Travlr (25863) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Deep dark maroon color, medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, brown bread. Taste is similar. Nice stuff. AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - 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. TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Pours dark amber with a thin wispy tan head. Notes of thick caramelized wort, resinous hops, sour citrus, grapefruit, spice, pepper, and alcohol. Full to heavy bodied with lush carbonation. 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 couldn’t 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 Victory’s 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 doesn’t call this a black IPA anywhere. In the beer description, they admit to using some dark malts, which, in my opinion, doesn’t exactly make it a black IPA. All in all, Yakima Glory is still a good beer! drsordr (2798) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Pours dark brownish/red . Some hops but also malty aroma. Caramel/ roasted malt followed by bitterness. And bright hops. Not very aromatic. With Yakima in the name, expected more hop flavor.
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2013 Pours dark reddish brown with medium lasting foam. Smell is nice pine hops and caramel malt. First sip is very bitter, but the next one is nice sweet smooth malt with a heavy bitter kick at the end, nice beer. gringo332 (644) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Poured out of a bottle Dark copper to light brown in color Small off white head that lingers Aroma is of sweet malt with a hint of hops Taste is robust and malty but has enough bitterness to balance everything out A very complex yet easy drinking and enjoyable beer rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 14, 2013
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear dark ruby with a one finger dark tan head. Nice fluffy head retention and decent lacing.
Aroma is different than any other ABA I have had. Very nutty, almost like hazelnut, along with cocoa and a little bit of caramel and cinnamon. Nice Earthy hop undertones to prop it up. I don’t know how they got that aroma without the use of spices!
More cocoa and hazelnut in the taste. Lots of caramel too almost reminds me of cinnamon roasted almonds or something. Wonderful light earthy hop flavor along with assertive bitterness. Mouthfeel is on the slick and sweet side but just barely stays restrained. Finish is a little sticky but understandable given the abv and amount of specialty malt.
Overall, a really great example of an American Black Ale. Great, unique, malt character and wonderful interaction between malt and hops. I really need to get some more of this this winter. hfmejias (1283) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Really Liked this one... Poured dark cloudy brown, no much head. Great and bold strong malt aroma. taste is a smooth a good combination of bittersweet flavors. WVHouseofBeer (1081) - West Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Pours a very dark orange color with a frothy off-white head. Nice aromas and flavors mostly consisting of the hops but balanced nicely by the chocolate and caramel malt. Pretty heavy body for an IPA with a moderately bitter finish. Overall a very good beer.