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Yakima Glory - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,573 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,573
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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kylemckinnis

Oregon

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-27-2012 02:15:58 | More by kylemckinnis
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jp312

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-23-2012 05:19:54 | More by jp312
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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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pottergator

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-26-2013 18:30:56 | More by pottergator
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Casey10

Maine

4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a nice brew that I picked up at Nikkis in Providence, RI.

The apperance was dark with a nice frothy head nice lacing on the glass.

S - almost chocolate like? perhaps some woody notes.

T Nice malty character. At the same time not too crazy but still lots of hops as well.

M No sting but feels some what smooth nice though.

D - really nice victory is in Maine but have not seen this one yet anywhere glad to finally try it. Hope it gets here soon.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2010 23:18:40 | More by Casey10
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KFrank729

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

05-02-2014 13:28:46 | More by KFrank729
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-25-2013 03:33:46 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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mecmd

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

01-03-2013 22:11:48 | More by mecmd
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Skye1024

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-19-2011 14:37:09 | More by Skye1024
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mweso2000

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

01-20-2013 00:12:10 | More by mweso2000
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burnstar

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A really pretty beer- clear dark reddish brown with a huge persistent dense off white head. Smell is citrusy hops. Lemons. Taste is again is mostly citrus hops. Nice caramelly malt. Some bitterness but nicely balanced overall. I like that it's just a bit on the hoppy side. Great full bodied creamy mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Another great beer from Victory.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2010 00:54:27 | More by burnstar
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EStreet20

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tried after purchasing upon release. Wasn't all that crazy about it and thought some age may help. 12 ounce bottle, stemmed glass. "Best by 11/2010" stamped.

A - Nice dark reddish brown with a tan head, head keeps a nice cap and laces the glass well.

S - Getting aromas of dark crystal malts. Some caramel on the nose.

T - Nice taste here. Initial hit of caramel has a tiny touch of smokiness. The hopiness creeps up along with a tiny touch of alcohol heat which fades to a smooth finish with the hoppiness present into the aftertastw.. This brew has become essentially a nice barleywine after aging for some times.

M - A nice feel here. A touch light for all the flavors going on but still allows all the flavors to present themselves.

D - Impressive and interesting to say the least. Showcases hops as advertised, but doesn't do so in the brash "in-your-face" way a feature hop IPA or DIPA would. Really melds the nice sweet caramel malt with the Yakima valley hops.

A nice brew. I'm never in the "must be aged" camp but laying this one down for a little while really rounds this beer out in my opinion. In fact I think the 11/2010 may be too conservative an estimate for a best by date.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2010 01:26:24 | More by EStreet20
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Noxious26

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown bottle with pry off cap poured in a pilsner glass at Bushwakker.

Dark ruby red with a thin beige cap. Minimal carbonation and no lacing.

Big citrus notes in the aroma. Grapefruit with hints of pine and caramel.

Hop bomb! Assault on the taste buds. Hops smashing the palate. A little malt to balance but all hops.

Medium bodied and a little oily. Minimal carbonation.

A true hop head delight. A little hoppy for me, but a good all around brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 01:34:20 | More by Noxious26
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-05-2011 19:19:25 | More by Kaydogg
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HopBrain

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-10-2012 16:23:01 | More by HopBrain
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

03-14-2013 10:56:34 | More by Travcofarms
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-21-2012 23:46:09 | More by kayrex
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ThirstyBird

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Doherty's in Pawtucket RI
A - Deep brown with a reddish tint. Big tan head that lasts. Tons of lacing.
S - Malty/hoppy mix-up. Piney, resin, Little cat urine smell
T - Bitter up front, sweet malt follows. I get some licorice as well. Pine. Tart fruit. Lingering bitter aftertaste.
M/F -Active carbonation but fairly fine in structure. Quite nice that way. Medium body...rather filling like.
D - Looks wonderful and feels wonderful in the mouth but the raw bitterness doesn't match the elegance in it's framework.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2010 15:02:04 | More by ThirstyBird
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Gyle41386

South Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a deep reddish color. Three fingers of plush foam retain very well, and leave behind nice rings of lacing.

