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RATINGS: 168   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3126) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rcasta (832) - EL SALVADOR - OCT 7, 2008
En pwm, me esta es la forma de probarlas. Sampler. Creo q esta le gustaria al gordo. Bastante hoppy

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2008
12 oz bottle. Bought in Portland, ME. Underrated IMO. Excellent balance of bittering, flavor & aroma hops. Just a good, solid IPA that is not over the top. Glad to have gotten a recommendation to try it from a Sebago employee at the Whole Foods in Portland.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2008
12 oz bottle-pours a rich off white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is citrus/pine, medium malt. Taste is citrus/pine-slight bitter/dry, medium malt-caramel. OK/mild carbonation. Thanks Doug & Joy for bringing this one back.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreenWall (54) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours clear golden-amber. A smooth white head diminishes to a film, leaving some lacing. Some biscuit in the aroma, overshadowed by bright, earthy, grassy, citric hops. Perhaps a little caramel sweetness, grass, lots of very crisp hop bitterness. Overall effect is quite dry. Bitterness lingers without coating the tongue. Citrus comes out more as it warms. Medium to light palate, very low carbonation, smooth. Verges on the watery as it goes. A solid, very refreshing session IPA. I was very impressed with this at the Beerfest, perhaps a little less so with the bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gethinbeer (2141) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2008
Sampler. Slight cloudy golden appearance. Hoppy IPA. Seems well balanced. Enjoyable strong hoppy IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
12oz single bottle purchased from Charles St Liquors in Boston. No freshness date on the bottle, and some bottles are of suspect age from that store. Pours a nice cloudy dark gold with a bit of head. Good lacing. Decent aroma of English hops and malts. Flavour is pretty nice - the hops taste English (although I’m not qualified to specifically name a type, but I do enjoy saying the word "Fuggles") but certainly stronger than a typical English bitter. Well balanced maltiness. Great lingering hoppy aftertaste. Reading the beer description now, I am a bit surprised to find that this uses American hops, but I suppose it helps explain the stronger profile than a typical British... Enjoyable stuff, and better than I expected. It’s providing me with something a bit different than most American IPAs. But without knowing the age of this bottle, it’s tough to say if age has an effect.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4349) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Pours amber into a shaker. Head quickly recedes leaving spot lacing. Mild resin aromas. Grapefruit from front to back with a lasting dry resin finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bungalo22 (326) - Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - JUN 25, 2008
From the bottle pours a light orange or brown. A small head with a strong aroma of hops. It is a bitter beer. Probably the best IPA from the Maine Micro brew crew - to this point at least.


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