Review: Surly Yummi Bear West Coast IPA

During this isolation, I've been watching a lot of Diners Drive Ins and Dives and the Surly Brewing episode seems to pop up more than any other, it seems. I have no problem with that because the Surly episode is pretty darn good!

Today's selection is Yummi Bear West Coast IPA, certainly a play on Gummi(y) Bears.

From the website: Is the West Coast the Best Coast? Not for us to say, but a proper West Coast-inspired IPA is tough to beat. Yummi Bear wears this influence proudly, with wave upon wave of citrusy hop flavor crashing down on a classically dry finish, leaving you wanting more.
(In other words, it’s Yummi.). 6.9% ABV

Appearance: Hazy IPA with a dark golden straw appearance, a light amount of carbonation in the body and a moderate amount of off-white head on top. The head diminishes fairly gradually, leaving behind a light amount of lacing on the glass.

Aroma: West Coast IPA with a bit of a candy sweetness to it. There's notes of pineapple, orange and lemon. There's a very floral hop presence - quite leafy and a tad bitter.

Taste: Tropical IPA with a moderate amount of pineapple, lemon and grapefruit. Good amount of fruit rind in this beer and sweet notes of caramel. The hops really pop out to give it a medley of flavours - it has a floral, herbal, grassy presence, as well as a bitter pine bitterness as well. Tad grainy. Bitter pine aftertaste.

Overall Thought: Moderately tropically sweet IPA with a floral, herbal, grassy and pine hop profile to it. Solid take on a West Coast IPA.

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