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RATINGS: 720   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 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7758) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2010
Bottle. 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Pours a deep hazy yellow color with a nice orange hue. A nice inch thick creamy white head sat on the top. The first thing I noticed was a nice hop aroma, that was quickly followed by a huge blast of caramel malts. Upon first sip I got a nice burst of hop that was taken over by a massive amout of bitter. And let me tell you, that bitter just lasted and lasted! Very different from other DIPAs! Slight taste of alcohol hiding in the backgrond as well. Thanks Tumpster for the bottle!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rabba9 (115) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Bottle pours a very light orange with a thin tan head. Citrus, lemon, and pine aromas come across clean and pleasant. Lemon an grapefruit flavor comes across first then the bitter wave hits the palate. Medium carbonation and a slick body with a slight alcohol burn in the finish. Not totally balanced as the hop bitterness dominates the profile of the beer. Overall excellent tasting West Coast Double IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15098) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2010
Bottle at PapsÝís - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. High hoppy, resin, cheese, raisins, medium malty, high sweetness, fruity, high malty sweetness, recidual sugar, caramel, bitterness. Nice.

   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: Itís 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 wouldnít have it any other way. T: Much like the nose. The bitterness slaps your palate around, but itís one of the finest beatings youíve ever taken. 110 IBUís of pure bliss; Pythia prophesied greatness, and greatness was found in a little shop in Kalamazoo. Iíd like to talk about the malt, but I canít. The simple fact is that I canít taste it, and I donít 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. Iíd like to know more about the mouthfeel, but I canít help but swallow more and more. Itís 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? Itís not my place to say, but place either on my lips and Iíll 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 (34023) - 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 Caponeís: 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 (11196) - 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.

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