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Kidnapped By Vikings - Solemn Oath Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

176 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 5
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 ChadQuest:
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ChadQuest

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -8.2%

My wife and i stopped by here after dinner, it was packed and standing room only in the tiny place, so we got a growler and headed home to watch a movie. I wish i had the chance and spot to stay, as they had some intriguing wheat beers with 3 different coffee regions and the base beer available in a 4 glass flight, i need to go back for that. Anyway, the beer at hand, Kidnapped by Vikings.

Visually it looks great, tons of lacing and a large dense, healthy head. Color is a bit hazy sunburst orange color.
The aroma is mostly straight forward citrus in a centennial type of way. i have no idea what they actually brewed this with, but Centennial seems like a good possibility.
A dark orange flavor is leading the way here, the pine is lighter, a sweetness on the back end. Add a guess of cascade to my prior assumption.
The mouthfeel is medium full and slightly sticky for the style.

This one is certainly well made, and an above average IPA in the big C catagory. I had/have no knowledge of what hops were used in this one at the time of purchase, and while i personally prefer the Citra, Nelson, and other hops in those areas, this one is quite well done. remove a bit of the balance/back end sweetness and and sticky body, and this one would be really good and in the 4-4.5 range, but it is still quite above par.

06-16-2012 05:25:45 | More by ChadQuest
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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.

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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.

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4.79/5  rDev +22.8%

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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.

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Kidnapped By Vikings from Solemn Oath Brewery
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