Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. The beer's name salutes the Yakima Valley of Washington for the hops it has contributed to the American way of brewing. Nice colors of the label. Enjoy by Nov 11, 2011.
Big fluffy head. Nutty, roasted malt with some hoppy orange aroma, very pleasant. Interesting flavors. I really didn't know exactly what to expect from this beer when I opened it. Malty flavors open things up, with a dark and lightly burnt bread, yet very subtle. Bitter orange citrus rind and grapefruit and some pine rush in next, but also in a non-aggressive way. Very complementary. The texture is extremely creamy despite a large dose of prickly carbonation (which is welcome, BTW). Medium body. A hint of spice with a splash of the 8.7% alcohol rounds out the flavors. Bitter does win in the end.
When I went online afterward to see this in the Black IPA category, I about shit my pants. This wasn't really like the others I've had in that style with their asshole burnt heartburn roasted dickheadedness. Anyway, diatribe over. Yakima Glory is a really nice and flavorful beer with lots of subtle nuances. Buy it! And drink it!
This is post #813 so it is dedicated to everyone in the Tampa area that loves a great beer!
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