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Yakima Glory - Victory Brewing Company

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1,575 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,575
Reviews: 768
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 69
Gots: 57 | 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%

08-12-2012 22:50:21 | More by GaryMarkle84
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-22-2013 02:09:14 | More by bmurray10
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-04-2012 02:15:30 | More by pschul4
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy dark red-brown with tiny particles and giant three-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted a long time. Great lacing.

S: Herbal pine and notes of grapefruit.

T: Light sweetness and solid hop bitterness. Too bitter with not enough sweet malt to balance. A very faint trace of nice sweet malt is just barely detectable in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Smooth.

O: Maybe I just don't like American Black Ales - not sure. I felt like the strongly bitter hops were not balanced at all by the burnt, roasted malt. For comparison, I think Victory Hop Devil has similar hops in it, but I enjoyed that much more than this.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 00:29:04 | More by SolipsismalCat
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-16-2013 12:23:46 | More by CreekyJarls
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nothing much on the nose, unfortunately. I was really looking forward to a big hop burst, but I got almost nothing of the sort. There is a little floral note on top of some rich caramel maltiness.

The beer looks beautiful. I knew it was hoppy but didn't know it was an American Black Ale. It pours like a porter with a nice slightly off-white head. Lacing is generous but the head drops into the beer quickly.

The taste is where the hops are in Yakima Glory. I get a nice burst of light citrus in the front, but it finishes with heavy floral notes. There is a little bit of roast, which I don't care for in my ABA's, but it's not distracting enough to take away from the beer at all. Nice job on the flavor creations here.

It's somewhat heavy on the body, but not quite in the heavy category. Carbonation is quite high, between your standard APA and Belgian beer I would say. Finishes dry, just how I like them.

Overall this is a fine beer, I would probably buy this again over most other ABA beers out there. I enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 03:44:57 | More by tlazaroff
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-21-2011 22:24:46 | More by fizzyted
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-24-2013 17:08:43 | More by NumberNone
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3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's kind of like Hop Devil's bigger brother: more malt & hop character, darker, stronger, etc. I've had this quite a number of times on draft and in a take-home six-pack. While this is a really good beer, the more I try it I seem to find that it greatly resembles the Victory IPA family (Hop Devil, Wild Devil). I guess I wished it had a little more character of its own, but it's still a completely satisfying beer I would seek out more often than not.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2009 01:11:02 | More by jwhancher
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New York

3.3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours deep dark but clear amber with a nice two finger tan head. retention and lacing are excellent.
Smells like an average IPA.
Hop flavor is dominant with a mostly piney character. Some celery-like flavors present also. Dry bitterness lingers looong into the finish.
Not bad, but not really my cup of tea.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 22:26:59 | More by Hoagie1973
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-08-2012 17:42:31 | More by Mark5252
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-16-2014 20:36:21 | More by pat_usher
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-17-2013 23:06:29 | More by jakecattleco
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

12-01-2012 05:42:51 | More by Peyton5410
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4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Poured from 12oz bottle into a snifter... Starts with a finger thick off white that disappears leaving behind some strands of lacing. Beer is very dark in color, almost appears black, until held up to light where it turns a brilliant ruby with little activity

S- Very sweet malty, hint of hops

T- Very sweet tasting with a pronounced hop finish

M- Light carbonation, medium to light body

D- Very easy to drink, smooth and tasty... at a reasonable taste


Serving type: bottle

01-04-2010 02:33:11 | More by bbeane
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-11-2013 02:46:40 | More by alex_hart
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3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a dark,dark amber with one finger of lasting tawny head and decent soapy lacing.

S-Dark caramel,sweet citrus,hemp oil,black pepper and toffee.

T-Not as good as I was expecting from the nose.Burnt sugar,coffee,citric hops and well roasted malts.

M-Medium bodied with a syrupy sweetness but also a piney hop oiliness.

D-Decent representation of the black IPA style.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 23:42:27 | More by StlHopHead77
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3.05/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A-Deep copper beer, relatively clear with a bit of floaties, and exhibiting lots of rising carbonation bubbles. Big, frothy tan head was overflowing out of the pint off the pour (almost), sustained wonderfully.

S-A unique mixture of hop aromas and malt forwardness.

T-Hop flavor is distincty pine/resiny, which melds throughout a toasty, nutty maltiness. Any malt sweetness was drowned out by resiny hops and an assertive bitterness. Finshed with a residual hoppy flavor and slight toasty-coffee aftertaste.

M-Surprisingly, the carbonation was not overpowering as it appeared out of the bottle, but instead a relatively moderate level. Mouthfeel was on par with expectations.

D-Really, this brew kind of lacks drinkability for me., to an extent. I think it's flavor profile is unique, which deserves merit, but it just isn't there for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2010 15:40:36 | More by CHSLBrew
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

01-19-2012 17:15:46 | More by bconsidine
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep mahogany, good clarity, brief finger deep head fizzles out leaving behind decent lace

S: West Coast hops, leather, sour yeast esters,

T: leather, charcoal and smoke, bitter chocolate, sour cherries, dark rum and a wee bit of sweet molasses.

M: medium body with crisp carbonation and a warming alcoholic bite in the finish.

D: purdy dang good. I'm a fan of this style and this one lived up to my expectations for both the CDA and Victory as a brewery. Very drinkable, not too bitter, not too sweet, not too heavy, not to watery, with just the right amount of alcohol. Suffice it to say, it's incredibly sessionable and I can foresee many more of these in my near future.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2010 01:18:09 | More by nickhiller
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4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355mL bottle thanks to Lukie.

Dark mahogany with a towering tan head. Healthy lacing and a raised ring.

Rich toffee malt character, with raisins, golden syrup and stewed plums. The strength of the malts makes for mostly candied hop character, with pineapple and orange quite apparent. Notwithstanding, there are also notes of Chinese tea and fresh minty pine.

The hops assert a little more in the taste, with strong Chinese tea and a earthy pine bitterness. Later on, roast coffee and burnt toast come through, somewhat alleviating my skepticism as to why this is called an American Black Ale. Caramel and bready malt backbone remains solid enough to balance the domineering elements of the hop character.

Not a huge mouthfeel for the ABV. Pretty smooth overall with moderate mid-palate bitterness that has deceptive length.

Strikes me as more of an (Imperial) Red than an ABA, but it's bloody tasty regardless. The choice and proportions of malt and hops demonstrate a brewer who knows their shit.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 08:52:15 | More by spicelab
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New York

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From cask into 14oz glass.

A - Dark brown, almost black with little head and no lacing.

S - Hops, pine and some fruits.

T - Chocolate with roasted malts and a hint of pine.

M - Medium bodied that goes down smoothly.

D - Very drinkable but not in big quantities.

Serving type: cask

11-11-2009 17:46:34 | More by taigor
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-12-2013 05:23:58 | More by archero
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-27-2014 14:59:31 | More by dcguitar
Yakima Glory from Victory Brewing Company
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