Frye's Leap IPA
Sebago Brewing Company

Frye's Leap IPAFrye's Leap IPA
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From:
Sebago Brewing Company
 
United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,515
ABV:
6%
Score:
83
Ranked #25,191
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 11.68%
Reviews:
146
Ratings:
315
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 05, 2022
Added:
Sep 02, 2002
Wants:
  11
Gots:
  78
SCORE
83
Good
Frye's Leap IPAFrye's Leap IPA
Notes: 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
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Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Jan 05, 2022
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the can it pours a clear brassy golden color. A thumbnail length foam head retains well. It yields lacing and frothy patches of film.

The nose is fruity and citrusy with bright notes of orange and grapefruit. Herbal aromas of pine along with a perceived bitterness.

West coast style bitterness all throughout with sweet and mouth coating of sturdy and biscuity malt. Piney and resiny spices along with pithy flavors of grapefruit rind and orange juice. Medium body with a moderate to lively carbonation. The mouthfeel is prickly with hops flavors. The finish is dry and citrusy with a resinous bitterness.

This was a nice West Coast IPA I would definitely revisit. It deserves better ratings in my opinion.
Oct 02, 2020
 
Rated: 3.63 by socon67 from New York

Jul 29, 2020
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.29/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a small, off-white head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass. It smelled very malty and earthy. Some pine in the nose. Very malty taste with pine and caramel. Not enough bitter or sweet to balance the malt.
Jul 06, 2020
 
Rated: 1.33 by Aherb46

May 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by rugbyallen11 from Massachusetts

Mar 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.56 by Kbkelly12

Mar 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Ecxeeder616 from Massachusetts

Oct 18, 2019
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Reviewed by arizcards from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Had a can while returning to Camden, ME from a water tour aboard the Lively Lady of Isleboro and the surrounding ocean on the afternoon of 9-1-19.

Beer was drank out of the can directly so no option to see it.

Nose was of light floral and lightly fruited hops.

Taste was slightly off with a smaller malt base, floral and slightly grapefruit and pine. Finish was a tad off being sweet yet having a bitterness that did not fit; 6/10 on my scale.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and not overly smooth nor refreshing.

Overall not a bad beer but nothing to seek out in this day and age of the modern ipa.

Taste was a little off
Sep 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.06 by nmwhitehead from New York

Jul 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.69 by O-Meg from New York

Jul 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.96 by Arg914 from New York

Jul 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.79 by Supergenou from Canada (QC)

Jul 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Musineer from Texas

Jun 07, 2019
 
Rated: 3.56 by Pacioli1445 from South Dakota

Mar 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Dec 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.85 by LennyDercolo from Massachusetts

Sep 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.97 by Primrose from New York

Aug 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4.1 by KaaosMachine from Arizona

Jul 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.59 by SlightlyGrey from Minnesota

Jun 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.61 by Karenremom from New York

Apr 25, 2018
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Reviewed by digboy from New Hampshire

3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
medium orange gold color. Slightly hazy. Weak aroma. Taste is clean but light citrus hops over a pale malt. There is a nice mild sweetness behind it that works well. Feel is a little smooth and lightly bitter.

I was expecting sub quality but was pleasantly surprised. Theres a little off flavor in the finish but overall not bad at all.
Feb 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by BenMorse from Maine

Jan 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.87 by thoglund from New York

Dec 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.33 by newcastlemike from Connecticut

Dec 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by BigMFDaddy from Massachusetts

Nov 28, 2017
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Reviewed by Bitburger from Vermont

4.32/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Nice beer! I don't understand the low rating here. It's a real classic IPA with no bells and whistles. Decent amount of pine, hops and bitterness. Very Solid, of course not great. I would miss it.....
Nov 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.74 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Sep 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.77 by Zanico from Ohio

Aug 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.91 by nhirsch04 from Ohio

Aug 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.35 by mantistobogganmd from Minnesota

Jul 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by FrankShirley from Massachusetts

Jun 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.04 by Paoloboston from Massachusetts

Jun 24, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
It was clear and golden in color. The head was moderately sized, slightly bubbly, and off-white. It left just a bit of lacing. The smell had some herbs to it, but mainly orange and just a bit of pine as well. The taste was mildly sweet and floral, the orange comes back ever so slightly. The palate was medium also with a medium carbonation with a decently strong body. Overall, it is a very drinkable beer that I would come back to.
Jun 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by i4ourgot from California

May 15, 2017
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Reviewed by ManapuaMan from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pine, citrus, caramel, bitter. This IPA is right up my alley; hit's all the notes I look for in an IPA. Had a couple of cold glasses on tap whilst in ME. Golden/clear amber-ish body with a moderate, tightly packed head. Aroma is pine, fresh cut grass, orange peel, grapefruit pith and toasted bread. Sets my mouth to watering. Taste of orange peel, pine, grapefruit, resin with a slightly sweet caramel-malt backboard. Drinks crisp and ends with a sharp pop with a slight lingering bitterness. Awesome balance of citrus and pine; would stock the fridge with this as my go-to brew.
May 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.78 by MilaMila from Massachusetts

Apr 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.74 by brewnme from Maine

Apr 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.61 by Exeggutor from New Hampshire

Feb 23, 2017
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From the older can, it pours a slightly hazy amber with a modest head. Lacing as you enjoy it. Some pine and citrus in the nose. Balanced flavor of the east coast ipa style. Drinkable!
Feb 19, 2017
Frye's Leap IPA from Sebago Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 461 ratings