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Victory Yakima Glory

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RATINGS: 819   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 Ďtwilightí for the bright and brassy hops!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3574) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2012
mahogany with one finger head. lots of rich roasted malts. itís hoppy but less so than i expected for the style. very dry finish. alcohol well masked. definitely unique among black ipas.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhgrantjr (439) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Poured from a bottle, dark brown with a reddish, copper tint. Off-white head that does not last long. Aroma of hops, some citrus, grapefruit, and pine, roasted malts. Taste is bitter hoppy up front with a bitter aftertaste. The malts are not showing up for me. Tastes like some IPAs that have too much pine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewish9882 (24) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
An above average ipa with a good aftertaste. This is a beer that grows on you. This is not one of my favs, but itís in my mid range brews. Thx Victory!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2013
From bottle. Poured a brown in color with small thick head. Aroma was sweet with biscuit and bread, some caramel. Taste follows with a little bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2862) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3891) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2011 12oz bottle, thanks to 17thfloor. pours dark ruby with creamy off white head. nose has a juicy red fruit character with a band-aid chemical off flavor/infection right behind it. flavors continue with that juicy red fruit hop notes and again that infection is there with a band-aid (or I should say, adhesive strip) even the hops do try their hardest to cover off the off-flavors. 2.8 1/8/11, bottle, pours auburn with off white head. Nose is phenolic, juicy fruit. Flavors are juicy fruit, passion fruit, slight stale coffee roast. Med body. Odd beer and not really a black ipa, thought it was a hoppy red or something before I looked at the style. 3.1

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3219) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2009
I guess this is something of a double IPA only darker in color. Pours a nice coppery brown w/ a big head. I didnít really find the addition of roasted malts to make a huge impact on the overall character though I suppose it did taste a little brown-ale-like. Certainly, it is not in the range of a porter or anything like that. I am surprised to see that itís such a high alcohol content. It does not really come across as such a big beer to me. It would have guessed more in the six or seven percent range, just going by flavor. The higher alcohol content does explain why I have a headache this morning though.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2009

Date: December 02, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark red, lasting creamy beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma, fresh floral and earthy hops
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of earthyness, mostly dry and bitter, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (4006) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2010
Had a sample in the bar and picked up a 6er for lack of a better choice. Im not a huge fan of this style. Id rather then just make a double ipa and make it well. This imperial red/ipa/american strong ale shit makes me gag. But Iíll probably finish the sixer anyway.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (7438) - Burnsville, 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.


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