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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jacobman (5) - Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2011 does not count
This beer has plenty of floral hop flavor. Thereís a light citrus flavor too, but overall it is very limited in flavor. I would consider it a good IPA, and therefore would drink it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Tasted at Mich BrewFest. Poured a amber color with white head. Aromas of citrusy, grapefruit. Taste is semi-sweet and some bitterness on the back end. Most of the taste is on the front end. Palate is medium bodied with a shorty abrupt finish. Overall, a great tasting DIPA. Great balance in the malts and hops, but would like a better finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmmbeer (1392) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2011
12 oz bottle (Batch 9901, inverted label) served in shaker- yeah, I know this shouldnít even be rated because it has progressed into a near barleywine, but letís do it anyway. Poured a murky dulled copper color, huge 2 finger head formed and laced extremely well upon the glass surface, aroma of pine and citrus hops (still!), with the caramel malt taking ever prevalent presence. Hits the mouth with a medium body, malt does still retain a little caramel, a good size hop wave is still able to crash the party, finish is cloying with resin, bitterness, and a distinct warming sensation. Up for a RE-RATE down the line due to age; I guess this beer flat up rocks since I really canít tear it apart and it has held up extremely well despite almost a year of age on it-no matter how much animosity I hold against... yeah. I did this to prove a point fellow RBíers- donít let people in the trade forums shit you. I found this beer in a gas station in a little rural town not far from where I grew up (pop.492). Price-15.49 plus tax and deposit. Feel bad for trading away beer much rarier now?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9137) - 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 Cafť. 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 (2195) - Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Crushed at GABF í10. 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 (6666) - 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? Donít 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 (4306) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2011
Apr 23, tap @ Excentric Cafť. 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.

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