Victory Brewing Company’s Yakima Glory Ale is a seasonal beer which is available between November and January. It is classified as a Black IPA by Beeradvocate.com, and has an ABV of 8.7%. I first had this beer on draught at The Pourhouse in Westmont, NJ and I was very impressed with it’s big, robust flavors. When I saw this at The Foodery last week, I just had to pick up a bottle so that I could see how it compares to the draught version.
- Appearance: Deep auburn color when held up to the light. Small, clear bubbles which float rapidly to the surface. Thick head that dissipates slowly. Moderate lacing.
- Aroma: Medium roast coffee. Brown sugar. Orange zest.
- Taste: Well carbonated. Initial taste of bittersweet chocolate. A bit of that alcohol bite kicks in towards the middle. Slightly bitter hop finish which lingers for quite awhile.
Although it doesn’t hide it’s high alcohol content as well as other winter beers that I’ve sampled, the Victory Yakima Glory is still a very enjoyable beer, and the bottle version is just as good as the one I had on draught. If you’re in the mood for a well balanced and flavorful beer, then you should definitely give it a try. I highly recommend it!