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Kidnapped By Vikings - Solemn Oath Brewery

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very good

204 Ratings
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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 7
Gots: 13 | 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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz Bomber
4 Seasons - Morris, IL

Kidnapped by Vikings is brilliant orange with a shine that lasts for days. There's a touch of haze throughout the body but a glow when backlit. The micro bubbled head is pure white with a quick fade down to a skimming that's kept alive by active bubbles to the surface. Spotty lacking slides back to the body after each drink.

The nose is sugar cookie sweet, a little powdered sugar even, a very pale mat sweetness. The hop profile is citric in nature but seems to be confused as to it's exact direction. Orange, a little sugary, plays the biggest role along with some peppery under ripe pineapple. The citrus seems faded and confused with no certain pop; pith, peel, jam, nothing. Vague, generic, citrus.

Again, we have that generic citrus. It's orange but with no direction. There's some pineapple, it's faint without much authority and bordering on sweetened bread of sorts. A drizzle of caramel makes itself known that wasn't present in the nose. The best part of the flavor profile is the lingering citrus, it manages to clean up a bit on the finish.

The mouthfeel is my favorite part of the beer. Medium bodied with a slick carbonation and sweetness that dries up quickly. Bitterness seems low at first but grows to a solid moderate over time and lingers. Drinkability is there.

Solemn Oath has fallen flat with Kidnapped by Vikings. It's vaguely this and vaguely that. Half good and half bad. There's not much to get excited about with this beer. It's unfortunate. I'll pass in the future.

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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.

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Kidnapped By Vikings from Solemn Oath Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.