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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear and deep rust color with a fluffy off white head, good retention and lacing.

The smell is an even balance of malts (brown sugar and caramel) and hops (pine and earthy.) There's a faint scent of fall leaves.

The taste bascially mirrors the smell. The balance favors the malts, but there is a hop kick about it. It's slightly bitter.

Medium to heavy body, average carbonation, and chewey. The aftertaste is sugary sweet.

Alcohol is well masked and no issues with drinkability here. I was expecting a little more on the hop profile and was disappointed from that aspect, but overall a very decent beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep mahogany, good clarity, brief finger deep head fizzles out leaving behind decent lace

S: West Coast hops, leather, sour yeast esters,

T: leather, charcoal and smoke, bitter chocolate, sour cherries, dark rum and a wee bit of sweet molasses.

M: medium body with crisp carbonation and a warming alcoholic bite in the finish.

D: purdy dang good. I'm a fan of this style and this one lived up to my expectations for both the CDA and Victory as a brewery. Very drinkable, not too bitter, not too sweet, not too heavy, not to watery, with just the right amount of alcohol. Suffice it to say, it's incredibly sessionable and I can foresee many more of these in my near future.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: dark red when held to the light in a duvel tulip. A finger of off white head thins quickly and leaves lacing, but not a lot.

S: dark dried fruits raisins and figs with licorice and caramel malt. Pine and sap like hops.

T: same sweet malt as is in the nose; dark fruits, figs, raisins, licorice, and caramel. The malt is balanced with pine/ evergreen hops. The alcohol isn't noticeable in the flavor.

MF: thick and astringent. Fairly resiny and viscous and warms a tad.

D: a nice black ale a little above average from what I've come to expect from this style.

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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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