Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Frye's Leap

Date night found us once again at Porky's Cafe for hot wings and cold beer.

New on tap was Sebago Frye's Leap - an American IPA. So, of course, I had to try it.

While waiting for the beer to arrive hubby and I spied American Idol on the television. By no stretch of the imagination am I a fan of the show but the initial try-outs are often amusing.

A train wreck of a contestant was performing his act. Since the TV was muted we couldn't hear what was going on. But it was clear from the expression on the judges' faces that he was way out there.

I was trying to read their lips to see what they were saying; which I'm pretty good at but it's hard to do off a TV screen.

What it looked like they were saying was:

Keith Urban, "What f^ck were you thinking?"

Contestant, "I was thinking I could sing."

Harry Connick, Jr., "You're an a$$hole."

It was like Mystery Science Theater for American Idol. So flippin' funny!

Anyhoo, about that beer . . .

Frye's Leap (6.00% ABV) was served in a shaker pint. I arrived with a finger of foam that clung to the sides of the glass.

The aroma was a sharp citrussy twang and resinous hops.

The taste was hoppy right off the bat; grapefruit and pine. Malty sweetness creeps in to balance out the flavors. But the hops win the day with a bold bitter finish.

The mouth feel was medium and well carbonated.

Frye's Leap is a decent IPA. Hoppy and flavorful.  Not the best I've had but certainly drinkable.

Not that I was able to drink mine. I had to swat my hubby's hand away as he was trying to snarf the pickle from my plate. That's when the glass went flying and beer was everywhere. Alcohol abuse is what that is!

Overall: good.

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