ReaperAle Brewing Company Reviews

ReaperAle Ritual Dark Ale 3.7
"a lot to take in here, but all the big sweet flavors work well, as they are more than balanced with a big hop presence as well. good beer from a solid brewery!"
Saturday, October 18, 2014

ReaperAle Deathly Pale Ale 3.3
"a biscuity malty (while still being hoppy) pale ale, golden-orange in color with a very good aroma. the flavor doesn;t quite live up to the smell, but itís pretty good."
Friday, October 17, 2014

ReaperAle Sleighor Double IPA 3.7
"this beer is big and chewy, with a very hoppy presence (obviously) but more malty than you expect. That works more for the body than the flavor, but itís pretty darn good anyway."
Friday, October 17, 2014

ReaperAle Redemption Red Ale 3.3
"a little more punch than your average amber ale, thatís for sure. Iím not sure thats better, but itís not worse. darker, hoppier, with a hint of spice. fairly aggressive. recommended."
Friday, October 17, 2014

ReaperAle Mortality Stout 3.9
canít really taste the honey, but it seems to lend itself to the exceptionally smooth body of this beer. other than that, itís a good-but-not-great stout. recommended."
Thursday, October 16, 2014

ReaperAle Mortality Stout 3.5
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a huge tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, coffee, brown sugar. Rich taste, of sweet and bitter chocolate, coffee, malt, caramel. Lingering sweet chocolate and malt. Nice.
Thursday, November 08, 2012

ReaperAle Deathly Pale Ale 3.4
Bottled@Monks Cafe Wallingatan, Stockholm (old backlog 2011). Deep amber colour with a huge fluffy off-white head. Aroma is caramel, sweet malts, mild grassyness with a nice mellow fruityness as well. Flavour is rather similar with mild herbal notes. Quite sweet aftertaste.
Friday, October 12, 2012

ReaperAle Redemption Red Ale 3.2
Bottled@Monks Cafť Wallingatan, Stockholm (backlog from 2011). Deep amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is mild floral notes along with some sweet and bready maltyness. Mild toffee as well. Flavour is toffee, sweet malts, mild bready notes along with some slight floral, grassy and a bit cardboardy notes.
Friday, October 12, 2012

ReaperAle Sleighor Double IPA 3.6
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a dark amber color, slightly hazy with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has sweet caramel, citrus and ripe fruits. The flavor has sweet caramel malts, ripe fruits, citrus, some oxidation, and vanilla. Signs of some hops with mild bitterness at the finish. This may have had some age.
Saturday, June 09, 2012

ReaperAle Mortality Stout 3.7
Very dark brown pour, a light brownish head. Roasted aroma, some light peaty notes, molasses, raisins. Flavor is light smoke, roast, light epsresso, and a bit of a metallic note.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

ReaperAle Sleighor Double IPA 3.5
Bottle bought in Chicago in October 2011. Amber with a medium head. This beer reminded of a Barley Wine. Sweet with malt and toffee. Not that hoppy or bitter still a descent beer. Would like to try a fresh bottle.
Saturday, March 31, 2012

ReaperAle Sleighor Double IPA 3.4
Trevlig halvtung humledoft som kanske är aningen trött. Smaken är lika så. God men har nog varit bättre nån gång. Hur som helst en trevlig dipa med tydlig frukt och humle. Fin balans dog något kort eftersmak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, March 31, 2012

ReaperAle Deathly Pale Ale 2.8
Bomber. Horrible pour - might have just been an off bottle - about five feet of head that just wouldnít end. Once I finally shaved off a decent glass full, the aroma was a very sweet citrus, almost on the border of sugary. The appearance was a carbo loaded copper tangerine with crazy generous head (as I stated above). The sticky textured, light bodied palate complimented the light hopped citrus sweet taste. It reminded me of watered down grape juice. Not at all what Iíd taste as a pale. Odd.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

