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Friday, March 12, 2010

Victory Yakima Twilight Ale

Victory Yakima Twilight Ale:

Twang! That's the word for this intriguing ale from Victory. The aroma as well as the flavor is more earthy than floral, but hoppy just the same. Quite hoppy, in fact. At first, expect a burst of hoppy flavor, but the serious bitterness is contained mostly in the foamy head. The malty base is dark and smooth and serves to mellow out the bitterness a bit.

The complexity of Yakima Twilight is epic. One sip could last you several minutes (thought I haven't been able to test that theory yet). Hoppy up front and mingled with a malty body, this brew keeps your tastebuds dazzled like twilight itself: Day or night? Ale or IPA? Not until the aftertaste do the generous hops resurface and hang around like the remnants of daylight in the arms of dusk. Sporting a nice bitter aftertaste without making you scrunch up your face, Yakima Twilight is pleasantly flavorful and challenging but not over the top.

Two beers should be sufficient to quench your thirst for a hoppy-malty-zesty brew (well, maybe three if your constitution is strong) but take caution: at 8.7% abv, this could be a tricky way to end your evening. Better way to start with Yakima Twilight then you could go in one of two directions: Lighter session brews like ales, pilsners, or dry stouts, or you could go wit slower-drinking bigger beers like double bock, double IPA, or imperial stout. Either way, even thought Yakima Twilight isn't officially billed as an IPA, hop-heads can get a sufficient fix from this finely crafted Victory brew.

Victory Yakima Twilight Ale:

Representation: .95
Accessibility: .925
Style: 1.0
Personal Preference: .975

Total Score: 3.85 Flags

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