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Wreckagemaster | Solemn Oath Brewery

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Brewed by:
Solemn Oath Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Kubrickx on 07-21-2013

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Ratings: 172 |  Reviews: 17
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matjack85
3.52/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I tried this on tap at Quencher's Saloon in Chicago. $6 for a 10oz serving, served in a brandy snifter.

The beer poured an orange/rust color with a 1-finger white head that seemed to last forever. It also left a good amount of lacing.

Huge hop nose, and when I say huge, I mean huge. I didn't know whether to drink it or clean the floor with it - it was that piny.

The smell didn't lie - this was an overpowering hop bomb. While there is some caramel malt sweetness underneath, the pine and grapefdruit hops dominate everything. There's a whopping 115 IBU's worth of bitterness in here too. Too much of a good thing if you ask me.

Thick, creamy, and full bodied, with higher than average carbonation, which keeps the hops dancing around on your tongue.

Too one dimensional for me, but if you're a hop hound, you have to give this one a try.

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3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Modest head which leaves only a couple of spots on the glass. The liquid is nearly clear with a deep gold color.

Mild and predictable aroma, maybe too much so for a DIPA.

Lightly sweet with berry overtones. The hop is more pronounced while the alcohol is muted for the style. Decent body with a higher level of carbonation. Long bitter aftertaste. Overall, fairly middle-of-the-road flavor wise. Not bad but also not complicated.

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3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours with a finger and a half of clean white head. The color with a bright orange with a murky body. Rings of lacing left behind at each level. Active carbonation is extremely low for the style.

Smell: Caramelized sugars pop out on the front with accents of grapefruit, caramel, and saturated citrus. Some lighter tropical fruits shine through on the body with heavy accents of bubblegum sweetness.

Taste: The front is caramelized sugars that follows the aroma very closely. Potent grapefruits with some slight vegetal tones are the highlight of the front. Caramel sweetness with accents of tropical fruits linger into the body. The finish somewhat bland with some pine bitterness and heavy saturated fruits.

Mouthfeel: Syrupy texture with evident throughout due to the lower carbonation.

Overall: Pretty decent DIPA but doesn't really have any areas it blows the drinker away. Always nice to support a local brewery and having it turn out to be a decent brew is always nice too.

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3.72/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: light Amber, white head that dissipates to a thin layer
S: cereal and caramel dominate, some pine hops but not nearly what I'm expecting from a DIPA
T: again, caramel sugar and cereal dominate, pine hops are stronger than the nose, but not strong enough. Malty sweetness in the mid palate and bitterness in the finish and linger.
F: medium body from the sugars.
O: too caramely/malty for me on a DIPA.

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3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is pine/danky hops, citrus and a hint of honey. The flavor is citrus, grapefruit, mildly nutty, malts, fruit and a mix of bitter, off-dry and slightly tart in the finish.

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Wreckagemaster from Solemn Oath Brewery
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 172 ratings
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