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RATINGS: 639   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2009
LIght copper color with a dense beige head. Aromas of heavy fruit, somewhat tropical and plenty of hops, both citric and pine-like. Quite sweet and thick and chewy. A citric bitterness does a decent job balancing. Flavors of tropical fruit and hints of alcohol along with a mild pepper bite. Nice, but I like a balance ot two hearted better.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11116) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2009
12oz bottle @Pauls Gathering Thanks rciesla-pours a retaining thin rich white head and gold color. Aroma is pine/resin/citrus hops. Taste is sweet lemon rind/pine, some light malt. Very dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2009
12 oz. bottle (9306) via trade with StFun - Pours a hazy amber color with a one and a half finger thick off white head that settled slowly. Thick lacing. Aroma is toasted malt, and pine and floral hops. Flavor is full of hops and toasted malt. A well balanced 2IPA. Medium to full body. Excellent beer. Thanks Josh. Looking forward to the arrival of Bells beer to AZ this month.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3341) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Thanks to Ucusty for the bottle! Pours orange/gold in color. The aroma is sweet with pineapple, mangos, caramel and a bit of lacto. The flavor is smooth and sweet. A little spicy, tropical, and piney in the finish. Good balance. Full bodied, but not syrupy. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (1974) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 5, 2009
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Light orange in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas are very tropical, with papaya and mango dominating along with some wood and pale malts in the background. Far less fruity in the mouth, with sharper wood and citrus hop notes. Any malt elements are pushed to the background. Focused and sharp bitterness, with a short yet pleasing finish. I wasn’t wild about the aroma, but I like how it tasted overall.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (2837) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Bottle thanks to ditmier. Pours out a burnt orange topped with a tall white head. Aroma is so hoppy I love it. Tons of citrus and pine notes along with sweet caramell. Taste is WOW hops delight. Grapefruit peel, pine, sweetness, apricot, all working together.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Huge thanks to Teshon for this taster. Ample white head on this hazy, well carbonated dark orange beer. Really solid hop aroma. Citrus & pine resin in the amazingly hoppy body. This is what I imagine hop extract would taste like.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blklab2007 (1990) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 25, 2009
bottle poured an orange amber in color with a one finger thick white head that fell to a pool of bubbles on the surface. aroma has sweet dry hops, citrus rind, grapefruit, light resins, and underlying caramel malt. really floral with that fresh hop juice thing. mouth feel is medium but it coats well with just the right carbonation. flavor picks up some resins, medium bitterness, nice floral citrus, and finishes with lingering hop bitterness. the alcohol heats up a bit as the glass goes on and the sweetness is a medium but well in control.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silphium (3176) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle. Hazy medium orange body, thick puffy buff head with good lacing. Nose of intense, sweet sugared papaya, resinous and sticky, with some bitter pine and hints of alcohol. Rich, sweet body, with papaya and sticky tropical fruits, citrus and citrus rind, and a piny, astringent finish. The beer’s intensity is felt in its prickly carbonation, warming alcohol notes, and intense hops profile. Bell’s now has two top-notch Imperial IPAs in its repertoire.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2009
12oz from smokepot23, glad to get to try this, thanks again Joey. I thought this turned out pretty good even as the bottle is from August. Overall a nice sweet drinkable DIPA.


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