Kidnapped By Vikings | Solemn Oath Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Solemn Oath Brewery
Illinois, United States
solemnoathbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by emerge077 on 05-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
245
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
10.82%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 245 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by 1000lbgrizzly:
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3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Hazy pink-orange, big soapy off-white head with spotty lacing. Not much carbonation to be seen. Silver and black bottle artwork is certified badass.

S: Lots of pine, some citrus in the back, too. Full and rounded.

T: The strong pine aromas have been mellowed by some softer malt notes. Citrus fruit notes mingle in there as well, but aren't major players. Not very bitter, but super dry as well. It seems the flavor has been diluted a bit compared to the nose. I still love it, but people who enjoy tons of hops will probably be disappointed.

M: Crisp, great carbonation.

O: Awesome easy drinking beer. Perfect for my hopbomb-averse palate if I still want to get some hop flavors and refreshment. I'll be returning to this one.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Punchy_Munchie
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csmartin6
4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of NWatters
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BurdockBoy
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass. No freshness date? SOB 2014.

A: really nice golden amber with about 2" of head with some lacing. Didn't last a real long time.

S: hints of citrus, but mostly hops. Not strongly piney.

T: not nearly as complex as I anticipated. Some grapefruit and hops and that's about it.

M: pretty light bodied with moderate carbonation. Refreshing, but not my ideal IPA.

O: Glad to have tried this. I love supporting the small breweries and thanks to a friend that picked this up for me on trade. But, not overly impressed. I'll stick with my PNW IPA's.

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Photo of Shawner
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of InsaneBeerLover
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cwehr13
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of tjsdomer2
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bright red with tan lacing and foam. I definitely did not expect a Red IPA.

Smell: Strong pine and grapefruit.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Grapefruit with a cookie backing. Very yeasty as well, which gives it an excellent mouthfeel.

Overall Drinkability: An IPA that Erik the Red would be proud of.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of JohnnyNicks
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Denzo
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of bwood06
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My wife and I decided to meet a couple friends out at Solemn Oath's taproom and I noticed a plethora of interesting beers on the menu. This one happened to stand out to me so I gave it a shot.

This ber pours a clear, glowing amber hue that is light on carbonation and is topped with a frothy, almost creamy, head that is off white and dissipates slowly to a rocky layer that is retained. 4/5 The aroma is nice and hoppy with a good dose of pine resin that is backed up by a white bread maltiness. A bit of butter and caramel come out as the beer warms. 3.75/5 Light caramel and white bread kick things off in terms of the flavor profile before the pine resin quickly comes to the rescue. The white bread transitions to a grainy note while the caramel disappears entirely into the pine. Surprisingly, the malt is not overpowered by the malt, instead acting as a strong 2nd lead. Bitterness is mild and lingers lightly after swallowing. 3.75/5 This is a medium bodied IPA that is light on carbonation and is lightly drying with a light lingering dryness. It is actually a bit wetting before the dryness kicks in. 4/5 This is a good piney IPA that is fairly simple in terms of aroma and flavor, but this simpleness is what makes it so effective. I can't say that it is the most flavorful or most interesting IPA that I have ever had, but it is one of the most drinkable. 3.75/5

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of dexterk1
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oso
4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of blue-dream
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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Kidnapped By Vikings from Solemn Oath Brewery
3.79 out of 5 based on 245 ratings.
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