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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 maddogruss
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got a pint of this from the Victory Brewpub.

A: Pours a dark brown body with a thick, frothy, off-white head with pretty nice retention and lacing until the finish of the beer.

S: A bitter, roasted malt smell that was not too significant.

T: A strong, bitter taste with an equally, strong bitter aftertaste. The taste was not the typical earthy, bitter IPA taste, but a smoother bitter taste, like an ESB.

M: A smooth and silky mouthfeel that was fairly thick, but not too much.

D: An ok combination of mouthfeel and taste that yielded a pretty easy drinking beer. The thickness of the beer got to be later and helped fill me up pretty good. Overall, a nice drinking beer and a pretty good Real ale.

maddogruss, Dec 28, 2008
Photo of jayhawk73
3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with crimson highlights. Average lacing on the side of my snifter glass. Way darker than I was expecting. The nose is pine, spruce, citrus, with a slight tinge of caramel malt. Fairly hoppy nose on this beer... nice. The taste follows the exact profile as the nose- the pine, spruce are really out front on the taste. Feel is medium, crisp, w/ major hop bite and a very dry finish. Overall, an interesting and good brew. Cheers.

jayhawk73, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of vicsju1991
5/5  rDev +26.3%

vicsju1991, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of hozersr
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

hozersr, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of DavidST
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter, best by Nov 2012. This pours dark brown almost black color with a small tan head which quickly dissipates and leaves a lacing. The smells are of pine hops, coffee, molasses and caramel. The feel is medium. The taste is pretty great, lots of spicy black pepper, some dark malts, a little more spice and it finishes with some hop bitterness and a little alcohol burn, dang good stuff.

DavidST, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of droomyster
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown/mahogany with one finger of tan head with good retention. Fascinating aromas: malts and hops are equally dominant, and the hops are surprisingly IPA-like. The malt aromas are of charred chocolatey sweetness, and the hops are piney and resinous. The overall effect is that of a smore cooked on a sappy pine stick. Flavor-wise, complex hops actually dominate the front and mid-palates, before dark chocolate comes in on the finish. The taste of chocolate-covered orange peel lingers long. An intriguing beer. One that I'd happily buy again.

droomyster, Feb 25, 2011
Photo of silver0rlead
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep mahogany color with amber highlights, and a thick and frothy tan head that retains well and leaves nice lacing. The aroma is equally impressive with huge juicy and citrusy hop notes, along with some orange marmalade, some cocoa and light coffee notes, caramel, fruity esters, and some alcohol. The flavor is a little less intense, with piney and floral hops upfront, along with some milk chocolate, mocha, caramel, orange marmalade, fruity esters, and moderate alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium and drinkability is good. Really tasty black IPA here, note quite on the level of SSR but not far off either.

silver0rlead, Nov 04, 2010
Photo of Yellolab2010
4/5  rDev +1%

Yellolab2010, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of throwback
4/5  rDev +1%

throwback, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of brentblack1
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

brentblack1, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of rodlavers
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

rodlavers, May 21, 2014
Photo of dmamiano
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a big 'hell yea" to fellow BA Swillbilly for the gift of this beer.
Beautiful reddish brass glow. Clear, highly carbonated. Big tan head that lasts and lasts. Thick lacing sticks to the glass. Foam..foam.
Brassy hops dominate the nose.
Wow. Taste. BIG!!!
Very hop dominated. Bitter bitter bitter.
Very heavy malts trying to push through, but the hops are king here. Hops are more floral than citric...
If you are not a total hop lover, this one may not beer your cup of tea.
But I love hops!!!

Edit:As I sip and enjoy I am really picking some flavors. possibly Munich malt? The hops are coming alive as this warms as well.
Give it time to rest and really enjoy.

dmamiano, Dec 22, 2009
Photo of archero
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

archero, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of srw
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

srw, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of Shilt
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Shilt, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of CSO
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

CSO, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of treehugger02010
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I bought a growler of this at the Victory Brewery and Restaurant in Dowingtown, PA. I poured it into a pint glass.
Appearance: The body is a deep brown color, very opaque. The head is 3 fluffy fingers tall, tan in color, big sized bubbles, wonderful retention and stupendous lacing.
Smell: The aromas are pine resin, grapfruit and earth notes.
Taste: The flavors are pine resin, grapefruit and roasted earth notes.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is syurupy, thick and smooth with rigid edge.
Drinkability: This beer is trendously drinkable. The only problem is it's so intense it tough to drink more than one.
Don't drink and review.

treehugger02010, Sep 22, 2009
Photo of jakecattleco
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

jakecattleco, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of errantnight
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A beauty.

Pours a deep, dark, rich, crystal clear garnet hue with a fluffy three+ fingers of head into my Spiegalau tulip. Retention and lacing are superb. It's a joy to look at.

Aromas are mildly sweet, citrus and grapefruit hop with a hint of resin.

On the palate this is exceedingly bitter at fridge temp... it really needs to open up and be consumed at warmer temperatures, which allows some dark caramel sweetness to liven things up. There's a note of roast, but nothing approaching what you'd get in a stout. It's neither the IPA in disguise that is Sublimely Self-Righteous nor the Porter with extra hops that is Alpha Klaus... it's its own beast. Think along the lines of Arrogant Bastard without the malt complexity.

Mouthfeel is a solid medium towards full, rich mid palate but with an easy lift (helped by the assertive bitterness).

It masks alcohol well, but it never quite coalesces into anything particularly remarkable.

errantnight, Dec 08, 2009
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.54/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into becker pint glass; dark brown with a big fluffy tan head that leaves tons of lacing as it dissipates about halfway to sit as a thick disc of foam. Smell is a nice mix of fruity and piney hops, and dark chocolate malts. Taste is absolutely delicious; the mouthfeel is perfect, creamy and full, with chocolate dark malts moving seamlessly into juicy fruity hops. It finishes sweet and bitter at the same time, and sticky. Awesome.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of bmurray10
4/5  rDev +1%

bmurray10, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of donniecuffs
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At The Cloverleaf Tavern, Caldwell, NJ: poured dark amber/near-brown, into an American pint glass, with one finger of white head and great lacing. Smelled of earthiness, pine, grapefruit, and orange. The taste yielded more in the way of maltiness, mixed with the aforementioned flavors, and then dissolves to some slight burnt flavor, and then finishes on a woody dry note. A little thicker than expected, but smooth, with only a hint of carbonation. Not a slam-dunk session beer (too heavy and strong for that), but a great beer nonetheless.

donniecuffs, Dec 08, 2009
Photo of DrStiffington
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This stuff really surprised me the first time I had it. Like most other Victory beers, it's a winner. This batch seems a little different from past years, but still really solid. Wicked foamy head when poured. Smell is of hops and malt, with an earthiness. The taste is not overpowering with the hops. There's a toasted, sweet malty flavor that backs it up. Damn, I really love this beer. It's different from everything else I've had, and I dig that.

DrStiffington, Apr 18, 2011
Photo of HumphreyLee
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

HumphreyLee, Oct 29, 2012
Yakima Glory from Victory Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,617 ratings.