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Tickle Fight - Solemn Oath Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Solemn Oath Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rhoadsrage on 03-27-2013

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Ratings: 80 | Reviews: 7
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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a tulip)
A- This beer has a slightly dense warm aged copper body with a sticky light beige head that last the full beer.

S- The green grassy hops give way to a sweet big sugary caramel malt sweetness in the finish.

T- The perfumy sweet malt leads into a ginger spice heat in the finish with some vanilla flowers that turn woody as the beer opens up.

M- The medium mouthfeel has an alcohol heat in the finish that boost the ginger heat.

O- This beer has big floral flavors mixed with big sweet malt and big alcohol warmth that is just to much for me. The ginger spice is just too big aswell. It was nice to taste but I couldn’t get through the whole glass.

Photo of hreb
3.06/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

I had to a pick up a 22oz bottle of This Most American Of Barleywines with totally badass art on the label and a totally commensurate name printed at its bottom. Served in a pint glass it appears syrupy orange in the glass with big soda bubbles and a malty sweet aroma familiar for the style. Zow, this is a seriously hopped out barleywine. I can see what they meant about massive American style. It starts and finishes sweet, but there's a ton of IBUs in the middle. The flavors don't complement each other at all.

I think I would have liked this better as an Imperial IPA. It's not though: the malt should be lighter in color, the hop profile should be more citrus and more aromatic, and the attenuation should be crisper. No, this is just a harsh barleywine, one that borders on undrinkable. The kind of brew that makes English barleywine enthusiasts complain about how Americans have bastardized the style -- but rightly, for once.

Note: my 2014-vintage bottle claims to be 10.% alc./vol.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a chalice at WhirlyBall - Vernon Hills.

Felt a touch awkward ordering a Tickle Fight at the bar, but, hey, it could've been fun if taken more literally... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset amber topped by a half-finger of wan khaki foam. The nose comprises candied ruby red grapefruit peel, light maple syrup, pine sap, pineapple syrup, and a light twinge of booze. The taste brings in more of the same, though now the fruit and pine are sharper, more bitter, and there's a vein of sweet caramel pervading, criss-crossing with the vein of booze. The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a nigh chewy feel. Overall, a nice barleywine, one that approaches being a tad too powerful for its own good, but luckily falls just short of that cliff.

Photo of cubs943
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I thought this beer was pretty good.

Photo of paco1029384756
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I am from the fjord.

Photo of Treebs
3.47/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Had on tap at Wild Monk, served in a 10 oz. snifter.

A: Pours a mahogany color with a yellowish head forming on the pour. it recedes to a thin ring that leaves some splotchy lace down the glass.

S: Caramel and crystal malts on the nose with some sweetness and fruitiness. A little pine sap as well. Underlying booziness reminding you that it's %11.

T: The booze comes out much more in the taste than in the nose. The alcohol isn't medicinal, but rather slightly fruity. Not hot at all. It mixes with the fruity hops and pine tree like sap flavors with a heavily sweetened malt profile. Slight bitterness.

M: Light to medium bodied, drinks like DIPA. Medium carbonation with a sweet finish.

O: The really drank like an old, boozy DIPA. I would have liked a heavier body with some more dark fruit flavors to bring it into the barleywine territory. Not bad overall though.

Photo of Fcolle2
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy burnt orange in colors with some amber hues. Half finger head has decent retention and is off white

Smell is good, there is a good citrus and pear like hop aroma before a rich husky caramel malt dominates the midsection.

Taste is good and follows the nose.there is a fair amount of orange like citrus hop flavor and a high alcohol presence. Malt is somewhat sweet and very rich with husky grain and toffee flavors.

Mouthfeel is good. Lots of hop oils and a huge sticky body is cut with moderate carbonation along with a somewhat hot alcohol presence.

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Tickle Fight from Solemn Oath Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.