Yakima Glory - Victory Brewing Company
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3.58/5 rDev -9.8%
Bottle poured into a tulip
A: Pours a hazy amber color with a peculiar tan foam, not particularly aberrant, but pleasing.
S: Smell is faintly hoppy with pine and citrus notes but, more notably, is sweet with orange citrus and white grape juice and supporting maltiness.
T/M: Medium to high carbonation cover the tongue in bubbles and lead to a refreshing earthy, citrus hoppiness. More faint orange fruit accompanies a slightly bitter citrus zest hoppiness while light malt attempts to balance out the profile. Hints of plum and some graininess are reminiscent of a red ale, albeit a hoppy one.
This is a bright flavor for something so seemingly dark.
03-03-2012 01:58:09 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
4.13/5 rDev +4%
Reviewed from session notes.
Pours out a dark brown with ruby highlights and a very short-lived collar for a head, minimal lacing. Aroma consists firstly of heavy tropical fruit: Mango, pineapple, and papaya. Medium roasted malt aroma with excellent char / sweet dichotomy in the flavor profile. Minor nutty character appears as well as the glass warms up. Pine resin and grapefruit peel maintain a constant presence throughout. Carbonation levels are slightly low, medium-thick body with a certain interesting level of slick oiliness.
03-02-2012 20:41:17 | More by WastingFreetime
3.38/5 rDev -14.9%
A: Ruby red to slight brown. Huge khaki to slightly mocha 2 finger head. Extremely creamy head. Laces all over glass. Carbonation bubble creep up all sides of the glass. Looks amazing. However, not black! Loses 1 pt. for that.
S: Bready yeast, pine, herbal, slight evergreen, chocolate, caramel, sweetness and a hint of alcohol. All subtle together.
T: Spicy, herbal, piney, huge hoppy notes, bitterness is large, malt, spiciness really comes back, lingering bitterness...does not contain coffee, black patent or any roasted notes. This tastes more like a dark caramel ipa. Not a black ipa.
M: Well carbed. Medium bodied, dry and sweet balance with a lingering bitterness.
O: It's an ok beer. It's not to style. It's more just a big ipa. Hides alcohol well with matched assertive bitterness. This is not a black ipa. This is a brown/porterish ipa at best.
03-02-2012 00:07:41 | More by JerseyKirk
3.85/5 rDev -3%
A - a dark red/brown pour with a nice amount of tan head, great lacing on this one
S - sweet malts, caramel, hoppy, citrus
T - toasted grains, caramel, hints of coffee/chocolate, bittering hops
M - very light on the palate, very flavorful, robust - yet smooth going down
O - this is probably one of my favorite victory brews, and is an overall good beer as far as i'm concerned! never really had anything like this before as far as taste/color goes.
02-28-2012 23:02:07 | More by facundoCNB
4.2/5 rDev +5.8%
Pours a deep ruby red color when held to the light with a half finger of head which recedes to skim but leaves rings of lace on the glass. The aroma is of caramel malt with a nice citrus smell. There is also an earthy nutiness to it. The taste follows suit with a caramel malt backbone up front then a nice citrus hop flavor along with a slight floral hop and a semi sweet dark fruit taste. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, but slightly thin. Overall this was a very good beer. Nice aroma and look to draw you in, with a great taste.
02-28-2012 19:56:47 | More by goblue3509
3.68/5 rDev -7.3%
On-tap at Loxleys
Served to me in a chilled pint glass. Dark amber in color with a nice head with decent lacing. Smells pretty hop forward with a good bit of pine and mango. The palate is a bit more balanced with some sweet and smokey malts countering the hops. Good amount of bitterness in the finish. All in all this is a good representation of the style but is not a standout.
02-26-2012 13:59:34 | More by JunkYardJake
3.38/5 rDev -14.9%
Growler from Crafty Draught GA
A: red Amber Brown, slight rim of froth
S: Citrus, Malt, Airy, Syrup
T: Malts, nutty, bitter, tobacco back end
M: medium, creamy
O: Bold and bitter, but lacking uniqueness. Good beer, not great for me. Would pass over for something a little less bitter.
02-25-2012 23:10:28 | More by wsantas
4.25/5 rDev +7.1%
Poured into a 9oz shaker
A: Clear body, dark brown with a reddish hue in the light. Head is the lightest shade of khaki brown and fades after a quick minute.
S: Smells chewy, sweet and nutty like an English brown ale.
T: Hop tastes of light pine, like a forest tied in with hints of citrus. Mild malts up front with a sweet nuttiness. Finishes with tart fruits (figs, prunes).
M: Want to chew on the beer like a fluffy pecan muffin. Leaves a tar, sticky feeling on the pallet after each sip. Very unique.
O: Reminds me of Terrapin's Hop Karma just not as intense, more straight forward hop/malt presence compared to a salad of flavors. Another example of Victory defining a beer style. This is a India Brown Ale in my book, not a Black Ale.
02-25-2012 05:59:26 | More by One2Remeber
Yakima Glory from Victory Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,580 ratings.