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Kidnapped By Vikings - Solemn Oath Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

183 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 183
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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Ratings: 183 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jimmy13
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

jimmy13, Mar 18, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

oskoreien, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of krl2112
3/5  rDev -23.1%

krl2112, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of BarrytheBear
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.

BarrytheBear, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of Kaveman
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Kaveman, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of koutkid41
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.

koutkid41, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of Rope
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.

Rope, Mar 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

coffygrinder, Mar 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

RussBeercier, Feb 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

MrMcGibblets, Apr 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

beernads, Apr 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

BeerLover99, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of BrewThru_29
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.

BrewThru_29, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of BurdockBoy
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.

BurdockBoy, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of Denzo
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Denzo, May 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

GRG1313, Sep 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

stortore, Apr 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Hughdevdev, Apr 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

cnbrown313, May 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

mklisz, Jun 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

sirsteve42, Apr 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

thewimperoo, Jun 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

BrandonSeal, May 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

oldvines, Mar 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

NSK79, Jan 25, 2013
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Kidnapped By Vikings from Solemn Oath Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.