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Bells The Oracle DIPA Ale

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RATINGS: 563   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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Our take on the West Coast-style Double India Pale Ale, The Oracle places hop intensity first & foremost, making only the slightest concession to malt & balance. The fireworks start with the floral aromatic punch of two separate dry-hop sessions with Amarillo and NZ Pacific Jade. Resinous, citrusy hop flavors mixed with aggressive bitterness from a massive kettle addition deliver on that aromatic promise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pepsican (1444) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Hazy orange with a soapy white head. Skunky pine aroma, lots of tree, resin, some cantaloupe. Aggressively bitter, orange peel, more pine tar. A bit on the stale side (7/31 bootle date, purchased day of release). Honestly reminds me of a Hopslam with more bitterness. Chewy mouthfeel but not horrendously malty. Not bad, I remember it being much better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4544) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle. Poured a clear copper color with a medium sized white head.Aroma was citrus hops, pine resin, some light florals, caramel malts. Flavor was pretty malty, with a decent balance of pine notes, grassy notes, some squeezed lemons. Lots of booze on this one, though not offensive. Very warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2235) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
Golden orange, thin lasting white head, good lacing. Aroma is of pine, cedar, some lingering tropical fruits, oranges. Flavour is quite hoppy, malt backbone, alcohol, lots of bitterness, very citrusy. Bitter hoppy mouthfeel, medium body, high carbonation. Finishes long and hoppy, warm. I like it but again I guess I just prefer regular IPAíS. †Balanced though.

Opened on September 8, 2010.
Batch #9901.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (548) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a beautiful sunset orange color with a nice, 1.5 finger off white head. S- Citrus, citrusey fruit, pineapple T- Large citrusey notes up front leading to a sustained grapefruit bitterness and finishing with lingering toasted malt. M- Thick and sticky with medium/low carbonation ... I think a little more carbonation would carry the beer better. D- This is an amazing DIPA. Itís a few months old so iím not sure how different it is fresh but I absolutely love it now. Could drink it all night. Itís worth noting that I liked this one more than I feel the rating reflects however itís weaknesses were weighted more heavily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wisdomsolo (433) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2014
I'm liking this better than HopSlam. Has big hops aroma and taste. Has a dry and biting finish. I can dig it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rrauth (1177) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2014
bottle. hard to believe iíve never rated this as Iíve had it fresher than this bottle. I wish i had logged it when it was fresh but this is old and it is reflected in the score.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Pours to a glowing golden body with a white head. A juicy hop and malt excites the nose. Fruity hops. The flavor is malty and bitter. Hops are bitter and oily.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Orange golden color with decent lacing poured from a tap. Tastes of citrus with hops. Solid ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Cloudy yellow orange, white lacing. Resin and candied citrus rind on the nose. Full-bodied, well-balanced palate, with the resin feel definitely coming through in the flavor. Very delicious IPA even for the price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AHSlowhand (40) - - JAN 11, 2014
Big pine on the nose. Great take on the west coast style. Love me some bells beer. IPA FTW

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