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Yakima Glory - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,574 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,574
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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deereless

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A solid two inches of frothy head on a hard pour, tons of lacing down the sides of the glass as the beer settles to a meringue-like top , the color reminds me of a dark iced tea - 4.00, S: Nose is much more subdued than I expected though as the beer warms it becomes more prevalent, some faint sweetness and earthy grain, almost a hint of mint and/or grass coupled with some orange aromas - 3.00, T: The palate packs a solid punch of bitter hops and specialty malts, the hops are green and with a prominent grassy finish, I get a good deal of coffee, caramel and nuts along with a slight warming from the alcohol, there is also a soft sweetness that reminds me of raisins, the hops seem to provide some pine sap to the mix- 4.25, M: Smooth and quite creamy - 4.25, D: A very enjoyable and drinkable beer, interesting union of hop bitterness with a specialty malts, one I would gladly enjoy again - 4.00

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2010 01:26:25 | More by deereless
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Dalem

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark mahogany in color and a 3/4 inch tan colored head that holds on for quite awhile leaving a thick lacing behind all the way to the bottom of the glass. Scents are quite robust with a Rye ale characteristic big on the tip along with aroma's of brown sugar malts and a pine forest after a summer rain. Sweetness & earthiness rolled into one.
The brew's flavor has quite a levels of complexities to it. A molasses & perhaps cardamon flavor steps up first with some toasted bread right behind it. Very piney hops quickly follow it pushing the OOMPH factor up a bit more. It's almost along the lines of an IPA but there's a dark fruit thing instead of grapefruit and pine that those usually carry. I can't quite put my finger on what I am tasting but it is tasting very interesting and quite good. The finish then throws in another curveball in the taste with a ginger hotness chocolate notes and rye. The mouthfeel is full yet bubbly and has quite a chewiness to it.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2010 00:56:51 | More by Dalem
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armock

New York

4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a mahogany color with a tan head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of citrus hops on sweet malt backbone

T - follows the nose citrus hops upfront the some sweet malt rounds everything out

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - This is a very good beer that I'm really enjoying it's easy to drink this one too fast if you like hops this a beer to look for

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2010 21:46:20 | More by armock
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MrIncognito

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Mostly clear mahogony body with a really nice, big khaki head with tight bubbles that retains really well. Fantastic sticky lacing on the glass.

S - I love Munich malts, especially dark ones, and that's what I'm getting in the nose. Biscuity, bread crusty, malts with some spicy alcohol and even a bit of chocolate powder. Dark fruits come through as it warms like raisins and plums. Nice piney hop smell throughout with a touch of citrus.

T&M - The taste follows the smell well. First taste is big and prominent piney hops. Citric notes follow and then the malts really come into play. I really get dark Munich malts in the taste with that bread crust and toasted biscuit flavor. Touch of chocolate in the aftertaste. The hops and the malts really play well together, balancing each other out. As the beer warms a bit the alcohol becomes a bit more prominent and adds a nice spicy element. The mouthfeel is slick at first but the alocohol adds a drying effect once swallowed.

D - This is a great beer. Reminds me of an IPA and more specifically Hop Devil but with darker, more prominent malts. Until I saw the classification on this site, I thought this WAS an IPA. Drinks really well and balanced, but watch that ABV.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2010 18:37:28 | More by MrIncognito
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psujesus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

after hearing good things about this beer im glad i found this floating around

Pours a deep amber, tons of head on this beer, id say it has too much head retention, smells crisp with some citrus flavors, and of course hops, tons of hops and citrus flavors with a bitter aftertaste

it is very drinkable for a 9ish% beer

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2010 16:51:23 | More by psujesus
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kzoobrew

Michigan

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

Mahogany body with a bit of a copper tinge. Body is dark but for the most part clear. Full four finger head towers above. I was more than slightly concern the head may pour over the top of the tulip. Head is a frothy khaki color and pulls back slowly. Scattered sticky lacing clings tightly to the side of the glass.

The smell is very balanced with good portions of malt and hops. Toasted dark bread in combination with a pale malt sweetness provide a solid base to build from. Hop profile leans more toward the citric though a substantial spicy and grassy aroma is taken in.

