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RATINGS: 817   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coolfunnj (323) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2010
a hop monster,of course but at 8.7 abv theres got to be a balancing caramel/roasty sweetness..piney aroma...nice looking good lacing easy to drink slight bitter finish..overall well balanced with upfront hoppiness on my first looking forward to the other 5

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndresTM (319) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 23, 2013
Hoppy, fruity, delicious aroma of NW hops, with grapefruit, pineapple, apricot, nuts, and malt. The taste is bitter, with an initial sweet, fruity impression that devolves into an earthy, peppery bitter toward the end, all along accompanied by sweet malts. Solid, medium mouthfeel. Very, very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 3, 2013
FROM NOTES: July 16, ’12 Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. A: Strong malt notes and progressive pine and citrus hop notes. Sweet with orange citrus and white grape juice and supporting maltiness. It dances from malt dominant to hop dominant in the nose. A: Clear deep amber orange, two-finger head with some lacing. This is a sexy as a Black Ale can look! T: Follows the nose with strong malt flavors, but a lot less sweet malt than I expected from the nose. Nice hop piney bitterness, earthy, floral, with a hint of malty caramel, very well balanced. P: Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Slightly buttery/creamy. O: Malt bomb + Hop Monster = Yakima Glory. I freakin’ LOVE IT!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cleverlobo (318) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle; cloudy red to brown with small pale brown-gold; aroma-, caramel, resin, pine, sweet; taste-medium sweetness and bitterness, fizzy, full body,long finish, mostly bitter. Delicious mixture of heavy Malta and good hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jnkor (316) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2012
At first glance, wasn't optimistic, but taste was amazing. Aroma slight hippiness, maybe a little stale. Poured with a large head that quickly died off. Strangle color - more of a burgundy red. Hoppy with a bitter palate, not too sweet. Carbonation is light and refreshing. Stale aftertaste, but not too lasting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Dark brown hazy pour-taste of citrus, grass, floral, big bitter hop finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Pours transparent brown with a hint of red. Aroma is a combo of citrus and floral hop notes. The flavor has a nice malt punch followed by a slightly bitter hop finish. Good mouthfeel. Solid.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2010 Pours a dark red; citric aroma. This is essentially a very hoppy barley wine, or a double ipa with big malt front. Hops don’t feel fresh here, but I’m getting a more floral variety of the hop. Barley wine style caramel malt balance with a double ipa aggressive hop finish. The hops and malt intermingle to get an almost watermelon jello taste at times. Orange rind flavor comes out as it warms, 8.7% is not detectable. No real roast, or stout characters. Quite good, strong beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lightrider (311) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2013 Bottle into a goblet. Pour is a ruby black with a thick head. Aroma is hops on hops with a warm malt under tone. Taste is a ipa with a fine malt ale under merge. Finish is the same first bitter then warm. A very good ipa ale.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2009
pours mahogany brown with a fluffy tan head. aroma is sweet, sticky aromatic resiny hops and caramel. nice malty edge. flavor is BITTER floral hops, caramel, dark fruit. loads of malt, bold spicy, earthy, succulent hops. finish is long, dry, bitter. thick and heavy strong ale. glorious.


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