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Kidnapped By Vikings - Solemn Oath Brewery

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182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Solemn Oath Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 05-17-2012)
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Reviews by 1000lbgrizzly:
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3.91/5  rDev +0.3%

A: Hazy pink-orange, big soapy off-white head with spotty lacing. Not much carbonation to be seen. Silver and black bottle artwork is certified badass.

S: Lots of pine, some citrus in the back, too. Full and rounded.

T: The strong pine aromas have been mellowed by some softer malt notes. Citrus fruit notes mingle in there as well, but aren't major players. Not very bitter, but super dry as well. It seems the flavor has been diluted a bit compared to the nose. I still love it, but people who enjoy tons of hops will probably be disappointed.

M: Crisp, great carbonation.

O: Awesome easy drinking beer. Perfect for my hopbomb-averse palate if I still want to get some hop flavors and refreshment. I'll be returning to this one.

1000lbgrizzly, Mar 16, 2014
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77apm, Mar 21, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -11.8%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass. No freshness date? SOB 2014.

A: really nice golden amber with about 2" of head with some lacing. Didn't last a real long time.

S: hints of citrus, but mostly hops. Not strongly piney.

T: not nearly as complex as I anticipated. Some grapefruit and hops and that's about it.

M: pretty light bodied with moderate carbonation. Refreshing, but not my ideal IPA.

O: Glad to have tried this. I love supporting the small breweries and thanks to a friend that picked this up for me on trade. But, not overly impressed. I'll stick with my PNW IPA's.

BurdockBoy, Apr 09, 2014
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Appearance: Bright red with tan lacing and foam. I definitely did not expect a Red IPA.

Smell: Strong pine and grapefruit.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Grapefruit with a cookie backing. Very yeasty as well, which gives it an excellent mouthfeel.

Overall Drinkability: An IPA that Erik the Red would be proud of.

tjsdomer2, Nov 14, 2012
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22 oz bottle poured into a Solemn Oath tulip.
6% ABV,

A - Deep golden raw honey on the verge of being amber, Kidnapped by Vikings is a hazed beer that forms a lasting off-white head with dots of lace left in it's wake.

S - Fresh, juicy hops bring the pineapple and mango tropical fruitiness but give this glass a swirl and dank marijuana and sour apple Blow Pop, complete with bubblegum, join the mix! Hops steal the show but smooth caramel malt makes for a seductively sweet base.

T - Like the aroma before it, Kidnapped by Vikings is straight hop in your face but the flavor changes course towards even more fruity flavor. The Blow Pop is still there too, it's just more of a blue raspberry taste mixed with ripe tropical fruits; this beer is almost a girly drink! Pineapple, mango, passion fruit, and melon join the fun in this ridiculously tasty IPA!

M - Kidnapped by Vikings' smooth body starts medium full for it's lower alcohol content but quickly turns refreshing and crisp from the abundant hops which dry out the palate and leave a spectacular bitterness on the tongue.

O - Who knew being Kidnapped by Vikings would be so damn delicious? Solemn Oath proves it with this powerfully hoppy yet slightly restrained IPA, which showcases an abundance of tasty tropical fruits. Smooth, easy drinking, and fresh as hell, this is one of the better IPAs I've had as of late.

BeerFMAndy, Mar 12, 2014
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Kidnapped By Vikings from Solemn Oath Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.