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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2.5/5  rDev -34%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.02/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

22 oz bottle from Binny's Napertucky into a tulip. No bottling date, when will I learn?

Murky and a little sloppy in color, head is short lived, lacing is minimal.

Bit of pineapple, some juice and leafy hops, and a light buttery biscuit.

In a word: boring. Some fruity hops, a bit of pineapple, minimal bitterness, some support malt. It's a very standard, nothing offensive but certainly nothing unique or even that interesting IPA. Not very complex, not overly tasty, easy to drink but not all that encouraged to do so.

Watery mouthfeel in finish make this a weak point.

A hometown brewery is exciting and something I'd like to support, and while this isn't discouraging it also doesn't hit any real key notes for me either. A middle of the road entry and nothing all that special.

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3.08/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.1/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.11/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A: Really nice copper, thick foamy two finger head. Nice lacing.

S: Can't really tell what I am smelling in this one. I get bready notes with the smell of the carbonation. Some caramel and pine.

T: Toasty bready malt backbone with some caramel sweetness. Not much in the taste of hops

M: A little thin but not a lot of sweetness and easy to drink.

O: This was just okay for me in the bottle, however I remember really liking this much much better on draft.

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Photo of Rope
3.19/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance-
Muddy orange, very hazy.

Smell-
Nice balanced hop profile, and a slight spicy malt.

Taste-
The hops start and it melds into the malt with a bitter hop end. Nothing comes though too clear here.

Mouthfeel-
Thinner than I would have hopped.

Overall-
Not bad, but nothing special.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.4/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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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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3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I just want to say that I've had this on tap and thought much better of it but from the bottle it was less impressive.

Cloudy orange/copper w/decent head and nice lace.

Smells of loads of piney hops. Little citrus. Not much else.

Taste is where I was left to wonder. I remember this being fairly balanced on draft but from the bottle, all I'm getting is massive amounts of hops. Almost to excess. Some people probably like this, but I prefer a little more balance and this is burn my tongue off hoppy and fairly bitter.

I would like to try this one again on tap and possibly update my review.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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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%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.79 out of 5 based on 245 ratings.
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