georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - JAN 4, 2008
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
kramer (6658) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Imaena (2304) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - OCT 16, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent IPA. very dry and not really thier finest try the red ale. good for a 1$ sampler at thier portland outfit
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice sweet hop smell; cloudy golden color; interesting taste: lots of apricot along with light but very noticeable hop bite.
[tasted next to Victory HopDevil]
the Frye’s Leap is much lighter, more refreshing, more sting. The Victory is bolder, fuller, maltier.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from bottle at the Halifax Seaport Beerfest. Golden amber colour with a mostly diminishing off-white head. Toasty and fruity aroma with pine notes. Biscuit and bread flavours with a grapefruit and light piny bitter finish. Medium bodied, lightly juicy, firm mouthfeel. Straightforward IPA.
WeeHeavySD (3386) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Porus copper orange with a half finger tan head. Almost no nose. Taste is sweet, tongue prickly, with light hops. Better than bad, not great.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rather unimpressive this one. Looks pretty good with a nice thick head and lots of lace on the glass, but everything else about the beer fails to impress. Aroma is full of hops, mostly citrus and pine notes. Flavor is completely overwhelmed by the hop finish which is quite bitter and lasts a very long time.
notalush (5856) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the downtown Portland brewpub - a solid sessionable IPA - palate-waking, crisp, grassy hops balanced with a malt sweetness that doesn’t become overpowering - quite herbal and floral, lacking the big citrus flavors that many IPAs have, which is a welcome change.
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - JUL 31, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle. light orange gold with quickly fading white head (some lacing) - somewhat paler and less orange than your average ipa. nice sweet, fruity hop aroma made the first sip somewhat of a let down. first reaction was to the watery palate (not much bite to balance out the fragrant flavoring hops). a light bitter came through a few sips in and it definitely has a dry quality.
the aroma that i first considered pleasant became too much as i made my way though. the sweet pine was just overwhelming. it has all the elements of a decent ipa but i just don’t think that the balance is there. interesting but not one i’d come back to.