Higher Ground IPA | Birdsong Brewing

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3.94/5
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161 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

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Added by tdm168 on 06-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,896
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
161
pDev:
9.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
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50
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Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of nmann08
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of mdfb79
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
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 dvmin98
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
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 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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
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 -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason_cs
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of JNForsyth
3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WOLFGANG
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of MDDMD
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12/30/17...Pours rusted amber with creamy white foam head. Heavy lacing. Toasted amber nose, very faint. Grassy. Malty open and an aggressive citrus hop. Some toffee sweetness pokes through. Fruit juice mouthfeel. Wonderful.

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Photo of trevorpost
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev +1.5%
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 +14.2%

Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of DrMindbender
3.3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Higher Ground IPA from Birdsong Brewing
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 161 ratings