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Yakima Glory - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,599 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,599
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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3/5  rDev -24.2%

Shilt, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.54/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into becker pint glass; dark brown with a big fluffy tan head that leaves tons of lacing as it dissipates about halfway to sit as a thick disc of foam. Smell is a nice mix of fruity and piney hops, and dark chocolate malts. Taste is absolutely delicious; the mouthfeel is perfect, creamy and full, with chocolate dark malts moving seamlessly into juicy fruity hops. It finishes sweet and bitter at the same time, and sticky. Awesome.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Jun 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

srw, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of donniecuffs
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At The Cloverleaf Tavern, Caldwell, NJ: poured dark amber/near-brown, into an American pint glass, with one finger of white head and great lacing. Smelled of earthiness, pine, grapefruit, and orange. The taste yielded more in the way of maltiness, mixed with the aforementioned flavors, and then dissolves to some slight burnt flavor, and then finishes on a woody dry note. A little thicker than expected, but smooth, with only a hint of carbonation. Not a slam-dunk session beer (too heavy and strong for that), but a great beer nonetheless.

donniecuffs, Dec 08, 2009
Photo of HumphreyLee
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

HumphreyLee, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of yergermeister
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

abcramer, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of Joecaddie
4/5  rDev +1%

Joecaddie, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

bmurray10, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of beermanbrian
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had no idea what style this was before opening so I was pleasantly surprised with the copper/brown color and the full 1" head. Strong caramel malt smell but tons of west coast hops too. Full malty taste but a strong bitter finish. Piney hops are stong and the evergreen taste holds on through the finish. Full bodied and heavy. Totally not what I was expecting from this one but a pleasant surprise in every way. Nice job Victory.

beermanbrian, Dec 17, 2009
Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Medium brown slightly red color with a off white half inch head that disappears quickly. Only a slight ring of lace around the glass.

Toasty toffee slightly bread malts. wiith herbal citrus hops.

Citrus mildly fruity grassy hops right up front with a full roasted toffee sweetness. Smooth transition to a quick bite of fresh picked hops and a lot of malt sweetness that clings for a while.

Medium/Light body a great balance of hops and malts bitter but not overly pungent.

DrinkingDrake, Jan 17, 2011
Photo of BierJager89
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark brown, almost black with a creamy mocha head.

S: Pine, floral notes, kiwi and citrus in the nose.

T: Kiwi, grapefruit peel, citrus peel, citrus, lemon and grass, followed by roasted malt, espresso and coffee. Pretty much what you want out of the style, but perhaps not the best fruit flavor profile.

M: Full bodied and creamy smooth.

O: I'd prefer tangerine, mango, fresh orange, pineapple, papaya, passionfruit, tropical fruit, etc. mixed with the roasty flavors, but this is still a great beer. I'd definitely recommend it, if you like the black ale style.

BierJager89, Feb 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

JLapadura, May 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

CreekyJarls, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of swierczt
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. Bottle poured into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours dark auburn, almost copper in color. Taupe colored head about 2 fingers. Leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass as you work your way through this beer. On a side note...check out the cool artwork on the label of the bottle. They make a hops cone look as if it is illuminating light.

Smell: Fresh hops; citrus and earthy tones all come through in the smell. Very aromatic, but not overwhelming.

Taste: The citrusy hops hit your palate up front and as they subside, the malty notes come through to balance out the hops. Malts taste like figs and caramel. I almost get a hint of some smoky notes in there as well. Uniquely complex.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation. A full-bodied beer.

Drinkability: Very Drinkable. Probably a bit too drinkable considering the alc./vol. I would have never guessed that it is 8.7% alc./vol. This brew could catch up on you easily.

swierczt, Nov 21, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

alex_hart, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a dark ruby color into a snifter with a full inch of head that lingers till the last sip.

S: Strong citrus and piney hops come right out and hit you. these aromas combine with a roasted malt backbone.

T: similar hop flavor to the smell. malt flavor evolves during the sip from a caramel flavor up front to a roasted flavor later.Hops linger on the palate long after the finish. As the beer warms, the hop flavor mellows a bit.

M/D: low carbonation with a medium texture. alcohol is felt, not taste. You could have a couple of these but not too many.

NittanyBeerFan, Jan 18, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Petey_the_Quiet, Apr 22, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a one finger head that dissipated pretty quickly. On the nose it is a combination of a conifer with some chocolate and roasted malt underneath. It's a really clean aroma. On the tongue the chocolate flavors hit up front with a whole load of the piney hop bitterness following close behind. In the mouth it's pretty thin but it compensates a little bit with the bitterness sticking around for a while. A pretty good beer, and now I'm interested in the style.

EricCioe, Feb 11, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours like a stout thick tan head with a that forms and is noticeably falling into the beer. The color is a transparent amber but very dark mahogany color.

The aroma is sweet to stark with a slight flower citrus aroma

The tastes are all over the place earthy hop, roasted and crystal malts all come together to form an almost blackberry flavor that finishes dry nice

bishopdc0, Jan 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

kylemckinnis, Feb 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

zenwatts, Feb 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

Pellinore1, Dec 09, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

ali1987, Sep 28, 2013
Yakima Glory from Victory Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,599 ratings.