The nose leads the tongue in the right direction. Once again a tremendous amount of balance is in play. Toasted dark bread and caramel malt roll out. Hops present a piny bite which fades into more of a citric pith flavors the further you get in. Earthy tea flavor are interwoven through out.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Texture leans towards the creamier side of the spectrum but fails to reach that level totally. Finish is ever so slightly dry with a lingering bitterness left on the palate.

Yakima Twilight was jumped to the top of my favorites from Victory. While a bit to strong to be sessionable, I would not mind have a few in a sitting. Outstanding balance with strong pleasant flavors. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2010 17:14:20 | More by kzoobrew
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Domingo

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm a definite Victory fan, so I was glad to see this one made it to my area.
Pours a really dark mahogany brown and every bottle I've had to date foams up the instant I pop the cap. Probably the craziest gusher I've ever seen. The head's a tannish color once it finally settles, but beware of beer overflow.
The nose is really fruity and jammy. While you pick up the hop notes, they blend really well with the biscuity malt to remind me of toast with strawberry jam. The hops are very fruity with peaches, berries, and tropical sweetness. Really really nice.
The taste is dare I say...a letdown? Yes, it's hoppy, but the malt body doesn't really support it like I'd like. It ends up being a combination of bitter flavors, and not really the kind I'm looking for. Lots of grapefruit and bitter earthy tones that are accentuated by the darker malts. The sweeter fruit flavors really aren't coming through as much, and it's really just 1-dimensional with only hints of caramel or dark chocolate. Reminds me of Arrogant Bastard, but without the depth of flavor from the hops and almost no malt body.
Mouthfeel is odd because the beer is so foamy up-front, the carbonation dissipates quickly, too. It laces the glassware beautifully, but it's a little flat after a few minutes.
One of these is enough for me.
Not too bad, but not as good as Victory's other hop bombs. The crazy foaming and malt base that doesn't add much hurt this one in my eyes. Oh well - I still love HopDevil.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2010 04:53:20 | More by Domingo
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cvstrickland

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

In my Foothills taster glass, Yakima Twilight is brightly-clear and gleams a brilliant ruby color when held before incandescent light. A thick cap of creamy beige foam tops it off, and slowly receding, leaves a fine-grained film of ragged lacing clinging to the inside walls of the vessel. Further additions from bottle to glass pump the foam factor up quite a bit, leaving a relaxing, misshapen cloudscape to coat the glass completely.

The aroma is jam-packed with herbal-green citrus and a spike of mildly-medicinal evergreen, and is deeply enriched by a dark-kilned malty background. Notes of burnt caramel, roasted nuts, and a whiff of smoked orange peel abound.

The taste is hop-forward, with bittering notes of powdery pine resin, green herbs, and unripened citrus peel oil. Behind the hoppy bitchslap on the palate is a dark, roasty malt backbone that contributes only minimal sweetness. Strong light-roast coffee, dark-toasted nuts, and unsweeetened chocolate flavors add heft and grow more pronounced as the encounter progresses, but still offer very little in the way of malty sugar. Alcohol is detectably fruity in the flavor and in an evaporative finish, and a bit of cocoa-bitter roasted grain lingers in the aftertaste.

The drink is full-bodied with fine and proportional carbonation. A high-quality sipper from Victory.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2010 22:52:03 | More by cvstrickland
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WeisGuy

New York

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a - pours a deep dark copper with ruby highlights, one-inch ivory head with great retention and lacing, fairly cloudy

s - big aroma of piney and orange citrus hops mixed, considerable graininess almost lager-like, some lighter caramel notes

t - like the smell, big piney hops up front with a bitterness that envelops the mid-palate and finish, lighter citrus notes develop on the mid-palate along with a grainy, caramel malt flavor, but the piney hop bitterness is the predominant flavor, very dry on the finish with some light boozy heat

m - medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, dry finish, some alcohol warming

d - the intense bitterness limits the drinkability and the flavor, though nice, is not all that interesting or complex

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2010 01:13:48 | More by WeisGuy
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woosterbill

Connecticut

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

12 oz bottle, best by 11/16/2010, into a Duvel tulip.

