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Yakima Glory - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,601 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,601
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I found this single 12oz brown bottle in the discount bin at the Binny's in Plainfield, IL for $1.49. It amazes me what little gems you can find in there if you're willing to sort thru the 200 + bottles that are in there. This one had a freshness date on it of 11/3/10 so its got plenty of time before it's past its prime.

The beer poured a clear dark amber color and left a 1-finger creamy tan head that lasted about a minute. It also left behind a decent amount of lacing.

The smell was all hops. Lots of pine and grapefruit scents.

The taste is overpoweringly hoppy. There is a huge amount of grapefruit flavored bitterness to this but there is also quite a lot of malty sweetness as well. No skimping on the hops or the malts in this one, but there is no doubt that the hops win the battle.

The beer has a smooth oily texture to it with only medium carbonation. It also leaves a pretty big dose of bitterness in the aftertaste.

For an 8.7% abv brew, the alcohol stays pretty well hidden amongst the hops and malts so it's easy to drink one or two at a sitting, but any more than that and your head will be spinning.

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

A - Pretty dark, but not like an RIS or something. More like a dark, well steeped and completely translucent ice tea. Head wasn't much of a factor after about a minute. The head actually "crested" at about 3/4" and quickly disappeared.

S - Very nice with a caramel thing happening under the relatively docile and citrusy hoppiness.

T - Much like the nose, a relaxed hop bitterness gives way to a roasted malt caramel taste. Very pleasant and no booziness did I detect at all. Very nice beer

M - Smooth, medium carbonation and not much aftertaste.

I thoroughly enjoyed this beer and plan on having more. Soon.

gopens44, Nov 29, 2010
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Yakima Glory from Victory Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,601 ratings.