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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - 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 (1418) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Cloudy yellow gold color. Very nice head that leaves some lace (because much of it slides down the glass). Strong caramel aroma, not like a typical IPA. Slight refrigerator smell and nearly no hop. The taste is big improvement from the smell--there’s lots of hop in this, although there is little in the finish. Very nice body, perhaps the best component in the beer. If you get by the malty smell, this is a decent IPA offering.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Bottle. Middling copper color with a thin head. Relatively weak aroma- despite apparent use of plenty of C-hops, not much citrus comes through in the nose- more floral notes. Plenty of burnt malt sweetness on the nose as well. Flavor shows way too much malt, and said malt has a metallic burnt sugar aspect to it. Decent bitterness, and some hop character, but too muddled and ill-defined. Decent on the palate. Overall, a pretty uninteresting IPA with a poor malt character.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Bottle shared with Philly gents- Hazy orange pour, decent white head. A thin sour feel on the nose and into the pallet with a hop bitterness that gave a sour note I’m not that fond of.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (1886) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 14, 2009
Sour malt aroma with a good amount of hops mixed in. Clear light orange color with a small white head. Mild dry floral hop flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
6ROW (402) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2009
great IPA, the 3 types of hops give this beer a very complex taste and aroma

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
decaturstevo (4869) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Hazed orange pour with fluffy off white head and lace. Aroma of sour fruit. A metallic flavor followed by a sour. Thin with a creamy mouthfeel. Not very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3115) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Thanks to decaturstevo for sharing this one. Tall, lasting white head over a clear gold body. Perfumy floral hop aroma. Slightly metallic bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Solid IPA. Somewhatlight bodied, a bit grassy. I would definitely put in my IPA rotation if it was available here. Glad Dan picked it up and was willing to share.


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