Yakima Glory
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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From:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Black IPA
Ranked #61
ABV:
8.7%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,939
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 11.36%
Reviews:
775
Ratings:
887
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 25, 2021
Added:
Dec 06, 2008
Wants:
  90
Gots:
  88
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: According to the brewery's website: "A dark IPA".

Available November to January.
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Rated: 4.49 by JerryLevinson from Pennsylvania

Dec 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Dec 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Oct 22, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
It pours brown and yields a slightly darker colored body. A nice foamy white one inch head appears and lasts for a good minute before becoming lumpy and settling nicely at the top of the body. A fair amount of spider web yet foamy lacing occurs. Though a slightly transparent body when held up to the light, no carbonation is seen rising. The smell has the hops and the pine up front, a bit of grapefruit there, very subdued. The taste is bitter with the hops and pine dominating this aspect. The mouthfeel is a medium with nothing harsh on the tongue. It leaves a decent dryness. Though a fairly high ABV, still drinkable, the alcohol isn’t really noted or felt. Overall, a good beer by Victory.
Jun 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.11 by Timtac from New Jersey

Jan 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.9 by Prue from Maryland

Dec 10, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.46/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
How in the F is this a black ale? Don't they have to be dark colored? This one is a mixture of sunset colors like on the label. Brown, orange, red. Aroma of caramel more than hops. The label made me think hops. False advertising all around.

Taste did drop some hops. Not a ton, but more than the nose. A mix of brown malt, chocolate, honey, just a mix of all kinds of styles on this one.
Oct 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4.09 by Zonian1 from Ohio

Sep 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by wpreynolds from New Jersey

Jul 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Jodio from Texas

Jul 04, 2016
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Reviewed by fredmugs from Indiana

3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
On tap. Nothing about this states black IPA. The color was not dark. There was no hop aroma or taste. It was just incredibly bland. Definitely a case of false advertising.
Jun 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.84 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Jun 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Jun 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by delgotit99 from Indiana

Jun 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by rwspieth from Indiana

Jun 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4.16 by MKrauss from Pennsylvania

May 24, 2016
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dark brown with a head of tan foam. Grapefruit and pine hops atop lightly roasted malt. Tastes of toasted caramel, lightly roasted malt, and dark yeast but the hops are so expressive, huge grapefruit, orange, and hints of tropical fruit ring with piney hops. Feel is classic for the style, hops and roast balance well with hops winning out through the sip.
Apr 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4.63 by KerryCummins1977 from Kentucky

Apr 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.88 by richj1970 from Alabama

Mar 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.86 by JDizzle from Indiana

Mar 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.34 by jpd026 from New York

Mar 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.73 by Proclarush from Maryland

Jan 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.91 by jcole524 from Pennsylvania

Dec 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4.42 by DASA10 from New Jersey

Dec 07, 2015
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Reviewed by Jjski from New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A standard bearer for American Black Ales. The complexity and integration of flavors are superb. Malty and thickly hoppy. It suits those palates that enjoy barley wines, and @ 9%, it drinks so easy. I referenced this ale in my Recent Project Pam review, so I noticed I had never rated this. Most "black IPAs " ain't so great. This one put the serious schnizzle in my nizzle. Nuff said.
Nov 30, 2015
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Reviewed by thepenguin from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Reviewed 1/17/12

L: Pours a very dark brown, near black. Good deal of lacing.

S: C-variety hop aroma that is simultaneously citrusy and resinous. Backed up and subdued by dark malts. Slight roastiness.

T: Strong, assertive hop flavor with citrus notes. Hop bitterness with roasty bitterness to match; both linger considerably. Tastes of highly kilned and roasted malts. Reminiscent of black coffee. Some taste of alcohol, but ABV is pretty well masked. Fairly dry, bitter finish.

F: Lingering alcoholic warmth, which is welcomed and not overdone. Full, lush mouthfeel. Low to medium carbonation.

Overall: Very nice beer—my favorite black IPA to date and my current favorite Victory offering. Nice seasonal to look forward to each year.
Sep 04, 2015
 
Rated: 4.06 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota

Sep 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.79 by spycow from Illinois

Aug 26, 2015
 
Rated: 3.73 by JArt from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2015
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Reviewed by SitkaSteve from Idaho

3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Though a winter seasonal, after smelling and tasting, I'd say it held up. Here's the rest:
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a thick black color with a one finger off white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving a messy lacing.
The smell started off with bitter pine to a light citrus rind. Dark roasted malts developed as it warmed.
The taste was extremely bitter in the beginning and loses its cool as the bitterness really takes over. Pine and citrus take a backseat.
The mouthfeel was sharp and bitter with the hops pounding my tongue into submission. It sat about a medium on the body with not much sessionability about it.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good black IPA that I'd have again.
Jul 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by Ssippisam from Minnesota

Jul 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4.08 by BranfordBound from Connecticut

Jul 09, 2015
 
Rated: 3.99 by jshusc from South Carolina

Jun 09, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by 1Sundown2C from New York

May 06, 2015
 
Rated: 3.71 by Whimpers from New York

Apr 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by Cbonzo from Pennsylvania

Apr 09, 2015
 
Rated: 4.06 by johnpalisi from New Jersey

Mar 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by nathanmiller from New York

Mar 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by 31Sam13 from New Hampshire

Mar 05, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Mar 03, 2015
Yakima Glory from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 1662 ratings