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Ravaged By Vikings - Solemn Oath Brewery

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89
very good

92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.25%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | 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 Fcolle2:
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours orange with some amber hues and a bit of haze. Head is about one finger and has decent retention.

Smell is great, lots of citrus, some mango a good piney backbone. Malt smells somewhat sweet through the citrus tang.

Taste follows the nose with citrus flavors laced over a moderate piney bitterness. Caramel malt is semi sweet and well balanced with the bitterness.

Mouthfeel is good. Medium bodied, mild to moderate carbonation. Perfect for an ipa.

Overall well balanced tasty ipa.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 04:03:18 | More by Fcolle2
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is bright and inviting.

Smells of citrus fruits, hops, and bubblegum.

Taste is very citrusy and light for an 8% beer. Hop flavor a bit dull.

Mouthfeel is a mouthful of tropical fruit.

Overall this beer is a very good balance of fruit and hops to make this beer worth purchasing again.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass

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.

M - decent mouth feel. nice carbonation. feels light bodied. a little bit of stickiness fell as well, which I like.

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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A: Hazy, rusty orange in color. Forms a moderate sized white head that falls to an extra thick ring around the corner and a patchy surface coating. Very little lacing.

S: Well, this isn't starting off so great. Orange, orange rind, caramel malt, balsa wood, earth, orange blossom, dirt with a touch of alcoholic spice on the back end. Yeah, it smells like a bag of dirty oranges.

T: Okay, the taste isn't much better. Starts off with a moderate sweetness. A blend of caramel malt and orange. Then a little grapefruit, before turing earthy and mildly skunky. Finish is yeasty esters, which are out of place for the style. However, the most interesting (and not interesting in a good way) thing is about a minute after you swallow there is this sticky blend of orange juice and bitterness in the mouth.

M: Medium bodied. Sticky. Appreciable bitterness. Leaves an unpleasant coating in the mouth. This beer resides at the exact opposite side of the spectrum from "clean."

O: From my experience, Solemn Oath likes to brew their beers "outside of the box" when it comes to styles. And this beer is no different resulting in a DIPA that is reminiscent of a DIPA, but not really. A DIPA that focuses on hoppy bitterness while forsaking hop flavor. Unfortunately, like many of SO's beers, this one is also fairly average.

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Ravaged By Vikings from Solemn Oath Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.