1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Kidnapped By Vikings - Solemn Oath Brewery

Not Rated.
Kidnapped By VikingsKidnapped By Vikings

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

169 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 169
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 169 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jimmy13
jimmy13

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

03-18-2014 01:35:14 | More by jimmy13
Photo of oskoreien
oskoreien

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

02-17-2014 21:54:43 | More by oskoreien
Photo of krl2112
krl2112

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.1%

11-13-2013 04:08:33 | More by krl2112
Photo of BarrytheBear
BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

22 oz bottle from Binny's Napertucky into a tulip. No bottling date, when will I learn?

Murky and a little sloppy in color, head is short lived, lacing is minimal.

Bit of pineapple, some juice and leafy hops, and a light buttery biscuit.

In a word: boring. Some fruity hops, a bit of pineapple, minimal bitterness, some support malt. It's a very standard, nothing offensive but certainly nothing unique or even that interesting IPA. Not very complex, not overly tasty, easy to drink but not all that encouraged to do so.

Watery mouthfeel in finish make this a weak point.

A hometown brewery is exciting and something I'd like to support, and while this isn't discouraging it also doesn't hit any real key notes for me either. A middle of the road entry and nothing all that special.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 00:26:01 | More by BarrytheBear
Photo of Kaveman
Kaveman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.1%

08-25-2013 21:52:43 | More by Kaveman
Photo of koutkid41
koutkid41

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A: Really nice copper, thick foamy two finger head. Nice lacing.

S: Can't really tell what I am smelling in this one. I get bready notes with the smell of the carbonation. Some caramel and pine.

T: Toasty bready malt backbone with some caramel sweetness. Not much in the taste of hops

M: A little thin but not a lot of sweetness and easy to drink.

O: This was just okay for me in the bottle, however I remember really liking this much much better on draft.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 00:14:08 | More by koutkid41
Photo of Rope
Rope

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance-
Muddy orange, very hazy.

Smell-
Nice balanced hop profile, and a slight spicy malt.

Taste-
The hops start and it melds into the malt with a bitter hop end. Nothing comes though too clear here.

Mouthfeel-
Thinner than I would have hopped.

Overall-
Not bad, but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 17:49:37 | More by Rope
Photo of coffygrinder
coffygrinder

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

03-07-2013 03:05:21 | More by coffygrinder
Photo of RussBeercier
RussBeercier

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

02-28-2014 14:46:15 | More by RussBeercier
Photo of MrMcGibblets
MrMcGibblets

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

04-13-2014 03:46:45 | More by MrMcGibblets
Photo of beernads
beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

04-18-2014 19:54:42 | More by beernads
Photo of BeerLover99
BeerLover99

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

03-12-2014 22:31:09 | More by BeerLover99
Photo of BrewThru_29
BrewThru_29

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I just want to say that I've had this on tap and thought much better of it but from the bottle it was less impressive.

Cloudy orange/copper w/decent head and nice lace.

Smells of loads of piney hops. Little citrus. Not much else.

Taste is where I was left to wonder. I remember this being fairly balanced on draft but from the bottle, all I'm getting is massive amounts of hops. Almost to excess. Some people probably like this, but I prefer a little more balance and this is burn my tongue off hoppy and fairly bitter.

I would like to try this one again on tap and possibly update my review.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 18:32:55 | More by BrewThru_29
Photo of BurdockBoy
BurdockBoy

Oregon

3.44/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 01:32:14 | More by BurdockBoy
Photo of Denzo
Denzo

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-02-2014 02:47:36 | More by Denzo
Photo of stortore
stortore

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-06-2014 19:06:34 | More by stortore
Photo of Hughdevdev
Hughdevdev

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-14-2014 20:35:59 | More by Hughdevdev
Photo of cnbrown313
cnbrown313

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-19-2014 14:43:03 | More by cnbrown313
Photo of mklisz
mklisz

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-02-2014 10:51:52 | More by mklisz
Photo of sirsteve42
sirsteve42

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-29-2014 21:21:50 | More by sirsteve42
Photo of thewimperoo
thewimperoo

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-02-2012 20:31:18 | More by thewimperoo
Photo of BrandonSeal
BrandonSeal

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-03-2014 01:30:16 | More by BrandonSeal
Photo of oldvines
oldvines

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-15-2014 22:10:37 | More by oldvines
Photo of NSK79
NSK79

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-25-2013 23:55:08 | More by NSK79
Photo of jplopez21
jplopez21

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-17-2013 02:08:35 | More by jplopez21
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Kidnapped By Vikings from Solemn Oath Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.