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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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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michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2002
The perfect 'American IPA.'.........................................

Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 5, 2013
This is a very nice IPA with a nice hoppy aroma, flavor, and finish. It is a great beer to enjoy at the brewery, on draft, with some pretzels.

PhilHarmstead (25) - Vermont, USA - APR 25, 2013
Among the greater joys in life is that I once spent every May & June on Lake Sebago and have taken the plunge off Frye’s Leap itself. Now that I’m no longer in Maine, I take comfort in this hoppy, wonderous beer. Bottoms up!

DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2008
12 oz bottle. Bought in Portland, ME. Underrated IMO. Excellent balance of bittering, flavor & aroma hops. Just a good, solid IPA that is not over the top. Glad to have gotten a recommendation to try it from a Sebago employee at the Whole Foods in Portland.

obxdude10 (2367) - 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.

Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 3, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2007 On tap Maine Brewers Fest 2002: Hazy orange/yellow color. Citrus nose, full bodied. Starts and ends really bitter with a nice hoppy twang. A good American IPA.

BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 8, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2007 ORIGINAL RATE (on-tap, summer 06): Gold body, thin head. Not much of a scent to this one... sweet? Yeast maybe? Tastes sweet for an IPA, but has hops plentifuly, particularly in the finish. Medium bodied and well ballanced. A very decent IPA.

RE-RATE (bottle, winter 07): Murky but somewhat translucent amber-orange body with over a half an inch off off-white head that leaves a fair bit of lacing. Smells strong piney and citrusy. Piney and citrusy hop overwealmingly dominate this beer, with only just enough malt to support it and very little other apparent flavor atributes. Flavor lingers afterward, as it’s just a bit sticky. Medium-bodied. A surprisingly hoppy IPA, very good. Also, this is a rare beer that I think might just be better bottled than it is on tap.

Vir4030 (603) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Pours a light yellow with a normal head and a sweet hop aroma. I like the flavor - it’s on the hoppier side but decently bold. Dry hop flavor, goes well. I’m impressed.

harmfillstead (8) - - MAY 15, 2013 does not count
Forget the malty, give me flowers flowing and hopping out of my IPA. Not easy to switch to another beer, it makes other IPA’s that I like a lot seem a little too malty in immediate comparison. Cheers to you, cliff jumping freaks! I will drink your six pack and not regret it one bit ( as long as I have no late night whiskey!)

arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Draft in Bar Harbor. Pours clear gold with a white head. Nose is peach. Taste is pine. Dry finish.

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