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RATINGS: 660   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Criz (176) - - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (889) - 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 isn’t 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (795) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Errl (1898) - 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.

   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, It’s a really good dipa, Almost better then hopslam-

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdskinns (209) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firstsip (564) - 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 Hopslam’s bigger brother.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomer (1976) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321 (4444) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2156) - USA - SEP 24, 2014
Thanks again to my cousin for this show-closer. Oracle is a super intense hoppy brew. It was a little too much for me, but I respect it, and it would definitely please a hop fanatic.

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