Slipstream (2076) - USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
kerenmk (2587) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Tom C. Clear amber, white film. A little stink, then ripe orange in the nose, very bitter and a little stale taste, soft carbonation, medium-bodied, hoppy, bitter finish.
WanderinCelt87 (187) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pour from a bottle is a nice amber orange with a white head while the aroma is nice tropical and floral. Taste is full of citrus and pine. Leaves a nice bitter and dry after taste.
musinj6 (414) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy copper with one finger headband heavy lacing. Resinous hop aroma with hint of tropical fruit and hint of pine. Moderate to heavy bitterness. Full bodied and moderate carbonation. Long bitter finish. This is an intense beer.
zvsn (712) - ISRAEL - SEP 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Tom C. Clear orange color. Sweet fruity and malty aroma. Sweet with malty, citrusy and earthy hops notes, strong bitterness, sticky and slightly alcoholic.
zizzybalubba (1501) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA (bottled August 8, 2014). Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Awesome aroma of grapefruit rind, tangerine, and wet grass. Taste of bitter citrus hops, pine needles, grass, and just a touch of sweet malts. Lingering bitterness on the palate but not too cloying. 10% ABV is well hidden. An awesome DIPA and one of the best I have ever tried.
valpoaj (635) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour - cloudy golden/amber pour with frothy head. Aroma is very piney/resinous hop forward...mild malt backbone...some floral hops mixed in. Flavor is somewhat one dimensional - very hop heavy with resinous hops biting at every opportunity. The hops are very clean and delicious, but where’s that malt backbone I’m looking for...well hidden for sure! Slight hint of some tropical fruit and the lightest of sweet caramel on the side. Chewy, thick palate. Good beer, but would like to see more to be honest...
beernbourbon (1326) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pour is light amber with a medium white head. Aroma is resinous hops with a little orange, a bit a caramel malt, and light floral notes. Flavor is very true to nose with stinging resinous hops dominating. Also orange marmalade notes and light background malt. Hides alcohol well but is a bit one dimensional. Very resinous.
Niko100 (2064) - Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2014 Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral/pine hops, tropical fruit, & citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, some fruit, and nice citrus; Warm finish and fairly bitter; Not a light weight - pretty intense.
Benzai (8972) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [thanks to mista] shared with Joes and Judyvv. Clear yellow to orange color, full sized off-white head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, hops, slightly resin and pine but it doesn’t convince me really.. Taste malts, hops, very bitter, no fruityness. Decent body and carbonation. Well I must be honest, this is quite disappointing.