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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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1.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - MAY 30, 2005
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.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Tejas (994) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2009
94? Wow! This was gross. Hopefully, this was a bad bottle but I doubt it. Didnt 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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