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Yakima Glory - Victory Brewing Company

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1,627 Ratings

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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
Photo of Mistofminn
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at Heritage and thought it was worth a shot. I haven't seen it around yet and this was on the top of my list of beers to try. Tasted on 11/28.

Pours a clear brown, sort of amber color. I would call it mahogany. Nice light tan bubbly head is produced on an aggressive pour. Great retention and leaves a ton of lacing all over the pint glass.

The nose is fantastic! The hop characters remind me (sort of) to Masala Mama. Don't ask why, and I know that side by side they would be very very different, but I pick up lots of similarities here. A nice combination of floral and citrus hops is obviously the focal point, but it's very approachable and not over the top. A hop heads dream, if you will. A light malt backbone is detected in the background, but no alcohol is present.

The taste, while good, is nowhere near as good as the nose. A nice combination of the same earthy and floral hops, but it's just not as good as the nose. More malty and a warming alcohol presence is noticable in the taste.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, right on par with a DIPA. Has a creamy feel to it. Drinkability is great, I actually did a double take when I read on the bottle that this was 8.9% as it just doesn't seem possible because it's so well hidden.

Overall, another solid brew from Victory. I haven't been disappointed with any of their brews yet, and this one is no exception.

Photo of dsa7783
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This unique brew definitely does stand on the fence between a Dubbel and an Imperial IPA.... However, I must emphasize the hop content is certainly apparent and strongly overrides the malts... A highly drinkable brew for such an elevated abv...
another hit from Victory....

Photo of rajendra82
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The clear and deep burnt umber body, and a dense three finger thick head, gave this beer a dignified appearance. The aroma was quite mild for a beer featuring a hop cone on the artwork so prominently. The hops that were present were earthy and spicy, and backed by caramel malts. The taste was toasty with a large helping of spicy and herbal hops. Some pine and citric hop presence, but not as much as most others of the style. Somewhat sticky in the mouth, although the body was not as thick as most other DIPAs. Aftertaste was mouth tingling but short. Enjoyable DIPA, but there are many others that are more remarkable.

Photo of jmalex
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great beer when I had it upon the initial release, Yakima Twilight has become somewhat of an enigma to me lately. Maybe I haven't been in the mood for the style, but none of my pints lately have really reach out and grabbed me. But tonight it deserves my full attention, and this bottle (my first) will serve nicely.

APPEARANCE: Pours into a Sam Adams glass a deep, ruddy brown with a huge, light beige head on top. It's tight bubbles hold very well and never really drop at all.

SMELL: Some resinous, citrusy hops. Some charred chocolate. But not a whole lot else. Surprisingly mild.

TASTE: A caramel, bready base forms a nice, sweet base for this beer. The hops take quite a while to come around, but by the finish they've fully announced themselves. Not overly bitter, the flavor really stands out as pure west coast. Balanced if nothing else, this is a killer combination of sticky hops and sweet malt.

MOUTHFEEL: Maybe a touch to the lighter side of medium bodied. The carbonation is lower but still reasonable. There's a real silky texture to this that can mute out any harshness in the taste.

DRINKABILITY: Not bad. The aggressive hop flavor isn't the smoothest thing in the world, but there's a decent chance that that's your thing anyway. The alcohol is extremely well hidden, and I had to double check and make sure that 8.9% is right.

A fine ale that's nice to have locally available. This experience with the bottled version definitely exceeded by previous tap samplings. But I'm not ready to go all up in arms about this one - not by any stretch. It's a solid local brew and nice to have around.

Photo of Mdog
4.7/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep reddish-brown, some suspended particles, good head.

Smell: Big grapefruit along with a sweet smell and some roasted aroma.

Taste: Excellent, similar to smell. Pink grapefruit sweetness and bitterness, some caramel and toffee notes, and roasted flavors in the aftertaste.

Drinkability: Probably my favorite new beer of the year.

I wasn't sure if this was a fresh hop or DIPA beer but managed to get a sample before buying. Excellent stuff, kind of right on the borderline between DIPA and barleywine, plenty of malt behind the hops. The roasted flavors are a first in my experience too. Highly recommended.

Photo of micromaniac129
4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours with a deep amber with some ruby hightlights. A big head is present but it fades quickly to a thin small layer that is substained.
Medium carbonation.
The aroma is that of hops, floral and spiceiness
A hint of malt can be sensed, too.
The taste is very hoppy. Pine resin, spice can be sensed. Maltiness comes through at the end. Bitterness too. I taste a bit of cloying.
This beer drinks and feels very smooth with a nice mouthfeel.

