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Yakima Glory - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,582 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,582
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)
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%

this aint a black ale, but thats okay! pours a deep deep ruby red meets chocolate brown color. huge rising white head, lacey. hectic yeast floating around. smells very very hoppy, but rounder than an ipa, big sweet dark malt aroma too. taste like a big ipa, many different hop characteristics here, piney and floral, but really sturdy. malt sweetness comes in later adding nice depth. mouthfeel is on the heavy side, and the alchohol is present on the tongue. not as carbonated as maybe it could be, and a little heavy in the tummy. not a session brew, but a good starter for the evening.

01-21-2012 00:11:01 | More by StonedTrippin
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WesWes

New York

3.83/5  rDev -3.5%

The beer pours a translucent dark brown color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great! It has a well balanced attack of crystal and roasted malts along with a stiff, bitter hop aroma. The citrus character overwhelms the warm malt scent. The taste is decent. It's damn hoppy which is good for me, but the balance is lost and the malt backbone is really playing second fiddle to the hops. It's goes down easy with a powerful citrus hop blast all the way through to the finish. The mouthfeel is decent as well. It is a full bodied beer with adequate/good carbonation. This is an interesting beer. I love hops, but I prefer more of a balance when dealing with strong ales.

12-04-2009 18:14:38 | More by WesWes
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

First had: on tap at Casey's, Newtown Square, PA

Assuming this is an alias for Yakima Twilight...

This beer pours a dark carameled amber color with a nice off-white head that laces well. Caramel aroma, fresh piney hops. Taste of toasted bread, honey and caramel, piney hops in generous quantities. Mellows out and gets a bit smoother as the temperature rises. Medium mouthfeel, and quite a good drink overall.

09-10-2011 21:32:48 | More by Rifugium
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Poured from a bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a dark amber/brown color. This beer is clear when held up to a light and there is a two finger tan head that goes away and leaves some lacing.

Smell: Herbal hops dominate. In the background there is some caramel malt sweetness and a bit of nutty roast as well.

Taste: Again, the dominate tastes are sweet caramel malt and herbal hop bitterness. There is a mild roast in the background. The finish is quite bitter and some mild alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a pretty normal amount of carbonation. This one is pretty slippery on the tongue.

Drinkability: I didn't like this one as much as I remembered from the past, but it is still quite good. I would like a bit more of the nutty roast when I take a sip. That being said, I'm sure I'll end up having it again.

03-05-2011 03:32:10 | More by oline73
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Thanks to jwc215 for sending me this bottle.

Pours a dark brownish-red color with a beige head. The aroma is very hoppy, with some piney and resinous notes. The flavor is resiny hops and is quite harsh. There is also some pine and medium bitterness. High carbonation (a little too high in my opinion) and medium mouthfeel.

03-23-2010 23:02:32 | More by Mora2000
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mactrail

Washington

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%

Sensational mouthful of hops.

Give a shot glass of this stuff to your friend who drinks Corona and say ""this is what hops taste like." Absolute blast of resiny, pitchy, flowery hops. While strongly bitter it has a spicy and aromatic punch. Beautiful red coppery color and good carbonation. Appealing sweetness. I wouldn't call it balanced, but robust mouthfeel and malt is redeeming.

A little too much of a good thing, but great flavors for the IPA enthusiast.

03-17-2010 04:16:39 | More by mactrail
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mdfb79

New York

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%

From 12/26/10 notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours an amber amhogany color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, pine hops, and sweet fruity malts. Not crazy hopyy, but enjoyable.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, fruity malts, light pine hops, and alcohol.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - An ok Black IPA, but too much alcohol in the taste. Would try again.

12-30-2010 15:26:23 | More by mdfb79
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

09-16-2012 04:28:21 | More by mendvicdog
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev -3%

Best by Nov. 5 2010 - Poured into tulip glass:

Pours dark brown/mahogany with a nice thin tan head that stays for most of duration, leaving some lacing.

The smell is of raw hops - pine/resin with citrus - grapefruit/orange/tangerine - and caramel.

The taste is of toffee/chocolate with fruity booze. Raw hops balance sweetness and add layers of pine/resin, citrus and mint. Too often hoppy dark beers clash because of roast and hop bitterness. Here, the roast is mild helping to alleviate that issue. Despite dark(ish) maltiness, a big bitterness and booziness round out the finish.

It's somewhat astringent with a medium-to-full body with medium carbonation.

Plenty of hops here - along with dark-ish malt. Rough, but nice.

12-15-2009 17:17:01 | More by jwc215
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-18-2011 20:27:51 | More by Rochefort10nh
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%

12 oz bottle into a 24 oz glass--4/5 dense head; half the bottled poured. Very rocky recession with some excellent chunk lace on the glass. Dark amber (light brown) color; clear.

Floral but relatively light hop nose.

Nice crystal malt flavor initially. Dry. Strong bittering hop takes over quickly. Rich body with a good balancing carbonation. The aftertaste is loooong lasting, like sucking a hop pellet. A hop head's beer.

11-22-2009 19:11:24 | More by smcolw
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-07-2013 12:35:31 | More by DrunkinYogi
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-13-2013 05:22:19 | More by XmnwildX12
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Halcyondays

California

3.58/5  rDev -9.8%

12 oz. bottle, excited to see a new Victory product around,

A: Pours a dark brown, much darker than I thought it would be, rich creamy head, with light lace.

S: Dark cedar/pine nose with some dark bread/pumpernickel.

