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Yakima Glory - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,621 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 1,621
Reviews: 767
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 70
Gots: 70 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taken from notes.

A- Pours a dark, but clear, reddish brown with a 2-finger khaki head. Very good retention and lace.

S- Smell is of hops up front. A little astringent aroma as well. Just a touch of sweetness. Alchohol is present. Smells of an American Strong Ale smell.

T- Bitter, piney hops, touch of alchohol, but malt is there. Again, more like an American Strong Ale.

MF/D- Full bodied with good carbonation. Drinkability is good for being big on the palate. Again, not to be a jerk, but this should be an American Strong Ale.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A rough pour reveals a brew of the deepest copper holding a three finger head of mocha colored bubbles. The head appears batter-thick and recedes at a slow pace, leaving big patterned lacing as it goes. There is near full transparency, if not for the darker coloring, and no sediment is noted. Carbonation looks to be average. The nose gives us roasty caramel malts that come through in a big way. There is a crystalline sweetness of cooked molasses and burnt toffee. There is a slight bittering of fresh hop oils, but they are significantly less prominent than expected. As the beer warms there is a sting of booze high to the back of the nose, and a metallic, salty bite. As we sip, the front seems to showcase all of the style’s necessities. We have deep roasty malts, deep to the point of nearing coffee darkness. There are also bright bittering hops, and a cooked brown sugar sweetness. It is nicely balanced. Through the middle we wash with a second round of those malts, and the beginning of what become heavy fusel alcohols in the end. The finish is otherwise clean, with metallic malts, fresh soapy hops, and cooked sweetness of sugars and spice. The aftertaste breathes with roasty and coiny grain, hops oils, and a bittering mix of the two. The body is medium to heavy and the carbonation is medium. The mouth is left generously coated with a sticky sweetness, but after time becomes dried along the length of the tongue by the dark roastiness. There is a nice froth and cream to each sip, likely lent by the beer’s thickness. The abv is getting up there, but the beer drinks with the ease of any strong ale.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was how well the roastiness and the flavoring hops blended together. For some reason we were expecting this one to be overwhelmingly hoppy, which could have possibly clashed with the otherwise darker aspects of the brew. When evaluating these “mixed” styles it can be easy to have one component outweigh another, but this brew sees a nice balance through to the end, with some admittedly robust flavorings.

Yakima Glory from Victory Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,621 ratings.