Long Leaf IPA
Appalachian Mountain Brewery

Long Leaf IPALong Leaf IPA
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IPA - American
Ranked #4,259
Ranked #23,847
3.84 | pDev: 9.11%
Appalachian Mountain Brewery
North Carolina, United States
Very Good
Long Leaf IPALong Leaf IPA
Notes: Born and raised in the Old North State, this beer is a collaboration between the floral English and the citrusy American style IPA. Underneath a white frothy head, these plentiful hop flavors balance on the see-saw of a medium-bodied malty backbone. It all comes together and leaves you with a subdued lingering bitterness, so raise a toast to North Carolina, the land of the Long Leaf Pine!

74 IBU
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Singlefinpin from North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking this from a bottle poured into a pint glass.
Appears Slightly orange with a nice foamy head and lacing.
Smells citrusy and piney.
Taste follows the nose.
Mouth feel is medium for the style
Overall a nice IPA I might order again

Feb 22, 2020
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass: color is dark gold, head is off white to light tan, presents 1 inch thick with some lacing after a few quaffs.

Smell is light toasty malt, hint of caramel, earthy hops, subtle citrus and pine.

Taste follows with mild pale malt, hint of biscuit, moderate caramel and toast, hop flavors are earthy, piney, citrus rind and pith. The balance is bitter and maybe a touch much.

Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, light sweetness, then lingering light bitterness.

Overall a good blend of the english/american styles, great to pickup amidst the lighter, sweeter, citrusy ipa trends.

Aug 09, 2019
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I tried this beer at the Cabarrus Country Club whilst there for my Bestie's member guest golf outing. The beer poured a clear golden with a white head that left a spotty lace. The scent had a little citrus, a little floral and a little hoppy. There is a faint maltiness that adds citrus to the scent. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with fruit and hop presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

Jun 29, 2019
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Buckeye55 from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nearly clear golden pour with minimal head. Smells the IPA hoppy smell and the taste follows. Slightly bitter mouthfeel and aftertaste. A good example of an IPA, just not a great one.

Jun 28, 2019
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Beers-es from Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a month-old can (happy it was dated), pours a slightly hazy orange-gold. Nice white head, minimal lacing. Smell and taste are pretty classic pine and grapefruit, with a touch of malt sweetness. Good drying bitterness. I like it.

Aug 09, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

the right mix of old and new school here, with a little grain support in an english sort of way, nothing too sweet or heavy, but there is some flavor and some body from it which has all but gone away in more trendy ipa types these days, i really do miss it, and appreciate it greatly here. the hop profile is nice, definitely has a piney complexion to it, northwestern type, oily and woodsy, even autumnal to me, but fresh enough to be summery too, dank and sticky but not overdone, and with quite a bit of bitterness to back it up, very complete spectrum sort of beer. some honey sweetness and floral nature here, a coming together of the malt and the hops, just good beer really, not overly complex or begging for analysis, just delicious and drinkable, especially for its sturdy abv, dangerous. this is solid american ipa, a pretty textbook example of the style really, and something i feel the style is getting away from a little too far. bold and flavorful, spruce and juniper to it, bitter to close, some linger too. well made and fairly priced.

Jul 24, 2018
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SmokySignals from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - Pale to medium golden color, lightly hazy , full crusty head
Smell - Citrus, big Green/piney fresh aromas, faint, dank note.
Taste - Bold and hoppy for sure, with just enough malt body to balance it, for IPA standards.
Feel - Clean, dry, bitter enough IMO. Nicely light but effectively matched up in body for a versatile beverage.
Overall - A true IPA. Accept one if offered, or try one if available.
It is long and leafy

Apr 25, 2018
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper colored with an inch of creamy beige on top. Moderate lacing. The aroma is of floral and piney hops. I'm tasting floral and earthy hops along with some light malt. The mouth is faintly sticky and chewy with a light chalkiness.

Mar 19, 2018
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.18/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16 oz. can. Hazy deep orange. Smells of caramel malt and floral hops. A tinge of resin. Tastes of floral hops, bready malts, moderate caramel sweetness. Again, has a tinge of resiny hops in the back end. Medium body. I get the English idea, but it pushes caramel sweetness where I'd like it to be drier.