A: Clear, well-carbonated, prune-red body underneath a rich three-finger head of dense, long-lasting foam. Admirably retention and a solid deposit of ringed lacing. Excellent.

S: Deep, piney, grassy hop aroma balanced with smooth, sweet amber malts and a touch of appealing cinnamon spice. Quite appealing.

T: Follows the nose, but with slightly less flavorful hops, more spice, and a dry, bitter, doughy finish. Interesting to be sure, but not terribly appealing to me.

M: Nice clean medium body with abundant soft carbonation.

D: Too bitter and spicy to be super drinkable, despite the fact that it does an excellent job hiding the high ABV.

Notes: Definitely one of my preferred offerings from Victory (which just happens to be a brewery that I consistently like less than the average BA), but not my favorite of the style. Nice malt/hops balance, but a little out of whack with the dry spiciness. Certainly worth a shot.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2010 01:08:42 | More by woosterbill
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portia99

Massachusetts

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

12oz bottle (Enjoy by Dec 17,2010 on the label) pours into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours a transparent dark brown with ruby red highlights. Two plus fingers of tan colored, dense head rest atop the beer...looks like they won't be going anywhere for a while - really good staying power. When it finally falls, leaves some nice, sticky lacing on the glass.

S - Nice and fruity, good amount of citrusy hops up front. Noticeable from a couple of feet away from the glass. On a closer approach, there is a strong toasted component, a hint of smokiness, some dirt, and definite roasted malts.

T - Hoppy up front, bitter with a metallic touch to it. Good roasted flavors throughout. Tastes somewhat like a good, strong American brown ale. Small touches of caramel and breadiness, but the dark roasted malts shine here. Plenty of Cascade hop flavors combine nicely.

M - Light to medium bodied. Good amount of carbonation...a touch foamy feeling in the mouth. Alcohol lightly makes its presence known and a bitter and metallic flavor remains after the swallow.

D - Pretty good overall beer. Could probably use a little bit more body - seems a little thin for the strength it is. Good overall flavors, almost and imperial brown ale. Alcohol shows its presence, but this doesn't feel like an 8.7% beer. Pretty smooth for what it is - a couple in a session is quite possible. Thought I mised out on this one, glad to come across this accidentally at the local beer store.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2010 23:50:29 | More by portia99
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jeffthecheff

Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've wanted to try this beer for a while, but passed on it because of the price. Finally decided to cave. Enjoy by Nov 16, 2010 printed on the bottle, so it's two months old today.

Yakima Twilight is a beautiful beer. It has a very deep, dark red color that looks black without much light. The head forms a thick head of sand colored foam very quickly and then fades down to a solid cap, with good lacing.

I was expecting this to be a hops dominated brew, so I picked up the American hops first. They are bright, herbal, and piney with good strength. After the hops, I found that the malts might have more strength in the nose than the hops. It's very sweet, with caramel candy and some other baked goods going on. Vanilla pudding or creme brulee maybe? I haven't smelled either in a while but that is what I thought of.

The taste is mostly sweet, as expected. It has a creamy, caramel flavor for the front portion. The finish is bitter, with a burnt wood character in the finish from the dark roasty malts combined with a wood-like character. It's rich, sweet, and dessert like. There is a lingering burnt flavor that reminds me of food off a charcoal grill.

The beer has a moderate body, perhaps a bit light for it's high strength and sweetness. The moderate level of carbonation might help with that. This beer really grew on me. It wasn't what I was expecting, but by the second glass I really liked it. I'd recommend it, but don't expect it to be as hop forward as the name and label suggest.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 01:11:07 | More by jeffthecheff
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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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aglose45

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark ruby color with a lighter tan frothy head. This beer looks really good. 4.5/5

S: There are some grassy hops up front before giving way to a sweeter maltyness. The lingering smell that u keep coming back to is one that smells like a cigar wrapper. There is also a a soapy scent in there. 2.5/5

T: There is a nice bitterness to this beer up front, that eventually gives way to a burnt malt taste - maybe this is the cigar wrapper hint that I picked up in the nose. As it warms there is a bit of alcohol flavor in there as well. 2/5

M: Medium bodied with minimal hop resin left behind. 3.5/5

D: This beer has two things I don't enjoy in it; a burnt flavoring, and an alcohol taste. This is not one that I would pick up again. With a name like Yakima Twilight, I had hope for a bit more hops. 1/5

---Consumed 12/10/10 - Renamed Yakima Glory. I'm glad I tried this again, I must have had a bad bottle last year.---

A: Pours a very dark brown the slightest hint of ruby.  The head is tan and frothy, but thins out after about a minute.

