Kidnapped By Vikings | Solemn Oath Brewery

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245 Ratings
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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 FosterJM:
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4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1747th Review on BA
Draft to Pint

@Bavarian Lodge, Lisle, IL

App- When this was put on the bar it did look like a bit of a mix of IPA colors. A bit orange with yellows and haziness mixed in. The center was a bit deeper and richer than the rest was. The edges are a bit clearer. The head was a nice wite 2 finger with sticky cling for days.

Smell- When I got this one it was a bit of a mix of aromatics. A bit of a cat pee hops with a bit of pine and then thrown in is the deep tropical flavors and aromatics that bring a bit of dry grass as well.

Taste- I enjoyed this beer. It was a classic american IPA with decent flavors. It was a bit dry with some good spicy hops and a little bit of a balanced tropical fruit flavor behind it. It wasnt overly bitter but did have some good grainular flavors behind it.

Mouth- A semi medium body with a bit of thiness behind it and then moves into a semi bubbly medium carbonation. A bit of the cat pee flavor remains and has a nice dry flavor as well. A little bit like a pine tree intermixed with grapefruit.

Drink- I have been waiting to try some Solemn Oath beers and this was very good. I will have to have some more of it soon.

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

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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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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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

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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%

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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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

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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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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.79 out of 5 based on 245 ratings.
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