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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SurlyFan85 (13) - - NOV 4, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2014 Bottle date 8/14/14. Pine and citrus on the nose. Taste is a nice caramel, nutty malty flavor followed with citrusy hops. The citrus flavor lingers but alcohol is present. Overall, not my favorite dipa but worth a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
uncleben113 (14) - - NOV 3, 2014
Poured from a 12oz bottle bought in Villa Park, IL. Pours a light gold that is brilliantly clear. Very minimal, mostly creamy head but one that lasts. Aroma is light and fruity with some moderate caramel malt and a touch of raisin. Hops on the nose are of pine and citrus. Flavor is smooth and balanced. Light malty sweetness right up front along with some pronounced citrus rind. Pretty malty with some background alcohol warmth. Huge, resiny hops are apparent from about mid-taste and last through the aftertaste. The taste is also pretty fruity and has a lasting grapefruit character/bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and dry at the end but still pretty juicy. Overall a delightful beer. Iím not typically a DIPA drinker but Iím usually not crazy about the pronounced, lingering bitterness that this beer gives. This beer will grow on you!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4631) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2014
12oz bottle shared during the 4000 tasting. Poured a clear bright orange/amber body with a bubbly white head. Aroma is great, citrusy overall, rotting oranges, yellow grapefruit, hop resin,honey, apricot and peach skins, hop juice. Nice palate, medium body smooth, lighter carbonation, dry lingering finish. Flavor of dry citrus, rinds, hopo cones, dry medium done toast, old honey combs. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyW68 (1209) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Light haze to this orange pour. Short lived creamy white head with nice lacing. Aroma of bread and citrus. Taste follows nose with a bitter bite. Like it

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1177) - California, USA - OCT 28, 2014
12oz bottle pours a slightly hazy yellow amber color with little head. High viscosity. Medium hop bitterness that balances well against the malt. Nice bitter finish that lingers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2014
This beer has a traditional style hop profile. The aroma is somewhat cognac, I guess getting a whiff of the alcohol, then pine toasty tangerine. Flavor follows aroma sans cognac. Alcohol isnít exactly hidden but not burning or overwhrmlming. I was hesitant to try this because while mars was good there was an unbalanced bitterness. This beer is balanced yet screaming in both hoppiness and malt, however not too much in either direction. An excellent choice in double ipas when there are many to choose from.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2613) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
Aug 8 2014 bottle drank on oct so not the freshest. Poured into bells glass. Orange body. Whit foamy head and nice lacing. Balanced and subtle aroma. Taste is also balanced with a medicinal bitter aftertaste. Pine. Abv well masked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle from unknown via Justin D. Pours a deep, somewhat hazy orange-amber, ominous-looking, with just a hint of white head. Aroma tangerine, some resinous, earthy character as well. Body medium-dull, with a heacy, almost sticky sweetness, rolling into a brash, resinous bitter finish that is long lasting. More bitter than I generally prefer, but the level of complexity to this is pleasing. Bellís usually know whatís going on, and this is no exception.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aumentm (418) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Very hoppy and very intense. Not balanced or malty. Loved the taste and the appearance. The aroma is very good and I liked the this beer alot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tillmac62 (405) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2014
BOD 8/8/14. Pours a clear light amber with a touch of dark ruby making it a bit darker than golden. Very nice head with exceptional lacing and retention. Very nice nose of pine, grapefruit, tropical and a somewhat dank hop note over a caramel sweetness that also has a hint of spice. Medium body with a rich oily slick texture. Above average carbonation with a nice effervescent finish. The flavor profile is complex and fairly well balanced given the 10% alcohol content. It begins as a blend of hop flavors, mostly dank with grapefruit and pine notes, that slowly yield to the tropicals as a blended biscuit/caramel sweetness sneaks in. The sweetness fades into a mild bitterness which has a dank and slightly spicy note. As the bitterness fades, alcohol is noted, but not excessively so. The finish is slightly sweet with a nice alcohol burn on the back of the throat. Better than the Mars offering which lacks balance and fails to cover the alcohol well.

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