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Ravaged By Vikings | Solemn Oath Brewery

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Brewed by:
Solemn Oath Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rich caramel malt sweetness is beaten over the head with bright, fresh American hop flavors of grapefruit citrus, pine and tropical fruit in our double IPA. This beer is the bigger, more successful brother of Kidnapped by Vikings.

Added by TMoney2591 on 11-19-2012

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 162
Reviews by Florida9:
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3.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy, rusty orange in color. Forms a moderate sized white head that falls to an extra thick ring around the corner and a patchy surface coating. Very little lacing.

S: Well, this isn't starting off so great. Orange, orange rind, caramel malt, balsa wood, earth, orange blossom, dirt with a touch of alcoholic spice on the back end. Yeah, it smells like a bag of dirty oranges.

T: Okay, the taste isn't much better. Starts off with a moderate sweetness. A blend of caramel malt and orange. Then a little grapefruit, before turing earthy and mildly skunky. Finish is yeasty esters, which are out of place for the style. However, the most interesting (and not interesting in a good way) thing is about a minute after you swallow there is this sticky blend of orange juice and bitterness in the mouth.

M: Medium bodied. Sticky. Appreciable bitterness. Leaves an unpleasant coating in the mouth. This beer resides at the exact opposite side of the spectrum from "clean."

O: From my experience, Solemn Oath likes to brew their beers "outside of the box" when it comes to styles. And this beer is no different resulting in a DIPA that is reminiscent of a DIPA, but not really. A DIPA that focuses on hoppy bitterness while forsaking hop flavor. Unfortunately, like many of SO's beers, this one is also fairly average.

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Opaquely hazed dull orange body. Billowing and fluffy white head.

The aroma is grapefruit rind, a light floral lilac, and a strong grainy malt presence.

The hops almost end with the aromatics. It's really grainy and the hop
presence is mildly bitter but the grapefruit and floral notes I picked up in the nose struggled to pop.

Mouthfeel is meditate-light and a pinch slick.

Just ok to me. It started out strong but fell off quickly. I will say it drank much lighter than 8%, that's a plus. I found combat marshmallow, the stout that was bottled about the same time, to be way hoppier.

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

Appearance is bright and inviting.

Smells of citrus fruits, hops, and bubblegum.

Taste is very citrusy and light for an 8% beer. Hop flavor a bit dull.

Mouthfeel is a mouthful of tropical fruit.

Overall this beer is a very good balance of fruit and hops to make this beer worth purchasing again.

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Not what I wS looking for

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Ravaged By Vikings from Solemn Oath Brewery
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