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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Frye’s Leap IPA is an intense experience. From the American caramel malt, which gives Frye’s Leap IPA its golden color, to the unique and intense dry-hopped aroma of pine and grapefruit, this beer is every bit as exciting as its namesake.

2-Row Barley
80°L Caramel
Chocolate Malt


14.5°P. 10.6 SRM.

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dlovell2 (2381) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Golden color. Floral aroma. Oily feel in mouth. Slot of citrus flavor. Slight bitter finish.

jkwood04 (5472) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 18, 2010
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours light golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma and flavor a little bland and too bitter for this style. I like hops but this combination just doesn’t work as well as most IPAs. Still better than a lot of beers though.

BuckeyeBoy (8861) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 16, 2010
On tap at Sebago Portland , ME location. Pours out orange/copper topped with a nice white head. Aroma was of citrus and pine hops along with a light malt. Taste was more of the citrus and pine hops along with a little sweet malt to help hold it together.

MiP (16055) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
Draught, 6.2% at the brewpub. Good grapefruity hop aroma. Hazy copper colour. Small frothy white head. The flavour has a little grapefruit and caramel as many other APAs, but also a distinct teaish hop note. High bitterness, clean.

Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2010
Draught @ Sebago Brewing Company, Portland, ME: This is a super light yellow pour with a whispy white head. Aroma is quite soapy with lemon citrus, very prominent hopping. Sharp mouthfeel, very harsh in the mouth. The taste is very, very hoppy. Peppery, strong, light citrus and biscuity. There really appears to be no malt here at all, lacks a bit of balance and tastes way above its promised IBUs. What’s their double like!?

Ratman197 (15636) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Bottle poured a hazy orange amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of carmel, apricot, orange zest, light pine and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, orange zest, pine and pink grapefruit with a smooth dry lingering moderatly bitter finish.

Elwood (3347) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Serving: Draft from the Great Lost Bear
It pours a light orange color with a good sized foamy white head. Excellent head retention. The nose is very citrusy with some pine resin in the mix. Quite nice. The flavor brings the same citrus and pine notes to bear with some amplified floral notes and a light honey sweetness from the malt side. Well balanced with the hops taking the forward role. Medium in body leading to a lengthy, bitter finish. A very solid IPA!

kevd193213 (992) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Draught. Golden copper pour with a thin off white head. Aroma of pepper and piney hops. Nice even, medium bodied taste of pine, pepper, malt and faint citrus with a decent bitter finish.

asheft (3125) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2010
[tap] Balanced citrus and pine aroma from floral hops with a touch of caramel. Almost clear bronze with a lacy, white cover. Quite bitter flavour with tons of floral and citrusy hops. Pine and caramel flavours come in later with a dry bitterenss. Light body, moderate carbonation, bitter finish.

SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. A- Body is a very cloudy translucent burnt orange hue. Pours with a sticky, foamy 1-2 finger off white head. Head has perfect retention at 1/2 finger and tons of lacing is left all the way down the glass. S- Nose is very mild and somewhat dull. Its hard for me to discern anything but herbal and earthy hops. T- Earthy hops are the highlight of the flavor upfront with a mild pale malt backbone. The finish is slightly herbal and a hint of pine resin sneaks in as well before a mild, but long-lasting hop bitterness kick in. P-Medium tingly carbonation and a medium weight body that is rich, smooth, slightly oily, and creamy. O-I’m sure this has faded somewhat from what it was fresh...this brew is one of the best looking IPAs I have seen in awhile and the mouthfeel is excellent. Flavor is above average-but nothing exceptional. Its certainly smooth and very drinkable but only somewhat enjoyable. Great to try a NE local IPA Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-05-2010 18:01:41

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