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RATINGS: 714   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 A: A bright golden apricot with plenty of white head and great lacing as it goes down. Plenty of carbonation visible throughout. S: It’s like smelling heaven--citrus fruits abound alongside plenty of floral notes and a tad bit of pine. Citrus notes--particularly tangerine and a bit of bitter grapefruit--completely dominate this one, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. T: Much like the nose. The bitterness slaps your palate around, but it’s one of the finest beatings you’ve ever taken. 110 IBU’s of pure bliss; Pythia prophesied greatness, and greatness was found in a little shop in Kalamazoo. I’d like to talk about the malt, but I can’t. The simple fact is that I can’t taste it, and I don’t mind at all. Larry Bell wanted deliver a West Coast DIPA, and that is exactly what happened. Hopalicious indeed. M: Moderate carbonation on a light-medium body. I’d like to know more about the mouthfeel, but I can’t help but swallow more and more. It’s a hoppy assault on every bud in my mouth, but goes down so smoothly. Fantastic. D: Phenomenal. Simply phenomenal. Pliny the Roman, meet Pythia and the Oracle of the Greeks. Which is better? It’s not my place to say, but place either on my lips and I’ll never want to stop drinking. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-05-2009

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (31473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2010
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a thin yellowish head. The aroma has notes of grapefruit and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of fruit combined with medium notes of grapefruit from the hops, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2011 9/28/11: Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of hops, fruit, tangerine, oranges, slight berries, and citrus. Poured amber in color wiht a small, loose, white head that lasted throughout. Hazy. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of hops, fruit, citrus, tangerine, orange, pineapple, resin, and tropical fruit. Medium body. Stick texture. Average carbonation. Medium bitter, lightly sweet, hop, citrus, resin, tangerine finish is dry. 10.4%ABV is completely hidden throughout. 7/4/8/4/15 = 3.8 11/25/10: 12oz. Bottle (Batch 9901): Aroma of hops, crystal malt, oranges, light tropical fruit, light citrus, slight resin, and a hint of caramel. Poured orange in color with a medium-sized, creamy, rocky, off-white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of small particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of hops, crystal malt, oranges, citrus, slight tropical fruit, and resin. Medium body. Oily, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Resin, crystal malt, hop, orange, citrus, and slight tropical fruit finish is dry. 10.4%ABV is completely hidden throughout. Not bitter enough. Too much orange flavor. 7/4/7/4/14 = 3.6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (10285) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2010
12oz bottle. Poured a medium amber, hazy, with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus/oranges, some tropical fruitiness, caramel, and some pine. Tastes of citrus, caramel, pine, and lighter fruitiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2010

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Light unclear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, overripped orange - mandarin. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, hoppy, overriped fruity hops. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101122]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Orange-amber with good, creamy, off-white head / Nose of candied orange peel, grapefruit, and caramel / Medium body, creamy with good balance of moderate malts and hops, and with long, bitter, finish / Flavors of orange peel, cut pine, caramel, and bubblegum / A restrained 2IPA, with a modest body and kick, surprising given the high alcohol. Very good but not on par with the best (or with Two Hearted).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (24491) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hops, grass and pine needles. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops, pine needles and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Tasted from a 12oz bottle sent to me as an extra in a trade. The pour is light amber with a thick white head that leaves spotty lace. The nose is a beautiful blend of dank and fruity hops with a solid caramel malt backbone. The hops are mango tropical with good citrus and some bitterness. The flavor is caramel sweetness up front, with resin and tropical fruit hops, moving straight into strong, nearly biting bitterness. The body is medium plus with average carbonation and a long super bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (37030) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is spiced and crisp hops fruity. Bitter, citrusy and light mango hoppy flavoured. Mild sweetness and yet bone dry with a crisp fruity touch. Ends bone dry and with a persisting and uplifting fruity touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11069) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Aroma of herbs, sweetness, fruits, caramel. Flavour of grass, pine, sweetness, herbs, flowers, Medium to full bodied. Herbal and sweet bitterness in the end. My beerrating no. 6000.

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