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Ravaged By Vikings - Solemn Oath Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Solemn Oath Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Rich caramel malt sweetness is beaten over the head with bright, fresh American hop flavors of grapefruit citrus, pine and tropical fruit in our double IPA. This beer is the bigger, more successful brother of Kidnapped by Vikings.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 11-19-2012)
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Reviews by Chaney:
Photo of Chaney
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Solemn Oath today.

Served in a Solemn Oath glass.

A: Poured a very cloudy gold, with a soft, white pepper-esque head.

S: Strong, strong, strong Pine Sol with cherry-infused filtered water. Grapefruit with even more added sugar.

T: Very hoppy, with quite a bit of lemon and orange zest. Others I split this with described it as soap….. I beg to differ.

M: The drinkability is a tad low on this one due to the richness, but it's still quite good. I wish there was a bit more caramel goodness in there.

O: Very respectable brew from a new (to me) brewery.

Chaney, Dec 29, 2013
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Opaquely hazed dull orange body. Billowing and fluffy white head.

The aroma is grapefruit rind, a light floral lilac, and a strong grainy malt presence.

The hops almost end with the aromatics. It's really grainy and the hop
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Just ok to me. It started out strong but fell off quickly. I will say it drank much lighter than 8%, that's a plus. I found combat marshmallow, the stout that was bottled about the same time, to be way hoppier.

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A - really nice opaque hazy orange with 2 fingers of head that left a nice lacing on the glass after settling. Very inviting. It just looks like a citrus bomb.

S - its got a nice nose. Citrus up front. Mostly orange and grapefruit. A little pit of pine as well. No caramel or savory malt notes.

T - taste is consistent with the nose. Citrus. Orange and grapefruit. A very nice level of bitterness. It stays on the palate for a while. The hop bitterness continues through the whole experience. Very little malt even though the label boasts sweet caramel malts. You can taste the heat even though the abv is not that big. I'm guessing IBU is 90-100.

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O - overall this is good beer. I would buy it again. It didn't blow me away, but its a nice drinkable IIPA that you can pair with some BBQ and be happy. I personally prefer something even bigger when I'm buying an IIPA in terms of bitterness and abv.

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Ravaged By Vikings from Solemn Oath Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.