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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
anaheim1983 (140) - Anaheim, California, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Green Flash in Vista had this in their tasting...I guess the contract it now. Draft. Just as it says,"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. This is an awesome big Dubble IPA worth Dubble its price in the 12 gallon jug I bought at the Green Flash. Perfect Palate

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - OCT 13, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2006 22 oz bomber. Contract brewed by Green Flash Brewing, for Reaper Ales, this beer is a classic example of "Double" or Imperial IPA. This beer is 80+ IBUís, 9.1% abv, and is hopped with bale loads of Cascade, Centennial, and Columbus hops, then dry hopped with Amarillo. A no brainer for hop heads, Sleighor does not dissapoint. This beer pours to a brilliant, deep amber color, with a thick, creamy, white head, and a moderate carbonation. The nose on this beer is fantastic, with lots of big, pungent, zesty, piney/citrus hop aromas that flood the nose. The palate is rich and slick on the tongue, with lots of good caramel/sweet malt flavor, paired with lots of citrus/piney hop flavor. This beer finishes with more good malt and hop flavor up front, then ends with a very zesty, very bitter pine and citrus hop bite that linges with some peppery alcohol. Wow, remindes me a lot of young, fresh, Bigfoot. A very impressive hop cocktail of a brew, this is a great cocktail, and a wonderful beer to sip and savor.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2006
Hazy Amber color with full off white head. Strong hoppy taste and aroma with a bitter after taste. An oustanding double IPA.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Deep amber-gold, nice puffy head. Nose HUGELY hoppy, traditional West Coast IIPA-esque blast of citrus and bitterness. First impression is a spectacular mouthfeel, incredibly rich and creamy, explodes around the mouth with luscious hoppy grapefruit. Bitterness is wonderfully balanced with chewy, sweet malts, some peppery spiciness there as well. Great balance. Insanely drinkable. Yum.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2007
From a 220z. bottle--Poured a deep amber-copper body with a nice fluffy white head. Big piny, resinous hops aroma. Well balanced with big gritty malts. Citrusy and floral. Big on the grapefruit character. I like this style of beer, and I loved this one! Where can I get more?

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nearbeer (3715) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2005
Better than their Pale Ale and yes it was a real ride. Got buzzed by the bottom of the bottle and itís citris almost tropical fruit reminded me of a green mango... perhaps it was the alcohol but I loved this beer and I would pay the steep asking price again.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Deep amber brew. Off-white head. This is the strongest hops aroma I have ever had the pleasure of expericening. So fresh, grassy, citrus, grapefruit. Wow, strong bitter citrus, grapefruit, no sweet sugar here. My god I think I have a new favorite IPA. Almost a weedy aftertaste. Hops presence is extremely strong throughout.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Bottle from Rastacouere. Big thanks, David! Nice clear orange-brown, nice lasting tan head. Fantastic hop pellet aroma. Love it! Chewy sweet malt and hop flavor. Extremely assertive! Reminds me of Double Bastard. Bitter Biter hop pellet finish. Could drink tis all the time every day. Not for whimps, this is a palate buster.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclemattie (4183) - Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2007
Gift from MrBendo. Amber colored nice foamy tan head. Amazing pine aroma. Heavy hitting hop flavors of citrus and plenty of delicious malt creamy to make my mouth water for more. Finish is a heavy hard hop happiness!!! Loved it.


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