Photo of Kendo
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a Piraat tulip. Body is clear but dark mahogany-amber with a 1.5-finger tan/khaki head. Bright ruby when backlit. Some splotches of lace.

S: Very nice -- juicy grapefruit with a touch of brown sugar. If it was a tiny bit stronger, smell-wise, I'd give it a 5. Edit: 2nd bottle consumed had a bit of a "sweatsock" smell to it, so I'm knocking this down to a 4. Weird. Will post again after trying another bottle.

T: Caramel malt is there, but gets beaten down by the hoppy bitterness. Grapefruit and pine hop bitterness follow, with bitterness coating the mouth and lingering well into the aftertaste, causing a mouth-watering response to that dry bitterness and encouraging the next sip. As it warms the caramel, toffee-like malt sweetness becomes a bit more evident. There's even a touch of cocoa powder at times. Alcohol warming is felt in the belly and provides a touch of peppery spice at the back end.

M: A little bit thinner than expected. Call it medium in heft, though on the lighter side. Carbonation is active without being prickly.

D: Excellent. Goes down real easily if you like big hoppy bitterness.

Photo of Gmann
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a crystal clear ruby brown color with a big tan head that left a sheet of lacing as it dissipated. Big aroma of citrus hop; nice juicy grapefruit profile with a touch of a toasted malt. The taste is of resiny, piney hops with some citrus notes. A toasted bready malt supports the big bitter hop profile. There are some hints of chocolate in the malt as well. The brew has a moderate body with fairly soft carbonation that leads to a silky feel; finishes with quite a bitter asprin blast which is a little rough for my liking. A tasty DIPA for sure, big hop profile. To me the malt was there for color as it didn't really help smooth out the hoppy bitterness. Most will like this but the finish hurts the drinkability for me.

Photo of homebrew311
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep dark mahogany/maroon with slightly off white head. Head appears as dense and seems to have nice retention. Leaves heavy lacing on glass.

S: herbal and spicy hops on the front...and back for that matter... this is very hoppy with a hint of caramel malts peaking through

T: The hops aren't quite as aggressive as the nose would suggest, but rather seems to be in balance with the malt profile. The malts are more prominent on the tongue with some bready and caramel character. The finish is slightly bitter, but not too much. Very nice balance.

MF: This is very creamy and silky for a big IPA and I like it. It allows the spicy hops to be prominent without leaving a sharp finish.

D: This beer has an in your face hop profile, as is standard with double IPAs, and it also has a nice malty backbone to balance everything out. This beer is very drinkable considering its high ABV. It is nice to see beers this big in 6 packs. One of the reasons I like Victory so much!

Photo of gford217
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle from Hop City poured into a tulip.

Pours a deep amber brown with an absolutely massive creamy off-white head that shows exceptional retention and lingers as a big creamy cap and leaves good lacing.

The aroma starts with a big dose of fresh green hops along with some sweet citrus. There is a solid doughy malt aroma in the background.

The taste is bitter with floral hops up front with the hefty malt bill coming in after that to form a healthy backbone underneath. The finish is big and bitter with the pine lingering after each sip.

The mouthfeel is very creamy and bitter with the green hops and citrus. It's slightly dry in the finish with some oily hops on the palate.

A very hoppy, resinous IPA with enough malts to balance things out. I really enjoyed this one.

Photo of smcolw
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a 24 oz glass--4/5 dense head; half the bottled poured. Very rocky recession with some excellent chunk lace on the glass. Dark amber (light brown) color; clear.

Floral but relatively light hop nose.

Nice crystal malt flavor initially. Dry. Strong bittering hop takes over quickly. Rich body with a good balancing carbonation. The aftertaste is loooong lasting, like sucking a hop pellet. A hop head's beer.

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

So I"m the liquor store the other day and see this on the shelf. I've never had anything bad from these guys and since it's not quite time to enjoy the holiday and winter beers yet, I figured this would be a good chance to try something totally new and take a chance. From what I've seen of other reviews on here, this is one of those beers that you'll either love or hate and certainly after trying out, I think that's the case with this beer. I've never had anything quite like it and since it's well-crafted, any imperfections here are clearly balanced out by the uniqueness of this brew!

