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Higher Ground IPA - Birdsong Brewing

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Higher Ground IPA
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BA SCORE
88
very good

80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 0
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birdsong Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tdm168 on 06-22-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

kylehay2004, Jan 04, 2014
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Rifugium, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

LXIXME, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of tdm168
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

tdm168, Jun 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Rhettroactive, Oct 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

dirtylou, Dec 29, 2013
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WOLFGANG, Jul 22, 2013
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KevinGordon, Jun 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

thatoneguymike, Aug 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Gatordaddy, Jul 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

ncstateplaya, Jun 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Falcone, Sep 13, 2012
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MacQ32, Mar 29, 2014
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jak, Jul 08, 2013
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trevorpost, Aug 31, 2014
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Mantooth, Mar 30, 2013
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mc4z, Nov 30, 2013
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marine1975, May 21, 2013
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inspektor, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of SportsandJorts
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
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

SportsandJorts, Dec 02, 2013
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Higher Ground IPA from Birdsong Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.