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RATINGS: 764   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cjtunes (6) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2011 does not count
12 oz bottle. Great hop aroma up front lets you know whatís cominí. Definitely hop forward but with some sweetness to balance it out. Hop bite to round it out. A very good DIPA!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2011
12oz pour @ The Local Option. Not quite the Hopslam but still pretty good. Hazy amber with a creamy off white head. The aroma is passion fruit, peach, caramel, pine and berries. The flavour is sweet malt, sweet caramel, peaches, citrus and passion fruit. Long sweet fruity finish. Love you Bells!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (4047) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Damn this is good stuff. Very foresty piney, earthy hop aroma, flavor, and bitterness. Nose is fantastic bouquet of hops. The bitterness is the one that lingers on the palate though. Beautiful orange pour with good sticky offhwite head. Top notch dipa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Sampled at ABR. Truly one of the best DIPA I have ever had. I HIGHLY recommend you track some down!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2011
2 year old rating of batch #9306. Bright gummy mango and passion fruit aroma. Dark honeyed gold. Sharply astringently bitter, stinging tingly finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (14165) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Bottle from Guerde. Thanks man! Pours clear orange/copper with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is floral and citrus with a hint of caramel. Med body. Flavor is very hoppy, but there is some malt sugar towards balance. I get burning resin and citrus hop, and the finish is just beautifully bitter. The burn eases, and the bitter never quits. Heat? With all that hop who could tell?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Busko (9) - Keller, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2011 does not count
Poured from tap at The Hopleaf last night. Very good strong Dipa. Nose has a piney, citrusy aroma with some herbal tones. Lacing all over the glass, great body and has a bit of the alcohol aftertaste to it though. Unlike Hopslam, this beer is similar but definitely stronger and more malt to it. Very nice beer to drink a few on a rainy afternoon which leads for a fun voyage home.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2012 Oh wee, sticky icky icky. To quote the great Snoop. Damn I may have found the hoppiest beer. Pours an amber orange color with a thin white foam head. Aroma of hop, hops, hops. Lots of earthiness. Overwhelms the grapefruit and caramel notes. Sweet caramel taste with what may be the harshest hop taste I have tasted so far. Only weakness in the beer is I could use a bit more body. But overall a top DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Thanks Carl. Amber pour with a great white lasting head. The aroma holds tons of citrus and evergreen like sap notes, which I love in the style. The flavor is also a sappy resin onslaught. Lots of citrus in the background, with a caramel biscuit malt character for balance. Palate is quite thick with medium carbonation. Yum yum yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (6753) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2011
A shared glass atbthe brewpub. A kind of golden copper but itnis a little different. The nose is fullmof hs, just full! So is the flavor. So much pine and floral. This is nothing but good.

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