T: This ale certainly has a lot of malt, bordering on Barleywine. Molasses, sweet maple with a clear bitter melon/white grapefruit hop flavour. Not a lot of complexity in the hops here for me. Booze is noticable.

M: Full-bodied, creamy, resinous, nicely done.

D: A good beer, it isn't exactly what I was expecting. In the end above average, though I found it monotonous at times, hence the 3. A sipper for sure.

12-01-2009 19:15:35 | More by Halcyondays
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-04-2012 04:06:07 | More by MarkyMOD
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +11.6%

Appearance: clear dark copper almost brown in color with a 2" head that lasts a long time. Nice lace paints the glass.

Smell: malt sweetness and floral hop bitterness provides a nice aroma.

Taste: nice malt profile with big floral hop bitterness, plums, lemon citrus, hint of pine, and a bit of earthiness late. Alcohol is barely noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp to start, less crisp and lightly dry at the finish. Long aftertaste as the flavors linger in the mouth.

Drinkability: this is an extremely easy to drink beer but the alcohol is dangerously hidden here. One of the better offerings from Victory IMHO.

12-06-2009 20:02:09 | More by Gavage
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GClarkage

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-02-2014 23:49:39 | More by GClarkage
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.33/5  rDev +9.1%

New beer from Victory in CT.. had to try it, love all of their other offerings. This one is no different... an absolute delicious beer. A little too hoppy and bitter to have a few in a night but as a sipper and/or a nightcap it's perfect. Nice mouthfeel and great body to it along with quite a flavor punch to your taste buds. I recommend trying this one if you can get your hands on it and you love super hoppy beers.

01-13-2010 03:48:01 | More by oriolesfan4
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%

Picked this up today at Hawthornes after hearing good thing about this beer.

Pours a very dark amber/chestnut brown color with dark golden orange/ruby edged when held to a light source and a 1.5 finger yellowish light beige head that quickly dissipaes into a thin lasting ring that coats the glass with lacing.

Fresh earthy and floral hop aroma with subtle citrus notes and a prominent toasty caramel malt backbone. Hints of dry piney notes as well as some citrus peel an grapefruit but there is a very prominent hazelnut/biscuit malt aroma that kind of takes away from the more pleasing aromas. I haven't tasted it yet but it seems like another east coast IPA that has way too much balance and not enough dry citrus piney hops.

Medium bodied and very hop forward with a lot of earthy, dry piney hop bitterness that is countered by a strong malt back bone with hints of sweet caramel and biscuit. Slightly toasty with hints of hazlenut. The bitterness and dry palate remain prominent throughout even though the malt character is a bit too strong. All of the pleasant dry bitter hops are half cut down halfway through. This beer started off amazing but like most IPAs from around here the malt backbon balances things out a bit too much for me. Still, this is a pretty comex and the high ABV is excellently masked, making this very easy to drink.

11-19-2009 08:01:03 | More by corby112
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -15.6%

On tap at Capone's...
Appears a semi-transparent dark chestnut toned brown with tons of CO2 rising to the top. A fluffy tan head of silk slowly fades into a floating cap. Scattered spots of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of huge amounts of citrusy, piney hops with notes of rye, cocoa, ripe fruite, spices, and saw dust.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with some woody notes that lead to a borderline acidic flavor. Sort of a strange, dry, astringent, grainy flavor follows that I'm on the fence about. I liked it at first but it starts to turn me off and make me wish that I didn't have an entire pint of this to finish.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, astringent, zingy, spicy, dry, and lip smacking with an astringent bite that makes this less balanced and leaning way on the bitter side of the spectrum than a balanced beer.
I'm not sure I'd classify this as a Double IPA. It reminds me a little bit of a beer my good friend, Shaun Hill brewed a few years back called Isabella(named after my daughter). This one has a unique hoppiness and a distinct dryness to it that gives me a "rye" impression. The lack of a malty backbone is the only thing that seems to be suffering in this beer. I'd be curious to try it on cask at some point.

12-12-2008 02:10:11 | More by weeare138
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-19-2013 15:43:31 | More by InspectorBob
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -3.5%

Had a bottle for $3.50 at Liberty St. Tavern. On one hand, this is a well-balanced DIPA. I don't mean there's a balancing share of malts, but rather that's it's a nice, dry DIPA that let's the hops standout. That said, I wanted more complexity from the hops. It tasted like an over-hopped cascade beer. The flavor is just too much and subtler flavors are lost behind huge, catty grapefruit and pine notes.

12-21-2009 15:31:33 | More by tempest
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.8%

A: Poured a dark caramel with good carbonation leaving a small white cap

S: Fruits, caramel, some good hop bitterness

T: Hints of some toasted and black malts, caramel, cocoa, citrus and a nice dry bittering

M: Nice hop bitternes lingers, sticky, medium body, some booze

O: Good

04-17-2011 00:58:52 | More by barleywinefiend
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-15-2011 22:09:13 | More by orangesol
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%

Very interesting beer- I love the blast of bitterness coupled with the deep, dry malt. Pours very drk brown with excellent clarity, but a short head. Big citrus and strong, dry malt aromas with a pine backbone and some alcohol heat. Almost treacly, but more in that heavy carmelized way rather than overly sweet. This is a big flavored beer- lots of hops and big almost oxidised malt flavors. Deep pine and earth with a long almost tannic bitterness and hefty malt background but never becomes sweet overall. Big andnot thick, but with a punch. Quite a good beer.

12-07-2009 03:08:56 | More by Georgiabeer
Yakima Glory from Victory Brewing Company
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