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RATINGS: 689   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7954) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2015
355 ml bottle @ hotel room, San Diego.
Pours hazy orange color with a small head. Sweet tropical fruits and caramel on the nose, resinous hops and some mild alcohol. Lots of resinous hops on the flavor with pale malts and sweet fruits, alcohol comes through a bit too much, otherwise decent. Disappointing still.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (5114) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2015
355ml bottle from Bottlecraft North Park, San Diego, CA

Pours orange with a smooth head. Aroma of floral hops, citrus, caramely malts, grass, pine and massive amounts of resin. Taste is sweetish, massively resinous and floral hoppy with loads of pine, citrus, grass and biscuity malts. Finish is hoppy, grassy and floral with loads of grass, resin and pine. Lingering bitter finish. Sweet and heavy, massively bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (7640) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2015
35,5 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Diego. Aroma has tropical fruits, some resin and marmalade. Flavour has tropical fruits, some grapefruit, mild gluey tones and hints of menthol in the finish. Quite aggressive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jamesthebrit (362) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Amazing smell. Nice blend of floral pine citrus notes. Looks good. Nice head. pours a slight hazy amber. Taste is intense. Probably the hoppiest beer Iíve ever had. Some nice malt backbone but this is too much. Lingering hops all over the place. Muddled hop notes, the notes from the smell just arenít there. Super heavy palate. Enough hops to destroy it. Overall I hunted this beer for quite some time and there it was! Not a bad beer but hops are out of control.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewHaMeister (239) - - AUG 22, 2015
12 oz bottle poured a slightly hazy copper gold with a nice head and lacing. Aromas of dank, malty hops with grapefruit, lemon and booziness. Flavor is intense citrus bitter. Wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
akoeninger (561) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Thick white head with a pale yellow, orange. Aroma of dank, juicy, and lemon hops. Taste is very citrus, lemon, pepper, grapefruit hops all up front. Hint of sweet malt and booze, which appears more as it warms. Finishes dry, very bitter, slightly numbing. Very good though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (1777) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 17, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Old Town; dated 7/10/15. Aroma: Big, pungent grapefruit and clementine notes with some underlying pepper; a pretty solid caramel backbone to boot. Appearance: Unfiltered light copper pour with lively carbonation; the foamy bone head settles into a thick skin. Flavor: Actually starts out pretty tame hop-wise with caramel up front; clementine is just a tease at this point; midway through this really opens up and smacks of grapefruit and peppery bitterness; the bitterness lingers to the finish, which is dry. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Thereís a lot to appreciate here, but the malt profile from a decade ago makes it kinda hard to take seriously in a field of leaner competitors. Otherwise, itís still an interesting beer from a hophead angle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (7674) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 12, 2015
On tap at Hopleaf. Pours dark golden with a foamy off-white head and a floral citrus aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor with serious hop bitterness. Rivals all the west coast hop forward brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madelfonatree (146) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Bottled July 10, 2015 brought back from Indiana to Ohio and enjoyed August 11, 2015. Look - Bright but matte orange. Less than finger of white head that dissipates quickly. Lacing from the get go where head was more apparent. Fine to medium bubbles. Smell - Dank hop. Grapefruit. Pine. Pineapple. Lemon. Taste - Malt and pine. Light grapefruit. Caramel and booze on back end. Feel - Thick carbonation. Medium to heavy feel. Rips away at my tongue. Overall - I like it. Compares to I Hardcore You, Double Crooked Tree, Devil Dancer, and other malt heavy double IPAs. I thought it wasnít coming to Ohio so got it in Indiana and it showed up today.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbastard (794) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2015
12oz bottle, with a hazy pale orange pour. Minimal lacing. Citrus Lemongrass aromas that dominate. Honey Sweet Bitter Yellow Grapefruit start that rolls into a more bold bitterness, but continues to struggle with the sweet malt balance. Spicy dry finish with burn.

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