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Frye's Leap IPA - Sebago Brewing Company

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277 Ratings
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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sebago Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Frye's Leap IPA is an intense experience. It is a hoppy medium-bodied ale and is full of character. From the caramel malt which gives our IPA its golden color to the distinct fruity hoppiness, this beer is every bit as exciting as its namesake, the popular cliffs on Sebago Lake. Enjoy this refreshing beer with seafood, spicy foods and all things grilled. Take the Leap!

55 IBU

(Beer added by: JohnnyP on 09-02-2002)
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Shiredave

New York

4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is outstanding! Very fresh tasting beer.

This poured a deep golden yellow with a slight haze and streaming but not excessive carb. Nice sheets of off white lacing all around and a firm cap of foam that hung in to near the bottom.

Aroma is sweet rich malt with honey notes along with floral and citrus hop in the background - not forward as in a left coast style - very nice!

Flavors is a good blend of firm but soft malt and mild citrusy hop. Bittering kicks in on the finish in a very British IPA way - solid and satisfying but not harsh biting.

Mouth feel is light for style but makes this very session able IPA. Closer to what called a Pale Ale these days ( this reminds me of Capt Lawrence Pale) but a near great beer in either category.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 23:44:53 | More by Shiredave
More User Reviews:
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Meb3

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-13-2014 20:29:23 | More by Meb3
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erlenmeyer

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-10-2014 23:02:24 | More by erlenmeyer
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Scrapss

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the Sebago brewhouse in Portland ME.

A: deep, clear golden yellow with minimal lacing and 1 mm ring of head. No legs.

S: some lemongrass, citrus zest and light malt all blending well.

T: tropical citrus and lemongrass, with caramel lightly playing about.

M: light-medium, not filling at all. slightly creamy finish with slick finish, minor bitterness playing about.

O: If you can try it....well...try it. Pretty solid offering for a local chain brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2014 05:16:12 | More by Scrapss
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BierBliss

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-04-2014 17:19:33 | More by BierBliss
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broadway848

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-01-2014 22:26:35 | More by broadway848
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Quinlan276

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-30-2014 01:26:54 | More by Quinlan276
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-29-2014 22:16:31 | More by AnitaBrewski
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kkazemi

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-23-2014 01:58:45 | More by kkazemi
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

06-18-2014 18:56:43 | More by millerbuffoon
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.3%

06-16-2014 16:42:49 | More by Dougwillhike
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wvbrewcrew

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-10-2014 23:51:27 | More by wvbrewcrew
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swierczt

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-09-2014 12:58:16 | More by swierczt
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gonzo000

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a. darker golden color, clear with 1 finger head. Head disappears quickly. Some lacing on glass.

s. Hops, spice (pepper?), Citrus, tropical (passion fruit).

t. Watery - some hops on the back, but light. Some spice but I cannot pick it out.

m. Carbonation seemed light.

o. Debated between 3.25 and 3.5. Refreshing enough for a hot summery day, but flavor is not the best. Will not be purchasing again.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 22:35:57 | More by gonzo000
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-01-2014 14:04:13 | More by BRYeleJR
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-31-2014 20:51:34 | More by Latarnik
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-23-2014 00:45:21 | More by mdaschaf
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

05-19-2014 13:59:35 | More by ShanePB
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Patches826

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-19-2014 00:31:57 | More by Patches826
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-18-2014 23:36:11 | More by PEIhop
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Kcman91

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-18-2014 21:23:23 | More by Kcman91
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-18-2014 13:31:53 | More by DerekMorgan
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-30-2014 12:01:33 | More by Bunuelian
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty happy to see this around in bottles now at a good price. I always visit Portland in January and stay in the hotel right above the brewpub. We always get a pitcher of this and now I get to review this fresh bottle.

A- Golden bodied pour from the 12oz bottle to my pint glass with basically no haziness. A standard pour reveals a small white cap that peaks at about one finger tall. The foamy cap has fairly poor retention as it falls to a ring. This frothy ring leaves a few webs and large sheets of lace.

S- Pungent hoppyness in the aroma that I remember that is led by stone fruit notes with citrus big as well. Grapefruit, orange zest, apricot, pale caramel malts and some yeast fruitiness.

T- Basically mimics the aroma but the sweetness comes into play a bit more here for obvious reasons. Grapefruits and stone fruits from the hops with pine, floral, herbal and general fruitiness. Pale caramel malts lend a decent amount of sweetness and grain flavor but do not hurt what the hops are doing.

MF- Light overall consistency but a creamy texture lends a bit of chewiness. Carbonation level is moderately high but silky smooth. Finishes with a medium bitterness lingering on the palate.

Citrus and fruit forward hops lead the way in this IPA that has some maltiness and sweetness that does not totally throw off the crisp hops. Underated New England IPA IMO.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 01:00:52 | More by cbutova
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

03-31-2014 02:07:08 | More by PatGreer
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Frye's Leap IPA from Sebago Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.