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.
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - MAY 30, 2005
1.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma of caramel, toffee, raisins, not to style but good. Appears cloudy, copper-brown. Flavor is overly bitter, unbalanced, tannic, soy sauce. Palate is too thin. Overall, I did not care for this brew, though I recognize that I am in the minority on this one.
Tejas (872) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
94? Wow! This was gross. Hopefully, this was a bad bottle but I doubt it. Didnít taste infected or like cardboard just tasted bad. Tasted like astringent smells. Just harsh on the palate and harsh flavors to boot.
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