RateBeer
overall
96
72
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Sleighor
Date: 11/30/2005
Mode: Draft
Source: Nijaís

clear amber, thin white head, big sweet piney grapefruit aroma, lots of hop flavor on a hidden dry malt base, long bitter finish,
-------- /> Name: Sleighor
Date: 02/11/2006
Score: ii to iii
Words: Bottle
Words: Roadtrip

clear dark amber, frothy cream head that lives forever, drippy lace, sweet pine and citrus aroma, big sweet pine flavor with a long tongue scraping bitter finish, alternates between the bitter and the sweet

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10844) - 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..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10670) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2008
Clear deep golden with medium off white head. Hoppy aroma with grapefruit and pine notes. Hoppy flavour with grapefruit, pine and caramel notes. Also some toasted malt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10184) - SÝborg, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9808) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9500) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Bottle... Clear, orange ale with a large, frothy, off-white head. Excellent retention. The nose is pink grapefruit pulp floating in a vat of freshly squeezed island fruit and tangerine. Bitter as hell and fruity.The nice, solid, caramel malt backbone is only an afterthought as the lupulin clings to the back of my tongue and throat until my mouth is numb and my wind pipe is all but "cut-off." Ok, maybe I exagerrate, but the brew is really very bitter. Full-bodied and dry with lively carbonation. A hopheadís dream beer! Thanks go out to DarkElf for the bottle!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8940) - 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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 33


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50