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Kidnapped By Vikings - Solemn Oath Brewery

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187 Ratings
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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.28%
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 FosterJM:
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4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1747th Review on BA
Draft to Pint

@Bavarian Lodge, Lisle, IL

App- When this was put on the bar it did look like a bit of a mix of IPA colors. A bit orange with yellows and haziness mixed in. The center was a bit deeper and richer than the rest was. The edges are a bit clearer. The head was a nice wite 2 finger with sticky cling for days.

Smell- When I got this one it was a bit of a mix of aromatics. A bit of a cat pee hops with a bit of pine and then thrown in is the deep tropical flavors and aromatics that bring a bit of dry grass as well.

Taste- I enjoyed this beer. It was a classic american IPA with decent flavors. It was a bit dry with some good spicy hops and a little bit of a balanced tropical fruit flavor behind it. It wasnt overly bitter but did have some good grainular flavors behind it.

Mouth- A semi medium body with a bit of thiness behind it and then moves into a semi bubbly medium carbonation. A bit of the cat pee flavor remains and has a nice dry flavor as well. A little bit like a pine tree intermixed with grapefruit.

Drink- I have been waiting to try some Solemn Oath beers and this was very good. I will have to have some more of it soon.

FosterJM, Feb 22, 2013
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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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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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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.

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Kidnapped By Vikings from Solemn Oath Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.