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Vern (This Vernal Splendor IPA) - Yakima Craft Brewing Co.

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Vern (This Vernal Splendor IPA)Vern (This Vernal Splendor IPA)

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15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yakima Craft Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.58% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: youradhere on 05-20-2010)
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

07-30-2013 03:22:54 | More by Hopmodium
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mactrail

Washington

3.1/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Big foam-up in the tall glass, but not a gusher. Yellow color with a touch of amber. Handsome tall foam sits on the brew for a long time. Faint plastic nose does not bode well. The stuff starts out with some sweetness and tastes like it might be strong. Nice enough mouthfeel with the sharp carbonation.

I fail to find any pleasant hop flavor here. It's just a vegetable bitter taste as the malty sweetness evaporates. The unrelieved bitterness finally gets to me. Well, after half a glass I've had enough. This needs a nice bland tall boy to dilute the medicine. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Wine World and Spirits in north Seattle.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 23:48:16 | More by mactrail
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

01-30-2014 02:18:50 | More by mdaschaf
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a one finger white head that disspates slowly, leaving nice lacing. Aroma of citrus, slightly floral hops, melon fruit, faint soapy component. Flavor is citrus hops, intense lemon juice, mild caramel malt, finishing with more intense lemon concentrate and lingering citrus hops. Nice medium body with some creaminess. Possibly the most lemon citrus forward IPA I've ever tasted. A bit disconcerting (and with a mild soapiness) at first, but finishes quite refreshing and with a nice lingering lemon and citrus hop bitterness. Kind of unbalanced, but enjoyable. This one kind of grew on me.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 02:52:18 | More by LiquidAmber
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stript

Washington

4/5  rDev +14.3%

12-01-2012 18:51:36 | More by stript
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strongaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-17-2012 17:10:03 | More by strongaf
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.2/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle I picked up in Spokane. Poured into a Pint glass.

A - Cloudy, pale light orange with an explosive white foamy head. Great retention and tons of lacing.

S - Lemons, pepper, old socks?

T - Again lemons and pepper, some Belgian type yeast flavors as well.

D - Over carbonated and a light body.

O - Hmm... is this one skunked? not sure here.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 03:23:32 | More by HuskyinPDX
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beefandbean22

Washington

4/5  rDev +14.3%

11-23-2011 19:38:06 | More by beefandbean22
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper and orange color, looks cool, like you want in an ipa. Aroma was hoppy, not too lively, nothing over the top, not a lot of dry hopping.

Smooth, mild citrus flavor, easy drinking, lays the caramel on in a decent proportion. Could call this one a decent balanced summer ipa. Not heavy, easily flows off the palate, leaving almost no sign of aftertaste.

A worthwhile $5 bottle, but there is nothing going on out of the ordinary here.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 19:45:00 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a slightly amber tint; the three finger head leaves plenty of lacing behind

Smell: Piney aroma with hints of lemon and biscuity malt underneath

Taste: Slight touch of biscuity malt, up front, with the pine coming on strong through mid-palate; a touch of lemon in the hop profile, as well, but there is also a harsh, aspirin-like character to the bitterness; the biscuit is also present in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: While I am not enamored with the hop profile, this is a nice IPA and the best of the beers from this brewery that I have tried

Thanks, barleywinefiend, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2010 18:05:22 | More by brentk56
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froghop

Washington

3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a clear yellow-orange with a small white head, and great lacing.

smell is of citrus, a sweetness, and a touch of floral.

taste is of hops, citrus, malt, and caramel, ends on the bitter side.

for an IPA it is lacking, looks good, but the taste just is not quite there.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2010 01:23:25 | More by froghop
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beertunes

Washington

2.88/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer I had was just called "Vern", I'm assuming this is the same beer. Served in straight pint glass. Poured a dark straw yellow color with just a thin cap of white head that had low retention and lacing.

The aroma was very mellow and soft, mostly featuring floral and pine hop scents. The flavors were pretty much what the smell promised. Mellow floral hops mostly with some pine on the finish.

The body was a touch thinner than average for an IPA. Drinkability was pretty good, the beer drank smooth and easy, I could see sitting with a couple of these on deck watching the day go by. Overall, a nice little beer, worth trying if you see it.

Edit 11/14/13. Original scores 3.5/3.0/3.5/3.5/4.0. Thanks to Victor for splitting this with OKComputer and I. This brew seems to have changed quite a bit since last we met. the taste and aroma now have a noticeable caramel aspect, and the hops are all pine. There was a weird funkiness that, had this been on tap, I would have attributed to dirty lines. As this beer sits now, it's a slightly below average example of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2010 20:05:53 | More by beertunes
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a golden yellow color with a nice white head and good carbonation

S: Nice. Floral with some hops and melon, perhaps cantaloupe

T: Light and citrus hops, a bit lighter than nose. Grains, hops

M: Crisp, lighter bodied and tasty

D: Good all around

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2010 04:23:53 | More by barleywinefiend
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youradhere

Arkansas

3.23/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this on a lark at 99 Bottles. Pours light golden with slight haziness to the body, head is white and plentiful but quickly falls to thin lacing. Smell is odd, apricots, pine, hop skunk, and some sort of funkiness that I can only attribute to some sort of amonia. Taste is light with slight hop skunk, pine and acidity in the mouthfeel. Carbonation is high enough to scrub away flaws. Interesting brew, real light, its almost like a hoppy, light-bodied APA. I can't quite pick out the "specially grown Yakima hop" that YCBC claims is exclusive to this brew. It isn't at all citrusy IMHO, rather more pine-y; sort of a not sweet, toned down PTE (a decent IPA in its own, but I don't think it is worth splooging on the interwebs about like everyone seems to do). Real clean mouthfeel, this beer all but disappears. A sip brings pine bitterness and skunk, to quickly fade and leave a hop sting on the back of the tongue that lingers just long enough before fading. This is a good session beer by all means, and despite what my rambling review may lead you to think what I think about this beer, I will most assuredly get more of this beer as long as it lasts.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2010 00:00:24 | More by youradhere
Vern (This Vernal Splendor IPA) from Yakima Craft Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.