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Victory Yakima Glory

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98
95
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 819   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The tenacious grip of big, juicy hop aroma and character slides smoothly into rich, dark malts. This heavyweight battle between fresh, Yakima Valley hops and dark, roasted malts is resolved harmoniously as the flavors merge to deliver complex satisfaction with a warming edge. Enjoy the ‘twilight’ for the bright and brassy hops!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2010
UPDATED: APR 29, 2013 My Bottom Line:
Citrusy and resinous hops grow through delicate roasted malts as light berry notes appear through diplomatic caramel. This American Strong Ale’s multifarious flavor profile is deliciously harmonious.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A lofty head of foam covers the striking mahogany.
-With its bright citrusy hops, berry-like angles to its caramel malts and frothy, soft effervescence, this tastes like a cousin to SNevada Bigfoot.
-Alcohol is perfectly hidden.
-The finishing bitterness is a tandem of earthy hop resins and roasted malts.

Bottles.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8570) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle and draft multiple times. Pours burny sienna with 3-finger tan head. Nose is huge feety funky hops, caramel malt, roasty brown sugar. The taste is earthy caramel malt, rich, big Simcoey hops, citrus. More malt than hops here, but the hops keep coming. Rich, solid complexity, and a twinge of late heat. This one is stellar, and a regular component of the DLBF.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8557) - Tel Aviv, - APR 30, 2012
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Clear dark brown color with a beige head. Roasty-hoppy aroma with some citrus, a bit of pine and floral notes. Flavor has some roastiness, light sweetness, grapefruity and piney hops and a bitter, roasty and hoppy finish. Medium-bodied. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (8334) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2009
On tap. Poured a clear dark burgundy with an off-white head that laced nicely. Aroma had strong pine notes with undertone of both roasted malt and citrus. Flavor was more balanced with the pine notes balancing with the roasted malts.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (8049) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap. Dark brown red pour. Foamy, clingy off-white head. Nose is like sweat (really) and some hop. Taste is hop over the top of black licorice. Weird, but decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear crimson tinged brown with thin white head. Big earthy malt, nice roast, caramel malt, and a bit of earthy hops. Medium bodied, lots of roast, dark char and toast. Nice big grapefruit on the finish with lingering roast notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours with a tan head and a brown body. Aroma of what smells like simcoe, herbal and dankness. Taste is really herbal, fresh and hoppy with grass, pine needles and caramel. Medium carbonation. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7879) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2010
Bouteille, couleur ambre avec une mousse épaisse de ton blanc-cassé. Arôme, houblon avec note de grain donnant un nez un peu fermenté âpre de fleurs et de sapin. Goût est malt grillé avec de longues notes de houblon citronné, le tout est suivit de malt grillé et caramel. Le fini reste plus sur l’amertume et le houblon avec un palais sec et qcq notes de pamplemousse. Pas mauvaise, mais loin d’être ma préférée du style Black IPA. Je trouve la présence du houblon un peu trop forte et cela entache le côté malt qui ne ressort pas trop. Peut être avec un peu d’age, le houblon s’estompera.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (7737) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2012
Bottle @ Timbers, Denver. Pours dark brown with a creamy offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, light coffee, peach, melon, grapefruit. Taste is malt, caramel, coffee, yeast, fruity hops, hints of grapefruit. Medium body, soft carbonation. 120312

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7671) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Pours reddish brown with a very generous beige head and a gingerbread aroma. There is a hearty smoked malt flavor with significent hop bitterness. The flavor is quite unique and improves as the beer warms.


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