Higher Ground IPA | Birdsong Brewing

BA SCORE
77.9%
Liked This Beer
3.94 w/ 154 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birdsong Brewing
North Carolina, United States
birdsongbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by tdm168 on 06-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,796
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
154
Liked:
120
Avg:
3.94/5
pDev:
9.64%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
47
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 154 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of Bwag
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of adamwn
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of Wideawake
4.77/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Higher Ground is a outstanding All American IPA. You heard me:
All American. It's an unfiltered offering with a wheat feel to it without the muckiness.
Head retention is better than average with a nice moderate krausening lace. This beer is exquisitely crafted and not for folks that drink Shiner Bock. You know what I'm talking about.
Anyway, if you appreciate great craft beer, give this dark copper colored fine IPA a try or two.

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Photo of Ryguyskisurf
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of jeffkissel
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of Drazilnc
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of rvscala
4.73/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite local beers from Charlotte, NC!

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Photo of AllenCurtis_1
4.7/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AMART1868
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jorrx003
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of DWheeler379
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of rxthree
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Gatordaddy
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Aledondt
4.49/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ericjipa1
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One good, no SUPREME Charlotte breed IPA. No articulate analysis from me. This IPA is tasty

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Photo of SportsandJorts
4.43/5  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

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4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of jeffmck09
4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of evan35
4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tdm168
4.32/5  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.

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Photo of cduffy201
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dave1999
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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Higher Ground IPA from Birdsong Brewing
Beer rating: 77.9% out of 100 with 154 ratings
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