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Higher Ground IPA | Birdsong Brewing

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Reviews:
8
Ratings:
137
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
42.93%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birdsong Brewing
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by tdm168 on 06-22-2012

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 137
Reviews by SportsandJorts:
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4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: a nice strong orange color. Good clarity. And about a finger of a whitish head that leaves a bit if lacing.

Smell: juicy and not too bitter hops. A smack of citrus followed by mellow notes of florals and spice

Taste: juicy hops open up. Mixing with floral and a good spicy hop kick. Nice hop flavor backed by a nice bready malt

Mouthfeel: nice drinking. Medium body. Moderate bitterness.

Overall: awesomely crafted ipa. Could easily be a go to/ standard if it was easy to find in bottles. Very tasty drinkable and spot on in all aspects

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Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of tdm168
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at World of Beer Raleigh. Served in a pint glass.

A - orangish amber with a little white head; no retention

S - citrusy, grapefruit, lightly bready

T - grapefruit, citrusy, bready, piny, bitter finish

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is delicious. There is perfect balance between malts and hops. The hop character is citrusy up front and finishes with a light, piny bitterness. The malt is lightly bready and holds up nicely to the heavy hops. This is definitely worth a try.

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Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap at (gasp) Jeff's Bucket Shop on Montford

I think this is somehow my first Birdsong beer - I've been overlooking them for years until this fateful night. My first impression was that this was not a beer that deserved to be overlooked - a classically crafted IPA - citrus forward and oily with a moderate stinging bitterness. The malt bill supports this nicely without being too noticeable. This was good - the rest of the birdsong lineup will have to wait until my next eastward venture though.

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Photo of JWhat
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of aleckpa
3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AMART1868
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of CalebMG
4/5  rDev -2.4%

I really enjoyed this one. Definitely has hops but not overly dry.

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Photo of 3ricks
3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of trevorpost
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of dvmin98
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lots of grapefruit rind. Not overly hoppy. Decent malt. Sharp bite on back end.

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Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of matt82gill
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of yurymetelski
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Goldndomer
3.34/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bwag
5/5  rDev +22%

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Higher Ground IPA from Birdsong Brewing
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