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RATINGS: 605   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blaze312 (132) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2009
12 oz bottle. Orangish pour, off white head. Aroma and taste of citrus, fruits, sweet, and lots of delicious hops. At first I didnít understand why they needed this beer as they already have hopslam, but they are actually quite different.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5799) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Arielís place. Thanks Tom C. Slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of citric hops, slightly piney, a bit of alcohol note and a bit of malt. Sweetish malty flavor with some slightly stale citric and piney hops, a bit resinous, finishes with strong bitterness and an alcoholic hint. Medium-bodied, kinda chewy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ctplt777 (126) - - SEP 16, 2014
BIG grapefruit, mango and pineapple. Just huge. The aroma just filled the air. Was like salivating waiting to try this one. Taste is a blast of grapfruit, resinous hops, pine and pineapple. Massive bitterness. This is a big beer. Absolutely awesome. I havenít been so excited to try a beer in a while so this was a really pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4137) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle - Grapefruit and sweet pine. Cloudy gold with a nice white rich head. Bitter grapefruit, sweet caramel and a bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3386) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2014
New Beer Distributors, NYC bottle ($3): Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is pine, resin, grapefruit, and some sugary malt. Taste is quite bitter, with only a bit of sweetness. Nice hoppy aftertaste. The citrus and pine flavors hit hard. This is pretty much what one does and should expect from the masters at Bells.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5330) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle with Paul. Pours a golden amber body with thin white active lacing. Aroma is very sweet, saccharine, cloying character. Light grapefruit/bitter citrus fruit. Mouthfeel follows through with the sweet syrupy sugar character taking away from the overall palate; notes of pith, grapefruit, bitter pine resin, sugar syrup and honey. Ultimately the alcohol character detracts from the overall impression of the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
whyteoutt (15) - Joliet, Alabama, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle to glass pour. Very rust orange color. Wild hop flavor, Amarillo hops shine through tremendously. Resinous taste. Not a fan of Amarillo hops normally, but very good attempt at west coast style

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reberiii (329) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2014 Juicy, touch soapy, foamy, bitter lemon, pine and some grapefruit. Pine on the nose, enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (411) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a mostly clear golden light amber color with a light tan head. Aroma is somewhat mild, piney, floral, fleshy fruit hops. Flavor is much more full, with syrupy fleshy fruit hoppy goodness, a touch of alcohol, a solid caramel malt background. Medium body with a strong lingering boozy hoppiness. Tasty for sure, but with the ratings, I was expecting greatness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westchesterco (945) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a clear amber color with a slight head. The aroma is citrus. The taste is strong bitter flavor and has citrus overtones

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3251) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of orange and grapefruit with pine resin and a big smooth malt backbone. Bitter finish.

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