Kidnapped By Vikings | Solemn Oath Brewery

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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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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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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3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Founders All Day IPA shaker pint glass at the Map Room.

My first stop on this particular Chicago jaunt, my first visit to the Map Room (hell yes, indeed!), and my second Solemn Oath brew. Let's dance. This stuff pours a hazy amber-blonde topped by a finger of lightly off-cream-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, light lemon rind, light coriander, toffee, and a very light sprinkling of leek fragments. The taste brings in more of the same, with more lemon rind, a touch of orange peel, and a light sensation of pine. Not bad at all. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, lightly sticky finish. Overall, a very nice IPA, one that doesn't overdo it on the hops in any direction, doesn't "over-balance", and keeps things simple and tasty. Right on, brother.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, no apparent freshness date other than "SOB 2014", 6.0% also listed on label
L - hazed amber-orange colored ale topped with a creamy ivory head, good retention and lacing
S - juicy, fruity, citric, orange, grapefruit, lemon, grass, caramel; very fresh aroma
T - grapefruit rind, pine, orange, caramel malt, herbal, and tea-like
F - thin-to-medium body, sharp, bitter, semi-dry finish
O - good American IPA from a local brewery just a couple of miles from my house. It's nice to finally see them bottling some of their beer. At its price point ($6.99), which is unfortunately pretty fair these days, I don't think I'd buy this again seeing as there are many less expensive, better options available. Still glad to try one.

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

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bottle poured into a Solemn Oath tulip.
6% ABV,

A - Deep golden raw honey on the verge of being amber, Kidnapped by Vikings is a hazed beer that forms a lasting off-white head with dots of lace left in it's wake.

S - Fresh, juicy hops bring the pineapple and mango tropical fruitiness but give this glass a swirl and dank marijuana and sour apple Blow Pop, complete with bubblegum, join the mix! Hops steal the show but smooth caramel malt makes for a seductively sweet base.

T - Like the aroma before it, Kidnapped by Vikings is straight hop in your face but the flavor changes course towards even more fruity flavor. The Blow Pop is still there too, it's just more of a blue raspberry taste mixed with ripe tropical fruits; this beer is almost a girly drink! Pineapple, mango, passion fruit, and melon join the fun in this ridiculously tasty IPA!

M - Kidnapped by Vikings' smooth body starts medium full for it's lower alcohol content but quickly turns refreshing and crisp from the abundant hops which dry out the palate and leave a spectacular bitterness on the tongue.

O - Who knew being Kidnapped by Vikings would be so damn delicious? Solemn Oath proves it with this powerfully hoppy yet slightly restrained IPA, which showcases an abundance of tasty tropical fruits. Smooth, easy drinking, and fresh as hell, this is one of the better IPAs I've had as of late.

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

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