Yakima Glory | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

very good
1,659 Ratings
Yakima GloryYakima Glory

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
According to the brewery's website: "A dark IPA".

Available November to January.

Added by sholland119 on 12-06-2008

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,659 |  Reviews: 772
Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of kayrex
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of joex444
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of pokey1
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of kendabundo
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of TheNightwatchman
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of noyellowfizzbeer
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of JISurfer
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of LostInTheFlood
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of ithinkimasofa
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of HumanParaquat
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of oldp0rt
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Merkur
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer pours a nice dark brown, ruby color. Much lighter than I was expecting for a "black" ale. Not much head.

Beer smells piney and citrusy.

Beer tastes very piney on the initial sip, before giving way to a nice, nutty taste. Also, slightly smokey as well.

Beer is a bit more carbonated than I would have liked.

Overall solid black ale.

 340 characters

Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of beerbiatchMD
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a grand Bordeaux wine glass.
Enjoy By Date: 10/26/12
Puschased from Whole Foods Portland ME

A: brown with amber red hues. 3 fingers of frothy sand-colored head the recedes slowly and leaves great lacing.

S: bright piney hops up front with a solid backbone of malty brown sugar and caramel notes. Cut grass, saginess, roasted malt, a hint of filbert. Complex smell, though a bit sweet.

T: a lot less sweet malt then I would have guessed from the nose. Nice hop piney bitterness, earthy, floral, with a hint of malty caramel, very well balanced. Very good.

M: nice and smooth, no alcohol heat, good carbonation.

O: wow very good ale. The taste wins out on this one. Nose has a lot going on but seems a bit sweet and malty, but wow the taste is very subtle in all regards and finely balanced. Certainly a brew that is approachable and one I could drink a lot of. Recommend.

 893 characters

Photo of MikeDATL
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of thomismydad
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of daverdave
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of bkaj21
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of rydev24
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of zenwatts
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Yakima Glory from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.94 out of 5 based on 1,659 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.