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Yakima Glory - Victory Brewing Company

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1,568 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,568
Reviews: 768
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 69
Gots: 55 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-21-2012 00:12:23 | More by chrismel
Photo of Dubber55

New York

3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best by: Nov. 8 2012

Pours a clear dark amber with 1/4 finger of head

The smell is mainly piney, earthy hops with some booze with a slight whiff of roasted malt.

Taste is the same as the smell- bitter, earthy piney hops, some grass and booze. There is a slight taste of roasted malts and coffee as the beer warms up. The finish is dry and bitter

Mouthfeel is medium with some low carbonation. Leaves a little cottonmouth feeling from the all the bitterness of the hops.

I'm assuming this beer is really fresh which is why I am tasting all hops and very little in the way of roasted malts. Tastes more like a regular IPA right now. Does a good job of hiding the alcohol though. Solid brew but not really my style so I don't know if I would drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 06:09:15 | More by Dubber55
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4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice darker amber with decent head. I'm a huge fan of Hop devil so I figured I'd love this one.

Nice pine, spice and sitrus on the nose, the palate follows quite well with agressive floral notes and a big hop finish. Goes down very smooth in the end and has great drinkabilty. Worth the 12 dollar 6 pack tag, id say yes.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2010 05:38:02 | More by Cakanator
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-29-2013 21:05:59 | More by Mikkiicky
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4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Victory's Yakima Twight pours deep amber with a small head in a pint glass or goblet. It has great aroma of roasted malt (some caramel and bready notes) and plenty of hops - perfect aroma for the fall. It is rich and provides plenty of alcohol kick, but is a smooth session beer, as long as your session is one of these (it is 9%).

Overall, think of this as Hop Wallop DARK - another great example of why Victory is a great brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2009 16:03:24 | More by WCBCFrank
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-16-2014 21:15:15 | More by thestoutmaster
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3.18/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Pours dark, almost maple syrup in color. Good head that retains and laces nicely. The smell is reminiscent of Christmas trees. Might be the same smell/taste experienced by Clark Griswald in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation as he opens the family tree. Lots of sap in here! Anyhow, aftertaste is a little harsh at first but smoothes out nicely as it goes down. I like this better than many of the hoppy pale ales out there since the dark malts help to smooth it out a bit. Recommended if you want a hoppy adventure from Victory.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2009 23:31:43 | More by stangski83
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-25-2013 16:07:11 | More by KenGoesBeer
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-07-2012 20:15:16 | More by InsuranceGuy
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

12-31-2012 22:59:41 | More by brewsadedotcom
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

11-17-2011 18:05:38 | More by jscottku21


4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-13-2013 21:40:15 | More by TEKNISHE
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-10-2012 23:53:56 | More by kmoore149
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 23:20:46 | More by Brew_42
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4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brick red with a yellow-tinged head that dissipates to a froth and leaves behind some lacing.

Balanced aromas of citrus and pine hops with toasted malts and a hint of grass.

Taste begins with citrus hops which smoothly transfers to the middle backbone of malts- toasted and roasted. Followed by a light appricot sweentness and ending with a hop bitterness. A nice crescendo of taste.

Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation and a sticky hop finish. ABV% is more in the nose than on the palette, but is minimally detected.

Another good one from Victory. Well balanced but complex, dark but an ale, not a contradiction but a confirmation that "black" and "ale" can co-exist on a beer label!

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2011 23:19:20 | More by ThreeDimesDown
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3.38/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance- Beautiful dark crimson color with a light beige one-finger head. Better than average retention.

Smell- Malts, bready and sweet. tobacco, cherry, spices, earthy. Slight hop scent.

Taste- Much more hop-prevalant than the scent would lead one to believe. Very IPA. Malts are hidden underneath, would like them to be a bit more forward, but oh well. Slight alcohol bite at 8.7% ABV but that's not a bad thing in my book.

Overall- Taste was a slight let down from such a beautiful appearance and aroma, but in no way is this a bad beer... just not an excellent one.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 04:52:52 | More by PokerGod
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

11-28-2011 03:23:31 | More by Acoke
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

09-28-2012 20:24:05 | More by ScottR
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3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours gorgeously - a dark clear amber with a nice frothy almost root beer-like head. The smell, although not very prominent is malty with a floral hint. The taste is hoppy - floral and citrusy alongside a toasted malt which is bready at times. There is a touch of grapefuit in there as well. It's at times similar to a hoppy barleywine. It's a medium-bodied brew, although with an 8.7% ABV - still I can put down several of these.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2010 07:21:32 | More by strangefate
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3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

A: Perfect copper tone, with 2" of foamy head when poured into a straight edged pint.

S: A bit of alcohol is apparent behind the very forward hops. One of the strongest smells I've noticed from a beer. My sense of smell is not the best, and this one really hit me right from the pour.

T: I like the combination of hop forward flavor and rich malts, but the finish is very bitter, and the alcohol flavor is not quite balanced on my palette.

M: Fairly carbonated, I would describe this one as lively and refreshing.

D: The bitterness of the finish leaves me wanting to switch beers after just one. Not sessionable.

Overall, I'm glad I tried it because it is an interesting brew. Not one of my favorites, but I wouldn't turn one down, and I may try it again (five more in the fridge anyway).

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 00:15:12 | More by tmcelvain
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4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark, almost black, with not quite a finger of head that quickly disappeared into lacing. The smell contains bread and roasted coffee and caramel as well as a hint of hops and alcohol. The taste contains a lot more hops than i expected based on the smell. It is probably more malty than bitter, though. I like the balance of the hops and malts, though in a perfect world i would want a little more hops.

Overall, another likeable beer from Victory. I'd get this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 00:43:49 | More by littlelorib
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-13-2012 08:06:29 | More by LostInTheFlood
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South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a dark ruby amber color with a thin tan head. Poor retention and minimal lacing. Smells very strongly of earth and pine hop notes, slight grass. There's also a faint caramel component to the aroma. Taste is sweet up front, fading to an alcoholic flavor, and finishing with a long lasting bitterness. Sweetness reminds me of dark fruits, cherries and plums. Bitterness is very pine like and has resin like qualities to it. Medium carbonation, full bodied, with a rather thick, resiny mouthfeel to it. Overall, very interesting beer. Well done, however not necessarily a classic example stylistically. I'm definitely glad I tried it.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 19:20:29 | More by scvance
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

03-08-2012 01:38:13 | More by jmcgahran1
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-14-2012 07:24:28 | More by JRHope
Yakima Glory from Victory Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,568 ratings.