Birdsong Higher Ground IPA

One of the things that I love about Edmunds Oast is that the restaurant is absolutely beautiful. It has these hugely high ceilings and a giant beer menu with a ladder to change out the signs. If you’re in the area, I highly recommend a visit.

ABV: 7%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our West-coast inspired IPA is totally crushable– there’s a reason why it’s our best seller! Well balanced with specialty crystal malts and a pleasant citrus aroma, this beer has notes of grapefruit and honeysuckle. Hopped with Columbus, Cascade, Galena, and Zythos hops. Lovingly dry hopped with Cascade.”

Random: This offering was on tap at Edmunds Oast and since I had never heard of the beer, I gave it a shot.

The beer poured with a three finger, thick, slightly off white head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was mahogany in color and slightly hazy. There was not much carbonation visible due to the cloudiness. The nose started with a generous dose of pine hops along with some grapefruit flesh. It quickly transitioned into some brown bread along with honey. The taste was also quite hoppy upfront with some pine needles, pine sap and grapefruit. The brown bread was still present with a little honey. The alcohol was well-hidden. The body was on the thicker side with moderate carbonation. It had a lengthy piney finish. I liked this beer, although given the Summer heat in the South, was a bit heavy for the environment. Despite that, I would have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0