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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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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2012
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/10/2012. Pours a dense lightly hazy golden orange color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a thick cap that lingers. Thick soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of huge grapefruit, orange rind, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, floral, caramel, pine, grass, and light herbal spiciness. Incredible aromas that are insanely balanced and complex. I love this smell. Taste of big grapefruit, orange rind, pineapple, floral, mango, pine, grass, caramel, and herbal spiciness. Good amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, tropical fruits, pine, floral, caramel, grass, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a while. Fantastic flavor balance and complexity; with a great balance of bitterness and sweetness. Minimal cloying hop flavor and bitterness. Medium carbonation and full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an incredible DIPA! Awesome flavor balance and complexity; and very smooth to sip on. World class.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (451) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a beautiful sunset orange color with a nice, 1.5 finger off white head. S- Citrus, citrusey fruit, pineapple T- Large citrusey notes up front leading to a sustained grapefruit bitterness and finishing with lingering toasted malt. M- Thick and sticky with medium/low carbonation ... I think a little more carbonation would carry the beer better. D- This is an amazing DIPA. Itís a few months old so iím not sure how different it is fresh but I absolutely love it now. Could drink it all night. Itís worth noting that I liked this one more than I feel the rating reflects however itís weaknesses were weighted more heavily.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wisdomsolo (309) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2014
I'm liking this better than HopSlam. Has big hops aroma and taste. Has a dry and biting finish. I can dig it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rrauth (1091) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2014
bottle. hard to believe iíve never rated this as Iíve 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3281) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2014
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
catface5326 (140) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Orange golden color with decent lacing poured from a tap. Tastes of citrus with hops. Solid ipa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2014
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.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AHSlowhand (34) - - JAN 11, 2014
Big pine on the nose. Great take on the west coast style. Love me some bells beer. IPA FTW

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
evilcougar (66) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle share at beer tasting. Pours nice and dark gold. Hoppy.. Sweet.. I would def buy this again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
bottled 12AUG11 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 09-17-2011

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (2085) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2013
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!


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