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Yakima Glory - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,624 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,624
Reviews: 767
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 71
Gots: 70 | 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:
Beer added by: sholland119 on 12-06-2008

According to the brewery's website: "A dark IPA".

Available November to January.
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ThE_MaD_HoPpEr
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of billzee
4.57/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at Scooter's in Lititz, PA. Deep scarlet in color with a bronze glow and light tan foamy head with significant lacing. Smells is of sweet caramel, roasted malt and big hops and maybe a hint of apple. Taste is a mix of chocolate,caramel and citrusy hops. Full mouth feel with moderate carbonation. Only a bit of warmth is noticeable. This a is a nicely balanced beer. I really enjoyed this.

Photo of 440kk
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of kemkempalace
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of mtbbaboon
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've been looking forward to trying this and was thrilled to see it in the beer store. I picked up a six pack. This tasting was a bottle poured into an Allagash chalice. It's a very dark double IPA...a dark brown with amber hues. Thick frothy head that never fully goes away. Lots of lacing on the glass. Interesting that there is a fair amount of sediment floating around. The sediment isn't moving, either...it's just sort of suspended there. Honestly, I wasn't sure what style this was (IPA vs DIPA), but I knew with the first whiff. Big hop presence in the nose. Kind of sweet, too (caramel?). A hint of citrus. The taste follows the nose. Lots of bitter hops. The bitterness certainly lingers. I'd prefer if the bitterness was toned down just a bit. The citrus in the mouth is more noticeable than in the nose. The grapefruit also has me chomping my teeth. It's got a pretty heavy mouthfeel for a DIPA. Leaves lots of stick. It's definitely a sipper. All in all, I like this beer and another double IPA available in a six pack is never a bad thing.

Photo of thomismydad
3/5  rDev -24.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of dougofthefuture
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've been looking forward to this one...

A - Dark, but not quite black. Lots of head. I had to wait to pour the whole bottle. Sediment at the bottom of the glass.

S - Hops, together with roasted malts. Not overpowering.

T & M - Very dry. Sharp hops, and the alcohol bite isn't very hidden. Mouthfeel is on the watery side. Dark porter-like malty flavors, but without the body to back it up.

D - It has grown on me as it warmed, but the strong bite of the high ABV limits the drinkability.

Photo of DTSweet
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Dalem
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark mahogany in color and a 3/4 inch tan colored head that holds on for quite awhile leaving a thick lacing behind all the way to the bottom of the glass. Scents are quite robust with a Rye ale characteristic big on the tip along with aroma's of brown sugar malts and a pine forest after a summer rain. Sweetness & earthiness rolled into one.
The brew's flavor has quite a levels of complexities to it. A molasses & perhaps cardamon flavor steps up first with some toasted bread right behind it. Very piney hops quickly follow it pushing the OOMPH factor up a bit more. It's almost along the lines of an IPA but there's a dark fruit thing instead of grapefruit and pine that those usually carry. I can't quite put my finger on what I am tasting but it is tasting very interesting and quite good. The finish then throws in another curveball in the taste with a ginger hotness chocolate notes and rye. The mouthfeel is full yet bubbly and has quite a chewiness to it.

Photo of emakings
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of cjoc83
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, hazy mahogany color with an initial massive 4 finger khaki head that sticks around for a while before receding to a collar and leaves moderate, spidery lacing.

Pine and citrus hops intermingle with sweet and roasted malt, hazelnut, and some brown sugar. Very interesting for a black IPA.

There's a nice (and strong) nutty flavor throughout, with some sweet and biscuity malts, earthy hops, slight brown sugar, and slight alcohol on the finish. More malt forward than most black IPA's I've had, but very tasty nonetheless. The hops give a nice kick on the finish as well, and some cocoa makes a brief appearance as the beer warms.

Medium bodied with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Mild carbonation. Pretty easy drinking. Have I mentioned it's smooth?

One of my favorite black IPA's, even if it doesn't hit you over the head with hops. A delicious beer that I look forward to every year.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of beyah
4.54/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle into a pilsner glass

Apperance - Dark reddish brown in color. Slight head, good lacing.

Smell - Roasted Barley, raisins, citrusy hops.

Taste - Quite hoppy but well balanced. The dark malts really make this a well rounded beer, more 3 dimesional than a typical IPA.

Mouthfeel- Slightly slick, softly carbonated

Overall - A nice blend of Hoppy and roasted grains, slightly sweet, hides the 8.7% ABV quite well.

Photo of jmarklan
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Victory pint glass.

Very dark mahogany brown with a nice tan head. Good retention.

Lots of hops in the aroma. A hint of roasted malt in the back.

Hops dominate the flavor, pine and grapefruit on a very lean base of roasty, caramely malts. The high level of alcohol is virtually unnoticeable.

Solid mouthfeel with moderate carbonation, just right.

If you're into very hoppy brews this is one for you. Personally i'd like something with a touch more malt balance but it's still damn good.

Photo of Brew_42
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

My GF is from Yakima so I bought a 6 pack when I saw it without thinking much.

Pours dark brown with an off white head.

Smells like hops with some residual citrus.

Tastes- Super hoppy and piney. I bought this beer unaware that Yakima was known for it's hops so I was surprised. There is a little bit of sweetness, just enough to take it out of the IPA territory but a fairly bitter beer.

MF-Slight carbonation.

Overall- It was okay. I didn't enjoy it much but thats my dumbass fault for buying a beer that pays tribute to a place that produces a lot of hops when I don't like ym beers to be supper hoppy.

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of BeerisfoodLLC
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap into a pint glass:

A - Dark with reddish hints in the light, light/medium head.

S - balanced scent of burnt carmel and pine scented hops.

T - This beer is well balanced. The malt flavors hit you up front and follow with a wash of hoppy bitterness. Pine and floral hoppiness. Mild alcohol notes.

M - Medium/Heavy bodies and on the light side of carbonated.

D - Excellent beer that I would drink all night.

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4/5  rDev +1%

Yakima Glory from Victory Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,624 ratings.