Jul 26, 2017
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Billolick from New York

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tall can, Jun 15 17...just a few days in the can...yeah fresh

Pours hazed almond, under a lasting frothy cap, leaving thicker ringed lacing

Herbal and topical fruit nose

Tasty and fresh tasting IPA, some tropical notes and some resiny notes...worth a try

Jun 21, 2017
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haines710 from Delaware

4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a 4 pack of 16 oz cans while driving through North Carolina. Pours a light Amber color with a thin head. Smell is fruity but taste is malty. Can says 7.1% ABV. Not my favorite IPA but a good solid beer.

May 21, 2017
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JayQue from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good IPA. Poured from a tall boy can into a pint glass. Slightly hazy orange color and white head. It takes a very hard pour, but the results are a medium size foamy head with good retention and broken rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma is grapefruit and some piney hops. You can tell there will be some good bitterness from the aroma. Taste is more of the same, but there is some balancing dry biscuity malt and a kind of mild tobacco/nicotine flavor, Pretty good flavor. Mouthfeel is crisp and somewhat bitter. There is some balance here so it is not just a hop bomb. Well worth trying!!!!

Dec 17, 2016
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JimKal from North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Having had and really liked the Spoaty Oaty from AMC I wanted to try this offering. It comes in a 16 oz. can which is one of my favorite ways to get a beer. But, for me, this one didn't measure up. It has some nice bitterness and looks good on the pour - decent head and decent lacing. And while I like an IPA that leans toward the bitter side there is something about the taste that just doesn't work for me. Fortunately, for me, there are plenty of other IPAs to try.

Nov 05, 2016
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MacMalt from New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16 oz. can into pint glass. It pours a golden color with orange hues and two fingers of foamy, cream-colored head and extensive lacing with excellent retention. This primary smell is sweet malt with citrus and floral hops. This is a typical southern malty IPA. There is sweet malt, caramel, a hint of citrus, and a slightly bitter piney finish. This ale has a pleasant mouthfeel; it is creamy, medium-bodied, moderately carbonated, and with an ABV of 6.8% it has substance but is still easy to drink. If you are looking for a true West Coast hop bomb, then Long Leaf will probably disappoint but if you like a southern-style malty IPA, then you should enjoy this one.

Oct 01, 2016
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Omnium from Pennsylvania

3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can > Tulip Pint

A - Clear gold with a nice two finger foamy white head, thick lacing.
S - Very classic, cracker and bread malt, some green pepper, pine, orange peel, grapefruit, light earthy hop resin.
T - Pretty straight forward, medium earthy pine hop bitterness, some black pepper, caramel and cracker malt, not overly sweet, but sweet enough, some mild citrus.
M - Finishes dry and medium lingering bitterness, good body.
O - Decent IPA, very classic american style that holds true to what it was aimed at.

May 23, 2016
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daliandragon from Maryland

4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up recently in the lovely hamlet of Candler, just west of Asheville with some of the porter. Pours a stately golden color with a big, long lasting white head and copious lace. Nose is balanced but flavorful, some noble hops and also the more traditional pine and citrus with a solid caramel backbone.

Although not completely withering, the hop presence is felt throughout the sip and is smoother in texture than a lot of IPAs with similar specs. There is some malt interference but mostly it is like a B+ hop bomb. The tall boy cans are a nice touch.

Maybe this was the enjoyment of these beers with my weekend but this is quite delicious.

May 02, 2016
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hman43 from North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours golden with orange tinges and a slightly off white head.

Smell: It has aromas of caramel malts, floral, pine, and hints of citrus.

Taste: It has flavors of caramel malts, floral hops, citrus, and pine.

Feel: It has a medium feel with a moderate bitter finish and is long lasting.

Overall: The malt is more prominent than most American IPA's and this resembles more of an English IPA. With that said, it is an IPA that is malt forward with quality hops and bitterness towards the finish.

May 01, 2016
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argock from Virginia

3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Light-medium amber with 1-finger off white head with good lacing down the glass.

A bit of a muddled hop aroma with some Columbus dank-resin, Centennial fruitiness, Cascade floral, and Chinook style pine - not sure if that is the hop lineup as nothing on the AMB website, but that's the hop character I smell. Nothing stands out of that group though - a case of a bit too much going on. Malt aroma is substantial but mainly light caramel and Munich graininess.

