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Ravaged By Vikings - Solemn Oath Brewery

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102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
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 vic21234:
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3.86/5  rDev -4%

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. No bottled on date listed.

A- Pours a cloudy orange with a half finger of white colored head which fades to some froth along the top.

S- Nice citrus and pine aroma with an overall sweetness. The citrus was apparent upon popping the cap.

T- The hops dominate the taste as expected. A caramel malt starts off before the piney resinous notes take over. The alcohol is apparent but not overpowering by any means.

M- Medium bodied, nicely carbonated, hoppy, bitter and refreshing.

A nice easy drinking DIPA from Solemn Oath. I've enjoyed the few beers I've had from them so far and look forward to seeing them grow.

vic21234, Dec 30, 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
presence is mildly bitter but the grapefruit and floral notes I picked up in the nose struggled to pop.

Mouthfeel is meditate-light and a pinch slick.

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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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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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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Ravaged By Vikings from Solemn Oath Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.