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Yakima Glory - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,566 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,566
Reviews: 768
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 68
Gots: 54 | 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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BHopp12

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-11-2012 20:59:07 | More by BHopp12
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CGMLS3

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-11-2012 15:18:19 | More by CGMLS3
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tugg407

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-10-2012 09:23:50 | More by tugg407
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2012 05:53:37 | More by Flounder57
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jhartley

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a mug. Best by date: November 8, 2012.

A-Dark reddish brown with a light tan head. Almost looks like root beer. Dark and lovely.

S-Hops right away for me. Malty aroma.

T-Immediate hops up front. Perfect amount of aggressiveness. Grapefruit-citrus and something like dry fruits in the finish. Very nice for when the winter months come on.

M-Nice smooth malts then slam into overdrive with the hops. It's like a tennis match back and forth between the 2.

O-I love this beer. I can definitely go for more of this one! I think this is a big win for Victory.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 22:54:59 | More by jhartley
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StJamesGate

New York

3.35/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Dark amber with beige lumpu head that holds, rims and leaves good lacey rings. Gooey resiny orange nose and maybe a hint of chocolate.
Milk chocolate and nectarine jam with fresh leaf hop, a bit of citrus, plus herbal and funkiness that cloys as it warms.
Compote end and cherry skin bitter linger. Medium to full, chewy, sticky, a bit of oil, slight burn.

Tastes like wet hop, and a funky one at that. But it degrades into something like bad homebrew – the dangers of over dry-hopping, I think. Too harsh, I don’t get the balance everyone else mentions and not dark enough to be a CDA.

A mess, and a surprise coming from Victory.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 12:45:16 | More by StJamesGate
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phantomwyse

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a brilliant and dense mahogany brown body with lighter reddish brown highlights. One finger tan head is rich and dense and fades to a thick crown.

S: Syrup sweet with intense pine notes followed by candied grapefruit , maple syrup, yams and brown sugar, even a little bit of roasted chestnut

T: Potent pine flavors interweave with an alcoholic bite up front. Pecan pie malts mesh with a flavor reminiscent of candied sugar. Not a lot going on, but what is going on, there is a lot of it.

M: Solid medium body with a dry finish.

O: This is a heavy winter malt bomb with West Coast hop warhead.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 23:57:13 | More by phantomwyse
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-08-2012 17:42:31 | More by Mark5252
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heelsn02

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-08-2012 16:58:41 | More by heelsn02
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-08-2012 13:55:31 | More by jbertsch
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Blueribbon666

Ohio

2/5  rDev -49.6%

01-08-2012 12:43:33 | More by Blueribbon666
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jsnoek

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-08-2012 06:36:58 | More by jsnoek
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bbadger

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-08-2012 04:36:28 | More by bbadger
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CowsCanBark

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear brown with a hint of red hue, with a two-finger tan-white head that leaves nice lacing down the glass as I drink.

Smell: It's very hoppy, but there is also a distinct smell of malts, although the scent of these malts is light. I also smell some fruityness.

Taste: This is damn good. It starts with a very floral hops geared flavor, with citrus and fruity flavors mixed in, and a malty finish, and all-the-while there is a mild bitterness throughout, from start to finish. The bitterness is very nice and not cloying at all. My only qualm is that the backbone also has a bit of a soapy taste to it. Booze taste is minor.

Mouthfeel: Moderate to heavy body and light carbonation. It's smooth and a little bit creamy as well.

Overall: An awesome and complex beer that I will sample for winters to come.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 02:42:44 | More by CowsCanBark
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Thunderchief

New York

5/5  rDev +25.9%

01-07-2012 22:48:25 | More by Thunderchief
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-07-2012 14:22:25 | More by whartontallboy
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-07-2012 03:00:02 | More by kbuzz
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-06-2012 22:57:09 | More by Dope
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XanderCruz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-06-2012 19:37:47 | More by XanderCruz
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2378GCGTG

Texas

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip at 45 degrees, this as fresh as a bottle gets, literally off the delivery truck and into my glass at home.

Appearance- 2.5 inch pure white head, some big bubbles. Beautiful mahogany/blood red color with good retention and great lacing.

Smell- Malty nose full of citrus hops and a light grass note, followed by a caramel and brown sugar finish.

Taste: Citrus and aromatic hops on the front, with a light grassy/earthy malt and buttering hop finish. A bit light on the malt backbone, but a good taste all the same.

Mouth: Medium-body with light carbonation and a light feeling on the tongue.

Overall: I'm a bit conflicted on this one, it seems like it's a bit too hoppy for a black ale so I gave it a 3.5, but for what it is I'd give it a 4.0. This seems more like an IPA (and a good one at that) than a black ale. Still a great beer, and for $8 a 6er, I would definitely pick this up again.

*EDIT*: just looked at the brewery website and it says a dark IPA, so I will be changing my overall to a 4

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 14:13:53 | More by 2378GCGTG
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark red hue with a white head, nice and frothy and retaining well. Lace is pretty nice; not very sticky but creates cool patterns on the glass. Nice.

Smells tasty, but quite intense: very distinct peppermint notes with chocolate malt underlying. Hint of passionfruit maybe, but yeah a sharp, fresh yet rounded mint note mostly. Impressive, and I'm certainly not averse.

Taste is quite dark upfront with earthy, slightly roasted malt. Develops spicy notes midway with more mint, aniseed and some cocoa. Bit sharp, but the roasty malts come through late to soothe the palate. Maybe a bit too much pique in the middle but an impressive, refreshing, brooding dark beer.

Bit spicy and tickly on the front and quite dry. OK.

Intriguing beer with lots of mysterious personality, and a piquant spark of life that ignites, but also slightly overcooks.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 04:52:18 | More by laituegonflable
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FanofHefe

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, dated best by Nov 23, 2012, so plenty of life in this bottle. Pours a clear mixture of brown and red in the body with a three-finger light tan head. The color could be described as a dark red ale or a light brown ale. Good retention and lacing.

Smells like an IPA to me. Citrus hops dominate the aroma with a bit of pine resin. Only a slight notice of the malt and, in the aroma, it does not smell roasted to me.

The flavor is still IPA-leaning, but not overly hoppy. The balance of malt and hops is good, and the hop notes tend more toward the bitter pine and grapefruit in the flavor. A slight earthy spiciness finishes the flavor nicely.

Light to medium mouthfeel and very little notice of the alcohol. Ususual and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 00:56:56 | More by FanofHefe
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AWS2111

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.4%

01-04-2012 18:01:29 | More by AWS2111
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-04-2012 04:57:21 | More by RandyBoBandy
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

01-04-2012 04:42:22 | More by IdrinkGas
Yakima Glory from Victory Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,566 ratings.