Aroma is of dark malts and resinous hops, with also maybe some citric sweetness.

Tastes like a dark IPA. Not quite like a black IPA because it lacks the roast, but maybe more like a brown IPA (or I guess India Brown Ale). Very piney bitterness.

Body is a little heavier than medium. Appropriately carbonated. Smooth, surprisingly easy drinker for 8.7%. Tasty, with good bitterness. Not much lasting flavor, which knocks it down a notch in that category.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2010 02:43:46 | More by Gyle41386
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inspektor

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep brown color with no head. Minimal lacing

Surprisingly hoppy smell, complimented by malt and honey.

The taste is malty with a honey flavor and a caramel finish

Medium-bodied mouthfeel, medium carbonation, definite taste of alcohol.

Very drinkable to be so dark

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2010 22:15:36 | More by inspektor
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sitarist

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep nut brown with amber highlights. The head is tan and two fingers thick, it last awhile. Lots of heavy lacing.

Smells of dark sweet fruit, herbs, some mint, and pine. A little medicinal.

Taste is tobacco, minty, with a pine resin and ginger finish, there is a leathery/tobacco/butter-pecan aftertaste. It has a taste like nothing Ive ever had before. It is sticky on the tongue, heavy body, with a hint of carbonation. It dries slowly.

Its drinkable with a unique flavor all its own. Its well blended, has interesting flavors, and delivers the alcohol very well.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2010 02:41:28 | More by sitarist
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tapman

Illinois

2.48/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A conservative pour yields a substantial light brown head. Very thick, the head was not quick to dissipate , but after several minutes a nice, rocky, dense head formed a tight lacing. Ruby-amber in color, this beer looks like a dark belgium strong, but with a darker tinted foam.

I get some dry hopping up front, which could be what some other people on the site are referring to as soapy. I recently brewed an all centennial pale with 1oz. of centennial for the dry hop for a week and I would bet that this sucker is dry hopped with that hop. A generous amount of melanoidins balance the grassy hop aroma. while I perceive a suggestion of burnt, buttered toast, and dark caramel, I could use a little more balance and a little less hop per the aroma of the grist contents.

Too bitter. I wanted to defend this brew, but the bitterness is not at an optimal balance for me. Too biting, the finish comes almost immediately leaving me no time to sense any kind of hop/malt union. (I will taste again in 8 minutes after some warming). *After 8 mins. The grassy hops are more apparent, but the soapiness grows also. All that is left from the malt is scorched carbon.

Good mouthfeel up front, but the hop resins in the too quick finish abruptly interrupt any dextrinous texture by drying out the palate absolutely.

I like Victory brewing. Prima Pils, Storm King, Whirlwind... they're all great, however I am disappointed in this brew. I taste a giant load of Centennial with too much 300+ Lovibond malt. (I want to say roasted barley, but Chocolate surprises me sometimes at the roastiness, parhaps sopme black patent. Anyways, a miss for my palate, but others seem to like it and I would say that a little less roasty, more toasty, with a better hop bill would make this beer an "A" for me. I love the concept, not crazy about the product.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2010 05:39:20 | More by tapman
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am not sure this qualifies as a "black" IPA, but I love the dark reddish amber color. The head is relatively short lived, with little lace.

Roasted malt and floral hops share the aroma and flavor. Bitterness is pretty prominent, especially in the finish, but it is very pleasant and nicely balanced by sweetness from the malt.

This is a tasty brew that I will put on my list to snag when I can find it.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2010 23:11:35 | More by CliffBrake
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StubFaceJoe

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-07-2012 05:45:42 | More by StubFaceJoe
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-04-2011 00:07:51 | More by pavpav12
Yakima Glory from Victory Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,573 ratings.