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Frye's Leap IPA - Sebago Brewing Company

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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 7
Gots: 31 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

kkazemi, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

millerbuffoon, Jun 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

Dougwillhike, Jun 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

wvbrewcrew, Jun 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

swierczt, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of gonzo000
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

gonzo000, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

BRYeleJR, Jun 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Latarnik, May 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

mdaschaf, May 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

ShanePB, May 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Patches826, May 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

PEIhop, May 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Kcman91, May 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

DerekMorgan, May 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Bunuelian, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of cbutova
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

cbutova, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

PatGreer, Mar 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

coombski, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Gatch, Mar 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

SunDevilBeer, Mar 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

meehandennis, Mar 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Gfunk, Mar 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

TheMaineBeerGuy, Mar 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Dicers, Mar 01, 2014
Frye's Leap IPA from Sebago Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.