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Yakima Glory - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,588 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,588
Reviews: 768
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 69
Gots: 62 | 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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Photo of One2Remeber
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.

One2Remeber, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

lccrunchy, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

sdcram, Feb 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

HamGlade10, Feb 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

kayrex, Feb 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

joex444, Feb 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

pokey1, Feb 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

kendabundo, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

TheNightwatchman, Feb 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

noyellowfizzbeer, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

zonker17, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

JISurfer, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

LostInTheFlood, Feb 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

ithinkimasofa, Feb 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

HumanParaquat, Feb 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Tyrawlings, Feb 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

JAHMUR, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

oldp0rt, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Merkur
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%

Beer pours a nice dark brown, ruby color. Much lighter than I was expecting for a "black" ale. Not much head.

Beer smells piney and citrusy.

Beer tastes very piney on the initial sip, before giving way to a nice, nutty taste. Also, slightly smokey as well.

Beer is a bit more carbonated than I would have liked.

Overall solid black ale.

Merkur, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +25.9%

tfsimpkins, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of beerbiatchMD
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

12 oz bottle into a grand Bordeaux wine glass.
Enjoy By Date: 10/26/12
Puschased from Whole Foods Portland ME

A: brown with amber red hues. 3 fingers of frothy sand-colored head the recedes slowly and leaves great lacing.

S: bright piney hops up front with a solid backbone of malty brown sugar and caramel notes. Cut grass, saginess, roasted malt, a hint of filbert. Complex smell, though a bit sweet.

T: a lot less sweet malt then I would have guessed from the nose. Nice hop piney bitterness, earthy, floral, with a hint of malty caramel, very well balanced. Very good.

M: nice and smooth, no alcohol heat, good carbonation.

O: wow very good ale. The taste wins out on this one. Nose has a lot going on but seems a bit sweet and malty, but wow the taste is very subtle in all regards and finely balanced. Certainly a brew that is approachable and one I could drink a lot of. Recommend.

beerbiatchMD, Feb 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

MikeDATL, Feb 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

thomismydad, Feb 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

daverdave, Feb 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

bkaj21, Feb 08, 2012
Yakima Glory from Victory Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,588 ratings.