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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4163) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jason (1675) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2008
Draft. Poured a deep amber body with thin head. Aroma is citrusy hops. Flavor is citrus hops, sweet malty tones with some vegatable evident.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5545) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
En fût. Pinte dégustée chez Great Lost Bear (Portland, ME). Arôme: Odeur d’houblon floral avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est orangée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Légère présence de pamplemousse et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’amertume d’houblon en arrière goût. (Rating #1702)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1322) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Draft at the brewpub in Portland. very nice and unusually good balance of flavors. some florals but also a strong dry finish. dark clear golden color. my favorite but its probably the hops

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2009 Rerate: Hazy amber with a thick white head. The nose is pretty nice. A touch of light grapefruit over a soft crackery malt base. The flavour is pretty basic, but it works pretty well. I’m not sure what the deal is since the last bottle I had was pretty infected, but this one is drinking decently. A fairly peppery finish and a bit of light pine as well. Light amber with a huge (overcarbonated) rocky head. Very dusty aroma with a lightly oxidized cardboardy character. Lightly crackery. Some nice hoppy grapefruity aroma with a fairly citrusy hoppiness, but it doesn’t quite come together. The flavour isn’t quite right. Oxidized and cardboardy and not very good. A similar harsh minerally note as is present in the stout, but in the stout it kind of works... here not so much. 5 2 4 2 9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Bottle. Pours a deep dark amber with a soft white head. Fruity raisin aroma along with caramel. There was something about this beer that was just a little bit off.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (4684) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy dark copper body with a one finger foamy white head that left tons of lacing. No visible carbonation at all. Floral hop nose with a hint of iced tea and light toffee malt. The flavor is of moderate bitter floral leafy hops over a toasted and slightly toffee tinged malt base. Lingering husky bitter finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with moderate soft fizzy carbonation. Overall, an average at best IPA, nothing special, but drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (1701) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Decent IPA. very dry and not really thier finest try the red ale. good for a 1$ sampler at thier portland outfit

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2007
The aroma was earthy with aged malt and sucking candy caramel. The hops were light. Malty caramel flavor with a hint of citrus at the very end. Dry finish.

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