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RATINGS: 738   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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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4.4
   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!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotchzombie (528) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Hazy orange Amber. Sweetly floral hop aroma. Juicy, hot, balanced. Caramel and pine bitterness that lingers. More bitter than sweet for this DIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ahuth (299) - - AUG 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear orange. The smell is hoppy and palate is sticky and thick. Taste is big hops. Floral and citrus. Dry finish. Great beer

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nsanders (993) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle. Clear golden with a big off white head. Pine sap, under ripe pineapple, alcohol and grass. Bitter piney, vegetal flavor. Medium body with a fizzy feel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1386) - Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle into tulip glass, cloudy ambery-golden color with light tan head. Aroma notes of pine, grapefruit, orange and caramel malt. Taste adds intense pine/grapefruity bitterness, citrus, somewhat grassy/herbal, and faint spice. Heavy-medium body, moderate carbonation, very dry, rich with long lingering pine/citrus finish. Itís a simple hop bomb but does it very well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (3977) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Pour is a hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma is honeydew melon with some sweet earthy malt. Flavor is pine, earthy malt, melon fruitiness and there is a slight sweetness but not as huge as I thought it would be. There is also a very noticable alcohol which gets bigger as the beer warms. This is a solid old school DIPA. A little malt heavy with some west coast pine/grapefruit hops.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dorkenstein (417) - - AUG 19, 2016
Aromas of mango, pineapple, grapefruit juice, and pine resin. Taste is sweet mangoes, pineapple, sweet dough; then it shifts to bitter grapefruit peel and pine tar.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2837) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Bright golden color with a diminishing white head. Aroma contains pine, oranges, grapefeuit. The flavor is bitter but well balanced. Iím getting a ton of oranges and grapefruit. This is a big beer but hides alcohol well. Overall nice stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5688) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Aroma is grapefruit, citrus/fruit and a hint of metallic. The flavor is citrus/fruit, grapefruit, biscuit malts, slightly funky hop resin, sugar/candy and an alcoholic/bitter/slightly sour finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coachd (564) - Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Heavy pineapple in the aroma, mango, peach with pine hops showing through in the background. Dark yellow/bronze with a long lasting bright white head. Has way more balance than the description suggests. Starts with honey tropical fruit sweetness, then an onslaught of sharp hops. Aftertaste is dank and earthy. Slight alcohol presence. Highly carbonated but not watery. This is almost as good as Hopslam.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darwenus (869) - Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2016
Bellís Oracle Double IPA doesnít have quite the complexity or polish of some of the best extreme IPAís... such as RuinTen or The Waldos... but I have to go to that level to find something to compare this beer to. Make no mistake, The Oracle is really outstanding. It pours hazy orange without much foam, the aroma is some sweet notes, honey and candied pineapple, and big, boozy, strong hops. The flavor is dense and strong and very bitter. Sledgehammer pine and citrus hops atop some caramel and a little vapor that belays the 10% ABV. Very heavy mouthfeel. This is big boy beer, and I love it.


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