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RATINGS: 823   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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 Ďtwilightí for the bright and brassy hops!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
A: Pours a barely transparent brownish amber color with a big eggshell color head. Retention is good S: Really piny and earthy...Sierra Nevada-type hop schedule that kind of smells like peanutbutter. Lots of dark malts give a chocolate note T: Bitter hops are upfront and dominate the flavor. Dark malts give a nice base, but donít quite balance the hops. The hops are piney, resinous and a little earthy MF/D: Carbonation is pretty spot on, but the finish is not my style...plus the alcohol is a little high, but not really invasive Notes: not really a great example of the "new" style, and as big a joke as Capít Krunkles is (trading wise atleast), it is better than this

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbruner (3780) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Pours a reddish-hued-brown on tap with frothy tan head that dissipates to leave moderate lacing. Aroma of bitter hops and dark, roasted malts. Taste follows, but the hops fall off except for a bitter aftertaste. Decent, but definitely not the best black IPA, if you can even call it that.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rymould (7) - Three Bridges, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2013 does not count
Yakima Glory pours reddish brown with a finger width off white head. There is good head retention, and plenty of lacing sticks to the glass. The first aroma I find in Yakima Glory is citrus, including grapefruit and lemon. I expected more of a roasted aroma in this beer, but I couldnít pick any out of the bouquet. It smells like a regular American IPA to me, which means it smells hoppy and delicious! As I take my first sip, the citrus turns into pine. There is a slightly sweet caramel flavor in the middle, and it ends dry with a bitter finish. Yakima Glory has a medium body, and average carbonation. There is no presence of the 8.7% ABV at all in this beer, so be careful! Yakima Glory is a good IPA, however I prefer Victoryís HopDevil and Hop Wallop. Also, I am not sure how this qualifies as a Black IPA. To me, no matter what ingredients were used, it comes off as a hopped up amber or red ale. I noticed that Victory doesnít call this a black IPA anywhere. In the beer description, they admit to using some dark malts, which, in my opinion, doesnít exactly make it a black IPA. All in all, Yakima Glory is still a good beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Deep brown with a tan head. Aroma is citrus and pine over a sweet malty background. Medium body. Flavor has a mix of dry, rustic malts and piney, citrus hops. A bit maltier and sweeter than many BIPAs Iíve had. Still, not a huge fan of the style. Decent brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4528) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Deep amber in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of grass, pine, citrus. Taste is the same.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomTron (450) - South Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2013
Pours a deep red, with a tiny off white that sticks around. Aroma is some earth hops and yeasy, but it smells like a big boy beer. Flavor is big time hop explosion, and alot of bitterness but when I saw this was a black IPA, I thought "No it canít be". Itís a good beer, but itís kind of a mess....

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jur (466) - NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2013
Bottle @ beerbistro, Toronto. Not black, but brown! Little nose, some nuts and caramel, no head. Quite flat taste. Despite the high ABV unremarkable. Caramel, dry, bitter. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2010 Rerate from an undated bottle. Actually, I feel the exact same way. Nevermind. Old rating follows. On tap @ Fatherís Office. Clear ruby with a one finger light beige head, good retention. Lots of scorched toffee and earthy notes dominate, with some sweaty lemony herbal hops behind. Flavor has some stronger lemon sweat, but still plenty of the scorched toffee. Dry finish with bitterness peaking @ a 4-5, with some alcohol. Medium prickly carbonation with a medium-full body. OK. 7-4-6-3-13--3.3

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a dark brown color with a moderate offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus and resin hops. Taste is very hoppy with big sticky resinous notes along with some wood notes. Berry-like notes in the finish. Medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Draught in a pint glass during a connection at Philadelphia Int. Airport. Caramel and roasty malt aroma. Thin, light caramel head that sticks around while you drink it, decent lace, dark blood red/caramel color. Flavor is what you expect from a winter seasonal American strong ale- bitter hops dominating the sweet without completely snuffing them out, light spice (subtle, but i wanted more), and a very satisfying malt aftertaste. At 8.7abv, this beer hides its booze well. Fair warning.


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