Far Yeast Bicycle Coffee IPA is a 6% Belgian IPA from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and was first released in October 2017. Far Yeast Bicycle Coffee IPA is a collaboration between Far Yeast, providing a Belgian IPA base for the beer, and also Bicycle Coffee Tokyo, a small independent coffee shop in Tokyo, providing sustainably grown coffee beans.
Far Yeast Bicycle Coffee IPA Aroma and Taste
Quick note before I start – this is the second time I’ve tried to review this beer in bottled form as the first time I forgot to take a picture and the time I drank it on draft I had thought I had already reviewed it.
Far Yeast Bicycle Coffee IPA poured out a hazy amber colour with a large frothy white head on top that clung to the side of the glass throughout drinking. To say there was a lot going on in the beer would be an understatement. There was a large coffee aroma to it, along with some lemony citrus notes, followed up with a slight yeasty funk to it in the end. The pungency of the hops and coffee were well-balanced and neither dominated.
The initial roasted coffee kick in the body didn’t so much jolt me awake but it did kick my taste buds into action. If you don’t like coffee, then it’s safe to say you won’t like Far Yeast Bicycle Coffee IPA either. The coffee is such a dominating flavour that when the lemony hop bitterness kicks in, the sudden swing in flavours jolts the more tastebuds into action before settling down. There wasn’t much of yeasty flavour to the body though, despite the initial aroma.
Far Yeast Bicycle Coffee IPA The Bottom Line
Far Yeast Bicycle Coffee IPA is something different but unlike the Shiga Kogen Trunk Coffee effort, it succeeds in being drinkable.
Where to Buy Far Yeast Bicycle Coffee IPA
Far Yeast Bicycle Coffee IPA can be bought online at the following places: