Kidnapped By Vikings | Solemn Oath Brewery

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Solemn Oath Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by emerge077 on 05-17-2012

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Ratings: 258 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by joe1510:
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3.57/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz Bomber
4 Seasons - Morris, IL

Kidnapped by Vikings is brilliant orange with a shine that lasts for days. There's a touch of haze throughout the body but a glow when backlit. The micro bubbled head is pure white with a quick fade down to a skimming that's kept alive by active bubbles to the surface. Spotty lacking slides back to the body after each drink.

The nose is sugar cookie sweet, a little powdered sugar even, a very pale mat sweetness. The hop profile is citric in nature but seems to be confused as to it's exact direction. Orange, a little sugary, plays the biggest role along with some peppery under ripe pineapple. The citrus seems faded and confused with no certain pop; pith, peel, jam, nothing. Vague, generic, citrus.

Again, we have that generic citrus. It's orange but with no direction. There's some pineapple, it's faint without much authority and bordering on sweetened bread of sorts. A drizzle of caramel makes itself known that wasn't present in the nose. The best part of the flavor profile is the lingering citrus, it manages to clean up a bit on the finish.

The mouthfeel is my favorite part of the beer. Medium bodied with a slick carbonation and sweetness that dries up quickly. Bitterness seems low at first but grows to a solid moderate over time and lingers. Drinkability is there.

Solemn Oath has fallen flat with Kidnapped by Vikings. It's vaguely this and vaguely that. Half good and half bad. There's not much to get excited about with this beer. It's unfortunate. I'll pass in the future.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BurdockBoy
3.47/5  rDev -11.3%
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 -10.5%

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3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
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 +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of bwood06
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
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 -10.5%

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3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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