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98
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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 774   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (1315) - ESTONIA - DEC 5, 2016
Pours golden, white foam. Aroma is resiny, with some honey and just smells bitter. Taste is intense, very dense with resins, hop oils and I donít know how many IBUís. Long resiny finish, lingers for long. Bitter and dry. Drinks surprisingly easy, could drink a pint of it - but look at the abv!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (5231) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 3, 2016
Massive resin hoppy nose with apricots, bready, with citrus rinds. Big malty backbone, so rounded, big bready. Big resiny character. Excellent lingering finish. Fantastic.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (1897) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Pours cloudy copper color with foamy white head. Aroma is sticky sweet caramel with pineapple and dried papaya. Some alcohol aroma and floral notes. Thick syrupy mouth feel. Flavor is fruity up front with pineapple and caramel followed by citrus flavors and grapefruit. Finishes grapefruit rind and sticky pine resin. Big, big bitterness in finish. Leaves my tongue tingling.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gripweed57 (1412) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2016
My 1400th rating. 12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy Amber orange color topped by a small creamy white head that disapates quickly. Nose is fragrant hops and alcohol. First sip is intense bitter hops. Huge pine and resiny notes. Wow, what a hop bomb! Where is the malt? As the brew warms, the alcohol and malt become more present. Notes of burnt sugar, grapefruit rind and Angostura bitters. As the beer warms, an underlying syrupy cognac-like goodness surfaces. An amazing ale. Go get one!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
willisread (2814) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - NOV 15, 2016
Bottle from West Side. Pours a hazy late summerís gold color with almost no head. Lots of honey, orange zest and bready malt on the nose. Syrupy body with orange marmalade, honey and fresh-baked bread on the palate. Boozy, sweet and heavy with a strongly bitter (almost astringent) finish. Too much malt and not enough hop finesse to compete with the best in the new wave.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (1479) - - NOV 7, 2016
Bottle. Bready malt aroma with notes of floral and pine resiny hops as well as a bit of earthiness. Pours cloudy copper colored with a large tan head that has good retention and some lacing. Starts with a little bit of bready malt before huge pine resiny hop flavors take over. Finishes very dry with bitter floral and earthy pine resiny hops dominating and coating the palate so the flavor stays with you past the end of the sip. Aggressive and quite bitter, but still quite good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (10895) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2016
12 oz bottle. Bottled 07/26/16. (Bellís) Kalamazoo, MI.
Slightly cloudy golden color with a small white head. Tangerine, citrus, pineapple, fruity hops, mild bitterness, fruity sweetness, cookies and malt in the aroma. Yummy! The flavor is much darker hops, resin and fruits, strong bitterness and sweet caramel malt. Balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (7890) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Hazy copperish golden with a thin sticky white head. Big hoppy nose thatís earthy and grassy and floral and hugely pithy bitter. Big bitter and resiny dank flavor thatís pithy as hell, loaded with pine and floral resins, and a warm boozy but bitter earthy finish. Light pale malt throughout just to balance but begrudgingly so.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (3266) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy copper color with moderate head. Aromas of bready malts and floral pine. Flavors ares malt forward, bready and somewhat sweet, with a bit of bitter citrus and piney finish. Maybe somewhat old as bottled in 2015. But I donít mind a chewy malty DIPA. Very nice

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (6452) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2016
Draft at County Grill. Hazy, yellow-orange. Overall, Iíd label this as woodsy and even a bit spongy. Itís exceptionally acidic, and aggressively bitter, indeed. (#6380, 10/26/2016)


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