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RATINGS: 561   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (2505) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2013
It poured a cloudy orange color with a small white head. The aroma was of pine, orange, flowers, lemon and some grapefruit. The taste was of resin, pine, grapefruit, some flower, lemon, a little alcohol and some maltiness in the backbone with some sweetness as well. The body was medium and the carbonation was medium low. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBear11D (216) - Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2013
The Oracle pours a lovely light orange color with a nearly white head that lasts for a whole and leaves excellent lacing. The aroma is floral hops galore. Floral hops dominate the flavor with a touch of molasses that is hidden in the background. Overall this is a delicious beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gruberm (326) - - NOV 21, 2013
Very bitter. Definite floral notes but tough to distinguish. Cloudy brown to pale yellow. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Bottled 08/09/13. Intense grapefruit and caramel malt scent. Taste follows, sticky sweet finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
adrian910ss (2333) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy honey amber color with a medium sized cream colored head. Aroma of citrusy grapefruit, bitter hops, floral notes and hints of malt. Taste of grapefruit, bitter hops, floral hints and malt. Superb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ontbeertaster (2309) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
Tap at bells awhile back, pour was an amber, with a nice head. aroma was a nice sweet hoppy smell. taste was very heavy malts with not too much in the way of bitterness. And it was kind of sticky feeling in the mouth, overall it was interest. I suspect this would taste beer fresher.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mverity (263) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Amazing color and head to this beer! Perfect golden amber with a touch of orange. Head is two full fingers high and has been staying for three full minutes so far. Aroma is wonderful as well. Tons of orange peel, lightly piney, with some mango notes as well. Five minutes and the head has a small dent in it. I haven’t even taken a sip yet. First sip and I’m a bit let down from the aroma and appearance. Taste is overly hopped. Like Bell’s was trying to go west coast with this beer. The sweet citrus in the aroma turns into piney sweet hops in the taste. Mouthfeel is great though, and the lacing has been wonderful.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2401) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Caramel with citrus and pine hops. Awesome. This is a homerun brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fattybladdy (507) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2013
12oz bottle, pour is a medium orange with a frothy white head. Aroma is citrus hops with a heavy malt presence. Taste is big bitter hops with pine, citrus, grapefruit, solid malt backbone. Very bitter. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
colbathcameron (3) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013 does not count
On draft world of beer Ucf 10/26/13 Aroma includes a unique blend of earthy, spicy, citrussy and piney hops. Strong malt backbone but really really loaded with hops, obviously. Taste is very bitter but not damagingly so, therse's much more going on here. Nice balance and loaded with juicy, resinous hops with a really lovely sweetness on the back end. Glad I got to experience this amazingly delicious beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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