Without a doubt this had the best pour I've seen in a beer this year - a rich, long-lasting head of beautiful froth, lacing nearly matching that in intensity, and a gorgeous hue of radiant mahogany. The hops are bold here and certainly do not take any prisoners but this is by no means a "hop bomb". Instead, what we have here is a combination of an IPA, a strong ale, and a bit of an English Brown Ale. The citrus flavors are felt from front to back along with caramel, alcohol, a hint of licorice, and a feel of the aforementioned Brown Ale. The result is a beer with a nice mouthfeel, a strong presence and easy drinkabillity, and probably a bit too much alcohol for it's style. Sure, it's listed as a Double IPA, but the pine, resin, and dry-hoppiness aren't here. Thankfully, the complexity goes way beyond any one style and things are fused pretty nicely here.

No doubt this is strong and one in a session is probably the right number. I heard that Victory will no long be brewing the Prima Pils but take solace in this - this is great beer that goes beyond the bounds that I'm accustomed to. For this time of the year of mild days and cool nights, this fits in perfectly. Without a doubt the most unique beer I've had this year.

Photo of llllDrGONZOllll
4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Just grabbed this one from the local bottle shop in a mix and match deal. Poured so pretty brown with tan fluffy head, and smelled so damn good I had to log in and tell the BA how good it is.This ale is a deep brown with thick and fluffy head. The taste and smell hold nothing back hops hops hops hops.. welll it is a DIPA so the grain and booze sneak in a little. This brew goes down so smooth and rich. The after taste is not strong for the style and the mouthfeel is not as thick as one expects. Victory has done it again, damn proud to live in PA. I may have found my Christmas brew.

Photo of Hojaminbag
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The body of Yakima Twilight to a little darker than most IIPAs; it is brown with orange hues. The head is an off-white color. It is huge, billowing, and creamy. Some nice patterns of lacing is left behind.

The hop aroma is big, bitter and grapefruit flavored, but the malt bill is pretty large too. A strong roasted character comes through in the aroma.

The bitterness is powerful and biting in the front end, and then the hops start to bring lots of citrus flavor. Behind that is some sweet malt, but the malt toward the finish tastes slightly like bitter chocolate, with a dark, roasted character. Not the normal malt bill for a IIPA, but still pretty good.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with fairly low carbonation. A little oily while in the mouth, and dry after the finish.

Yakima Twilight has solid drinkability for a IIPA and is yet another good beer from Victory.

Photo of ithacabaron
2.88/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very clean, deep brown. Nearly opaque from the side, when held up to the light it shows off its redhead roots. Cap is light tan, with "toad's eyes" bubbles. This soon fades down to a soapy film. Had to save the last little bit back in the bottle due to yeast.

Aroma is very citrusy, bright, with notably sour elements of pure grapefruit juice. Exceptionally fresh, there's still a strong whiff of the brewery here, a little spent yeast, a little grassiness. Way at the back, a sober note of graphite rises in the back. Decent, but has flaws.

Chalky, dark malts hit the palate first. A flavor of chestnuts appears mid-palate, but is quickly overwhelmed. The hops disappear almost entirely into the background, and a aggressively sour, quinine-like lash carries through the difficult swallow. Remarkably unpleasant -- and that comes from someone who usually loves both sour and bitter flavors, Double IPAs and Cantillon alike.

Mouthfeel is fine and mellow.

Drinkability is a tricky beast -- it's not a pleasant beer, but the intoxicating strength of it begins to convince you it's better than you originally thought. Sadly, that's all it is.

I expected so much more from this beer, and it has flaws that could be easily corrected. This is sold as a Dark Double IPA, but the flavor of the dark malts is almost completely overwhelmed. More aroma hops, a little less on the bittering end, a chance for the roaster's art to shine; this has potential, and I hope to see a more balanced formulation should they brew it again next year. Sadly, this time around, it seems to have missed the mark.

Photo of mtbbaboon
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've been looking forward to trying this and was thrilled to see it in the beer store. I picked up a six pack. This tasting was a bottle poured into an Allagash chalice. It's a very dark double IPA...a dark brown with amber hues. Thick frothy head that never fully goes away. Lots of lacing on the glass. Interesting that there is a fair amount of sediment floating around. The sediment isn't moving, either...it's just sort of suspended there. Honestly, I wasn't sure what style this was (IPA vs DIPA), but I knew with the first whiff. Big hop presence in the nose. Kind of sweet, too (caramel?). A hint of citrus. The taste follows the nose. Lots of bitter hops. The bitterness certainly lingers. I'd prefer if the bitterness was toned down just a bit. The citrus in the mouth is more noticeable than in the nose. The grapefruit also has me chomping my teeth. It's got a pretty heavy mouthfeel for a DIPA. Leaves lots of stick. It's definitely a sipper. All in all, I like this beer and another double IPA available in a six pack is never a bad thing.

