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RATINGS: 694   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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.

TheMaha's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheMaha (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Oh my! Hopheads & DIPA lovers rejoice! The first nosing is a step into a hothouse of flowers. All the notes you would hope to find in a world class DIPA! Floral, tropical fruits, some pine and the standard grapefruit with some nice but subtle earthy barnyard in the background. This is a sublime double barrel nostril filler. In my over sized tulip this poured a hazy yellow gold/ light orange. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This reviewer loves a hazy beer. Lively but light carbonation as small bubbles continue to stream after the initial pour. A beautiful buttercream head that dissipates after a few minutes. The lacing is strong and prolonged and hints at the resiny goodness to come. Mmm the taste! Lots of citrus! Blood orange, lemon and grapefruit followed by a bit of pine and grassy notes. Just an ever so slight cracker appears in the kind bitter finish. Youíll know by the end of this beer (especially if youíve had a couple before hand) that it has a kick. Yet , the alcohol is both well hidden and always present. Certainly if you like something like a RuinTen/Hoptimum this will be in your wheel house. Spendy and somewhat limited I say get yourself some for now and some for later...Genius!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MacBoost (1544) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Courtesy toss from Michael Cummons. Thanks, I guess. Chugged this 12oz in like 5 seconds. Tasted like dry hopped malt liquor. Wouldnít drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (1280) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Hazy light copper color, small white head. Medium oily pine aroma. Medium body with an oily pine flavor with a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1131) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Piney aroma with hints of caramel. Hazy caramel color with a short white head. Taste of resin with a hint of furit. Medium body with a bitter oily finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1181) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 3, 2015
This one might be getting on in age but still pretty relevant. Big fruity aroma, some herbal/floral aroma. Medium bitterness, grassy hops and a set malt base. Nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ARH (865) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2015
12oz bottle poured into a snifter. The aroma is a bright toffee, tropical, floral citrus blend with an undertones of light woody, alcohol, and burnt molasses; not too similar from a fresh barleywine. It pours a murky pale orange with a white, small suds, filmy head that has good retention and lace. Itís highly bitter with a medium citrus sweet, but the bitterness dampens with warmth. The texture is chewy, sticky, and a bit syrupy with a fuzzy carbonation and a full body. The palate contains a strong grain character with a burnt quality as well as bitter citrus, wax, floral, and a strengthening caramel note late. The finish is initially crisp zippy with a bread crust quality although it loses this edge with warnth and turns smooth and syrupy. Thereís a resinous and waxy, cloying aftertaste with notes of bitter cough medicine and a strong bitter floral; overall itís aftertaste is prominent and lingering. This definitely qualifies as a west coast palate wrecker, and best served at cellar temp.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2625) - New York, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Cloudy orange yellow pour. Malt and tropical fruit aroma. Lots of carb, pine resin, malt and grapefruit. Bitter finish. Hefty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (3134) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Poured from a 12 fl oz. bottle with a bottling date of 10 July 2015. The off-white head is exceptionally creamy, holds up well, and leaves plenty of sticky lacing on the glass. The body is hazy amber-copper. Aroma: Chiefly fruity hops with some faint floral notes but no sign of malt. Misleadingly suggests a sweet and tart flavor. Taste: loads of hops, including citrus, floral and pine notes. Hints of tangerine peel and oranges. Moderate-high bitterness but with some sweetness and without an overload of bitter grapefruit peel in the aftertaste. Overall: excellent example of the DIPA style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopwine (564) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Nose is pine, candied citrus, dried mango, grass. Flavor is same, hitting those grassy notes hard, with some tropical fruit, intense grapefruit rind, burnt sugar. Itís solid, but Iíve gotta say... This was bottled on 7/10 and I got this as soon as it was available in NY. An ipa that just dropped shouldnít be a month and a half old already.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zeswaft (1483) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle. Hot damn. This is the best double ipa iíve had in years. Silky smooth. Tropical, citrusy, and only slighty malty but super well balanced. 10%? Youre shitting me. Awssome

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vandc01 (199) - North Branch, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Poured from a 12oz bottle with a date of 7/10/15 Very juicy tropical with plenty of carbonation. Same brewery as hop slam. I can see the similarities. This beer has same apv, but much cheaper.

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