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 joe1510:
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3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bottle
$7.49
Kenwood Liquors - Homer Glen, IL

Ravaged by Vikings fills the snifter with a body the color of a sunrise. It runs from red tinged orange at the widest to tarnished copper up the neck all of which is fairly hazy. The head is clean white and soapy before falling to a thick ring around the glass. Thin drink lines get left behind after each drink.

Sweet grapefruit and orange seem to be the focus of this IPA. The grapefruit is a touch pithy but more so broiled with sugar. The orange has jammy characteristics and sweet peel. A touch of resin and alcohol mingle in the background. The malt is actually pretty doughy and neutral making for a solid foundation. There is a buttery character to the sweet hoppiness that worried me but the more I smell the more I appreciate.

Again, the flavor profile bases itself on that juicy, dripping, sweet citrus. The citrus I mentioned runs from front to back. Resinous hops join mid palate with a drying, but soft, alcohol heat. The malt profile is faint with doughy and light caramel characteristics allowing the hop profile to shine.

A medium body and slightly prickly carbonation make up the mouthfeel. Bitterness grows to moderate and a drying alcohol finish cleans things up. The alcohol isn't tasted but the fumes hit the nose.

The sweet citrus makes this IIPA. It seems to just drip ripe oranges and grapefruit. Ravaged by Vikings is a good drinking IIPA all around and the price point for a bomber in this area isn't bad. I'd pick this up again in the future if they decide to bottle again.

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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