Photo of swierczt
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. Bottle poured into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours dark auburn, almost copper in color. Taupe colored head about 2 fingers. Leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass as you work your way through this beer. On a side note...check out the cool artwork on the label of the bottle. They make a hops cone look as if it is illuminating light.

Smell: Fresh hops; citrus and earthy tones all come through in the smell. Very aromatic, but not overwhelming.

Taste: The citrusy hops hit your palate up front and as they subside, the malty notes come through to balance out the hops. Malts taste like figs and caramel. I almost get a hint of some smoky notes in there as well. Uniquely complex.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation. A full-bodied beer.

Drinkability: Very Drinkable. Probably a bit too drinkable considering the alc./vol. I would have never guessed that it is 8.7% alc./vol. This brew could catch up on you easily.

Photo of CHADMC3
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep chestnut colored body with reddish hues and a thin tan head that sticks around for quite some time before leaving just a faint lacing around the glass.

Enormous hop aroma, both citrus and earthy, but a sweet malt aroma follows as well, likely caramel, and then even bread like quality at the end.

Great equilibrium of earthy & wood hops mixed with big sweet malt. There are hints of underlying sweetness, similar to a dark fruit like raisin or fig, and yet back to the bold hop flavor at the end.

Full flavored & full in body with medium carbonation and a woody burn in the finish; what the hops place, the malt takes away leaving an overall satisfying mouthfeel.

I think this is a great beer, and a bit unique. There are not too many beers this big, with this much character and balance that are this easy to drink and not overwhelming.

Photo of asabreed
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass at Mahaffey's in Baltimore.

Appearance: A malty looking deep red. Decent darker white lacing and good bubbles.

Smell: Dank ass weed? Kind of. Sweatsock pungency. Super fresh pungent hops all over the place, along with a bit of caramel and citrus. Hugely aromatic and wild.

Taste: Hugely raucous and hoppy, so much that the malt seems to be a balancing act almost instead of a complement. A squinching pungency to the hops, lots of rind and resin. A bit of caramel coming through along with some dark fruits. This one's a big one.

Mouthfeel: Lots of good tickling carbonation, and for being a seemingly heavier beer, there's a good balance maintained to be big beer without being too cloying, which helps the resiny puckering flavors come through.

Drinkability: A very solid Double IPA, or is this almost a Black IPA? Glad I got to try it. It may almost be too much for people, and though I don't consider myself an exclusive hophead, I do love hops, and this is a brew for those that do. Another solid effort from Victory.

Photo of flannelman808
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: looks nice, pours a deep muddy red color and has off white head. Excellent lacing on the head and good head retention... medium sized bubbles.

S: not a gigantic bouquet but very nice just the same. I get citrus rind (orange peel and grapefruit). Also I get a toasty caramel sort of quality.

T: Pretty good, its relatively malt forward for this style but there is a citric hop presence as well. This reminds me of Lagunitas' Lucky 13 or a more intense version of the Alesmith beer "evil dead red". I would classify it as an imperial red and not a double IPA but what do I know... the summation of this is intense malty caramel and fairly intense piny citrus flavors.

M: Relatively creamy with a sticky hoppy mouthfeel. It sticks to the sides of your mouth (and the sides of the glass for that matter).

D: pretty drinkable given the abv, but not over the top.

Photo of indiapaleale
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour - ruby red and dark auburn colors swirl around in the glass, this stuff is mysterious looking. Its got a huge, thick fluffy head that looks like pancake batter from above.

Aroma - sweet sticky hop buds and lots of them. Some big citrusy scents along with a good deal of pine. It also has a bit of that "catty" smell that reminds me of simcoe hops. (maybe it is simcoe hops?!?)

Taste - pine, hop juice, pomegranate, red wine, grapefruit, orange peel and perhaps a bit of caramel. All these flavors add up to be a bit on the syrupy side but that might just be the high gravity this one is packing. Nice dry finish with some serious numbing quality to it. I am enjoying the beating my taste buds are receiving.

