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Yakima Glory - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,587 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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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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Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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 +0.8%

jra173, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of MrKennedy
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%

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 -11.8%

gafferjohn, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of Sparger
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Sparger, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of Lang44
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Lang44, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of CP20
4/5  rDev +0.8%

CP20, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of tedho21
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

tedho21, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of oldsmuggler
4/5  rDev +0.8%

oldsmuggler, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of guezarka
4/5  rDev +0.8%

guezarka, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of cyclonece09
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%

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
Photo of amcmaho1
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

amcmaho1, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of Soneast
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Soneast, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of hockenbeer
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

hockenbeer, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of JRHope
4/5  rDev +0.8%

JRHope, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of ONN8
2.5/5  rDev -37%

ONN8, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of DocJ87
3/5  rDev -24.4%

DocJ87, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of uziangis
4/5  rDev +0.8%

uziangis, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of Jimmys
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%

A: a medium brown hue. head is rich and almost stout-like. retention is reasonable and the lacing is thick and sticky. also stout-like. wouldnt say it is a 'black' IPA, but certainly a dark brown IPA.

S: a blast of upfront, in your face, american grown hops. there is a very grainy, very toasty aspect in there as well, but this one is all about the hops.

T: the flavors on this thing are so much closer to a big AIPA than an black IPA. the hops are very much at the forefront of the palate and while yes, there is some roasted grain in there, it is not nearly as intense as your average black IPA.

M: moderate carbonation on a brew that is dancing on the line of medium and full bodied.

D: like i said in appearance, i wouldnt classify this as an american black as much as i would call it a very hoppy american brown ale. the hops are so refreshing and drinkable and with the roasted backdrop there is a really nice added dimension that gives this brew some depth. well done victory.

Jimmys, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of bonbini26
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

bonbini26, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of Ryanm1
4/5  rDev +0.8%

The fun is in the name with this one. I like this Vicotry product probably because its one of their highest ABVs. This sounds like a Japanese Kamakaze pilot beer.

I had this a few times but this particular review is out of a bottle. Nut brown in color. Hazelnut fragerance. A lot of head when poured.

A black ale but has hops and floral undertones in boquet. You can barely see through this beer when held to light. Not very bubbly. Bitter upon tasting with some chocolate taste.

Ryanm1, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of BHopp12
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

BHopp12, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of CGMLS3
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

CGMLS3, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of tugg407
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

tugg407, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of Flounder57
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%

Having on draft at the Union Brewhouse. Beer was poured into a goblet.

Appearance: Slight head, a deep mahogany crimson red with a little clarity and no signs of carbonation. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: mocha, sweet malts, and pine. Interesting mix. Hmmmm. Hoppy black ale. This explains things.

Taste: pine, mocha, and subtle bitterness. A little biscuit and sweet malts too.

Mouthfeel: smooth, medium bodied, medium carbonation, interestingly delicious.

Overall: Probably the most interesting hoppy black ale I have had yet. Will be getting mote of this in the future.

Flounder57, Jan 10, 2012
Yakima Glory from Victory Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,587 ratings.