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RATINGS: 607   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Petkus331 (264) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2012
Nice aroma of flowers, grass, hay, almost a Riesling wine, and sweet prunes with some yeast. Nice bitter wet hopping balances with a sweet plum/raisin fruitiness and a touch of yeasty dough. Orange/amber in color. Texture feels a bit oily, but this beer is great! I would consider it to be very close to Sierra Nevada Bigfoot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1165) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle from flandersned-thanks, Steve! Copper colored. Pine and orange aromas. Full bodied and well balanced. Bit on the danker side for my tastes, but this is a great DIPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1161) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Big hops here and are the showcase, with the malt bill very much in the background. Citrus flavor with a dry bitter finish. Some hop spice notes and warmth from the alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5799) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Tom C. Slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of citric hops, slightly piney, a bit of alcohol note and a bit of malt. Sweetish malty flavor with some slightly stale citric and piney hops, a bit resinous, finishes with strong bitterness and an alcoholic hint. Medium-bodied, kinda chewy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ctplt777 (126) - - SEP 16, 2014
BIG grapefruit, mango and pineapple. Just huge. The aroma just filled the air. Was like salivating waiting to try this one. Taste is a blast of grapfruit, resinous hops, pine and pineapple. Massive bitterness. This is a big beer. Absolutely awesome. I haven’t been so excited to try a beer in a while so this was a really pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4144) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle - Grapefruit and sweet pine. Cloudy gold with a nice white rich head. Bitter grapefruit, sweet caramel and a bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3386) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2014
New Beer Distributors, NYC bottle ($3): Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is pine, resin, grapefruit, and some sugary malt. Taste is quite bitter, with only a bit of sweetness. Nice hoppy aftertaste. The citrus and pine flavors hit hard. This is pretty much what one does and should expect from the masters at Bells.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5330) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle with Paul. Pours a golden amber body with thin white active lacing. Aroma is very sweet, saccharine, cloying character. Light grapefruit/bitter citrus fruit. Mouthfeel follows through with the sweet syrupy sugar character taking away from the overall palate; notes of pith, grapefruit, bitter pine resin, sugar syrup and honey. Ultimately the alcohol character detracts from the overall impression of the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
whyteoutt (15) - Joliet, Alabama, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle to glass pour. Very rust orange color. Wild hop flavor, Amarillo hops shine through tremendously. Resinous taste. Not a fan of Amarillo hops normally, but very good attempt at west coast style

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reberiii (329) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2014 Juicy, touch soapy, foamy, bitter lemon, pine and some grapefruit. Pine on the nose, enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (412) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a mostly clear golden light amber color with a light tan head. Aroma is somewhat mild, piney, floral, fleshy fruit hops. Flavor is much more full, with syrupy fleshy fruit hoppy goodness, a touch of alcohol, a solid caramel malt background. Medium body with a strong lingering boozy hoppiness. Tasty for sure, but with the ratings, I was expecting greatness.

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