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RATINGS: 651   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2010
bottle thanks to blutt59. crisp amber pour with a white head. big citrus hops and not much else on the nose. great thickness with a big citrusy hop resin flavor and a light alcohol finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7868) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Bottle thanks to blutt59 (batch 9306). Clear golden pour with a white head that fades. Aroma of orange, caramel, dankness, alcohol and grass. Taste is alcohol and tropical fruit hops. Clean, simple and good. Creamy carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6152) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Bottle shared by Shawn: Nice orangy hue with a small frothy head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of pineapple, mango, dank, and resiny esters along with herbal, biscuit, crystal malts with a yeasty tone. The taste has a moderate fruity hop profile with bitter and spicy notes, backed by biscuity and grainy malts. A bit minty and catty as well towards an astringent finish. The mouth feel is sharp but not highly aggressive, a bit sticky with an medicinal and astringent finish. Not bad but not at the level of Hopslam or Two Hearted for that matter, almost too restrained.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Bottle thanks to Rciesla for sharing. Orange pour with white head. Aroma is piney hops. Strong hop flavor pine, citrus,grapefruit and some warming fue to high abv.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Very pretty brew. Copper colored with pleasing carbonation. Tropical fruit, and sweet caramel malt in the nose followed by some catty notes and a candy like finish. Flavor is carmel and somehow neugot. Exotic fruits. alcohol, strong hop pine presence. Bold flavors. Body is full with dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle at Mekong on 10/28/2009. Somewhat cloudy orange amber body. Sweet floral and light resiny hop aroma. Sweet citrus and floral hop flavor. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3269) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle from santa! Pours a slightly hazy bright orange amber hue with a beige head. aroma of pineapple, orange, melon, caramel, and some booze. pretty nice. Flavor is a nice citrusy hop and sweet caramel melon booze like taste. Pretty solid. Probably better fresh, but I enjoyed this quite a bit. Like most high alcohol double ipas, the melon and booze has started to show a bit more. but this still has plenty of hop character to still stand strong as a solid double ipa. nice job bells. and thanks J12601!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrDick (347) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Mild aroma for a DIPA (or my nose is stuffed-up from NYE activities). Taste is dominated by citrus and bitter hops with some light caramel. The metallic hops taste really lingers in the mouth. Not as over-the-top as some DIPAs but the metallic residue taste is a bit much. Still a nicely crafted beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slayer02348 (103) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Solid dIPA but I canít find much info on it anywhere. Dark amber in color with a small head. Aroma is citrus, hops, piney. Taste is the same. Strong hoppy flavor, dash of citrus in there. Excellent, just like most Bells brews.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlabastorJones (805) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 27, 2009
unfiltered orange body with a nice long lasting thin white head that laces up a little bit, aroma is hops but some caramel malt fits through ad well, flavor is cascade hops that is balanced very well with a strong malt backbone, after reading a few other reviews I think my bottle might be a little old as itís really lacking the bright hop flavor that we get from say Pliney and Hop Stoopid, I can tell it must have been amazing fresh out of the fermentor, but it remains a well balanced treat even after the flavor/aroma hop additions start to fade... still this really canít even compare to many west coast DIPAs that are rated waaaay below this


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