demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Pours a brownish red with a small tan head. The nose is strong with piney hops but there is a hint of sweetness that lingers in the background. Initially the hops really overpower anything the malts have to offer. Strong pine flavor and a big bitter punch, especially in the middle palate. The balance with the malts really shines on the finish, everything comes together in an incredibly "smooth" way. As the beer warms the malt characteristics start to show themselves, nice caramel notes and a hint of chocolate, and the beer really becomes more complex. gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Draught at the Pizza Plant. Dark brown with a firm white head, with a very hoppy flavor...not as hoppy as an IPA, but hoppier than a pale ale. Very smooth, nice and potent. Very nice beer. DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2009
On tap at Draught House in Austin. Medium to dark brown with small head. Nice american hop aroma with a hint of roast. The flavor is pretty intense with bittering hops, flavor hops, and roasted malt. It’s like an imperial brown ale with lots of American hops. It has a medium to heavy body but is balanced enough to be drinkable. Very tasty beer if you get a chance to try it. thehinge (292) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Brown pour. Citrusy aroma. This ale has a ton of fruity, hoppy goodness. I’m not such a good judge of IIPA vs. strong ale. Is there a clear difference? I would drink this any day. bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2010
A nice strong ale with a hoppy nose and bits of coffee, chocolate, and lemon in the flavor. The body is lighter than that description might suggest, and the bitter dipa-style finish makes this a good pair for grilled meat (even if my description makes it sound like a dessert beer). 12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
Billicus (291) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2012
aroma hoppy sweet maltness, mild, mellow sutle, color, nice hue livey boby, lacing white head, taste, front end is hops mildy flora, some bittness, then carmel sweetness, and mlty richness on the backend, overall awesome brew, a wonderful balance of hops and malts! drougkolya (276) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2011
Bière IPA de couleur brune de 8.7% d’alcool, ressemble à un peu à une scotish de par le goût du malt un peu sucré, très houblonné, plusieurs explosion de saveur dans une gorgé!!! skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2010
I passed my second Microsoft IT test for a certification this morning! It feels good to be done with all that reading, and now I am ready to celebrate with a six pack from Victory.
The pour was amazing. The head reached the top of my Sam Smith pint glass after half of the bottle. The aroma was sweet figs and evergreen hops.
The Yakima is a perfect late summer hop-harvest style beer. The fresh hops taste grassy and have a nice malt backbone to balance the strong bitterness. The finish has peach and pecan notes. The 8.7% is warming but not overwhelming. This might be the perfect late summer beer. TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Very nice, very flavorful. Sweet and creamy mouthfeel. Fairly well balanced, a hint of nice raw flavor and a generally likeable beer hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Bottled. Aroma hits you in the face with the floral hops. Poured a dark amber color. Taste of big floral hops, little roasted flavor, then some citrus. good brew