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RATINGS: 663   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.

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   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (572) - New York, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Bottled 07/10/15. Pour into ipa glass very pretty orange golden, lightly hazy , white head. Aroma is pine, slightly dank, orange, lemon peel, light pineapple note. Flavor is boozy, some of that heat, some malt, dank hops, an orange rind and lemon peel note Really big bitter hop finish. Total Midwest hops. This is an astringent finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1131) - - JUL 22, 2015
Draft. Pours a clear golden orangish color. Aroma and taste are fruity, pine, and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RRistow12 (437) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Tasted from bottle. Pours a clear amber gold with thick white head. Great lacing. Sweet caramel and toffee aroma with some floral notes. Taste is moderate to heavily bitter with nice malt backbone. Clean constant bitter taste. Flavors of pine, floral, caramel, toffee, spices, and a hint of citrus fruits. Excellent IPA but not best of the best. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2239) - Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2015
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral/pine hops, tropical fruit, & citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, some fruit, and nice citrus; Warm finish and fairly bitter; Not a light weight - pretty intense.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nathan30533 (903) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Resinous hops really make this one. Wow at the bite of the dry hop brew. Looks great. Taste is almost a bit too much even for a hop drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LearninBeer (421) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2015
The aroma is malt-bread, hops-floral/citrus. Pours a slightly cloudy copper/orange with a medium white head and excellent lacing. The taste is very bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish a long bitter. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (851) - Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange with decent white head and lacing. Nose is pine and sweet grapefruit. Taste is malt sweetness and dryness and citrus. Wonderful sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2734) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle shared much thanks to Dan. Pours out a decent amber color with a small white head. Aroma is of grapefruit meat, citrus and some light pine notes. Taste is a nice punch of fruity citrus and pine hops with some light balance in there of some taosty malts, and then more hops with a slightly drying alcohol note on the finish. Tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2015
This is a a double India pale ale ale according to the bottle. Being a fans of pale ale ale and esp. India pale ale ale, I can only imagine that a double version would be almost as good but slightly too sweet and no more hoppy. Hey! Well here we are. This is a cloudy orange amber w/ a thin head of fine white bubbles. It’s got a nice hoppy nose. I get floral notes up front in the nose, maybe a touch of citrus well. This is a bit on the sweet side--which is a trait it has in common w/ Two Hearted--and this is exacerbated at it’s ten-plus-percent alcohol strength. It is really hard to make a hoppy beer of this gravity and pretty much displays the problems w/ the style to a T. Since Bell’s has a beer of this style done well--ever heard of Hopslam?--I just can’t see any reason for this to exist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LeRoytheAlien (55) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Light body, heavy hop profile, more bitter than aromatic. A solid beer but could be way better for the price.

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