Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 751   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9005) - Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma has resiny pine, grapefruit citrus, earthy, with a slight floral note. The flavor is heavy with the pine resin, earthy bitter notes. Some citrus and caramel malt show up. The finish has moderate bitterness that lasts long after the liquid disappears. I enjoyed the second batch of this more than the first.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2011
On tap at Eccentric Café. Clear amber with a lacy beige topper that slowly dissipates. Aroma of grapefruit, passion fruit, pine, marzipan and alcohol. Taste of grapefruit, caramel, citrus with a moderate bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
That1Guy (2192) - Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Crushed at GABF ’10. Fuck yeah! One hell of a DIPA. Need to try this one again in my lifetime. Huge hop presence that is over the top in the best way possible. Loved it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6572) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Batch 9901. 12 ounce from Beer Trappe. So, not fresh. Big taste of caramel right from the start. Pine and resin. It has that borderline barley wine / double IPA taste. Better fresh? Don’t know. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2011
On tap at Bells. Pours translucent copper/amber with a small bone-white head. Great lacing. Aroma is of pine needles, powdered sugar, caramel, and light fruits. Flavor is quite sweet - peaches, grapefruit, and caramel with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrianDorry55 (361) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours bright orange/tan with a medium white head. Aroma is pine, sugar, and caramel. Flavor is caramel and pine. Medium/full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4304) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2011
Apr 23, tap @ Excentric Café. Pours beautiful clear copper amber with a small white head leaving some lace. Aroma is hoppy citric, piny, hay and malty. Peppery bitter mouthfeel.Very bitter, piny, peppery, pungent, dry and even tart flavor. Great mix of all of the flavors. Fullbodied palate; tart and abit fruity. Great tart bitter and peppery lonngliived finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2011
Sweet orange with amarillo hops, peaches. very sweet, hops have faded but pretty bitter on the backend

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2011 Enjoying a fresh sample, bottled August 12 and sampled September 6. Absolute hop assault bitter bomb! MUST be enjoyed fresh! Wonderful!
Appearance loses the haziness of the aged bottle, very clear but still leaves wonderul lacing and is a joy to behold.
Aroma is about the same with strong apricot, citrus and tropical fruits with an underlying caramel malt backbone.
Biggest difference in the flavor is a far more pronounced bitterness and less maltiness. Very tasty.

Original review April 8, 2011.
12oz bottle, batch 9901, bottled August 23, 2010. A bit dated, I know, but this was my only opportunity to get a hold of a bottle of The Oracle.

Pours very hazy orange amber with beautiful swirls, huge off-white foamy head that leaves plenty of clumpy lacing.

Aroma is peach, citrus, grapefruit, tangerine, some caramel malt. Good strength.

Flavor is peach, mango, tropical fruits, citrus such as tangerine and oranges, a bit of grapefruit, citrusy and tropical, strong caramel malt backbone with some sweetness, fair bitterness, a bit of alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily, medium carbonation.

I’d love to try a fresh bottle of this as I’m rather impressed considering it is a DIPA that is over 7 months old now. Taking a little mercy on the score due to the age, but holds up pretty well.
Aroma 7, Appearance 5, Taste 7, Palate 3, Overall 16, Score 3.8

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Poured a wonderful copper color with whimsy white head. Aroma was HUGE and hoppy. In the mouth the alcohol was a bit overwhelming for my tastes. The finish was big, as expected, but didn’t leave a memorable taste on the tongue. A decent night-cap beer. Cheers

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