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RATINGS: 561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
SpongeRuiner (658) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rangerred (896) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2013
12oz bottle into a snifter. Pours a clear light gold with a pretty thick one finger white head. Large chunks of lacing cling to the sides of the glass. A very good looking beer for this strength. Aroma is chock full of tropical fruit along with pine. A very juicy aroma that is quite inviting and mouth-watering. Lots of juicy citrus in the flavor as well with only the slightest hint of booziness. Nothing like what would be expected of a beer that is 10%. There are some layers of pine underneath the citrus along with a fairly strong bready malt backbone. Bitterness is quite high as is the dryness. The dry mouthfeel really impresses me and makes this beer quite drinkable. Overall, an absolutely outstanding IIPA and one of the best I have had. Many beers like this are a sweet, boozy mess but this one manages to pack in the alcohol but not the sweetness withough sacrificing body. An awesome beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (998) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle pours clear golden. Nose pine and stone fruit hop, some sweet bready malt. Taste strong bitter bite up front that lasts throughout. Some pine and hint of floral. Sweet malt in mid palate. Long bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
queenholly (2847) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle. Sweet orange, apricot, and caramel malt aroma. Hazy deep honey gold with a large ivory head. Resinous piney hops, citrus peel and caramel malt flavor. Medium full sticky body, soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deekyn (1125) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
A - pours amber orange, 1 finger head s caramel malts vegetal malts citrus and resiny hops. M medium full body bright bitter body with high carb. Sickly bitter end with a tacky sweet palate. T caramel malts, centennial hops, piney resiny hops. O simple and overly aggressive and overhyped. Matched too many dipas that are going for shock value. 3.2

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2013
12 oz. bottle served in a Bell’s tulip. Bottled 8/9/2013. A: Pours a solid orange color with a chilled haze to the body. A frothy, yellowish head forms on the pour and recedes to a thick cap and collar. Tons of soapy lace left down the glass. S: Light citrus notes, some light pine and a little bit of dried grass. Sweet bread malts with some light floral notes. T: Juicy fruit, some lingering bitterness in the finish. Sweet bread malts, some dried grass and a little pine. The boozy is well hidden upfront, but a touch of heat and alcohol come out in the finish as well when it warms up. M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level. A little sticky sweet in texture. Resinous finish. O: Solid flavors throughout, but I have a feeling the two months really had the hops drop off. It gave it a little time to meld together, however, and I think it’s a little more balanced than it would have been. I’m not normally a fan of the high ABV DIPA’s, but this was one of the more palatable ones.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CpyNPrnT (317) - Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Picked up 2 bottles from local liquor store, drank one the first day, let other sit for 2 weeks. Not a noticeable difference in tastes, wished I would have let it sit a bit longer. Strong beer, with alcohol being prominent all throughout. Crisp finish though. Would try again. Fruit notes also prominent but gives way to a mini palate wrecker.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (893) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2013
The aroma is a little too much alcohol, great bitter taste that almost burns the tongue, intense.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle from Binnys. Poured red amber with white head and crazy lace. Aroma of mild pine. Dry resin taste.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Pours a bright orange with a white creamy head. Smells typical of a West Coast DIPA. Loads of grapefruit and some citrus/pine as well. Oh wow this is good. Very creamy and hits at first with a grapefruit wallop with just enough malt to balance this hop bomb a bit. Finishes with an INTENSE piney dry bitter finish. Covers up the alcohol very well as I wouldn’t expect I was drinking something 10%. Mouthfeel is very creamy with good carbonation levels. I’ve heard good things about this one, but it still blew me away. I just wish it were a little more readily available.


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