ReaperAle Mortality Stout 3.4
Tasted on 12/29/11 from a 22oz bomber bottle purchased at Binnyís Lincoln Park. Pours a completely opaque, nearly black, dark brown with a thin tan head that recedes to nothing more than a thin collar of lace. The nose is milk chocolate, smoked malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and a sour, lactic aroma. The flavor is more sour than anything else, with lemon juice, with all of the classic chocolate and coffee stout notes underlying, and some light dust and smokiness. The body is pretty thin, and somewhat watery, with lively, fizzy carbonation, and a long sour lemon, dark chocolate, coffee, dusty, and smokey finish. Normally I wouldnít rate a beer that is this obviously infected, but I have had this beer several times over the past few years from what I assume to be different batches (there is no batch info anywhere on the bottle), but it has been soured every time, not to mention, it is still pretty enjoyable.
Thursday, December 29, 2011

ReaperAle Deathly Pale Ale 2
Foamer bottle, orange with a cream head. Nose is stale, old hops, definitely not good.
Thursday, December 22, 2011

ReaperAle Redemption Red Ale 3.5
Deep amber pour with a cream head. Nose is heavy caramel, light hops, sweet, sticky, and bread. Nice on the palate, very sweet, chewy malts, faint bitterness from the old hops.
Thursday, December 22, 2011

ReaperAle Deathly Pale Ale 3.6
Bottle from BevMo in Pasadena, CA. Pours a slightly hazy straw with a tall rocky white head. Grassy aroma. A little citrus right up front with a nice bitter bite. Shortbread cookie, toffee and milk chocolate round out the flavors. Creamy yet sharply crisp texture and a very dry finish.
Sunday, December 11, 2011

ReaperAle Sleighor Double IPA 3.4
The smell is sweet, citrus, fruits, and not as much hops as I thought. The look is clear, amber, with a beige colored head. the taste is hops, pine, and some bitterness.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

ReaperAle Sleighor Double IPA 4
Pours a dark brownish. Aroma is surprisingly fruity and floral with a good dose of pine and citrus. Flavor is very nice. Very drinkable but with a nice kick. Hoppy and grassy, some vanilla, strong alcohol taste. A really great blend.
Thursday, September 15, 2011

ReaperAle Deathly Pale Ale 3.5
Poured a hazy orang/amber color from a 22 ounce bottle. Aromas of bread, caramel and dried oranges. Flavors are hopy, and citrusy, but not overpowering.
Friday, August 26, 2011

ReaperAle Sleighor Double IPA 3.6
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.
Monday, July 25, 2011

ReaperAle Deathly Pale Ale 3.1
Gold, slightly hazy, good head. Aroma of toasted cereal - and sweet. Taste is bitter and has light, dried fruit flavor. The finish is flowery bitter and feels creamy.
Friday, May 27, 2011

ReaperAle Sleighor Double IPA 3.3
In celebration of beer #666. Cloudy, dark amber, almost brown. Aroma of figs and brown sugar. Taste of pine but thereís plenty of malt in there to balance it, so the bitterness isnít too overwhelming. The finish reminds me of "dark" grapefruit and has some sweetness to it.
Saturday, May 21, 2011

ReaperAle Redemption Red Ale 3.4
Leading up to beer 666 for me, I feel a need to tame it with Redemption Red. Clear and very dark amber with a tan head. Aroma of dark berries or cherries. Taste is very malty with chalky dirt flavors along with flavors of dark fruits. Thereís a good bitterness in the finished mixed along with more cherry flavor.
Saturday, May 21, 2011

ReaperAle Mortality Stout 2.7
Dark black color with light brown suede head. Getting an overwhelming sour feel with aroma/taste. Very toasty malt, dark chocolate coffee aroma, but sour still there. Taste of bitter chocolate, overtoasted malts and unsweetened chocolate. Sour throughout. Bitter dry finish. Not bad, just didnít like the sourness.
Saturday, March 26, 2011

