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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (418) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Pours orange golden with a scant white head. Aroma is very floral with hints of lemon and pine. Taste is orange and lavender and deep resin bitterness. This is the opposite of two-hearted.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
barn0216 (359) - California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle from bytemesis, thanks! Golden color, slightly orange, nice foam and lacing on the glass. Not much aroma to go on but that is probably due to it sitting idle for several weeks. Citrus in the mix. Bitterness of the style is far more expressive - very bitter in fact, even for a DIPA. Some malt notes are present but they quickly sink. I cant give this a high rating but it may be dye to the age of the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
One2remeber (137) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Bottled 08.09.13. West Coast IPA? Clean hop aroma. Big resinous, orange, grapefruit up front with a strong, caramel, thick malt bill. Pungent, alcohol warmth. Reminiscent of a Smutty Nose Big A IPA. Oh yeah! A little spiciness to go with an intense pungent soft orange fruit taste. Light burn on the back end. Still on the IPA side but riding the BW line.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Advocate_Ames (387) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Pours with a defined head and a hazy golden color. The aroma is of floral hops and weak carmel malts. In the flavor I picked up on carmel malts, medium bitterness, citrus, mild booze, and yeast notes. Overall a very drinkable and nicely blended double.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
njager246 (314) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Floral and citrus aroma is great! A good flavor, a bit more emphasis on hops than I like, but overall a tremendous beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle. Caramel malt and orange peel/pine aroma. Hazy golden yellow with moderate head and nice lacing. Very sweet orange-caramel malt quickly overwhelmed by strong bitter earthy pine and citrus peel flavor. Great - love NZ hops.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
schwemjw (14) - - OCT 17, 2013
Bitter beast! Citrus and darkness overwhelm you. Loads of resinous pine with a sharp bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdoyledesign (155) - Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Pours a decent orange with a medium head and lots of lacing. Aroma is very hoppy with a nice balance of pine and citrus. Taste is very hoppy and truly one of a kind. Like no other DIPA Ive had. Palate is much the same. Very intense hops with a middle note of citrus, and then more hops again and a bitter aftertaste. Not one Id grab for an "every day" IPA or DIPA but definitely one Id grab if I wanted to sip and enjoy it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chuckaduck (606) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Bottled 8/8/13. Poured 10/16/13. Very cloudy gold with a thick, fluffy just off-white head. Aroma is floral, fruity, fresh, citrus, vanilla, caramel. Taste is big, bitter, alcoholic, somewhat hot; resin, floral, perfume, citrus rind, grapefruit, grass, hint of caramel, hint of tea leaf. Finish is lingering bitterness of fruit rind. Damn! Beautiful lacing. Medium carbonation. Full bodied. Intense; more so than I was expecting. Wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
SpongeRuiner (568) - Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Thanks to tectactoe on fulfilling this want for me. A really nice DIPA with both hops and citrus flavors that combine very well. Go Bells.

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