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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
Donít 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 IBUís 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle 22fl.oz.
Clear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, burnt toffee, raisin - berry notes, light alcoholic. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090913]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40876) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (34715) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2005
[At RBSG 2005] An amber beer with a small beige head. The aroma is sweet and very hoppy, but also with notes of caramel. The flavor is very sweet and very hoppy with alfa acids mingling in.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (26223) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2009
Bottle at PapsÝ. 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23735) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2006
Bottled. Cloudy amber, rich head. Stron aroma of grapefruit and lychee. Sweet and malty with full body and some syrup. Hop induced notes of marmelade and salty licorice, massively bitter finish. Ther sweetness is the one drawback.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19387) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2009
Hazy amber color; creamy head. It has a resiny hop aroma, not too strong, actually much less than most IPAs. The caramel and toffee flavor is quite chewy, it has surly a strong bitterness, quite resiny, but also a bit dusty. Itís powerful, but there is nothing impressive here, the hop doesnít give the necessary quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
A: The pour is a rich copper color with two fingers of white foam that quickly dissipates. Sadly, this is the best feature of the beer. S: Some slight pine to the aroma and quite a bit of malt. Disappointingly mild citrus. T: Much more malty than I would have hoped for/expected (more along the lines of a barleywine). I donít often use this descriptor, but itís very earthy--like dirt. M: The body is medium but the carbonation is somewhat low. D: This is another drain pour for me, I just couldnít get overly the incredibly earthy taste of this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
Orange amber pour with off white head. Nose is floral and citrus with some earthy pines. Caramel malt taste with licorice and ginger undertones. Rated 10/5/08

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14178) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 8, 2007
Aroma is malt. Just kidding, but there is some malt nose. Itís grapefruity hop and a bit of resin. Ripe stone fruit color, pretty translucent, likely unfiltered. Not much head, but it laces in thin little lines. Starts with hop, quickly becoming grapefruity, but thereís enough malt to make a strong impact. However, no doubt about the finish; bitter all the way. Maybe some malt sticks through the finish, but itís questionable.

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