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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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Pours a dark copper from a bottle or tap. Big smell of wants about to come in the taste. This beer is very bitter but not in an earthy manner. I think it would be crisper as you do get the usual grapefruit and pine taste but I think a strong off alcohol flavor mutes everything. The body is medium but very stick to your mouth. My favorite brewer and a great style but this one is just fair.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyW68 (1117) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Light haze to this orange pour. Short lived creamy white head with nice lacing. Aroma of bread and citrus. Taste follows nose with a bitter bite. Like it

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (795) - California, USA - OCT 28, 2014
12oz bottle pours a slightly hazy yellow amber color with little head. High viscosity. Medium hop bitterness that balances well against the malt. Nice bitter finish that lingers.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
phikus (59) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2014
This beer has a traditional style hop profile. The aroma is somewhat cognac, I guess getting a whiff of the alcohol, then pine toasty tangerine. Flavor follows aroma sans cognac. Alcohol isn’t exactly hidden but not burning or overwhrmlming. I was hesitant to try this because while mars was good there was an unbalanced bitterness. This beer is balanced yet screaming in both hoppiness and malt, however not too much in either direction. An excellent choice in double ipas when there are many to choose from.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2256) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
Aug 8 2014 bottle drank on oct so not the freshest. Poured into bells glass. Orange body. Whit foamy head and nice lacing. Balanced and subtle aroma. Taste is also balanced with a medicinal bitter aftertaste. Pine. Abv well masked.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (834) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle from unknown via Justin D. Pours a deep, somewhat hazy orange-amber, ominous-looking, with just a hint of white head. Aroma tangerine, some resinous, earthy character as well. Body medium-dull, with a heacy, almost sticky sweetness, rolling into a brash, resinous bitter finish that is long lasting. More bitter than I generally prefer, but the level of complexity to this is pleasing. Bell’s usually know what’s going on, and this is no exception.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aumentm (44) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Very hoppy and very intense. Not balanced or malty. Loved the taste and the appearance. The aroma is very good and I liked the this beer alot.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tillmac62 (221) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2014
BOD 8/8/14. Pours a clear light amber with a touch of dark ruby making it a bit darker than golden. Very nice head with exceptional lacing and retention. Very nice nose of pine, grapefruit, tropical and a somewhat dank hop note over a caramel sweetness that also has a hint of spice. Medium body with a rich oily slick texture. Above average carbonation with a nice effervescent finish. The flavor profile is complex and fairly well balanced given the 10% alcohol content. It begins as a blend of hop flavors, mostly dank with grapefruit and pine notes, that slowly yield to the tropicals as a blended biscuit/caramel sweetness sneaks in. The sweetness fades into a mild bitterness which has a dank and slightly spicy note. As the bitterness fades, alcohol is noted, but not excessively so. The finish is slightly sweet with a nice alcohol burn on the back of the throat. Better than the Mars offering which lacks balance and fails to cover the alcohol well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerKurve (509) - - OCT 11, 2014
Strong piney hops upfront with some caramel and toffee malt sweetness; Aftertaste of bitter hops and grapefruits. Pretty good

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rando7 (741) - Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2014
bottle pours light orange with thick yellow head. Aroma citrus, resin, earthy hops. Initial taste of huge hops. After a bit your palate gets saturated and you notice the sweet malts and citrus. Finish bitter hops. Palate thick bordering on syrupy. This does smooth out as you drink the glass but this is no question a hop bomb.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Criz (111) - - OCT 4, 2014
Excellent DIPA! Hoppy, bitter, balanced, and semi-dry. Pours a murky golden orange color. The thin white head sticks to the glass and runs down it. Aromas of stone fruit, citrus, and flowers. Flavors follow a similar line up. Get your hands on this one.


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