Higher Ground IPA | Birdsong Brewing

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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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
145
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
43.66%
 
 
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5
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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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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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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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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Higher Ground IPA from Birdsong Brewing
4.1 out of 5 based on 145 ratings.
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