

Drinkability, nah. Maybe if you had a few of these you could keep drinking them. But at some point (at 8.7%), you would pass out. I would only recommend somebody having 1 of these. That is more than enough. I guess I would have one of these if I was late for a tailgate and needed to get liquored up quick.

These hoppy/bitter beers just aren't my thing. I like stouts. Keep that in mind when reading this review. Peace in the hood.

righthereisay, Dec 20, 2009
Photo of JTahoe
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Coppery mahogany with thick, creamy, tan colored head leaving sticky lace.

S - Pine and citrus hops, rather earthy, with some caramel malts.

T - Malty from the start, but the hops really shine through nicely with balanced bitterness. Hints of pine resin, grass, and grapefruit.

M - Fairly creamy mouthfeel with medium body and carbonation. Very nice.

D - A really well made beer and very pleasing to drink. A touch boozy.

JTahoe, Jan 28, 2010
Photo of ironwill54
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

ironwill54, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of Foxtrot
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my very first Victory beer. I've seen them often but haven't given them a chance.

Pours a beautiful mahogany red in my tulip glass surmounted by a ivory colored cap with huge retention and lacing. The lacing reminds me of Arrogant Bastard, just sticks around forever.

Aroma is crisp, pine, dark citrus, and above all, hops. The malt composition really makes this beer shine. I pick up scents of caramel, candied sugar, and a light twang of brown sugar. Looks promising with big hops and big malts.

Flavor is pretty jam packed, and all over the place. Malty sweetness of caramel and burnt grians gives way to bitterness, pine, and a dry side of hops. Finish is long and strong, must be the dryness attributing to that. Overall, not bad at all. Its got alot to offer for drinkers who want malts and hops.

Mouthfeel is slightly below par. Good, but could be just a bit stronger. But for a session beer, it is good.

The alcohol is hidden at the back end with its dry finish hiding the burn, but is still a damn good beer to enjoy. It's really hard to pick up the 8.7% ABV.

Foxtrot, Jan 14, 2010
Photo of beef13
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

beef13, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of mwagner1018
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a deep brown with significant dark red hues. Thick frothy 3 full fingers of light tan colored head off the pour. Spattered nice layered lacing down the glass.

S- Dark fruits (figs), light roasted notes, citrus and piney character of hops.

T- The dark fruits are nice up front, raisin, caramelized apple notes, deep vanilla pudding character, toffee, roasted malt, followed by a deep piney resinous bitterness on the finish, lingers nicely.

M- Full body to this one, deep complex flavors, creamy coating texture, good medium carbonation which delivers the flavors well.

D- Pretty big on this one, 8.7% hidden pretty well though, fantastic complex beer, the depth of the flavor is great, with enough body to work really well as a nice IPA option for a cool fall evening.

mwagner1018, Sep 17, 2010
Photo of augie
4/5  rDev +1%

augie, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of tbrown4
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've been meaning to try this one for a while now. Picked up a six pack a few days ago. Had two in a social setting so I couldnt really take it all in. This is my second sitting.

A - Pours slightly hazy deep amber. Khaki med bubble head, sticky lacing.

S - Aroma is lightly roasty, slight hop note

T - Very strong bright hop pressence with a smack of roasted malt. Medium alcohol in the end. Doesn't taste very refined.

M - Coats just long enough to get the full spectrum. Sticks around for a good while.

D - This is a one or two at a time max type of beer. Good punch of flavor that will erase the taste of that crap beer you just had. But anything more than that could kill your buds for the night.

tbrown4, Jan 17, 2011
Photo of pajeff
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

pajeff, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of Charlie_Hoss
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Charlie_Hoss, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of HopNuggets
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

HopNuggets, May 09, 2014
Photo of DerAtomsmasher
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not exactly as dark as the other ABAs I've had, if I recall - amber.

Smells of roasted malts, shortbread or biscuity with the smallest hint of apple or pear somewhere in the background.

Is a surprising first sip - big hops - not overwhelmingly bitter, or stingingly astringent necessarily - but spicy and fruity. You know it's Victory immediately. Afterward, as it starts to warm up, you get a malty backbone strong enough to hang those juicy hops on; they're almost bitter orange & linger on the exit. It's just the slightest bit toward the heavy side; it's too hefty to be "sessionable," it'd do you well to savor it.

DerAtomsmasher, Apr 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Skeeze, Apr 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

MikeRoni, Feb 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

HipHopinHooligan13, Jun 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

BSUBronco, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of One2Remeber
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a 9oz shaker

A: Clear body, dark brown with a reddish hue in the light. Head is the lightest shade of khaki brown and fades after a quick minute.

S: Smells chewy, sweet and nutty like an English brown ale.

T: Hop tastes of light pine, like a forest tied in with hints of citrus. Mild malts up front with a sweet nuttiness. Finishes with tart fruits (figs, prunes).

M: Want to chew on the beer like a fluffy pecan muffin. Leaves a tar, sticky feeling on the pallet after each sip. Very unique.

O: Reminds me of Terrapin's Hop Karma just not as intense, more straight forward hop/malt presence compared to a salad of flavors. Another example of Victory defining a beer style. This is a India Brown Ale in my book, not a Black Ale.

One2Remeber, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of GuyIncognito
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

GuyIncognito, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of mjr2377
5/5  rDev +26.3%

mjr2377, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of CheezyBlaster
4/5  rDev +1%

CheezyBlaster, Dec 14, 2011
Yakima Glory from Victory Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,617 ratings.