J-Craft Ougon IPA by Baird Brewing

J-Craft Ougon IPA by Baird Brewing is a 7% IPA brewed as part of the J-Craft range of beers. You can read reviews of the other beers here.

J-Craft Ougon IPA

J-Craft Ougon IPA Aroma and Taste

J-Craft Ougon IPA is, like all Baird Brewing beers, unfiltered, which means it pours out with a load of sediment. You can even see it at the bottom of the glass in the picture above. Normally I’d run a mile from a beer that contained solid matter- heartburn, y’know- but Baird beers have always agreed with me. So take it from me, although you’ll have bits floating in, on and around this beer, it’s a perfectly palatable pint. Its two centimetres of off-white foam reduce to a single finger, and we’re off!

The nose on J-Craft Ougon IPA is citrusy and fresh, which is a nice change from all the dank cat piss I’ve been drinking lately. And beers.

Tasting it, there’s quite a lot of bitterness- interestingly, the back of the bottle has a little scale of IBUs and marks this one as being a 60. So, it’s up there. The malt sweetness goes well with the fresh and lemony hops, however, and makes this very easy to drink. It’s not heavy like an Aooni, and hides its 7% ABV very well.

J-Craft Ougon IPA: The Bottom Line

J-Craft Ougon IPA is a nice addition to the J-Craft range, and seems to be the last of the range. It also begs the question, when are Baird going to make a hazy IPA for me??

Where to buy J-Craft Ougon IPA

Rakuten– At this time the entire line is sold out. Still might be some out there in the wild.

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Joe Robson

Pompous elitist and professional space beast Joe lives down by the beach in Shonan. He listens to podcasts almost constantly. He's listening to one now. He bought an Arduino but doesn't know what to do with it. He recently ate a cricket and would do it again. Never give him a Belgian beer. He'll die.

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