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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

Barley:
2-Row Barley
80°L Caramel
Chocolate Malt


Hops:
Cascade
Columbus
Centennial

14.5°P. 10.6 SRM.

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3.3
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.

3.2
jason (1836) - 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.

3.4
TaktikMTL (7999) - Montréal, 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)

3.8
kassner (1705) - 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

3
JoeMcPhee (9584) - 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

2.6
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.

3.1
kramer (6908) - 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.

3
Imaena (2359) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - 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

3
goldtwins (4319) - 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.

3
drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 29, 2007
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.


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