Yakima Glory | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

BA SCORE
88
very good
1,659 Ratings
Yakima GloryYakima Glory
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,659
Reviews:
772
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
11.42%
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
90
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Timtac
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Prue
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.46/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

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Photo of Zonian1
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wpreynolds
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jodio
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fredmugs
3/5  rDev -23.9%
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.

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Photo of epyon396
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phoodcritic
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of delgotit99
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rwspieth
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MKrauss
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZEB89
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KerryCummins1977
4.63/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of richj1970
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JDizzle
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpd026
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Proclarush
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcole524
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DASA10
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jjski
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

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Photo of thepenguin
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JArt
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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