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RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7004) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Bomber. Poured translucent medium orange with a tall, well-retained cap of beige head and sticky lacing. The aroma picked up hefty doses of pine and grapefruit hoppage along with some dried grasses.. very sweet caramel and alcohol notes beneath. The flavor had a drier sweet caramel and candy surrounded by dried pine needle, grapefruit, and signature Amarillo bitterness. Rather rough transitions on the palate with a grainy feel.. medium-bodied.. very sweet, bitter, and boozy finish. Solid overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 29, 2004
Bottle. Reddish-brown-amber color with a big beige head. Hop, spice, and an almost creamy aroma. A little roasted malt in the background, but this is big hops - spice, pine, citrus. Medium body - body almost feels like it has a bit of rye in it. Hides alcohol well - canít feel it until youíve had a few and want to stand up. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2006
On Tap @ the Liarís Club. Clear copper color with creamy off white head. Sweet and hoppy aroma. Piney hop flavor backed by just noticeable malt sweetness. Really good tasting IIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Bottle from Dark Elf. Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of grass, sugar, citrus and malt. Tastes sweet with a nice amount of hoppiness. Palate is on the watery side, but otherwise this is a great IIPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 24, 2005
Plain amber, creamy head, medium carbonation. Hoppy aroma at front with mat, butter underscore. Acidic, citric hop flavours. Hops are very intense here, palate killer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6156) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2010
Bottle, shared with Parksy. GUSHER! Leaping from the bottle, this beer is a hazy dark orange with an orange-tinted crown. Very malty toasty nose with underlying citrus hops. Palate is full of chewy toffee malt, lightly toasty, with oily grapefruit and light pine hops. Definitely a malt-forward IIPA, although the age of the bottle (unmarked) may have something to do with this (and the whole gushiness thing). Tasty nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
Clear darkish amber, honest off-white head. Complex hop aromatics in the nose are backed by a more than fair toasted malt molasses-cookie like. Sweaty and earthy, vibrant and evolutive. Good balance for the style, rich malt and rich hops, no mistakes and we avoid the traps of acidity. Straightforward perhaps, but enticing, rich hop flavors array, going from one citrus to the other with tangerine surprisingly winning. Ample bodied, fair soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2005
Bottle pours red with an orangish tint, large frothy sand colored head, sticky lacing, lots of bits floating about, with light carbonation. † Caramel and orange peel on the nose, along with hints of dough and alcohol. † Classic PNW hop flavor up front, with a smooth citrus flavor. † Slightly bready, seems well balanced. † Big body with a medium mouthfeel. † Lingering orange peel on the finish. † While there was some alcohol on the nose, none came through on the flavor. † Well crafted. † Thanks goes out to Enniskillen for the trade!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6015) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 1, 2008
This copper ale poured with a thick beige head and a floral aroma. It’s very hoppy with lots of citrus and pine lending a familiar northwest hophead aura. There is also a tasty caramel malt base that leaves a thick finish on one’s palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2008
bottle, golden orange pour with large tan head, nose is malty pine, flavor is pine, malty grapefruit and a sticky thick finish


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