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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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We have followed the British tradition and created Frye’s Leap IPA which is one of the hoppiest beers in Maine at 55 IBU’s. Brewed with American 2-row, caramel 20L & 60L Highly hopped with Cascade, Centennial and Nugget and aggressively dry hopped with a mixture of Centennial and Cascade. Frye’s Leap IPA is an American-style India Pale Ale. It has a strong hop flavor and a medium body. Frye’s Leap IPA is light golden in color with a fruity hoppiness that comes from extra dry hop conditioning. The IPA is perfect on a summer day it pairs well with spicy foods, vinaigrettes and grilled vegetables. It also is great with oysters, clams and chilled soups.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
williamherbert (1377) - Syracuse, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Massive head; cloudy orange. Tons of carbonation. Aroma is chlorine and flowery hops. Decent but underwhelming. A decent hop flavor with some weak pale malts. Kinda "eh."

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2009
In short: A fluffy IPA with a basic malt backbone and a good amount of fruity hops. A bit dirty but pleasantly tasty. Decent.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Clear golden blonde body topped by a medium white head
In long: Nose shows a lot of fruity hops (citrus, grapefruits, oranges, etc.). Far from a crisp brew, this one felt yeasty and fluffy. Cake-like maltiness, smooth honey and caramel. Really felt like a fluffy cake. Hops really take over the finish. Very fruity bitterness of medium intensity with also a dry dirtiness with tree bark hints. Not crisp or refreshing but overall rather tasty. Prides itself to be “one of the hoppiest beers in Maine at 55 IBU’s”. Yes, at 55 IBU. And I’m also on the best cook living in my house.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 7, 2009
12 oz bottle ...clear golden pour, creamy , thin off white head ,excellent lace.aroma is sweet,citrus and some bisquit malt. sweet citrus and caramel malt flavor gives way to a decent resin hop bitterness.finish is dry and very clean ,a tad thin but highly drinkable .medium bodied,smooth and excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2920) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2009
I seem to be a lot higher than most for this one. Pours a golden amber with a slight haze. Very nice velvet head that stays for the duration. Aroma is pine and citrus, not as pronounced as you might expect. Flavor has a bit of malt up front but is very hop bitter after. I think it is very well done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2009
[2360-20090731] Bottle. Mild chocolate malt aroma is mostly grassy yeast. Slightly hazy, light brown orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bread yeast grass flavour has a long flour finish. Medium body. Odd a little but otherwise fine.
(w/ others @ BCTC; Cooperstown, NY)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 9, 2009
A: Pours with an average-sized, white head... this sucker sticks around at one finger-size for the entire duration! Excellent, clumpy white lacing... looks like a Belgian ale in this regard. Body is mostly clear, with a slight haze, and a nice, deep copper color. S: Smells quite hoppy... think there may be some citrus in there as well. T: Slightly watery at the beginning, but that quickly makes way for the hops. Quite a bitter finish, with a long-lasting flavor. I can feel the 55 IBUs coming through. M: Medium-bodied, slightly creamy, average carbonation... quite nice. D: Nice and hoppy, but not overpowering. The look of this beer is its best feature, but everything else is up to par as well. A nice entry from Sebago.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2009
BCTC. Pours a hazy golden amber with a thin white head. Light citrus aromas. Body is mostly caramel and malt. Finishes with a light bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jblauvs (1356) - Chester, Vermont, USA - AUG 3, 2009
on tap at the barley pub. Orange pour with a slight offwhite head. malty without a strong hop presence in the nose. What is detectable is a little piney. Flavor is malty with some bitterness from the hops but not as much as id like. This makes for an unballanced and uninteresting brew

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Bottle at BCTC 2009: Hazy orange golden with an off white film of head. Astringent vegetal aroma- some sweet grains, almost donut like with a sweet pine note. Weird flavor as well with some citric orange covered by residual sugary character that is, again, donut like. Quite odd. Doesn’t have any bitterness. Weird.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coldbrewky (1493) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Tap at the brewpub in Portland. I made the mistake of jotting my notes on their busy beer mats and I can make out the following: A deep golden in the glass with a thin white head. Pretzel rods at the bar add a nice dimension to this. Thin Carbonation. Sharp hops throuth this distinct and stoic beer. Slightly reninicent of SNPA. Fryes leap has a bit of diacetly jutting out near the finish that throws it off. Nose of bitter hops.


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