Ravaged By Vikings
Solemn Oath Brewery

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,485
ABV:
8%
Score:
89
Ranked #7,522
Avg:
4 | pDev: 9.75%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
181
From:
Solemn Oath Brewery
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  6
Gots
  24
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: 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.
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Reviews by John_M:
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3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Many thanks to Justin for the chance to taste this tasty beer.

Poured from a 375 ml bottle, this pours a copper amber color with pretty good head retention and lacing. On the nose, this is pretty nice. I get dry citrus, along with some underlying celery root, graham cracker and light white pepper. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this nicely balanced beer, with the initial graham cracker, light citrus and light vanilla nicely balancec by the hoppy bitterness in the fairly dry finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied at most, with a clean, fairly crisp, dry and lightly bitter finish. This beer is very drinkable and easy to appreciate.

Sure, there are plenty of better ipa's and dipa's on the national market, but this is a very easy to appreciate and enjoy dipa from this new to me brewery. If this was my local brewery, I would happily stop by for a glass of this enjoyable beer all the time. This is very, very easy to appreciate and enjoy.

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The only other beer I've had from these guys is Butterfly Flashmob ( on tap ) which I enjoyed. They just started bottling so I had to pick this up when I saw it at Binnys.
Poured from 22oz bottle ( no date ) into snifter.

look - white head, settled with some decent lacing. Color of the beer is a sunburst orange with a slight haze

smell - citrus dominates. grapefruit, tangerine, piney, hops

taste - a bit of malty sweetness is nicely balanced with some citrus flavors and a hop bite

mouthfeel - medium body, on the lower carb side, a bit oily, but finishes dry

overall - nice balanced DIPA - very drinkable - I really liked it! . I usually don't buy bombers too often, but at $7.99 it's not as bad as buying an FFF DIPA bomber at 50% higher cost and almost as good.

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Ravaged By Vikings from Solemn Oath Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 181 ratings