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Death By Viking - Solemn Oath Brewery

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Death By VikingDeath By Viking

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BA SCORE
85
very good

11 Reviews
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 107
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 5.56%
Wants: 10
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Solemn Oath Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: koutkid41 on 01-30-2014

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Reviews: 11 | Hads: 107
Reviews by KFBR392:
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3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Cloudy light brown/dark orange color. Half a finger of head on the pour which dissipated and was present on the edges of the glass. Light random lacing. Low active carbonation.

Smell: Caramel malt forward front. Accents of molasses mix well with hop tones of grapefruit, tangerines, and pine. Lingering resinous hop aroma throughout. Big malt body dominates this aroma for sure.

Taste: Soft soapy fruitiness and a medium bodied malt greet the palate first. Tones of grapefruit and toffee are prevalent on the body. Malt takes over toward the back end and leaves a cloying grain and caramel flavor on the palate.

Mouthfeel: Malt forward and pretty heavy on the palate. Some piney bitterness is allowed to shine through but malt layers certainly weigh on the drinker. Abv is well hidden.

Overall: If you are a malt forward fan this brew is right up your alley. The hops seem to get hidden behind such a potent malt body. Easy drinking for such a big IPA. (968 characters)

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Pours a semi-transparent, dark rusty copper orange, with a lively off-white finger of foam that dissipates rapidly. There is a noticeable amount of sediment, though not off-putting.

Dark fruit, candied malts, burnt sugar, and some subtle pine and citrus to note.

Much more citrus in the flavor, resin, fig, grapefruit, orange rind, and some caramel and brown sugar sweetness.

Medium-heavy bodied, light carbonation, citrus and pine resin bitterness, candied malt sweet bomb, and semi-chewy. (493 characters)

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Death By Viking from Solemn Oath Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.