Frye's Leap IPA | Sebago Brewing Company

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Frye's Leap IPAFrye's Leap IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sebago Brewing Company
United States
sebagobrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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

Added by JohnnyP on 09-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
429
Reviews:
141
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
11.32%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
71
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 429 |  Reviews: 141
Photo of Paoloboston
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Photo of i4ourgot
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.24/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

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Photo of MilaMila
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewnme
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Exeggutor
3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.71/5  rDev 0%
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!

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Photo of tpauer
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cravenawin
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of msondel
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmorris15
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ian1976
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zekeman17
3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hootie159
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebooyakid
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeepscot
4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
3.34/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of richj1970
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of argock
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a clear glass mug. Canned on 080916 on bottom of can.

A: Clear amber with not quite 1-finger of off-white head with short retention but decent sheets of lacing down the glass.

S: Pretty light aroma with some pine and grapefruit blended with light caramel malt notes.

T: Flavor is a nice east coast IPA with a fair amount of caramel presence which is not sweet but nicely balanced with medium bitterness from pine resin, grapefruit, lemon, and tea-like hop character. No alcohol or yeast notes.

M: Light-to-medium body with moderate carbonation with good mix of sticky hop oil with light caramel body.

O: Great example of an east coast IPA which stays relatively light and drinkable despite the stronger caramel presence. Avoid cloying although I think it drinks a bit more like an imperial APA.

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Photo of kgammell1
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of so_dank
4.34/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Light amber color, mild haze.

S- Citrus, lemongrass, subtle grapefruit.

T- Citrus, pine, resinous, balanced with light bitterness.

M- Medium/light

O- Really enjoyed this beer, on the lighter side for an IPA and very easy to drink.

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Photo of williahd
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Frye's Leap IPA from Sebago Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 429 ratings.
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