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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3417) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Pours clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma has mild stonefruit...peach and mango. Flavor follows suits and adds some pine notes. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly resinous with a bitter, earthy dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2111) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2012
I really enjoyed this IPA from a personal-new brewer. I had never heard of Sebago until my neighbor brought home a couple bottles of this IPA for me. The Frye’s Leap is very tasty and delicious! It pours a light amber color with a soft, thick and pillowy off-white head. The head leaves come really nice lacing that cascades down around the edges of the glass. The nose is very spicy and abrasive, just the way I like the aroma to be for an IPA. I noted some grapefruit, pine and light yeast in the nose. The body and flavors are very bright, bitter, smooth and creamy. The beer is very dry and fairly spicy, with bitter and sour notes of grapefruit, pine, lightly toasted bread, yeast, grass and lemon. The beer finishes very smooth, dry and sticky. The aftertaste really leaves me wishing for another (and very quick) sip.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Darien. Pours a clear amber color with a large frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of big hops... resin, pine, herbal. A bit of toffeeish malt. The taste is similar... resin and pine hops... but with a bit more pronounced toffee malt. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. A bit disjointed, but almost in a good way, like it’s taking you on a journey. Solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (17023) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2012
cask at GBBF 2012 ... golden amber ... thing white head ... dry big passion fruits nose ... soft pine ... big passion fruit ... juicy and zezty

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2012
On tap at Sebago, Portland ME in April 2010. Clear amber colour. Rather restrained aroma. Quite strong grapefruit hop flavour. Prominent bitterness. Some fruity notes. Good clean bite. Not a huge hop monster but a very decent, drinkable IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9450) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
I had this more than once, they dry hop it, serve it on cask, all but make beercycles for you to take home (I can do that myself). I like the dry hopped version the best, but the on-tap version I had was funky yeasty aroma, hoppy, lacey, was fine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (22402) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
Cask@GBBF2012. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, caramelly and quite nicely balanced. Flavour is sweet malts, fruits, nectar and some grass. Ends in a big grassy bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8832) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2012
Cask at GBBF (at 6%). It pours golden yellow, with a thin bubbly white head. The nose is grapefruit, tangerine, melon, orange, leaf, some manure and sweaty sock. The taste is straw, hay, resin, pine, citrus pith, grapefruit, light spice and some alcohol warmth, with bitter finish. Medium body, soft carbonation and slightly syrupy mouth-feel. Decent stuff, but I imagine this would be better with more carbonation (i.e. from a keg).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Pours clear golden, white head with some lace. Aroma is citrus hops, taste citrus, light malt, good hop flavor and bitterness, light body bitter hop finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3311) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 27, 2012
tap. clean fresh tangerine. resin. well balanced with a dry slightly sweet caramel malt backing. tasty. on cask. like.


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