tectactoe (1026) - Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2013 Bottle: had this before, don’t remember it much. Hazy amber and copper, slightly translucent. Soapy, foamy, long lasting skimpy white head. Aroma full of earth, grass, dank, wet citrus, hop oils, and some finishing pine. Toasted malt noticeable in the back. Taste is assertive with the up front bitterness than lasts well into the aftertaste. Pines, pungent oils, slightly perfumy, with a grassy and herbal finish. Resiny just a bit. Medium bodied, somewhat sticky mouth feel. Good DIPA that’s actually far more bitter than Hopslam and much less citric. Nice change of pace.
krompt (611) - - FEB 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love my area. These things were just sitting on the shelf like nobody wanted them. Well, not nobody. I wanted them.
Rrauth (1070) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. hard to believe i’ve never rated this as I’ve had it fresher than this bottle. I wish i had logged it when it was fresh but this is old and it is reflected in the score.
1FastSTi (3269) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours to a glowing golden body with a white head. A juicy hop and malt excites the nose. Fruity hops. The flavor is malty and bitter. Hops are bitter and oily.
catface5326 (116) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange golden color with decent lacing poured from a tap. Tastes of citrus with hops. Solid ipa.
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy yellow orange, white lacing. Resin and candied citrus rind on the nose. Full-bodied, well-balanced palate, with the resin feel definitely coming through in the flavor. Very delicious IPA even for the price.
AHSlowhand (32) - - JAN 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big pine on the nose. Great take on the west coast style. Love me some bells beer. IPA FTW
evilcougar (66) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle share at beer tasting.
Pours nice and dark gold. Hoppy.. Sweet..
I would def buy this again.
harrymel (1432) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Pours a rustic orange ale with a transient white, short head. This falls to a broken sheet of the same leaving cobweb lacing. Excellent clarity.
S: Oats, onion, sage, citric rinds and musk. A strong, sweet malt backbone tells me that this beer would actually benefit like a mutha from a year in the cella! Take that naysayers.
T: Bitter with a tea like follow through and enough early hops to put the malts in check and helps make this a really hearty beer. Far reaching on the back end is a crystal malt and some really nice spiciness.
M: Medium on heavy body with moderate card come together and give this a silky feel. Dry finish.
O: this is a very atypical take on the style for the East Coast IMO. The beer is spicy, earthy and complex. It reminds me of the difference between a WA Cab Franc and a French Cab Franc, the mineralic and seemingly inorganic profile is acquired, but welcomed in my home. I really wish I had an herbed and roasted chicken and mashed potatoes and some peas with pearl onions to go with this beer.
Serving type: bottle
jandd1983 (2039) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It poured a cloudy orange color with a small white head. The aroma was of pine, orange, flowers, lemon and some grapefruit. The taste was of resin, pine, grapefruit, some flower, lemon, a little alcohol and some maltiness in the backbone with some sweetness as well. The body was medium and the carbonation was medium low. Very good!
TheBear11D (138) - Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The Oracle pours a lovely light orange color with a nearly white head that lasts for a whole and leaves excellent lacing. The aroma is floral hops galore. Floral hops dominate the flavor with a touch of molasses that is hidden in the background. Overall this is a delicious beer!
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