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Yakima Glory - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,627 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,627
Reviews: 767
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 72
Gots: 71 | 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:
Beer added by: sholland119 on 12-06-2008

According to the brewery's website: "A dark IPA".

Available November to January.
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Ratings: 1,627 | Reviews: 767
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had no idea what style this was before opening so I was pleasantly surprised with the copper/brown color and the full 1" head. Strong caramel malt smell but tons of west coast hops too. Full malty taste but a strong bitter finish. Piney hops are stong and the evergreen taste holds on through the finish. Full bodied and heavy. Totally not what I was expecting from this one but a pleasant surprise in every way. Nice job Victory.

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3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Medium brown slightly red color with a off white half inch head that disappears quickly. Only a slight ring of lace around the glass.

Toasty toffee slightly bread malts. wiith herbal citrus hops.

Citrus mildly fruity grassy hops right up front with a full roasted toffee sweetness. Smooth transition to a quick bite of fresh picked hops and a lot of malt sweetness that clings for a while.

Medium/Light body a great balance of hops and malts bitter but not overly pungent.

Photo of BierJager89
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark brown, almost black with a creamy mocha head.

S: Pine, floral notes, kiwi and citrus in the nose.

T: Kiwi, grapefruit peel, citrus peel, citrus, lemon and grass, followed by roasted malt, espresso and coffee. Pretty much what you want out of the style, but perhaps not the best fruit flavor profile.

M: Full bodied and creamy smooth.

O: I'd prefer tangerine, mango, fresh orange, pineapple, papaya, passionfruit, tropical fruit, etc. mixed with the roasty flavors, but this is still a great beer. I'd definitely recommend it, if you like the black ale style.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a dark ruby color into a snifter with a full inch of head that lingers till the last sip.

S: Strong citrus and piney hops come right out and hit you. these aromas combine with a roasted malt backbone.

T: similar hop flavor to the smell. malt flavor evolves during the sip from a caramel flavor up front to a roasted flavor later.Hops linger on the palate long after the finish. As the beer warms, the hop flavor mellows a bit.

M/D: low carbonation with a medium texture. alcohol is felt, not taste. You could have a couple of these but not too many.

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4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Scents of roasted chocolate and molasses malts, and also of piney nuts on the nose. Strong peachy scents as well. Has a two finger head with good lacing down the glass. Is also a very dark red/light black colour. Wow, this one blasts through the palate. Heavy malty flavor mostly of a heavy IPA. Bursts on the back of the tongue with strong hoppiness. This is one hell of a brew. Very comparable to Troegs Nugget Nectar..IMO! Delicious beer!

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3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a one finger head that dissipated pretty quickly. On the nose it is a combination of a conifer with some chocolate and roasted malt underneath. It's a really clean aroma. On the tongue the chocolate flavors hit up front with a whole load of the piney hop bitterness following close behind. In the mouth it's pretty thin but it compensates a little bit with the bitterness sticking around for a while. A pretty good beer, and now I'm interested in the style.

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3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.08/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a pint glass

A: pours a deep amber color bordering on a brownish red, pours with a thin amount of creamy head that quickly disipates

S: incredibly sweet smelling brew backed up by and overwhelming maltiness

T: very malty brew, doesn't have the sweetness of taste that was detected in the scent

D/M: overwhelming maltiness really dominates the pallet and in my opinion it is not a good thing. Drinks heavy and finishes the same. Leaves a lingering malty taste in the mouth

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Pete27lax
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this bottle fresh on 7/13/2011

Yakima Glory poured a dark amber color, lighter than i would have expected compared to most black ales. Light brown head with good retention and medium lacing.

Hops dominated the aroma with malts taking a backseat. fruity grapefruit in the smell as well as a faint scent of caramel malts but nothing overpowering here.

Taste was similar to the smell. Slightly bitter with not much malt presence. Citrusy hops, white grapefruit in there. Tiny hints of chocolate as well as caramel and roasted pale malts. Malts became more pronouned as the beer warmed and sat.

Mouthfeel was probably the most enjoyable quality of this beer. Very smooth and thick with decent carbonation.

Enjoyable beer that got better as it sat, bought a six pack and am looking to age the others so im hoping they age well!

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4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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Yakima Glory from Victory Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,627 ratings.