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RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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Don’t be fooled by the label depicting a Grim Reaper Santa Claus in a sleigh pulled by skeletal reindeer - this is not a Christmas Ale. "Sleighor" is an Imperial India Pale Ale. The intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma will dominate at first. To complement, the body has a complex blend of malt and alcohol flavors. The ABV is 9.1%, and the IBU’s are pushing the mid 80s. The entire family of Cascade hops is used. Cascade, Centennial and Columbus are spread throughout the boil, and a huge sack of Amarillo for dry hopping. The hop combination gives this brew a distinct profile true to its IPA roots. The presentation is clear copper with a thick tan head, coupled with billowing citrus and floral hop aroma. "Do You Dare" to enjoy this fine ale from the Reaper? Brewed at Sudwerk for ReaperAle.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Pours a lasting ring of beige head with an amber body that leans toward copper. Pine and over-ripe sweet citrus aroma. Flavors of pineapple, resin, candi sugar. Some bitterness on the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (3736) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Sampled at the ’Butter’s Last Supper’ tasting. Pours a clear dark amber with good white head and fair lacing. You can tell right off the nose that this is old. Medicinal antisceptic piney hop aroma with a good backbone of malt that shines through in flavor. And also vegetal, with hot spicy floral faded hops. A bit cloying on the palate. I guess I will have to try this again fresh. Awesome label though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
pours a golden copper. aroma is fruity with a touch of citrus. mouthful is dominated by apricot with some nice citrus brightness that shines through as well.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nearbeer (3631) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Bomber. Clear, darkish copper-amber with a lasting half-inch of creamy foam. Big aroma is a nice blend of orange, grapefruit, tea leaf, caramel and light cocoa. Flavor is the same great blend with some additional dry leaf, wood and grapefruit on the finish. Medium-heavy body is mostly smooth and a little sticky, but dangerously drinkable. Drippy lacing all over the glass.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7733) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Bottle from Cindirene’s. Pours dark copper with 2-finger off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, hops, fruity, and some slight funky spicy hints. The flavor is hoppy, with a hefty caramel malt base, and some mid-palate yeasty spice, fruity tartness, and late earthy peppery notes. Very complex with well hidden alcohol, this one is rock solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20580) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2009
Bottle at Papsø. Cloudy amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hops and pine needles. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops, grape fruits and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
cloudy orange, small white head. hoppy aroma, dryish, flowery. lots of hops. malty base but hops dominate. flavor is malty, flowery, very hoppy..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Herbs, light pine, flower, light citrus in the aroma. Flavour is piney, caramelly, sweet, flowery and has a light citric touch. Medium to full bodied. Dry. Ends on a dry sweet bitterness. Quite refreshing and easy to drink. ABV well hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Clear amber with a creamy off-white head leaving laces. Fresh, peachy hop aroma. Solid body, sweet caramel and perfumy, peachy aroma hops. Astringent, bitter hop finish. Very straight Double IPA. 130909

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
22 fl oz bottle. Pours slight cloudy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is dry pinewood hoppy. Dry and slight spiced. Mild liqourice and wooden flavoured. Light caramelish. Lingering hoppy and light wooden note into the finish. Medium dry.


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