“Coast Day” seems like a weird name for a beer — until you realize that in Pyramid’s backyard of Washington and Portland, it’s a euphemism for Beach Day. There aren’t any beaches in these states, just cold, rocky shores that they call “the coast.” Hazy or no, it’s got a fairly traditional west coast style IPA flavor (“brewed with a unique blend of Nugget, Liberty, and Mount Hood hops and dry-hopped with Experimental Hop 09326, plus Centennials for extra flavor”), gently fruited but heavy with notes of pine resin, forest floor, and — here’s where the lager comes in — a yeasty, bready note. Weighty on the palate, it’s a bit gummy at times, particularly on the finish. Plenty bitter but not overpowering, it doesn’t change the game too much, though the lager element adds a chewiness that you won’t find in your typical IPA.
B / $NA (19.2 oz. cans) / pyramidbrew.com