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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!


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4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kyrgyzbrewer (6) - Natick, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2013
This is one of the few beers not a milk stout or Scottish Ale that I would call silky smooth. It doesn’t kill you with either hops or malt, but it is very pleasant on both. If you like over the top hops, don’t bother, but on a cold winter night this is a wonderful IPA.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2200) - Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
[Tap] Nearly black pours with a quickly receding tan head. Chocolate, citrus hops and darker fruits in the aroma. Taste is of pinecone, grapefruit, chalky grains, chocolate and light hints of alcohol. Sweet and somewhat sticky character. OK overall. Tasting notes from 2012.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CpyNPrnT (213) - Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Aroma. One of the best beer aroma’s I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. Rich malt and fruity hop notes. taste is similar, with a larger dark malt presence and sweet fruity hops. Wonderful beer! Favorite so far by Victory!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Best by 30NOV12 Pours a dark brown with a solid sheet of toasted cracker foam, the ale is surprisingly translucent. Lots of pine and resin in the nose with a bit of spruce character; the malts are toasted and like a brown ale: some tea character, a touch of spice and rye bread. Flavor is toasted malts, refined and soft bitterness and plenty of pine flavor. The malts are slightly spicy and a bit dry. Thin body with hi carb and a slick finish. This beer was worth trying, not sure I’d seek it out often. Serving type: bottle 09-14-2012

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle at Christine and Daves on Thanksgiving Day, 28/11/13. Found this at the back of Daves fridge, best before Oct 2010 - so old it carried the former name of this beer - Yakima Twighlight. Though I’d give it a go anyhow ! Pours dark chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering - full of floating globules, I’m going to ignore these for rating purposes. Nose is light roast, big burst of pine, sticky tropicals, caramelised sugars, dank hops. Taste comprises pine resin, dank hops, caramelised sugars, red grapefruit, caramel malt, sweet cake mix. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweet finale with hop bitterness present. This has held up amazingly well bearing in mind it should have been dealt with 3 years ago - carried more flavour than a lot of fresh beers I’d had this same day!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocJitsu (721) - Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Pours a dark cola brown color with a thin mocha-taupe head. This beer was served too cold, so the aromas are muted. Chocolate and cola notes. A little flat, with a medium body. A lot if complexity. Chocolate, cola, vanilla, with a touch if bourbon, and bourbony alcohol. Cola sweetness and extraordinarily bitter.

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!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
illidurit (2050) - Petaluma, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Dark amber beer, toffee and dark rotting fruit smell, crystal malt, molasses, raisins, molding oranges. Gave me a headache.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tstamba (212) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2013
From a bottle. Pours clear brown with thin tan head. Roasted nuts caramel and raisins in the nose. Sweet caramel maltiness balanced with pine resin and a bitter finish... Interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1737) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
A: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Little Light, Off Brown Head, Good Lacing S: Dark Chocolate Malts, Bready, Mild Bitter Hops T: Dark Chocolate Malts, Mld Caramel, Earthy M: Good Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Malty, Bitter Overall, a good hearty winter beer with nice malt blend.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcane7 (1576) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Draft at Standard Tap. Pours a dark, clean, amber, with fluffy beige head. Nose of roast, caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, piney and grassy hops. Medium to full body with a creamy mouthfeel. Lots of sweet caramel and roasted malts with potent pine. Fairly bitter finish. Good beer, taste like a black ipa, doesn’t really look like one.


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