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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dont 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 IBUs 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.

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2007
22 oz bottle. Deep red-orange beer, thin white head. The aroma is lovely, sweet pine, a bit of herbal character, some light fruity hops over a lean pale malt base. The flavour is lightly hoppy, pine and soft floral/flowery hops. Earthy lingering bitterness. A nice, lean DIPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2005
Good solid soapoy and oily hop leaf presence on the nose, with a flavor that is centered around caramel, some chewy malts and some sap/tree bark and wood. An OK beer but quite simple.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8915) - 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 - cant feel it until youve had a few and want to stand up. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (8532) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2012
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8392) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2006
On Tap @ the Liars 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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (8226) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Hey Look at Me! i have lots of extra money and a mr beer kit, now ive read that IIPAs are popular, im going to brew an IIPA, give it a wicked name and sell it.. oh but wait, it fuckin sucks and is starting to turn after only weeks on the shelf. haha, fuck you you bought it anyways... -ReaperAles Brewmaster

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 30, 2008
2007 Bottle bought 6/22/08. Pours with a foamy, avereage sized, off-white head covering a slightly murky, deep golden body. Nice lacing left by the head, but only waves of foam left on top as retention. Aroma is strongly of sweet toffee malts, with some plums, the hops are mainly spruce and pine like. Taste is angled toward malts with a somewhat odd yeastiness that I havent expirianced in any other DIPA. Taste is much more East Coast style than West Coast DIPA. Not really enough citrus hops for my taste, but there is a nice balancing effect from the alcohol. Syrupy mouthfeel with plenty of little bubbles.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimbleprop (7850) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Poured a copper with orange hues with a very foamy and lasting white head. Laced beautifully down the sides with the speckled remnants of hops. The aroma was lemony with hints of ginger. Flavor was the same, bitter and hoppy, but citrus and again hints of ginger. Finish was smoother than other IIPAs.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (7472) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, tupalev, Dave B. and R. -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a hazy, slightly bubbly, orange with an average size off-white head. Kind of a unique aroma, yes theres tons of hops but it also has a salty smell to it -- its different and very pleasant. Flavour is BIG juicy citrus hops and thats pretty much it, stay far away from this one if youre not a Hophead. Very dry and bitter and theres a bit of an alcohol burn. Sure its one-dimensional but if you like the hops then its quite tasty -- a great IPA!


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