S: Piney and juicy fruits, pineapple.  The hop aroma is backed up by some roasted malts.

T: The hops are much more subdued in the taste.  The roasted malts dominate the palate.  There's lots of flavor, just a bit all over the map though.

M: Medium bodied, medium to high bitterness, light to medium carbonation.

D: Maybe I don't understand this style of beer.  When I'm drinking a beer, I either want it hoppy or I want it toasty and malty, not both.  With that said, this beer doesn't taste bad, it's just not what I look for in beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2010 04:19:52 | More by aglose45
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass) Enjoy by Nov. 5 2010
A- This beer has a dark brown body with a brown glow and a thick creamy head and a matrix of tiny bubbles.
S- The earthy hops with a slight citrus notes comes through even during the pour. There is a big earthy hops with a soft woody mint quality and a cinnamon with out heat quality.
T- This beer has a big earthy hop flavor that turns pungent in the finish and a faint wood and mint quality to the hops. The finish takes on a dandelion pungent bitterness that lingers for a bit.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a tight little fizz that enhances the hops in the finish.
D- This beer has the taste of a fresh hop pellet that is full and earthy. The hops are good and has some nice unique depth although malt is hidden under the hops.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2010 15:26:01 | More by rhoadsrage
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Foxtrot

California

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my very first Victory beer. I've seen them often but haven't given them a chance.

Pours a beautiful mahogany red in my tulip glass surmounted by a ivory colored cap with huge retention and lacing. The lacing reminds me of Arrogant Bastard, just sticks around forever.

Aroma is crisp, pine, dark citrus, and above all, hops. The malt composition really makes this beer shine. I pick up scents of caramel, candied sugar, and a light twang of brown sugar. Looks promising with big hops and big malts.

Flavor is pretty jam packed, and all over the place. Malty sweetness of caramel and burnt grians gives way to bitterness, pine, and a dry side of hops. Finish is long and strong, must be the dryness attributing to that. Overall, not bad at all. Its got alot to offer for drinkers who want malts and hops.

Mouthfeel is slightly below par. Good, but could be just a bit stronger. But for a session beer, it is good.

The alcohol is hidden at the back end with its dry finish hiding the burn, but is still a damn good beer to enjoy. It's really hard to pick up the 8.7% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2010 07:32:43 | More by Foxtrot
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Doodler

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Deep reddish body, 2 finger head, decent lacing

S - Pretty interesting. Pine and sweet citrus, light nose of malt and hops.

T - Hoppy / wheaty with slight bitterness, well balanced for the ABVs. The hop flavors jump out on the first sip and show up again on the finish. The roasted malt flavor smoothes out the bitterness in the end.

M - See why people like this beer. Not as sweet as I thought it would be. Decent flavors.

D - Enjoyable overall. Harder to find and a little pricey compared to other beers I enjoy. Still, I would buy again when available. If you get a chance - try this and see for yourself.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2010 06:14:12 | More by Doodler
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strangefate

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours gorgeously - a dark clear amber with a nice frothy almost root beer-like head. The smell, although not very prominent is malty with a floral hint. The taste is hoppy - floral and citrusy alongside a toasted malt which is bready at times. There is a touch of grapefuit in there as well. It's at times similar to a hoppy barleywine. It's a medium-bodied brew, although with an 8.7% ABV - still I can put down several of these.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2010 07:21:32 | More by strangefate
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Prime 16 in New Haven, Conn.

A: Poured a deep, reddish copper amber color with a thin head of lavish white foam which left a nice curtain of clingy lace. A little residual chill haze from protein and yeast.

