1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Yakima Glory - Victory Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Yakima GloryYakima Glory

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

1,580 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,580
Reviews: 768
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 69
Gots: 60 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Yakima Glory Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,580 | Reviews: 768 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of NumberNone
NumberNone

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-24-2013 17:08:43 | More by NumberNone
Photo of bbadger
bbadger

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-08-2012 04:36:28 | More by bbadger
Photo of de322
de322

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-24-2011 22:27:14 | More by de322
Photo of foogerd
foogerd

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

A- Dark brown, when held to light looks oak colored. Some nice sized head, died out.

S- Toasty fresh hops, some dark coffee from the malts. I even get light spice notes, I think cinnamon.

T- Comes in smooth then you get a slight harsh bite from the hops, some burnt chalky caramel, again some spice and booze at the finish.

M- Would like it a bit more creamy with all the malt in here.

D- Alcohol is totally masked, very drinkable and tasty can be paired with spicy dishes.

02-03-2011 05:42:15 | More by foogerd
Photo of augie
augie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-23-2012 13:46:06 | More by augie
Photo of BEERchitect
BEERchitect

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Wow, If Yakima Twilight is Victory's answer to Stone's Arrogant Bastard, then I think they have succeeded.

Expecting a big IPA, I am surprised to find a very dark beer- dark amber to medium brown in color. A froathy tan head settles to a lacing blanket that evenly coats the beer 'til the very end. A solid, sturdy, and masculine look.

There's the IPA character- found right there in the nose. Strong hops of cascade, chinook, nugget, or other high alpha acid varieties. All backed up by deeply kilned malts that give big elements of toast, bread crust, and heavily caramelized sugars.

Flavors are big, bready, bold, and richly malty. Taking on Dopplebock proportions of malt flavor, melanoidin richness, and toasted breads. But then the hops show equal aggression before completely over-taking the beer. Pine resins, fresh cut grass, bitey-bitter, and citrus rinds give a good slap in the face before the beer fades into a malty-dry finish that prefers alcohol and breadiness to sugars and graininess.

Full and rich up front but the beer quivers a bit in the fullness just enough to allow the onslaught of hops to dominate from mid-palate on. Pine and mint finish the beer and return in the after taste.

A fantastic beer that rides the line between stronger American ales and Imperial IPA's. Thanks Stiggs!

02-01-2010 02:47:26 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of oldp0rt
oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-11-2012 05:35:57 | More by oldp0rt
Photo of GrabMeAnAbbey
GrabMeAnAbbey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-31-2011 04:12:39 | More by GrabMeAnAbbey
Photo of Joecaddie
Joecaddie

Delaware

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-24-2014 15:01:42 | More by Joecaddie
Photo of fizzyted
fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-21-2011 22:24:46 | More by fizzyted
Photo of InspectorBob
InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-19-2013 15:43:31 | More by InspectorBob
Photo of elec
elec

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-24-2013 01:14:13 | More by elec
Photo of Suds
Suds

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

This beer is a shadowy ruby colored liquid, topped with a creamy off-white head. It's a pretty brew, but the appearance doesn't foreshadow that this is one powerful hop-bomb. The smell is all about hops....piny, resiny, citric, oily, sharp, and serious. It's like rubbing your nose in your homebrewing buddy's hop harvest. There is a little malt in the distance, but it's hard to discern a specific character behind all the hop scents. The taste is also hop-centric. It's bitterness has a no-nonsense intensity, and the resiny, tannic, slightly oily sensations are amazing. There is a little more malt in the taste....bread-crumbs and toasted crackers. The finish is long and bitter. Full body...warming. This is one adventurous beer!

02-14-2010 02:27:42 | More by Suds
Photo of hoops61176
hoops61176

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-18-2012 01:01:15 | More by hoops61176
Photo of mvanaskie13
mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured into a tulip small glass, color is brown with amber hues, not quite a black ale, head is light tan with great lacing.

Smell is hop forward with piney hops, hints of citrus quickly followed by soild mix of caramel malt and roasted malt.

Taste is great, so hard to believe this comes in at close to 9% abv, caramel malt and light roasted malt mix well with some resiny hop flavors, most pine, but very well done.

Mouthfeel is a touch on the strong on the tongue, but expected for this type of ale, good mix of hop bitterness and caramel malt.

Overall, great beer, one of the few seasonals i pick up a full case of, great balance and mix of hops and malt.

11-20-2011 01:49:05 | More by mvanaskie13
Photo of ejimhof
ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-20-2011 23:39:54 | More by ejimhof
Photo of rolive
rolive

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-02-2012 20:08:31 | More by rolive
Photo of zachattack555
zachattack555

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-11-2014 23:37:08 | More by zachattack555
Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-21-2012 21:16:08 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
Photo of mcorwin
mcorwin

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-19-2011 04:33:58 | More by mcorwin
Photo of pokey1
pokey1

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-21-2012 12:01:47 | More by pokey1
Photo of rxthree
rxthree

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-26-2011 22:13:41 | More by rxthree
Photo of JohnCrossTavern
JohnCrossTavern

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-01-2012 16:20:54 | More by JohnCrossTavern
Photo of sdcram
sdcram

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-24-2012 23:32:55 | More by sdcram
Photo of Ted
Ted

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-14-2013 01:13:29 | More by Ted
Yakima Glory from Victory Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,580 ratings.