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81 90 76 3 24 28
Yakima Glory by Victory Brewing Company
American IPA
8.70 % ABV


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Review by tavernjef on 01/01/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 10 19 4 9 2009
Very dark cherrywoodish blood red color with a mostly smeared glow to its body. Capped with a dense, nearly tan, mostly yellowed foam of medium stacked height. Keeps its immenseness for quite a bit to leave an ever present amount of skim and laces the glass well with an intricate sheeting and lots of holey globs.

Mega wafting hopped up aroma of fresh crisp green hops, earthy, deep, dense, dark, and weedy(both the garden variety and its brother left hemp) with a big toasted malt backing. Nice!

The flavors don't disappoint here as that aroma encapsulates what the taste delivers as its vast display of fresh green hops works its dark magic across the palate. However, I find this has alot more complexity to it. The hops are doing all sorts of wonderful things here, dark, greasy, dirty, earthy, toasty, green, fresh, herbal, and intense. All that with a crunchy toasted malt backing and some easy going dryness of late grassyness and some slight bitterings of greasy, oily pine and dark grapefruit oil. A hop monster of yummy complexity!

Body is about medium with a soild tone the whole way thru of hoppy goodness thats crisp, crunched, toasted, and bold. Hop oiled warmth breathes up thru the finish as it drys with herbal grasses and earthy dark oils dashed with a grace of toasted bitterness. It drinks down pretty damn easy too.

Victory for Victory! A wonderment of scrumptious hops and a wet dream for hopheads. Yum!

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by clockworkorange on 12/07/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
78 2 9 17 4 7 2009
A 12 ounce bottle purchased at the Beer Stop for $2. Poured into a standard shaker glass. The ale appears a clear deep golden copper with about an inch of fluffy off white foam. The nose and flavors consist of sweet malts, light molasses, citrus-y hops and a lot of em', some resinous pine, mild perfume, white grapefruit, earthy, pleasantly bitter, and not much alcohol heat to speak of. The ale is medium bodied and amply carbonated. pretty nice overall, something I'd come back to each winter.

Price: $2.00 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Dr. Rockzo on 11/28/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 2 9 16 4 7 0
Picked up a 6er of this most intriguing brew at Binny’s yesterday. Wet-hop big, dark IPAs are much to my interests. Poured from a 12oz. bottle marked best before Nov 5th 2010 into a Surly imperial pint glass.

A: Pours a deep amber/scarlet reddish color with a hint of bronze glow to it when held to a light. A couple bottles I had were overcarbonated and poured with huge heads, but this one I’m reviewing was modest and came up with about 1.5 fingers worth of light mocha/dark-tan foamy and dense head that recedes into a thin cap quickly, leaving some respectable patches and streaks of lacing. Looks much like Nosferatu to me.

S: The smell is a nice mix of candy-ish, sweet-caramely dark malts (seemingly lots of Crystal) with a dank, herbal, leafy, and somewhat dry citrus pithy wet hop aroma that is fairly lush and freshly aromatic. There’s almost a hint of candy-apple fruitiness coming through but the hops end up a big ahead in the end. Still, a touch too sweet smelling for my tastes in an IPA (this seems more like a strong ale already).

T: The taste does pretty well to match what the aroma set up. It’s again a nice mix of candy-ish Crystal and some toasted grains and lots of caramel malt sweetness upfront and a fairly hoppy kick coming in towards the middle of the sip. Lots of lush and oily herbal/semi-dank/leafy fresh hops mix with a hint of citrus pith and pine and all of it is accompanied by a good dose of drying bitterness on the finish. I guess it’s just a bit to sweet for my tastes to be excellent, but it’s still very nice tasting.

M: The mouthfeel is on the fuller, thicker side of medium bodied with a good level of moderate carbonation that stays enough out of the way to allow the oily/juicy wet hop consistency to do its thang. It starts sticky but that just allows the oily and bitter hoppiness to hang around for a minute or so after each sip, leaving a lingering tingle on the tongue. Alcohol heat is hidden fairly well, only a bit of warmth is noticeable on the throat as I continue to sip.

D: Overall I think this was an interesting idea for a wet hop brew that was pulled off rather well. The hops definitely give a nice kick but the darker, sweeter malts lend some bigger balance. It’s an extreme brew but still has some finesse to it. This is probably better suited for hopheads, but anyone who enjoys a good wet-hop ale would dig this too I think.

I’d give a thumbs up to this one purely for the innovation, but it was pulled off really nicely I thought too. It’s comparable to Nosferatu so if you like that brew you will most likely dig Yakima Twilight. One of Victory’s better brew IMO.

Price: $12.49 Served In: Bottle

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