Mountain Candy
Sycamore Brewing

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American IPA
Ranked #1,535
Ranked #11,247
4 | pDev: 9.25%
Sycamore Brewing
North Carolina, United States
Very Good
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Notes: Hop-bursted with high-alpha, resinous varietals, then double dry-hopped, this medal-winning, aromatic IPA is big on juicy flavors of stone fruit and Lifesavers candy, with notes of citrusy dankness.
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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16oz can with a canned on date of 9/9/19; into a pint glass.
Appearance- clear, apple juice gold, with few bubbles and a thin white head; lacing is unexpectedly strong.
Smell- peach and mixed berries with a touch of grass.
Taste - starburst candy, perhaps some mango, not as much peach, some black berry and strawberry detected.
Feel - incredibly easy drinking at over 7%; mildly bitter, but definitely all ipa!
Overall- really a tasty, easy drinking IPA; worth a shot if you prefer a fruit forward IPA.

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Photo of TheRougeBastard
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

True to the west-coast style IPA.! IMO, the name's a tad misleading, thought it was going to be one of those lactose-heavy, desert IPA's. Poured a straw-gold, slight head, nice hop-pine scent, same for taste, with right amount of bitterness. Refreshing all round, a perfect summer beer!

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Photo of Clemson_OB
4.58/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a great Brew! Hazy dark straw-colored with a 1-inch white head. Has a strong smell of pine, hops, and candied fruit. The taste follows the scent, starting with notes of pine and candied fruit, followed by a dank citrus taste and pretty strong hop flavor, finishing with just enough of a bitter burn going down.

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Photo of TonyLema1
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: gold/straw color, minimal head, some lacing
S: I get candied tropical fruits
T: lightly fruity, little malts, hint of pine
F: decent mouthfeel
O: I really enjoy this beer

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Photo of omahawk
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice clear straw gold with little head and good lacing. Smell is a very nice ripe kiwi and pineapple with sweet malt. Taste is an odd combination of juicy tropical mango and a tart barnyard flavor. Mouthfeel is a little off, with some puckering bitter on the backend of the palette. This is a distinctive beer, has some nice flavors in the taste spectrum, but it doesn’t all go together and is not my favorite.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My bestie got me a can of this. It poured a hazy orangish with fizzy white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had pineapple and white wine hints. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with fermented citrus flare. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear orange/gold beer with a fluffy white head that leaves a curtain of lacing. The aroma is floral hops, malty sweetness and a lot of peach and citrus. Nice sweetness that really tastes like a lifesaver with peach and floral hops. Nice bitter finish. This is quite a nice and unique beer.

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Photo of Terptwerp
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought 4 pack from Harris Teeter.

This is one of the better Charlotte IPAs. The taste is citrusy and slightly sweet which a slightly bitter finish. I will be buying more.

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Photo of Apellonious
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz can, no identifiable date, poured into a pint glass. Comes out a clear golden orange, with a one and half finger head that dissipates somewhat quickly. The aroma bitter citrus, onion and sea salt notes with some tropical fruit. The taste is line, with some mellow candy like sweetness mixed in before the bitter finish. Grapefruit and cantaloupe seem more apparent once it warms. The mouthfeel is above medium in heft, and in carbonation, it’s slightly sharp. In comparison, I liked the Rainbow Dust better, but those that like heavy citrus and bitterness will enjoy this one.

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Photo of anakinhush
4.54/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a very underrated IPA. This IPA is very flavorful with lots of citrus and melon flavors that is balanced by the hops and bitters. It has a high ABV at 7.5%, but it very hard to tell. This is definitely in my top three favorite NC brews.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a relatively clear medium golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate burnt orange colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense sudsy foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a few small patches of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Slightly heavier than moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit + melon/cantaloupe hops, light aromas of dank resinous hops, and slightly heavier than light aromas of slightly sweet biscuit malts.

T: Upfront there are just shy of moderate flavors of biscuit malts with a slightly heavier than light amount of grainy sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit + melon/cantaloupe hops along with light flavors of dank resinous hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which lingers slightly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Initially crisp with a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and enjoyable with a nice hop presence over enough of a malt backbone. Another enjoyable beer from Sycamore and one I would get again.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into a pint glass canned on 9/22

A: Not much of a head to speak of, but it was white and filmy. Bright clear gold Amber body.

S: Light bits of honey and cantaloupe with a little pineapple and some light maltiness.

T: Lots of pineapple and cantaloupe a little honeyed hop flavor and a light but distinct malt caramel backbone.

m: Lighter to medium body very smooth clean beer very light bitterness on the finish.

O: This is a great beer lots of huge fruit flavors melon and pineapple with a good clean mouthfeel. Very well done indeed.

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Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 54 ratings