Overall - chewy, resiny and altogether potent. This is a great beer that will sneak up on you quick. It drinks like a regular IPA but has a punch that will get you. Great stuff to relax with on a cool evening.

Would I buy more of it? - Absolutely. Tell me where and I'll be there. I am told that this may not be widely available up here in New England despite Victory's distribution being quite good in this area. Hopefully that is not the reality as this is a great beer.

Photo of corby112
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up today at Hawthornes after hearing good thing about this beer.

Pours a very dark amber/chestnut brown color with dark golden orange/ruby edged when held to a light source and a 1.5 finger yellowish light beige head that quickly dissipaes into a thin lasting ring that coats the glass with lacing.

Fresh earthy and floral hop aroma with subtle citrus notes and a prominent toasty caramel malt backbone. Hints of dry piney notes as well as some citrus peel an grapefruit but there is a very prominent hazelnut/biscuit malt aroma that kind of takes away from the more pleasing aromas. I haven't tasted it yet but it seems like another east coast IPA that has way too much balance and not enough dry citrus piney hops.

Medium bodied and very hop forward with a lot of earthy, dry piney hop bitterness that is countered by a strong malt back bone with hints of sweet caramel and biscuit. Slightly toasty with hints of hazlenut. The bitterness and dry palate remain prominent throughout even though the malt character is a bit too strong. All of the pleasant dry bitter hops are half cut down halfway through. This beer started off amazing but like most IPAs from around here the malt backbon balances things out a bit too much for me. Still, this is a pretty comex and the high ABV is excellently masked, making this very easy to drink.

Photo of bonkers
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured from a 12 ounce glass into my SA pint glass. It pours a deep caramel color with a mamoth, sticky white head. The aroma is sweetened pine potpouri, IMO a good thing. The beer is sweet pine and citrus, it has a ridiculous malty body to go with the huge amount of hops. The 9% abv is well hidden. The brew is full bodied and has a sticky mouthfeel. It is very easy to drink this down, a real winner.

Photo of adamette
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Live review. On tap at Beer Engine in Lakewood. Poured into clean, clear snifter, the only way that you can purchase it here for $4.50.

A Looks incredible with a huge, 3 inch light brown head and a dark brown body that glows a dark mahogany. Very good look, I think much of that is thanks to the cask presentation here at the Engine. Lacing left by this soft, creamy head is excellent as well.

S Malty sweetness with a spike of hops bitterness as well. There is an amber like barely smell too. I smell alcohol which is not a surprise at 8.9%. The smell is nothing if not interesting and makes the observer seek more information (taste it!). 4.0

T Well the bigness of the smell carries right over into the taste. This is a big malt and hops bomb with an amber like medium roast quality to it. Really a unique beer. 4.0

M This is a big beer with big ABV, bit malt, big hops and that amber like medium roast malt woodsy quality to the taste. This particular beer had a nice smoothness that I attribute at least in part to the cask presentation. Nice feel to match the bigness of the beer. 4.0

D Fair as this is such a big beer. This is certainly one and done in my opinion. 3.0

Notes: I am beginning to think that cask is simply the only true way to experience a beer. I never had the regular tap version but I don't think that it would carry the same look, feel as this one.

Photo of mbudner
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A- Everything about the appearance of this brew screams rye pale ale to me, though I am quite aware that no rye was used in its production. Pours a deep reddish-brown that is thinner (more red) around the edges. The head is huge, 3 fingers and stayed for quite some time. The head is the standard brownish-yellow that I've come to expect from rye ales, which is part of the reason I say this.

S- Weirdly enough, it smells a little like a rye ale (reminds me of Dock Street Rye Pale Ale) and smells slightly soapy. I get some hops, but not as much as other reviewers seem to have gotten.

T- Very interesting. Starts off with a malt bill that I'd attribute to a Doppelbock, or something of the sort. It's not overly sweet, but the roasted malts definitely dominate the initial flavor. This is followed up by a great, mouth-coating bitterness from the hops. As BA is classifying this as a Double/Imperial IPA, the order of the malt bill to hop profile in flavor is reversed from my usual expectations (i.e. starts malty and ends hoppy as opposed to the other way around.)

M- Nice thickness and creaminess with a good amount of carbonation to break it up. Leaves a slick hop oil, resinous feeling on the roof of my mouth and on my tongue.

D- Deceptively drinkable for a nearly 9% beer. The oiliness of the hop finish definitely slows one down a little, but not hard to drink at all. A very interesting beer.

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