The Yakima Glory uses fresh hops from the Yakima valley played off dark roasted malts in this seasonal offering from Victory. I miss the release of this beer every year, but not this time! This is a Dark IPA or Black IPA that is one of the best I have had. It poured a deep ruby brown with a full tan head and loads of hops on the nose. Below the hops there was a hint of sweet malt that subdued the hoppy aroma. The taste was a front load of big juicy hops that faded into a bitter burnt chocolate and sweet toasted malts. The two flavors played well with each other and brought out the shining attributes of each while not allowing the other to take over. There was loads of flavor and lots of dynamic tastes to be had … and I had and had and had some more. A delicious beer with plenty of flavor to spare. Perfect for these winter months when a dark brew is appropriate, but with enough hops to keep my palate singing. Yum!
Victory Yakima Glory