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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2076) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2587) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 23, 2014
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (187) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
musinj6 (414) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 23, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvsn (712) - ISRAEL - SEP 23, 2014
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zizzybalubba (1501) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
valpoaj (635) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2014
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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernbourbon (1326) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2064) - Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8972) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
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.

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