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Yakima Glory - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,577 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,577
Reviews: 768
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 69
Gots: 58 | 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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FrankShirley

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-15-2013 23:02:46 | More by FrankShirley
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spicelab

Australia

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

355mL bottle thanks to Lukie.

Dark mahogany with a towering tan head. Healthy lacing and a raised ring.

Rich toffee malt character, with raisins, golden syrup and stewed plums. The strength of the malts makes for mostly candied hop character, with pineapple and orange quite apparent. Notwithstanding, there are also notes of Chinese tea and fresh minty pine.

The hops assert a little more in the taste, with strong Chinese tea and a earthy pine bitterness. Later on, roast coffee and burnt toast come through, somewhat alleviating my skepticism as to why this is called an American Black Ale. Caramel and bready malt backbone remains solid enough to balance the domineering elements of the hop character.

Not a huge mouthfeel for the ABV. Pretty smooth overall with moderate mid-palate bitterness that has deceptive length.

Strikes me as more of an (Imperial) Red than an ABA, but it's bloody tasty regardless. The choice and proportions of malt and hops demonstrate a brewer who knows their shit.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 08:52:15 | More by spicelab
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pottergator

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-26-2013 18:30:56 | More by pottergator
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taigor

New York

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

From cask into 14oz glass.

A - Dark brown, almost black with little head and no lacing.

S - Hops, pine and some fruits.

T - Chocolate with roasted malts and a hint of pine.

M - Medium bodied that goes down smoothly.

D - Very drinkable but not in big quantities.

Serving type: cask

11-11-2009 17:46:34 | More by taigor
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dcguitar

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-27-2014 14:59:31 | More by dcguitar
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-21-2013 04:20:09 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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jp312

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-23-2012 05:19:54 | More by jp312
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Casey10

Maine

4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a nice brew that I picked up at Nikkis in Providence, RI.

The apperance was dark with a nice frothy head nice lacing on the glass.

S - almost chocolate like? perhaps some woody notes.

T Nice malty character. At the same time not too crazy but still lots of hops as well.

M No sting but feels some what smooth nice though.

D - really nice victory is in Maine but have not seen this one yet anywhere glad to finally try it. Hope it gets here soon.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2010 23:18:40 | More by Casey10
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KFrank729

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

05-02-2014 13:28:46 | More by KFrank729
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-25-2013 03:33:46 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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inspektor

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep brown color with no head. Minimal lacing

Surprisingly hoppy smell, complimented by malt and honey.

The taste is malty with a honey flavor and a caramel finish

Medium-bodied mouthfeel, medium carbonation, definite taste of alcohol.

Very drinkable to be so dark

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2010 22:15:36 | More by inspektor
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Skye1024

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-19-2011 14:37:09 | More by Skye1024
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mweso2000

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

01-20-2013 00:12:10 | More by mweso2000
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burnstar

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A really pretty beer- clear dark reddish brown with a huge persistent dense off white head. Smell is citrusy hops. Lemons. Taste is again is mostly citrus hops. Nice caramelly malt. Some bitterness but nicely balanced overall. I like that it's just a bit on the hoppy side. Great full bodied creamy mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Another great beer from Victory.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2010 00:54:27 | More by burnstar
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EStreet20

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tried after purchasing upon release. Wasn't all that crazy about it and thought some age may help. 12 ounce bottle, stemmed glass. "Best by 11/2010" stamped.

A - Nice dark reddish brown with a tan head, head keeps a nice cap and laces the glass well.

S - Getting aromas of dark crystal malts. Some caramel on the nose.

T - Nice taste here. Initial hit of caramel has a tiny touch of smokiness. The hopiness creeps up along with a tiny touch of alcohol heat which fades to a smooth finish with the hoppiness present into the aftertastw.. This brew has become essentially a nice barleywine after aging for some times.

M - A nice feel here. A touch light for all the flavors going on but still allows all the flavors to present themselves.

D - Impressive and interesting to say the least. Showcases hops as advertised, but doesn't do so in the brash "in-your-face" way a feature hop IPA or DIPA would. Really melds the nice sweet caramel malt with the Yakima valley hops.

A nice brew. I'm never in the "must be aged" camp but laying this one down for a little while really rounds this beer out in my opinion. In fact I think the 11/2010 may be too conservative an estimate for a best by date.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2010 01:26:24 | More by EStreet20
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Noxious26

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown bottle with pry off cap poured in a pilsner glass at Bushwakker.

Dark ruby red with a thin beige cap. Minimal carbonation and no lacing.

Big citrus notes in the aroma. Grapefruit with hints of pine and caramel.

Hop bomb! Assault on the taste buds. Hops smashing the palate. A little malt to balance but all hops.

Medium bodied and a little oily. Minimal carbonation.

A true hop head delight. A little hoppy for me, but a good all around brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 01:34:20 | More by Noxious26
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-09-2014 13:13:33 | More by paulys55
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-05-2011 19:19:25 | More by Kaydogg
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-21-2012 23:46:09 | More by kayrex
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HopBrain

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-10-2012 16:23:01 | More by HopBrain
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

03-14-2013 10:56:34 | More by Travcofarms
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brauseboof

South Carolina

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

I didn't know what to expect when I picked up a bottle of this, but I was not disappointed.
Poured into my trusty tumbler and got a dark cherry with a voluminous cream hued head.
What a great nose. Malty and piney, floral and citrusy sweet.
Got hit first with a roasted coffee note, followed by the bitterness, which intensified with time.
Oily and adequately carbonated.
A brew of note, though I think one of these bad boys is just right.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2010 00:40:46 | More by brauseboof
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ThirstyBird

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Doherty's in Pawtucket RI
A - Deep brown with a reddish tint. Big tan head that lasts. Tons of lacing.
S - Malty/hoppy mix-up. Piney, resin, Little cat urine smell
T - Bitter up front, sweet malt follows. I get some licorice as well. Pine. Tart fruit. Lingering bitter aftertaste.
M/F -Active carbonation but fairly fine in structure. Quite nice that way. Medium body...rather filling like.
D - Looks wonderful and feels wonderful in the mouth but the raw bitterness doesn't match the elegance in it's framework.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2010 15:02:04 | More by ThirstyBird
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Gyle41386

South Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a deep reddish color. Three fingers of plush foam retain very well, and leave behind nice rings of lacing.

Aroma is of dark malts and resinous hops, with also maybe some citric sweetness.

Tastes like a dark IPA. Not quite like a black IPA because it lacks the roast, but maybe more like a brown IPA (or I guess India Brown Ale). Very piney bitterness.

Body is a little heavier than medium. Appropriately carbonated. Smooth, surprisingly easy drinker for 8.7%. Tasty, with good bitterness. Not much lasting flavor, which knocks it down a notch in that category.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2010 02:43:46 | More by Gyle41386
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davet100

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-28-2013 20:03:29 | More by davet100
Yakima Glory from Victory Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,577 ratings.