DuffMan (6162) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, - NOV 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
- on tap @ Farmhouse in Chicago. Every now and then a beer comes along that takes me by surprise and makes me happy. This is such a beer. Very new to the craft beer scene, I hadn’t even heard of them when I found this on tap at Farmhouse, and even the bartender couldn’t offer much info. Bright hazy orange, low creamy orange-tinted head. Luscious aroma of fresh tropical fruit (mango, guava, lychee, ruby grapefruit) with a touch of pine. Palate is juicy and literally bursting with fruity hop character. The malts are in perfect balance here, adding structure without stealing anything from the hops. Finish is long and very bitter. A refreshing, balanced, and highly drinkable hop bomb. Wow-- I cannot wait to try other offerings from these guys!
kaser (2103) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Carmel floral and citrus aroma. Poured from 22oz bottle. Sour and massive grapefruit taste. Super bitter. Not sure about this one
BlowOffTube (392) - Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks highwine! Taste is good. Pours reddish orange with a white head. Fruit bowl aroma hint of caramel. Melon, grass, some orange and grapefruit peel taste. Medium body with light carbonation. Good mouth feel. Lacking on the hop department but not maybe because of freshness? Not sure when bottle.
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a hazy amber color with an off white head. Pine/floral hops, citrus, some fruitiness, and lighter caramel.
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of grapefruit peel, citrus, pine, tropical fruit, caramel malt, resin and orange peel. Medium body.
bucs572000 (234) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 22oz bomber that I got in trade, thanks Justin. Aroma is citrus, tropical fruit, and caramel. Flavors are citrus, tropical fruit, caramel, and light pine. Very nice balanced double Ipa! Love all the flavors I get from this beer. Another solid beer from solemn oath!
crossovert (6352) - Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Apricot smell pine sol-y flavor. Its a meaay double ipa but not undrinkable.
HonkeyBra (3113) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Although I’ve had this on tap before, 22 oz. bomber. Pours a reddish amber color with a thin white sticky head. Aroma of herbal and tea hops, as well as citrus and floral hops. Touches of pine. Flavor is focused on citrus hops and with some bready malt backing. Full, thick mouthfeel. Some booze towards the finish. This drinks a bit heavier than 7.7%. Pretty powerful, but tasty stuff.
Niko100 (1837) - Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of pine hops, floral, & citrus; Flavor of malt, pine hops, caramel, and citrus;
Finish is fairly bitter; Not too bad.
juicyhops (48) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Wonderful nose of fresh citrus hops. Hazy orange. Fresh hop flavor of fruity hops. Grapefruit rind dominates. Very low bitterness. Medium body.
ryecatcher (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bomber. Pours a hazy, burnt orange, medium white head, little in the way of retention. Nose is some grass, cereal and burnt rubber. Mouth is medium bodied, grainy, bread dough, some moldy oranges, and a bitter finish that does nothing to round out an unflattering palate. I’d heard good things about Solemn Oath, but I gotta be honest, this was a real disappointment -- especially at 8.99 for a bomber.