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RATINGS: 718   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dregs (20) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Aroma: Pineapple citrus hop aroma overwhelms the nose. Appearance: hazy amber color with a thin head. Taste: Pineapple juice sweetness hits initially then gives way to slight alcohol flavor with intense bitter aftertaste. Palate: Although this beer is high gravity it drinks like a much lighter bodied beer. Has average carbonation. Overall: This is a great DIPA. This is defintely my interpretation of what a DIPA should taste like.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2423) - JAPAN - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle. Thanks for the extra Skyview! Sweet Malty Mango nose. In the mouth it is very sweet and thick and surprisingly not overly hoppy. Still a nice beverage for sure, but really overshadowed by the hop monsters on the West Coast.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2999) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Tanks to NBondi for the bottle. Light amber pour with a thin white head. Hops are the biggest thing in the aroma, lots of pine and citrus notes. Taste is smooth crisp malt with a dank hop bitterness. The bitterness stays behind in the finish, a little too much to my liking, but the aroma certainly makes up for it. Good stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Orange color with a thick beige head. Aroma of resin and citrus hops, berries and caramel. Taste is medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmerig (1456) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Pours a rich golden hue with a off-white foamy head. Scent reveals malty sweet and hoppy spice. Very malty sweet throughout with an underlying bitterness. Very bitter that lasts after the beer ends. Not unpleasant. No burning associated with higher alcohol content. Cheers!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Bottle courtesy of alexsdad06. Pours amber and slightly hazy with a tan head. Smells of pine, sage, blood oranges, perfumy. Tastes of resiny pine, some bitter citrus notes, peppery, some sagey elements on the finish. Enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1761) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle. Pours hazy gold, with a white head. Aroma is hops, caramel, and fruit. Flavor is caramel, resinous hops, malt, and alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Smells great tons of tropical fruit notes of passion fruit tangerine & pineapple. Orangish pour wispy white head. Taste was "juicy" lots of fruit passion fruit and tangerine w/ a hint of pineapple in the swallow. Full body creamy well coated. This stuff is just delicious!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Kinda hard to get a hold of bottle. Bright golden orange color, with a lacey thin head. Smells like fresh hops and grains, Interesting hop flavors both cirusy and a full body with a bitter backend that just hits you on the initial sips.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2010
(12oz bottle courtesy of rayl101-thanks Kevin!). Pours hazy copper/apricot color with off-white head. Decent carbonation. Aroma of hopfunk, hard candy, alcohol, and some esters. Taste is sweet with hop bitterness, but very well balanced. Full bodied with creamy texture. Finish is bitter, but smooth. Great mouthfeel--so smooth and velvety, if that can be used to describe a DIPA. The flavor profile is not my preference for a DIPA, but this beer is so well made that I would absolutely search this beer out.


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