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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13609) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13426) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2005
Bottle poured a hazy copper with a huge tan head. Aromas of pine, citrus,carmel, and a hint of vinous. Palate is typical IPA smooth and a little resiny. Flavors of grapefruit rind, pine, some carmel, with an appropriatelly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Lightly hazed garnet body topped by beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, pine, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, grapefruit, pine, floral, mild alcohol warming. Medium-full body, light sticky. Alcohol well hidden. On the milder side of Double IPAs, quite nice. Thanks DarkElf!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy amber-orange body with a medium-sized creamy beige head. Aroma of caramel, grapefruit, pine, and dark fruits. Creamy, somewhat bitter palate. Nice blance of hops and malts with a hint of corriander.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 28, 2009
courtesy of fiulijn - dark blond-orange colour with a persistent beige foam; nice lace; solidly hoppy with notes of flowers and cream; moderate carbonation and with a solid malt body; slightly sticky; very robust bitterness, long and very bitter flowery finish - a one-dimensional hop bomb

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11940) - 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..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Poured a dark ruby red color with an averaged sized, frothy off white head. Aromas of light oranges, pine and grapefruit. Tastes of pine, grapefruit with a trace of malts. Bitter bite. I expected little more of a sweet, malty balance for an IIPA. Body was a little on the thin and watery side as well. Alcohol content hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogbrick (11614) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Sample at the "Beer Tasting on the Front Porch". The beer pours a hazy amber color with a medium thick and foamy off-white head that recedes steadily. Small patches of lacing. Grainy malt and fruit aroma. Medium body with flavors of earthy and grainy malt, lightly floral hops and fruit. Another beer whose character makes me question the age. The finish is toffee and more grain. Barely average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11405) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (11242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2009
Jon’s bottle looked great with cloudy grapefuit and good white head, it smelled very nice hops, bit it was weak taste, like sat in sunshine for at least a year.

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