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Yakima Glory - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,596 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,596
Reviews: 768
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 67
Gots: 64 | 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 StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this aint a black ale, but thats okay! pours a deep deep ruby red meets chocolate brown color. huge rising white head, lacey. hectic yeast floating around. smells very very hoppy, but rounder than an ipa, big sweet dark malt aroma too. taste like a big ipa, many different hop characteristics here, piney and floral, but really sturdy. malt sweetness comes in later adding nice depth. mouthfeel is on the heavy side, and the alchohol is present on the tongue. not as carbonated as maybe it could be, and a little heavy in the tummy. not a session brew, but a good starter for the evening.

StonedTrippin, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of psuwiz99
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: not as dark as I expect, more brownish. Pour into a pint glass, not much head.

S: smell the hops, but not overly strong.

T: hoppy up front, but it doesn't linger for long. not quite as roasty as I'd like in a black ipa

M: just average mouthfeel. medium carbonation

O: This is a good brew, just not quite what I was hoping for in a "black" ipa. It's very easy to drink though and I'll have to try it on draft at some point.

psuwiz99, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of elNopalero
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I felt like using my Christmas gift so I poured this into my Bell’s wheat beer glass. What’s the technical term for it? Ah, I don’t know. After reviewing on a regular basis I pretty much stopped mentioning the type of glassware I was using. But I’m doing so this time since it’s a cool effect.
Sometimes improper glassware leads to fun results. And this beer looks good in a wheat glass. So sue me.

It pours a malty burnt caramel color. Rich, dark malt. Took my time pouring and topped it off with several fingers of thick, toast-colored billowy foam that dissipated into a heavy layer of cream. Looking good, Yakima Glory, looking good!

I wasn't sure of the classification (at the time I had it) but I didn't think it was a Cascadian pale ale. Not dark enough. Hoppier than an amber, and stronger too. Aromas aren’t giving it away so let’s move on to tasting it.

There’s definitely a subdued hoppiness on the palate. Bitter, sharp, a little herbal. There’s a light maltiness to balance it out without being too sweet and I taste the alcohol, more than I’d expect to for a 8.7% brew. I’m liking but not loving this one. Layer in some more roast, perhaps, to match the hops, or dial back the booze and I’d really dig this one.

elNopalero, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of RappAttack
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: a dark amber almost red
S: smells like pinetrees
T: piney hop bitterness with a hint ofsweet malts at the fiish
M: light carbonation and very refreshing
O: a good one here folks. it reminds me of winter storm from heavy seas with a nice little sweet malty goodness at the end. price-per-sixpack is a little steep but this is something i will buy again

RappAttack, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of jayhawk73
3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with crimson highlights. Average lacing on the side of my snifter glass. Way darker than I was expecting. The nose is pine, spruce, citrus, with a slight tinge of caramel malt. Fairly hoppy nose on this beer... nice. The taste follows the exact profile as the nose- the pine, spruce are really out front on the taste. Feel is medium, crisp, w/ major hop bite and a very dry finish. Overall, an interesting and good brew. Cheers.

jayhawk73, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of VaterRoss
4/5  rDev +1%

VaterRoss, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of bconsidine
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

bconsidine, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of nrs207
3/5  rDev -24.2%

nrs207, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of Hopstimatic
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Hopstimatic, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single finger head, not much lacing on a clear amber body. Aroma is Toasty, nutty and malty. Hazelnut in particular. Pine and coffee. Some roasted malt in the taste. Has a burnt element and decent piney hops. Medium body and moderate carbonation. It is a very complex beer and hardto appreciate all of its elements. May be a little too complex.

kylehay2004, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of jra173
4/5  rDev +1%

jra173, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of MrKennedy
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from Cellarbrations Carlisle, poured into a Golden Monkey tulip. Thanks to bluebetty for grabbing this!

Pours a dark colour, a lot of red shows up against the light. Nice tan head of foam that laces very well and gets a bit of orange about it when agitated.

Chocolate, roasted and burnt chocolate comes through with the smell. Sensing a fair bit of hop-fade. Little bit of light pine late that comes in to show what was probably the brewers intention.

Taste is a mix of chocolate cookies, cocoa and some hop pine along with pine resin. Seems to work well, the chocolate first and the pine later.

Mouthfeel is full. Sweetness early and some bitterness late to even things out. Body is on the bigger side, adding some punch to this.

Even though it was sourced through the official channels, it doesn't seem to have the punch that was intended. Still, its a good go at the style. Plenty of chocolate in this, would still buy again. I do like how Victory seem to work with their beers, with this another beer that is just fun to drink.

MrKennedy, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of gafferjohn
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

gafferjohn, Jan 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Sparger, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of Lang44
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Lang44, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of CP20
4/5  rDev +1%

CP20, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of tedho21
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

tedho21, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of oldsmuggler
4/5  rDev +1%

oldsmuggler, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of guezarka
4/5  rDev +1%

guezarka, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of cyclonece09
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a dark red, almost black, with little head. Smell of fruits with a hint of alcohol, almost like a barleywine. Tastes more like a barleywine than a dark IPA at first, but has a good hoppy aftertaste. Goes down pretty well for a high ABV beer, although it is more of a sipper than a session. Overall, a very fine beer.

cyclonece09, Jan 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

amcmaho1, Jan 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Soneast, Jan 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

hockenbeer, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

JRHope, Jan 14, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

ONN8, Jan 14, 2012
Yakima Glory from Victory Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,596 ratings.