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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Oracle
Date: October 15, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Mac McGees
Appearance: clear orange, wispy off white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, touch of pine
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, plenty of balancing bitterness, touch of citrus, long bitter finish

Name: Oracle
Date: September 04, 2011
Mode: bottle
Source: sherlocks
Score: 3.1 to 3.6
Appearance: clear copper, pillowy off white head
Aroma: big sweet peppery pine aroma emerges as soon as the pour begins, crystal sweetness, touch of citrus
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of spicyness, peppery pine, light citrus, big bitter finish

Name: Oracle
Date: October 08, 2011
Mode: draft
Source: bsp
Aroma: sweet caramel and pine aroma is a bit subdued on draft, light peppery alcohol
Flavor: flavor is the same peppery pine, bitterness is also subdued allowing the sweet pine to stay dominant

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *** /4


4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (1396) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2014
A nice dank hoppy start with a nice easy malt backbone. Ends with a strong hoppy bitter punch. Leaves a sweet aftertaste. Pours copper in color with a white head. Had a bottle pour at my house in myrtle beach. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrmartin (707) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Hazy Orange Pour with medium off-white head. Piney hop nose medium sticky body.grapefruit and pine notes cut by a little fruity malt sweetness Lingering bitter finish wih a bt of booze heat Very good 10% dipa...Obviously not a session hmm hopslam, Dorado, Ruination, Hop Stoopid....so good.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mindwarp (90) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Pours a hazy orange with thick white head. Floral aroma really nice. Heavy malty taste bitterness hops and booze. Overall its a beer thatís not the easiest to drink do to the boozy taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierMeHoos (163) - Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Poured from a 12 fl oz. bottle. Brewed on 8/8/2014. White color, creamy head. Body is murky orange-copper. Aroma is fruity. Peach, apricot, ripened fruit, pale malts, floral hop character. Taste is loads of hop character: floral hops, some pine, tangerine citrus and accompanying zest, mango, peach, boozy orange. Overall awesome beer if you enjoy the style of DIPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (3578) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Draft at brewery. Pours orange with a white head. Leaves lots of lacing in the glass. Solid pine on the nose. Massive pine sol on the tongue. Still manages to finish fairly clean. Hides itís booze well. Itís a kick in the nuts this beer but sometimes you need that.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tsadich (14) - Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Nice hops sniff to it. Color is golden. Citrus malt is heavy on the front of the taste. A nice mellow finish thatís not boozy. Its a good ale, perfect release for fall... Just donít think it would be a go to, this time of year... Mothers winter grind and breakfast stout... Backwoods bastard when I can find it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2294) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 8, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark amber with a good ivory head cover, sheets of lace. Taste is full-bodied caramel malt that grows well into the palate, adding earth and cedar flavorings. On the swallow, the pine hops enter with aggression, then allow a little of the malt to re-appear as the finish lingers. A big brew, worth searching out.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - NOV 7, 2014
12oz bottle thanks to trapped
Pours slightly cloudy golden with a medium sized off-white head and lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is malty, caramel and grapefruit. Taste is sweet malts, grassy, grapefruit and pine resin
Good, malty but has a nice hoppy bite

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10472) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
A lightly hazed golden DIPA with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with tropical fruits, citrus pulp, floral resinous hops, light sulfur notes, nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with loads of tropical fruits, pink grapefruit, floral resinous hops, very nice. Bottle at Syracuse Beer fest November 2014.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thewade (328) - USA - NOV 7, 2014
Not my favorite DIPA. A little too malty, and closer to a barleywine at 6 weeks old than expected by the great ratings. With that said I prefer a lighter, crisper, hoppier DIPA.


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