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RATINGS: 657   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
walleye (1066) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2012
just opened a bottle and wanted to see my notes and I was surprised that I havenít rated this before. poured a amber with off white head . aroma floral, spruce, citrus, herbs, a slightly sour grapefruit, oranges, honey alcohol. flavor all that is the aroma and some grass, bread. good beer


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2587) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle shared much thanks to Dan. Pours out a decent amber color with a small white head. Aroma is of grapefruit meat, citrus and some light pine notes. Taste is a nice punch of fruity citrus and pine hops with some light balance in there of some taosty malts, and then more hops with a slightly drying alcohol note on the finish. Tasty

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3097) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2015
This is a a double India pale ale ale according to the bottle. Being a fans of pale ale ale and esp. India pale ale ale, I can only imagine that a double version would be almost as good but slightly too sweet and no more hoppy. Hey! Well here we are. This is a cloudy orange amber w/ a thin head of fine white bubbles. Itís got a nice hoppy nose. I get floral notes up front in the nose, maybe a touch of citrus well. This is a bit on the sweet side--which is a trait it has in common w/ Two Hearted--and this is exacerbated at itís ten-plus-percent alcohol strength. It is really hard to make a hoppy beer of this gravity and pretty much displays the problems w/ the style to a T. Since Bellís has a beer of this style done well--ever heard of Hopslam?--I just canít see any reason for this to exist.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LeRoytheAlien (54) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Light body, heavy hop profile, more bitter than aromatic. A solid beer but could be way better for the price.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
agl108 (806) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Rating #800. On draft at Smokin Joes. Poured clear orange with ring of head. Sweet, floral nose. Orange, peach, grapefruit. Big and malty with big time hop bite to back it up. Tongue stripping bitterness. Great stuff, a sipper.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3881) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Arielís place. Thanks Tom C. Pours yellow to orange clear with a beige head, aroma of lemon, orange, malt, flavor is bitter with lemon, grapefruit, alcohol, sweet, medium bodied.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (1478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2014
A nice dank hoppy start with a nice easy malt backbone. Ends with a strong hoppy bitter punch. Leaves a sweet aftertaste. Pours copper in color with a white head. Had a bottle pour at my house in myrtle beach. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrmartin (733) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Hazy Orange Pour with medium off-white head. Piney hop nose medium sticky body.grapefruit and pine notes cut by a little fruity malt sweetness Lingering bitter finish wih a bt of booze heat Very good 10% dipa...Obviously not a session hmm hopslam, Dorado, Ruination, Hop Stoopid....so good.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mindwarp (98) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Pours a hazy orange with thick white head. Floral aroma really nice. Heavy malty taste bitterness hops and booze. Overall its a beer thatís not the easiest to drink do to the boozy taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierMeHoos (186) - Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Poured from a 12 fl oz. bottle. Brewed on 8/8/2014. White color, creamy head. Body is murky orange-copper. Aroma is fruity. Peach, apricot, ripened fruit, pale malts, floral hop character. Taste is loads of hop character: floral hops, some pine, tangerine citrus and accompanying zest, mango, peach, boozy orange. Overall awesome beer if you enjoy the style of DIPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Draft at brewery. Pours orange with a white head. Leaves lots of lacing in the glass. Solid pine on the nose. Massive pine sol on the tongue. Still manages to finish fairly clean. Hides itís booze well. Itís a kick in the nuts this beer but sometimes you need that.


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