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RATINGS: 651   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rando7 (752) - Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2014
bottle pours light orange with thick yellow head. Aroma citrus, resin, earthy hops. Initial taste of huge hops. After a bit your palate gets saturated and you notice the sweet malts and citrus. Finish bitter hops. Palate thick bordering on syrupy. This does smooth out as you drink the glass but this is no question a hop bomb.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Criz (129) - - OCT 4, 2014
Excellent DIPA! Hoppy, bitter, balanced, and semi-dry. Pours a murky golden orange color. The thin white head sticks to the glass and runs down it. Aromas of stone fruit, citrus, and flowers. Flavors follow a similar line up. Get your hands on this one.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (773) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2014
smell is 50/50 mix of citrus hops and darker fruits...quite nice! wow...hoppy...very much so....bitter, but in a way that isnít as offending as other IPAs..weird..smooths out the more you drink...as they all do..I can see why people love this...but not really my style...

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (777) - Collinsville, USA - OCT 2, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orangish with a white head. Taste citrus, pine, malty. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Errl (1733) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle thanks to phalesu..Pour is dark gold with a thin head..Nose is musty, dried caramels, malt, some hop spice..Taste is musty malts, caramel, not much hop character, alcohol. .Pretty hard to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bellsman1991 (31) - - SEP 30, 2014
West coast style for sure, Piney citrus bitter, Itís a really good dipa, Almost better then hopslam-

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdskinns (203) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber orange color with very thing white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, floral. Taste is malty, sweet, floral hops, with a little bit of a piney hop flavor. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firstsip (507) - Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle. Crisp orangey amber brown. Bright citrus nose. A slight sweetness pairs with bright floral hop notes and hop bitterness. Like Hopslamís bigger brother.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomer (1804) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - SEP 27, 2014
At a tasting, thanks Tom C, small stable bubbly head, a little hazy lightish orange colour, aroma of spice and orange marmalade, strong flavour of orange marmalade and orange peel, with a hint of spice strong and a bit coarse bitterness. One dimensional, much too old.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321 (4097) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2014
Location: Bottle shared by jcos, 9/25/14

Aroma: It has a nose of citrus/grapefruit and resin hops, with some floral notes as well.
Appearance: It pours a clear orange-gold color with a small white head.
Flavor: The flavor is quite nicely bitter, with enough sweetness for some balance.
Palate: The body is medium, it has a good, somewhat sticky mouthfeel, and a fairly dry finish.
Overall Impression: This is an excellent beer. Really quite enjoyed drinking. Another outstanding offering from Bells, which came as no shock to me. Thanks again for the share Kramer!


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