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RATINGS: 777   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (8189) - 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 (3332) - 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 (6494) - 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)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (4249) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2016
Pours cloudy orange amber with low white head. Aroma of resin, grapefruit, light caramel. Taste is rich resin bitter with a mild grapefruit bitter finish. Light to medium bodied and smooth with soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (4319) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 18, 2016
A really nice DIPA. Tropical and pine, but mostly citrus. Grapefruity and sweet bread.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
George999 (442) - Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2016
From bottle, the pour is clear golden and orange in cold with a medium off-white white head. The aroma is hoppy with fruit notes. The taste is smooth, sweet from the malts, and a quick hop backbone. There are notes of vanilla lightly roasted malts in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium with strong carbonation.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3840) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2016
12 oz bottle pours Amber with a white head. Aroma of pine citrus and caramel. Taste is citrus and sweet malts, with a little alcohol spice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enwiebe (309) - - OCT 14, 2016
10/14/16. Bottle. Big, over the top DIPA. Surprisingly mild nose (older bottle?) but huge hop and alcohol battle going on in the mouth. Not boozy but definitely leaves a hop flavor behind for a while. Resinous. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1895) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2016
12 oz bottle from The Caboose in Ashland, VA The DIPA poured hazy amber color with a small off white head that dissipated to n off-white collar. There was nice lacing. The aroma of floral hops with hints of pine and tropical fruits. Nice start! The taste was more complex with some alcohol sweetness but a balanced ale with bitter pine resin dominating. Some other fruits come into play: peaches and grapefruit. The ale has a medium body with soft carbonation. Bitterness is solid, but gentle enough not to throw the sip off kilter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (2194) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Pours copper-orange into the glass, with a small soapy white head that reduces to a tiny ring that leaves light soap lace. The nose is definitively floral. The flavors are of caramel, mixed citrus, phenols and earthen notes, finishing with an aggressive piney hop bitterness that mingles with the peppering alcoholic heat. The full body has an oily palate and semi-chewy mouthfeel. This is a nice DIPA, and one that has plenty of substance and complexity... maltiness, huge bitters, alcohol, citrus and woodiness. Who could ask for anything more? Superb!


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