Kidnapped By Vikings | Solemn Oath Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Solemn Oath Brewery
Illinois, United States | website

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
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
241
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
41.69%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 241
Reviews by ChadQuest:
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3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

My wife and i stopped by here after dinner, it was packed and standing room only in the tiny place, so we got a growler and headed home to watch a movie. I wish i had the chance and spot to stay, as they had some intriguing wheat beers with 3 different coffee regions and the base beer available in a 4 glass flight, i need to go back for that. Anyway, the beer at hand, Kidnapped by Vikings.

Visually it looks great, tons of lacing and a large dense, healthy head. Color is a bit hazy sunburst orange color.
The aroma is mostly straight forward citrus in a centennial type of way. i have no idea what they actually brewed this with, but Centennial seems like a good possibility.
A dark orange flavor is leading the way here, the pine is lighter, a sweetness on the back end. Add a guess of cascade to my prior assumption.
The mouthfeel is medium full and slightly sticky for the style.

This one is certainly well made, and an above average IPA in the big C catagory. I had/have no knowledge of what hops were used in this one at the time of purchase, and while i personally prefer the Citra, Nelson, and other hops in those areas, this one is quite well done. remove a bit of the balance/back end sweetness and and sticky body, and this one would be really good and in the 4-4.5 range, but it is still quite above par.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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

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

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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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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Kidnapped By Vikings from Solemn Oath Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.
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