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Yakima Glory - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,575 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,575
Reviews: 768
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 69
Gots: 57 | 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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IAMTEAMPONY

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.4%

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JustinRB


3/5  rDev -24.4%

09-15-2012 20:55:55 | More by JustinRB
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mstrcrwly

New York

3/5  rDev -24.4%

12-21-2013 06:33:22 | More by mstrcrwly
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BSUBronco

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.4%

07-05-2013 15:39:39 | More by BSUBronco
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saltytom

Ohio

3/5  rDev -24.4%

12-24-2012 17:50:46 | More by saltytom
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tmcelvain

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

A: Perfect copper tone, with 2" of foamy head when poured into a straight edged pint.

S: A bit of alcohol is apparent behind the very forward hops. One of the strongest smells I've noticed from a beer. My sense of smell is not the best, and this one really hit me right from the pour.

T: I like the combination of hop forward flavor and rich malts, but the finish is very bitter, and the alcohol flavor is not quite balanced on my palette.

M: Fairly carbonated, I would describe this one as lively and refreshing.

D: The bitterness of the finish leaves me wanting to switch beers after just one. Not sessionable.

Overall, I'm glad I tried it because it is an interesting brew. Not one of my favorites, but I wouldn't turn one down, and I may try it again (five more in the fridge anyway).

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 00:15:12 | More by tmcelvain
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audioserf

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -24.4%

07-25-2014 15:05:25 | More by audioserf
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -24.4%

12-12-2011 03:49:44 | More by jenray
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jophish17

Georgia

3/5  rDev -24.4%

12-24-2011 00:30:12 | More by jophish17
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KGarrett

New York

3/5  rDev -24.4%

11-16-2011 00:39:59 | More by KGarrett
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Shilt

Virginia

3/5  rDev -24.4%

12-28-2011 01:09:19 | More by Shilt
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

04-21-2012 01:44:05 | More by EMPotter
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Delaware

3/5  rDev -24.4%

11-17-2011 14:27:15 | More by BeerThursdays
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.4%

10-04-2013 14:17:45 | More by KJ2013
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Florida

3/5  rDev -24.4%

04-12-2014 18:23:09 | More by Notacraftdrinker
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vbiliyar

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -24.4%

04-14-2012 21:41:20 | More by vbiliyar
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Neddyboombox

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -24.4%

12-20-2011 23:40:18 | More by Neddyboombox
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.4%

01-13-2012 06:47:50 | More by DocJ87
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Florida

3/5  rDev -24.4%

04-13-2014 18:52:03 | More by SoupKitchenBeerSnob
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injuredreserve

Louisiana

3.05/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A-Brown with huge head, lots of carbonation.

S-A unique mixture of hop aromas and malt forwardness.

T-Hop flavor, coffee and caramel malts. Uneven bitterness linger

M-Surprisingly, the carbonation was not overpowering as it appeared out of the bottle, but instead a relatively moderate level.

D-Seems unbalanced...

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2010 03:05:43 | More by injuredreserve
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herman77

Minnesota

3.05/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Brown/dark mahogany with a huge blooming khaki head. Sticky lacing.

S: Toast, carmel malt and a little bit of pine hops. Subdued nose.

T: Toasty bread malt with a touch of carmel sweetness. Pine/bitter hops. The hops have a slight spice to them. A hint of unfermented sugars and alcohol near the end, it is almost 9%abv. Something about the taste isn't agreeing with my palate.

M/D: Medium body. Active, bubbly carbonation that is a little harsh on the tongue. Nothing special at all in the drinkability department. Alcohol is not hidden at all. The taste isn't bad, but its just not doing much for me. I'm good for one and ready to move on. Odd beer with an odd taste profile.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2010 02:48:49 | More by herman77
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.05/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle - enjoy by nov 2012

More of a dark mahogany than black. 2 finger tan head that dissipates down to a frothy 2cm that laces the glass. Smell is chocolate, malt, and hops. Well balanced and inviting. Taste has the same malt and chocolate as the nose, but the bitter hops dominate- and not in a good way. It numbs the tongue and goes flat.

Worth a try, but something I won't revisit.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 00:57:45 | More by jimmah120
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BigPlay1824

New York

3.05/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a pint glass

A: pours a deep amber color bordering on a brownish red, pours with a thin amount of creamy head that quickly disipates

S: incredibly sweet smelling brew backed up by and overwhelming maltiness

T: very malty brew, doesn't have the sweetness of taste that was detected in the scent

D/M: overwhelming maltiness really dominates the pallet and in my opinion it is not a good thing. Drinks heavy and finishes the same. Leaves a lingering malty taste in the mouth

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2010 22:55:53 | More by BigPlay1824
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OakedCanuck

Washington

3.05/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into shaker

This beer is not really black, it's kind of a dark red to brownish colour. The best part about this beer is the nice, light tan, rocky head. Nose is kind of off as well as the taste. It doesn't have enough of that roasty character associated with this emerging style. It was almost like they were scared to fully commit to the process and sort of just stopped half way through. Yakima hops are good tasting but with the sense of incompleteness in the roasting, they are left to fend for themselves. An okay beer, not great though. Probably won't come back.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 14:34:15 | More by OakedCanuck
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CHSLBrew

Minnesota

3.05/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A-Deep copper beer, relatively clear with a bit of floaties, and exhibiting lots of rising carbonation bubbles. Big, frothy tan head was overflowing out of the pint off the pour (almost), sustained wonderfully.

S-A unique mixture of hop aromas and malt forwardness.

T-Hop flavor is distincty pine/resiny, which melds throughout a toasty, nutty maltiness. Any malt sweetness was drowned out by resiny hops and an assertive bitterness. Finshed with a residual hoppy flavor and slight toasty-coffee aftertaste.

M-Surprisingly, the carbonation was not overpowering as it appeared out of the bottle, but instead a relatively moderate level. Mouthfeel was on par with expectations.

D-Really, this brew kind of lacks drinkability for me., to an extent. I think it's flavor profile is unique, which deserves merit, but it just isn't there for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2010 15:40:36 | More by CHSLBrew
Yakima Glory from Victory Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,575 ratings.