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Yakima Glory - Victory Brewing Company

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very good

1,587 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,587
Reviews: 768
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 69
Gots: 61 | 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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3/5  rDev -24.4%

JustinRB, Sep 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

mstrcrwly, Dec 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

BSUBronco, Jul 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

saltytom, Dec 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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).

tmcelvain, Nov 03, 2010
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

audioserf, Jul 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

jenray, Dec 12, 2011
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

KGarrett, Nov 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

Shilt, Dec 28, 2011
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

EMPotter, Apr 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

BeerThursdays, Nov 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

KJ2013, Oct 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

Notacraftdrinker, Apr 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

vbiliyar, Apr 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

ivorycannon, Oct 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

Neddyboombox, Dec 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

DocJ87, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of injuredreserve
3.05/5  rDev -23.2%

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...

injuredreserve, Oct 12, 2010
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3.05/5  rDev -23.2%

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.

herman77, Jul 02, 2010
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3.05/5  rDev -23.2%

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.

jimmah120, Mar 08, 2012
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3.05/5  rDev -23.2%

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

BigPlay1824, Dec 05, 2010
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3.05/5  rDev -23.2%

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.

OakedCanuck, Dec 20, 2010
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3.05/5  rDev -23.2%

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.

CHSLBrew, Apr 20, 2010
Yakima Glory from Victory Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,587 ratings.