ReaperAle Mortality Stout 3.5
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasty and sweet malty aroma with notes of honey and chocolate. The flavor has a nice balance of bitter roasted malts and sweet chocolatey notes, has some light brown sugar, and ends with a smokey note. Solid.
Wednesday, March 02, 2011

ReaperAle Deathly Pale Ale 3.4
Pours a green-gold with a thick puffy white head. Aroma is bright, crisp, hoppy with a hint of apple. Taste is incredibly mild; very drinkable. Not the most full flavored, but still a nice beer.
Sunday, February 27, 2011

ReaperAle Mortality Stout 3.6
Bottle, somewhere during RBSG, July 2006 (but not at the Grand Tasting - can only assume some kind soul opened and shared it at some point). Almost black with just a slight ruby tinge. Quite roasty. Some chocolate and coffee. Not the biggest strong but quite tasty and surprisingly drinkable.
Friday, February 25, 2011

ReaperAle Mortality Stout 2.7
(bomber, 5/4/10). Black color. Large dark tan head, which is mostly diminishing. Moderate roasted malt aroma, with light sourness. Flavor of the same, with more light sour and light chocolate. Avg duration. Light sour & bitter finish. Slick/thin texture. Soft to moderate carbonation. Spare lacing.
Friday, February 11, 2011

ReaperAle Deathly Pale Ale 2.6
This must have been an old bottle. Pours a semi hazy dull orange with suspended small particulate. Big funky nose at first but that fades as it breathes. Old citrus hops through and through. Cool label art as always.
Monday, December 27, 2010

ReaperAle Sleighor Double IPA 3.8
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.
Friday, December 17, 2010

ReaperAle Mortality Stout 3.8
Damn good stout - zero to small amount of hops at end made this smooth and easy to drink; not much aroma; black pur with dark beige head (small). Perfect roasted taste with tinge of sweetness/chocolate. Did i mention goes down smooth on back end. Will have again.
Sunday, November 07, 2010

ReaperAle Deathly Pale Ale 2.4
Bottle from the new Majestic on Pioneer. Hazy, light pour with a white head and plenty of floaters. Aroma is lame, pine, mostly just floral hops with the citrus barely being present. Taste is bitter, earthy, caramel, and a little rough.
Sunday, November 07, 2010

ReaperAle Mortality Stout 3.3
First rating of a foreign stout. Bomber purchased over a year ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($4.49). Pours basically pitch black (bits of brown-ish highlights on the edge) with one finger of dark brown foam. Aroma of smoky grainy malts, some stewed fruits, salty chocolate, and light sourness. Flavor has a distinct sourness that is unexpected and dominant as well as honey and dark overripe fruit. A tangy sour finish. Not sure whatís up with the sourness in the brew. Itís distracting. (314, 423)
Sunday, November 07, 2010

ReaperAle Deathly Pale Ale 3.1
Bottle courtesy of Fratto. Hazy orange color with lots of sediment. Bubbly white. Aroma of light hops, French fries and grain. Flavor is spicy hops with lots of earth and citrus notes. Finishes dry and earthy.
Saturday, November 06, 2010

ReaperAle Mortality Stout 3.6
22oz bottle 11/5/10 (Binnyís Naperville)-46į in Snifter-Pours black with a nice tight small tan head. Aroma of smoke, chocolate, and fruit. Taste of sourness, chocolate, smoke, and slight fruit. This full bodied brew may be past its prime but still is not bad. Would like to try fresh.
Friday, November 05, 2010

ReaperAle Deathly Pale Ale 3.5
22oz bottle 10/30/10 (Binnyís Naperville)-48į in Shaker-Pours a hazy orangish amber with a huge off white head. Aroma of citrus and hops. Taste of the same with a bit of malt and grapefruit thrown in. This medium bodied brew is easy to drink and well balanced.
Saturday, October 30, 2010

ReaperAle Redemption Red Ale 2.9
Pours a dark brown color with a thick white head and lots of lacing. Aromas are sour jolly rancher and floral hops. The taste is lightly hopped water, some caramel malts, and a slight sour taste. Itís pretty thin and not all that enjoyable.
Thursday, October 28, 2010

