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Snaggletooth Bandana | Solemn Oath Brewery

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Solemn Oath Brewery
Illinois, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TMoney2591 on 07-23-2012

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 215
Photo of Oof2
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I didn't want to be the guy drinking Naperville, IL beers, but then I started sampling some of what Solemn Oath does. Good stuff. Snaggletooth is smooth for an IPA. Just enough bitterness and a nice citrus/grapefruity aroma. Easy to drink. Good hoppy aftertaste. Solid beer.

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Photo of mschrei
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had in a flight at the brewery. Brownish orange with a very nice carb. Reminded me a lot of apple juice-there's a bit of hops and malt but not a ton of flavor. Slight pleasant aftertaste.

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Photo of texecutive
4/5  rDev -3.1%

When the waiter name-dropped Solemn Oath's taproom as a place he previously worked, I almost asked him what his commission on pours was, because I wasn't about to have the wool pulled over my dick by some tool in a polo. Humble pie is a bitter dish my friends. Snaggletooth Bandana was incredibly flavorful, with some intense hop magic going on there. Finish was incredibly bitter, yet I didn't care, because the drinking experience opened my eyes to what you can do with IPA's. If that waiter ever becomes a homeless man, he's definitely earned himself an extra nickel.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Country House Restaurant - Geneva, IL
L - hazed tangerine color with a creamy ivory head that holds good retention
S - orange pith, pine, caramel, bread
T - pungent and bitter with plenty of orange zest and pine; mango, grapefruit, caramel, bread crust, earth, and fresh hop in the mix as well
F - medium body, pretty refreshing for an IPA, finishes dry and bitter with lingering pine and orange zest
O - good hop forward American IPA. I wasn't expecting to get the chance to try this one, so it was a nice surprise. I'd order it again if I had the chance.

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Photo of jeonseh
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at hopleaf

A - Dark hazy orange with a small white rocky head

S - Loads of mango sweetness and light passion fruit dominate a nice and very strong tropical nose

T - Sweet tropical fruit, mango, and pineapple. Pine and grapefruit bitterness comes on the backed to give it a nice balance. There is also a hint of passion fruit near the end. I really enjoyed this one

M - Medium body with a light sweet stickiness and syrupiness to it. Thick hop resin remains on the tongue

O - Really a great tropical IPA with a good hop presence that is also balanced with a slight bitterness. A great IPA keeping up the Chicago tradition.

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Photo of Treebs
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the Solemn Oath beer dinner at Wild Monk. Served in a snifter.

A: Pours a slightly hazy apricot color with a fluffy white head forming on the pour. It receded to a thin ring that left some splotchy lace down the glass.

S: Citrus fruit and big tropical fruit influences going on. Pineapple and mango mostly with a nice citrus zest as well. Very light sweetness from the malts hits you on the end, but it's a hop bomb.

T: The taste is more of the same. Pineapple and mango with a small smidge of grapefruit. Slightly sweet cracker malts with a pithy bitterness on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with a nice medium carbonation level. Smooth with a clean finish.

O: The galaxy hops were a nice addition and added a wonderful tropical fruit aroma to the beer. I will definitely be having this again whenever I'm able to find it.

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Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: clear golden orange, nice thick lasting creamy white head.
s: super aromatic as this is very fresh. pine, citrus, resin, floral, and tropical fruit notes. bready malt underneath.
t: light to medium sweet bready malt is washed out by a big but mostly smooth bitterness.
m: well carbonated. medium body.
o: good shit hope they make it a regular in their lineup...sixers, please?

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a 16 oz. pint glass)

A- This beer pours a hazy deep golden yellow with a thick white head and a lazy carbonation of big bubbles.

S- The nice full green citrus aroma had some nice woody hop notes in the finish.

T- The nice juicy slightly pungent hops burst from the glass with green citrus zest flavor and more ripe citrus finish. There is very little bitterness and a light toasted malt note comes though underneath. The bright hops flavor lingers for a moment after each sip.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a nice fizz that enhances the hop finish.

O- This beer has a nice full hop profile with some good depth and lots of drinkability.

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Photo of homebrew311
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Bangers and Lace. Apperance is a cloudy orange with a thin clinging layer of bone white head. Heavy lacing left behind. Nose is full of candied fruit, predominantly mango and tangerine, a touch of apricot. Not much in the way of malts. Taste starts fruity and sweet. Fresh hops provide a touch of bitterness and some floral character. Not much in the way of malt backbone. The end is bitter and has a touch of caramel. Mouthfeel is heavie than normal with low to moderate carbonation. Nice display of fresh dry hops, just not much to balance it. A promising brew from a new local brewery. I will try there other offerings.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Stone shaker pint glass at Bad Apple.

Another stop on the Second Annual Bachelor Party Free-For-All! This one pours a hazy golden straw topped by a half-finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises orange zest, grapefruit zest, coriander, light pineapple, and a touch of sweet biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, though the fruit comes across a smidgen rind-i-er, and some wheat seems to have been added for the sake of it. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and an ever-so-slightly grainy feel. Overall, a very nice, fruit-forward IPA. Good times.

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