Ravaged By Vikings | Solemn Oath Brewery

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169 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
169
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
10.1%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 169 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Mild_Bill
1.54/5  rDev -61.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

It looks really good in appearance, I received very high recommendations from my local beer store. However after taste and further review, I feel that it is less than satisfactory.

I got from a local store that is respectable, so i know it is not because of how it was handled or stored. I drank it fresh. However it was anything but special.

Appearance: This was the best part, looked like it had orange glow, made me excited to taste.
Smell: The smell was average, it was sweet but more of a sour odor.
Taste: You can barely taste the grapefruit. There is no strong flavor presence, kind of a let down.
Mouth feel: A liquid taste, nothing to write home about.
Overall: Never buy again. Not the worst choice in life, but not a good one. It tastes casual. If you have drank everything under the sun but this, then give it a chance. But I would buy/try anything else.

I would suggest give it a chance, to say you tried it. But if you are limited, try something else.

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Photo of BcOneSeven
2.93/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I get the toasty Caramell… But then was just kind of bitter.

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Photo of Peter1977
3.05/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not what I wS looking for

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of sweemzander
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of bootdown21
3.44/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zonian1
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of tmryan21
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Docrock
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of jabo134
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of bcm75
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of jschott75
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Norseman
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of ctrevino
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of tommy5
3.51/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Florida9
3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
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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Photo of Dnottus
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Denzo
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hendryxdp
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vonerichs
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of jayhunter357
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Ravaged By Vikings from Solemn Oath Brewery
3.96 out of 5 based on 169 ratings.
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