Flavor is similarly muddled with too many hop and malt elements. It is very bitter - tastes like more than 75 IBU to me. This beer would do well to focus on a couple of hops and less malt complexity.

Feel is on target - lightish body and very dry finish.

More focus and this IPA could be a contender.

Apr 06, 2016
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deep gold color with a white head that leaves spotty lacing and remains around the edge of the glass. The smell is a little citrus, a little floral and a little hoppy. There is a faint maltiness that adds citrus to the scent. The taste of this one is much better as it warms. As it warms the fruitiness and hops really come out. There is a nice orange flavor, floral hops and piney hops. There is a really nice sharp hop bite at the end.

Feb 28, 2016
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deadonhisfeet from Kentucky

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a Goose Island tulip. The pour is dark gold, slightly hazy, and sports about a finger of fine white head with good retention and nice lacing. Not a crazy amount going on with the nose. I get some typical pine tree aromas, some lemon and grapefruit, and a hint of fresh toast.

Medium body with a firm, creamy feel and a nice hoppy flavor. I get toast and marmalade up front, then a well-balanced salvo of pine, citrus, and hemp-like hoppy flavors. The pine and hemp flavors seem to dominate, especially towards the back of the palate where they really take over the profile and leave a grassy, floral finish. The feel complements the flavor nicely and enhances the sticky quality of all that piney bitterness.

Overall, a nice American IPA. It has a little something for all hop fans. There's a solid malt backbone and a nice variety of hoppy flavors ranging from citrusy to piney to hemp-like. I prefer the citrusy IPAs, so I doubt I will buy this one again. Still, I enjoyed the entire 4-pack.

Jan 12, 2016
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20holmbrew from Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a tallboy can into Sam Adams perfect pint. Huge foamy head. Getting lots of pineapple and citrus aromas. Sharp piney bite upfront. Very nice mouthfeel. Overall it was a solid IPA.

Nov 30, 2015
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BeerDawgs from Georgia

3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Amber with a finger of head , sticky lace left all over the glass. Clarity, and it looks filtered

S - Nice balance of citrus and bitter hops. Smell warrior and centennial

T - Citrus, oranges and tangerines. Tasty citrus IPA

F - Medium body and slick.

O - A tasty easy drinking IPA.

Aug 20, 2015
SPLITGRIN from Kentucky

3.57/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a nice rustic IPA. If you told me that I was drinking a hoppy lager I would not argue it at all. Solid overall but not what most hop lovers look for in an IPA.

May 02, 2015
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. No obvious can dating from what I can see.

Big bronze orange with a clear and see through appearance, and lots of rising pinhead fast carbonation in the middle. Head is large out of the can, thick and froth with off white color, four fingers, and big swiss cheese retention and clumping. Just wont quit, a classic aggressive looking IPA.

Hop angle seems to hit nicely with just a hint of possible greatness. Leafy and slightly minty herbal, matching with a nice soft malt sweetness in the body behind it. Extremely clean smelling, if I could say. Hints of chewy warm mint and leafy green like action, thick hop aroma, but also a bit simple. Very solid and impressive in its own right.

Palate finishes very noticeably bitter, which takes over first sips and flavors. Mid palate washes with a hint of fruit juice and matching treacle and honey like malts. Aftertaste and swallow bursts lots of controlled pint that hints toward lime a bit, and has lots of control with some of the balanced malt sweetness. Airy long lasting almost hop breathmint like finish. Wonderful solid body, almost into big juiced territory.

A very impressive IPA that goes for good qualities and just inches towards real greatness. Perhaps it's quality is just what is needed in the booming IPA realm.

Apr 22, 2015
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oberon from North Carolina

3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours into an imperial pint glass a clear rich medium golden with a sticky half finger white head that settles very slowly.Grassy and leafy hops with a tinge of citrus,a dryer bready malt base is detected as well.Dry and quite crisp on the palate with a aspirin-like hop profile along with some herbal and grassy notes,again a bready malt base.Not bad though a little sharp in it's aspirin flavor,I like the dryness and crispness of the beer.

Mar 02, 2015
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