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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 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
evilcougar (66) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle share at beer tasting. Pours nice and dark gold. Hoppy.. Sweet.. I would def buy this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1499) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
bottled 12AUG11 A: Pours a rustic orange ale with a transient white, short head. This falls to a broken sheet of the same leaving cobweb lacing. Excellent clarity. S: Oats, onion, sage, citric rinds and musk. A strong, sweet malt backbone tells me that this beer would actually benefit like a mutha from a year in the cella! Take that naysayers. T: Bitter with a tea like follow through and enough early hops to put the malts in check and helps make this a really hearty beer. Far reaching on the back end is a crystal malt and some really nice spiciness. M: Medium on heavy body with moderate card come together and give this a silky feel. Dry finish. O: this is a very atypical take on the style for the East Coast IMO. The beer is spicy, earthy and complex. It reminds me of the difference between a WA Cab Franc and a French Cab Franc, the mineralic and seemingly inorganic profile is acquired, but welcomed in my home. I really wish I had an herbed and roasted chicken and mashed potatoes and some peas with pearl onions to go with this beer. Serving type: bottle 09-17-2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (2538) - 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 (233) - 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 (327) - - 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 (2349) - 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 (2335) - 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 (265) - 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 havenít even taken a sip yet. First sip and Iím a bit let down from the aroma and appearance. Taste is overly hopped. Like Bellís 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.

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