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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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Thorpe429

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

01-03-2014 19:19:28 | More by Thorpe429
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a tumbler at Firkin.

Solidarity is keeping it real with some tastiness from the 'Thrill down south. This stuff pours a lightly hazy sunset amber topped by a finger of cream foam. The nose comprises grapefruit peel, light leek, grass, and some light toffee in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, with the grapefruit peel coming in as more of a zest, the leek is lighter, and some lemon rind, light banana, and light black pepper come through as well. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a nice little DIPA, one that doesn't overdo the hops and maintains a healthy balance. Good times.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2012 22:51:27 | More by TMoney2591
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

05-06-2013 15:39:59 | More by Gonzoillini
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

08-13-2013 20:40:52 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-20-2014 02:04:01 | More by WoodBrew
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barnzy78

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

12-19-2013 01:24:44 | More by barnzy78
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

12-22-2013 16:58:56 | More by smartassboiler
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Florida9

Illinois

3.51/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 02:27:18 | More by Florida9
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 00:49:15 | More by Chaney
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egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

12-30-2013 02:17:16 | More by egrace84
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krome

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

01-18-2014 20:41:19 | More by krome
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joe1510

Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bottle
$7.49
Kenwood Liquors - Homer Glen, IL

Ravaged by Vikings fills the snifter with a body the color of a sunrise. It runs from red tinged orange at the widest to tarnished copper up the neck all of which is fairly hazy. The head is clean white and soapy before falling to a thick ring around the glass. Thin drink lines get left behind after each drink.

Sweet grapefruit and orange seem to be the focus of this IPA. The grapefruit is a touch pithy but more so broiled with sugar. The orange has jammy characteristics and sweet peel. A touch of resin and alcohol mingle in the background. The malt is actually pretty doughy and neutral making for a solid foundation. There is a buttery character to the sweet hoppiness that worried me but the more I smell the more I appreciate.

Again, the flavor profile bases itself on that juicy, dripping, sweet citrus. The citrus I mentioned runs from front to back. Resinous hops join mid palate with a drying, but soft, alcohol heat. The malt profile is faint with doughy and light caramel characteristics allowing the hop profile to shine.

A medium body and slightly prickly carbonation make up the mouthfeel. Bitterness grows to moderate and a drying alcohol finish cleans things up. The alcohol isn't tasted but the fumes hit the nose.

The sweet citrus makes this IIPA. It seems to just drip ripe oranges and grapefruit. Ravaged by Vikings is a good drinking IIPA all around and the price point for a bomber in this area isn't bad. I'd pick this up again in the future if they decide to bottle again.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 03:19:53 | More by joe1510
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

01-12-2014 22:37:31 | More by thinwhiteduke
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jschott75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

02-23-2014 12:52:50 | More by jschott75
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Vonerichs

Illinois

3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 02:24:56 | More by Vonerichs
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bcm75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

12-23-2013 01:08:08 | More by bcm75
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jgunther71

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

01-18-2014 20:44:16 | More by jgunther71
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vinny21bal

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

04-08-2014 18:23:58 | More by vinny21bal
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oso

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

03-13-2014 05:03:02 | More by oso
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sgoro

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

11-20-2012 20:53:15 | More by sgoro
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vande

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

01-01-2014 04:21:02 | More by vande
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RichH55

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

01-21-2014 18:19:09 | More by RichH55
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ChugginOil

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed brownish orange color with a finger of white head. Walls of lacing.

The nose is bringing tropical fruit notes to my attention along with a bit of pine and resin. There is a slightly sweet smelling malt backbone.

The flavor are sharp with hop presence. The tropical fruits offered by the hop oils are mingling with some piney flavors. There is a nice balance of hops and malt here as the sweet malt finishes each sip.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a suiting moderate amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a stand up ipa that carries great flavors and has little flaw. Yum.

Serving type: on-tap

12-12-2012 02:39:01 | More by ChugginOil
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

02-25-2013 05:53:08 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-29-2013 01:22:50 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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Ravaged By Vikings from Solemn Oath Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.