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Yakima Glory - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,580 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,580
Reviews: 768
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 69
Gots: 60 | 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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zenwatts

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-05-2012 17:15:24 | More by zenwatts
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-25-2012 01:21:03 | More by lccrunchy
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patrick802

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-05-2014 13:03:12 | More by patrick802
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TheNightwatchman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-19-2012 23:13:54 | More by TheNightwatchman
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Shilt

Virginia

3/5  rDev -24.4%

12-28-2011 01:09:19 | More by Shilt
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beergod1

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +4%

I didn’t have any Idea what kind of beer this was when I bought it, so I was a little surprised when it came out so dark. The head is thick and sticky and the body is a perfectly clear dark mahogany. Aroma of roasted malts and piney hops. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavor of dark roasted and toasty malts countered by a grapefruit rind bitterness.Delicious. I will be looking to get more of this one.

06-13-2011 21:06:53 | More by beergod1
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ali1987

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

09-28-2013 00:41:09 | More by ali1987
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xdtfx

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-27-2012 03:36:52 | More by xdtfx
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-15-2011 04:51:34 | More by Neffbeer
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-07-2012 21:32:38 | More by weaselchew
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spw109

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

06-17-2013 21:31:05 | More by spw109
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Naugros

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%

If you like it bitter you're gonna love this behemoth. BA calls this one a "black ale", but by my palate this is a black IPA. Maybe it was categorized before they style was given a name.

Careful opening this one. I was extra careful on the second one (after I finished mopping the floor and losing half of the first bottle) and still managed to get half a nonic of foam. The foam has great spiderweb structure to it that transfers to the sides of the glass with sticky lace.

The smell is all hops, Pacific Northwest hops throwing off major amounts of grapefruit tang. There's an underlying pine sap there too. The Victory website says "Yakima Valley" hops, so it narrows down the variety actually used a little. My guess is a mixture of the three Cs: Cascade, Chinook and Columbus. But I could be wrong and often am. If you really work at it you can grab some of the malt backbone in the aroma too. It exhibits itself as brown bread.

And the bitterness continues on the tongue, but there's a balancing sweetness from the malts. The grapefruit and sap follow on through, but the malts make a slightly stronger statement and even approach caramel in flavor. The finish is surprisingly clean with only a wisp of the bitterness and sweetness dancing off into the sunset.

So get yourself some blazing hot curry and let this puppy tear right through it and finish the whole thing off with a gingerbread man or too.

01-14-2011 00:50:57 | More by Naugros
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-21-2014 02:55:51 | More by rodlavers
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mikey711

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%

A: A bit of a mahagoney tint with a thick off white head that is about about an inch an a half thick. Also while transparent, there is some sediment floating around at the bottom of the glass. Very good lacing as well

S: Nice herbal hop aroma of fresh cut grass and pine. Also a nice bit of caramel sweetness as well. Also a little bit of citrus arises as well

T: A Much as the smell, a crisp taste of grass, earthiness and pine with just a mild bit of lemon citrus. Also a bit of roastiness comes through in the finish.

M:Good amount of body and nothing harsh about it. No booze either but a slight bit of chalkiness

D: Could probably have another bottle and definitely would have it again

12-13-2009 21:13:15 | More by mikey711
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CreekyJarls

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-16-2013 12:23:46 | More by CreekyJarls
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mdwalsh

Iowa

3.33/5  rDev -16.1%

A: Pours a large but not overwhelming head, 4 fingers in a Sam Adams Perfect Pint. The beer is brown amber with little active carbonation and even a little haze. Good texture and a little lacing on the head though.

S: This beer immediately gave away why it's called Yakima, a hoppy bouquet was noticeable right away. A more detailed investigation reveals grapefruit and floral notes mostly, really quite tropical. It's strong, hard to miss, but not overwhelming. I dunno, maybe now I'm getting something earthy or almost malty. It's really nice.

T: Hmm, still really hoppy, too much so considering the malt, but much better than Hop Wallop. The floral is gone and now it's more classic American Citrus-Pine, but still, it's a hop-tea. This is really why I didn't like IPAs for so long. It's not much bitter to me than the Two Hearted I had earlier tonight, but that was just so much more balanced.

M: This is really nice. It's not over carbed, it actually has some density to it, which is good, helps make it less hop-tea-ish.

D: Meehh, this is one with no je ne sais quois, it's just what it is.

05-06-2010 03:19:30 | More by mdwalsh
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elec

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-24-2013 01:14:13 | More by elec
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JLapadura

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-30-2012 21:39:35 | More by JLapadura
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-09-2012 09:37:45 | More by Dank26
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ArtZan

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

03-12-2014 20:32:24 | More by ArtZan
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gshak

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

11-18-2012 20:46:51 | More by gshak
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bishopdc0

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Pours like a stout thick tan head with a that forms and is noticeably falling into the beer. The color is a transparent amber but very dark mahogany color.

The aroma is sweet to stark with a slight flower citrus aroma

The tastes are all over the place earthy hop, roasted and crystal malts all come together to form an almost blackberry flavor that finishes dry nice

01-09-2011 15:33:46 | More by bishopdc0
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FrankShirley

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-15-2013 23:02:46 | More by FrankShirley
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twelvsies

Maine

4.13/5  rDev +4%

This one pours and nice brownish hue, a shade darker than amber (not black), and with a nice IPA-esque head and lacing. Nice hoppy aroma, pine and tobacco, mingled with a sturdy malt base. This is a really well balanced beer. The focus is on hops, with a nice bitter bite up front, but also plenty of malt character and a nice mellow roastyness, nutty and toasty too. There's enough malt balance that this doesn't come across as a super bitter beer, but the finish is dry and lingering, real nice. This contributes to the drinkability of this beer. Also, I was drinking this last weekend and now I realize why I got a little tipsy - 8.7%?? I was tossing em back, thinking it was a perfect session beer. Well, it kind of is - real nice to drink, as long as you aren't going anywhere! A bold American ale by Victory!

01-24-2011 02:43:51 | More by twelvsies
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LordAdmNelson

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%

I love the color on this beer, a deep ruby amber color with big sandy brown head. Decent lacing, good retention. Smell is robust, with some spicy and sweet malt notes and some grassy and citrusy hops. Barleywine-esque. Taste follows, reminds me a little of what I would imagine 75% Arrogant Bastard and 25% Double Bastard would be like. Big malty flavors, a fair amount of caramel and lightly roasted notes. Earthy hops follow, grassy and herbal. A fair amount of bitterness here. Full-bodied and creamy, definitely a sipper, though a nice one at that. Good stuff here from Victory, one of the best value breweries, IMO.

03-15-2010 05:47:23 | More by LordAdmNelson
Yakima Glory from Victory Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,580 ratings.