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Bells The Oracle DIPA Ale

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RATINGS: 689   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2624) - New York, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Cloudy orange yellow pour. Malt and tropical fruit aroma. Lots of carb, pine resin, malt and grapefruit. Bitter finish. Hefty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (3127) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Poured from a 12 fl oz. bottle with a bottling date of 10 July 2015. The off-white head is exceptionally creamy, holds up well, and leaves plenty of sticky lacing on the glass. The body is hazy amber-copper. Aroma: Chiefly fruity hops with some faint floral notes but no sign of malt. Misleadingly suggests a sweet and tart flavor. Taste: loads of hops, including citrus, floral and pine notes. Hints of tangerine peel and oranges. Moderate-high bitterness but with some sweetness and without an overload of bitter grapefruit peel in the aftertaste. Overall: excellent example of the DIPA style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopwine (561) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Nose is pine, candied citrus, dried mango, grass. Flavor is same, hitting those grassy notes hard, with some tropical fruit, intense grapefruit rind, burnt sugar. It’s solid, but I’ve gotta say... This was bottled on 7/10 and I got this as soon as it was available in NY. An ipa that just dropped shouldn’t be a month and a half old already.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zeswaft (1482) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle. Hot damn. This is the best double ipa i’ve had in years. Silky smooth. Tropical, citrusy, and only slighty malty but super well balanced. 10%? Youre shitting me. Awssome

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vandc01 (198) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Poured from a 12oz bottle with a date of 7/10/15 Very juicy tropical with plenty of carbonation. Same brewery as hop slam. I can see the similarities. This beer has same apv, but much cheaper.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Savage_Night (147) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Pours hazy orange/Brown with a medium off white head. Head retention is ok. AROMA: Lucas spice candy, tangerines, tamarindo, pine bitterness, herbal hops, dank malt, earthy, tropical fruit, caramel, spruce, citrus, herbs, ginger and spice. TASTE: hop spice, malt bitterness, tangerines, pine bitterness, Lucas tamarindo spiced candy, pineapple, caramel, citrus, herbs, earthy, spice, grassy, peppercorn and grapefruit. AFTER TASTE: hop spice, citrus, malty bitterness and grassy with and oily medium body finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (4736) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Poured a yellowish color almost orange with aromas of lemons, hops, light malt, and some light sweetness. Flavors are lemon, with hops, and dankness a touch of sweetness, a solid DIPA that I could drink a few back to back of.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2208) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Cloudy gold to orange pour with a two finger creamy off white head with a soapy top skim. Aroma is big on fruity, berry-like floral and citrus hops, starfruit, light nutty and cereal malt notes, hint of pale caramel, faint raspberry earthiness and just a hint of booziness and herbal hops. Flavor is loaded with tree fruity esters up front, then some caramel and grape nut malt notes, resinous pine, deep earthy blackberry and raspberry notes, dried grapefruit peel, thistle flower and a very fain medicinal note, not really enough to be overly offensive, but enough to notice. Medium to heavy body, creamy entry, giving way almost immediately to a slightly dry, boozy heat, light but blanketing and harp carbonation and somewhat astringent and chalky finish with a pretty big booziness. Really good stuff overall, but a little sloppy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle. Yellow colored pour with a white head. Smell is very hoppy, grassy, grapefruits, etc. Taste is similar, pretty strong biting hop flavor. No real alcohol noted. Good beer, easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7492) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2015
355 ml bottle. Enjoyed at San Diego, CA. Pours a hazy golden colour with a small head. Aroma of heavy grassy notes, menthol and sweetness. Flavour of heavy herbal bitterness, menthol, floral notes, grapefruit and mild sweetness. Yeast. Medium bodied. Heavy, messy, grassy finish. Weird messy hop profile. Not my thing. No balance.


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