ReaperAle Deathly Pale Ale 3.1
22 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange, huge head. Strong aroma of citrus. Flavor tasted a bit stale, but could taste toffee, pine, and grapefruit. Very lively carbonation and a slight bitter finish. Definitely not one of my favs, but easy to drink.
Saturday, October 16, 2010

ReaperAle Redemption Red Ale 3.4
Pour is more of a dark red with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt with a little chocolate in there. Flavor is more of a chocolate with a little caramel malt toward the end. Nothing over the top good but this is a fairly decent red ale
Friday, October 08, 2010

ReaperAle Sleighor Double IPA 4
This is a really good beer! Drank the whole Bomber myself! Wish I had more! Would regret that in the morning! Poured a dark copper color with a small off white head that disipated. that was the only real flaw I found. The hop aroma was great. Taste was very hoppy but well balanced! Mouthfeel was smooth and soft. Aftertaste was nice and bitter. Did I say that I really, really liked this beer?
Friday, October 08, 2010

ReaperAle Mortality Stout 4
Midnight black in color. Itís so black that light barely penetrates it. Thick caramel colored head with very nice lacing. Aroma is a bit funky; some ripe cheese. Very chocolaty flavor immediately upfront. I like the trailing sweet mocha aftertaste... almost reminiscent of Mexican chocolate. Also there are some burn toast notes that play nicely in the background. Overall, this is very good. Glad to have tried it.
Thursday, October 07, 2010

ReaperAle Redemption Red Ale 3.3
Nicely hopped clean pine/medicinal aroma. For a red ale it pours brown. Upfront toasty malt flavor with a dry bitter aftertaste. Overall, itís decent. Not much that stood out but at least itís drinkable.
Monday, October 04, 2010

ReaperAle Mortality Stout 3
Bottle. Pours black color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity chocolate aroma. Fruity malty chocolate with some ADSL bitter skur flavor. Has a fruity roasted malty chocolate finish.
Friday, October 01, 2010

ReaperAle Mortality Stout 4.6
There is a Stout, a Foreign Stout, just the way I want a Stout to be. One bottle, two pints, perfection.
Thursday, September 23, 2010

ReaperAle Redemption Red Ale 2.5
Pours ruby brown with thick creamy tan head and foamy lacing. Notes of roasted malt and licorice. Taste is a bit harsh and bitter.
Monday, September 13, 2010

ReaperAle Deathly Pale Ale 3.4
Fairly nice dry pale ale. Well hopped, floral aroma. Citrusy hops, bitter but wet. IPA level bitterness in a light pale ale, very drinkable and refreshing.
Friday, September 03, 2010

ReaperAle Deathly Pale Ale 3.2
Poured from bomber, pours a orange color with a thick white head, has a hoppy yet sweet aroma, has a dry hoppy flavor and is nothing special but isnít terrible.
Thursday, September 02, 2010

ReaperAle Sleighor Double IPA 3.2
A: snifter. nice crisp clear orangish copper. nice off-white head, hint of orange. nice head retention, very well-developed lacing. S: huge caramel malt aroma, some sweet citrus notes from the hops, like blood oranges. T: wow! its got a lot of bite, tons of dry grapefruit with some honey notes, nice alcohol burn. A lot of hops, but a rather big malt backbone to mellow it out. M: not very balanced, but most DIPAs arenít. nice palate, but could be maltier. nice carbonation level. full bodied. D: ABV makes this a one and done for me. Alcohol burn was too much.
Monday, August 30, 2010

ReaperAle Deathly Pale Ale 2.6
Poured from bottle. Floral hops nose, not very pronounced or strong. Pours a nice orange-gold with a thin head -- there was haze, but I canít tell if itís chill haze or part of the beer. Drinks thin and unimpressive -- as bruising as their other beers are, this oneís a mediocre lightweight.
Thursday, July 15, 2010