S: Smells floral and bitter with a sweet, juicy ale aroma layered over pine and citric hops. Deep and robust nose.

T: Sweet roasted caramel malts blend at first with a fine bittersweet crystal malt and fruity ale taste; plum, cherry and pear. This soon gives way to waves of citrus and pine hops, with a very dry yet coating oily grapefruit finish. Slight notes of alcohol picked up along the way, but actually quite smooth and hoppy.

M: Full bodied flavor with a slick, oily and prickly dry feel at times. A sipper for sure.

D: The big ABV of a strong ale and DIPA rolled into the fruity ale complexity and strong hop backbone and finish as, well, a strong ale and DIPA. At 8.9%, quaff one back or age to see where the flavors lean towards in terms of malty ale qualities.

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2010 06:13:20 | More by Gambrinus1184
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Bighuge

Minnesota

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

Crystal clear mahogany. Thick crop of yellow tinted beige. Great staying power and lace properties. Aroma is toasty and piney. Some fruitiness to it as well. The flavor of this beer is very well balanced. There's a nice toasted malt base with some cinnamon bread attributes to it as well. But also some tropical fruit nuances and hoppiness. Pineapples are duly noted as are tangerines. There's a lingering hop bitterness that is pleasant and just a touch of warmth and heat from EtOH. Nicely done Victory.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2010 05:25:08 | More by Bighuge
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

New beer from Victory in CT.. had to try it, love all of their other offerings. This one is no different... an absolute delicious beer. A little too hoppy and bitter to have a few in a night but as a sipper and/or a nightcap it's perfect. Nice mouthfeel and great body to it along with quite a flavor punch to your taste buds. I recommend trying this one if you can get your hands on it and you love super hoppy beers.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2010 03:48:01 | More by oriolesfan4
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slayer3604

California

4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

mahogany with a pillowy white head, lots of lacing. Smells like pine, spice, damp forest floor, with some herbatious citrus to it. delicious! Lush malts with a sharp but ballanced hop bitterness give way to a creamy caramel candy middleground, and is spicey and warm in the finish. Has a lingering bitterness. Full bodied, dancing carbonation and a well rounded flavor profile. Didn't like how it finished a little sticky, but overall a wonderful beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-12-2010 05:00:29 | More by slayer3604
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kshankar

District of Columbia

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours ruby red with a very fluffy and sticky head...I poured a little aggressively and the head almost overflowed. Have to be careful with this one in the future.

Aroma is of citrus hops, pine, roasted malts

Taste is a big hit of the pine, citrus, hops with a good toasted malt coming in to balance it out

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and with good levels of carbonation. Very drinkable, even if its a strong ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2010 23:00:12 | More by kshankar
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DavidSeanNJ

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So this is another brew that I have heard great things about. This was a very good beer but not great. I would purchase it again though.

A- Dark brown almost translucent black color. Tons of foamy head on this one and some serious lacing.

S- Lots of malt in the nose. I thought the hops were supposed to shine through? Still an enticing smell nonetheless...

T- Very strange, but in a good way. Marshmallow, cocoa, hop, malt, and even some buttry syrup. Sweet, yet still retaining some biterness with the hops.

M- Medium bodied. This would taste better if it were more bold and thick.

D- Easy drinking SA. 2.00 a bottle. Not bad!

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2010 13:52:14 | More by DavidSeanNJ
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jjayjaye

New York

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

Pours a deep mahogany color with a HUGE stiff tan head that decomposes in 3D, leaving a good amount of lacing behind. The smell is a balanced mix of sweet malted goodness and piny hops. Adequately carbonated, the mouth feel is full bodied and sharply tangy hop bomb yet it cleans up, almost dry...it's into vapor before you know it. A reasonable remnant of grassy pine lingers lightly coaxing on the next sample. Full flavored, malty sweet, hop monster pineapple grassy pine resin. Way too easy to drink...8.7% ABV is well integrated. A lot to consider...sooo not your average fizzy yellow brethren.

Serving type: bottle

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Yakima Glory from Victory Brewing Company
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