Higher Ground IPA | Birdsong Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

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
Ratings:
153
Reviews:
8
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
45
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 153 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of nmann08
3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of mdfb79
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Overall a very nice IPA; had on tap at a BBQ joint and was very easy to drink.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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 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 GarthDanielson
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler from the brewery. Poured into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, orange-brown coloring with a tall, chunky, foamy, clingy, off-white head. Great lacing along the glass. Aromas of resinous pine pitch, pepper spice, caramel, lemon zest, cut grass, and subtle grapefruit. Very balanced nose, with a slight lean towards bitter. Flavors are bitter and citrus tart forward, with a heavy dose of grapefruit and tangerine, all on a richly sweet caramel backbone. Cut grass, moss, and pine pitch provide a solid dose of hops resin characteristics, bittering up this beast. Smooth, slightly dry feel on a fairly light body, with a bitter, dry, and citrus tart aftertaste. The finish has more of the grapefruit linger, and leaves a dry, slightly astringent feel on the palate. Very solid, tasty, big IPA.

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Photo of outoffocus
3.36/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -39%

Photo of JNForsyth
3.64/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WOLFGANG
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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 Gatordaddy
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

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

Photo of trevorpost
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of jophish17
3.2/5  rDev -22%

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of kell50
3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Falcone
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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Higher Ground IPA from Birdsong Brewing
4.1 out of 5 based on 153 ratings.
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