Far Yeast Final Cut Session Ale by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Final Cut Session Ale

Far Yeast Final Cut Session Ale is a 5% session IPA from Far Yeast Brewing Company based in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative project they did with Transporter magazine, and it can be found in both bottles and on tap. Far Yeast Final Cut Session Ale is brewed with Mosaic hops imported from the US. It was first on sale in November 2016, though it’s unknown whether Far Yeast Final Cut Session Ale is a one-off release or a permanent line up in Far Yeast Brewing Company’s range.

Far Yeast Final Cut Session Ale

Definitely full of Mosaic hops.

Far Yeast Final Cut Session Ale Aroma and Taste

I’ve seen Far Yeast Final Cut Session Ale a fair few times in bottles but at almost ¥700 in a bottle, I’m loathed to pay for a 330ml beer when I can buy different, and in my opinion, very good beers instead. It’s actually cheaper to drink Far Yeast Final Cut Session Ale on tap by a long way, with this pint of it cost ¥900.

Far Yeast Final Cut Session Ale came up a clear golden colour with just a smidgen of head on top – the staff at Craftsman seem to be getting better with their pours. There was a distinct peachy citrus aroma from the Mosaic hops coming through and it must be said, if you’re not a Mosaic hops fan then you won’t like Far Yeast Final Cut Session Ale as it contains only those hops. There were some orange hints coming off of it as well. Lashings of hops, but very little malt base coming through, perhaps an ever-so-slight-tinge of caramel once it had warmed up.

The body was crisp – I will give Far Yeast Brewing Company that. It had the mouthfeel of a session IPA with a decent level of carbonation coming through and a bitterness that paired well. The fruity flavours though were met with a slight butteriness too, though fleeting. It finished off with the Mosaic hops bringing a large fruitiness to the palate before fading away.

Far Yeast Final Cut Session Ale The Bottom Line

Far Yeast Final Cut Session Ale is a respectable session IPA though not worth the price of admission unless you can find it cheap.

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Rob

Been drinking beer since longer than I can remember. You can find me in a bar, on the slopes, or doing DIY. I enjoy porters, imperial porters, golden ales, and amber / viennas.

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