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RATINGS: 780   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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fiveacestx (970) - Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Bottle - pours light cloudy copper with a thin white head with larger than usual bubbles and some lacing. Has a definite citrus aroma and a grapefruit flavor to it. Has an oily mouthfeel and a nice hoppy finish.

3.3
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Bottle to glass. Amber pour with off white head. Nice aroma with notes of grapefruit, a little bit of white grape, some orange peel. Also has a bit of booziness to it as well. The finish is expectantly bitter and boozy. I like this beer, but it is a little over the top.

3.6
kp (10882) - 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

3.6
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Pour is a nice deep gold color with a small white head. Nose is of all kinds of hops just like every other IIPA. Taste is rather interesting, though I when had side by side with hopslam not nearly as complex.

4.1
r464 (2360) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Coppery gold in color with an off-white head that is rather thin. Floral hoppy aroma. Significantly hoppy with a punchy and bitter finish that holds a floral flavor. Big enough to knock you over if you drink it too quickly. Very nice.

4.1
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Rich and intense - this is one delicious brew! Loads of ruby red grapefruit scents and flavors from beginning to end on this brew. This flavorful beverage starts off with a well-balanced set of maltiness and hoppiness and then settles down to a dry, slightly hoppy/bitter finish with a long-lasting aftertaste of grapefruit, roasted pine nuts and just a slight hint of warm caramel. My thanks to Larry for this exceptional gift!! Some oysters and mussels would pair up wonderfully with this brew!!

4.1
gvmdw7 (188) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2011
This beer was excellent. It was 10% ABV but suprisingly light. The hop aromas and flavors dominated while the malt body made a cameo performance. I went to the bottle shop, but unsurpisingly, they didnít have any. Pick this up if you can find it.

3.6
TheBeerGod (6208) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle. Amber pour with a medium, frothy beige head. Strong resinous hops, pine and citrus notes in the aroma. Juicy wet hops, pine resins, citrus oils, grapefruit pulp, caramel, sweet malt and spicy and herbal hops round out the flavor profile on this. Body is medium-full with a thick, oily feel and a medium, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more pine resins, grapefruit, herbal hops, soft spicy hops, floral notes, caramel and sweet malt.

4.5
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours golden with a medium, white head. Aroma/flavor of pine and grapefruit hops. Nicely bitter with a nice malt balance. A great DIPA.

4.7
viciousknishs (2) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2011 does not count
A- beautiful looking brew! Pours a copper amber with good clarity. A finger of off white head crowns this glorious liquid. Decent head retention with very good sticky lacing. S- starts off with pungent hop resin with notes of pine sap and hemp. Big juicy grapefruit characteristics intertwine with a touch of tropical fruit mango. Finishes with the faintest hint of malt as it drowns in the massive hop aromas. T- juicy yellow grapefruit and pungent pine hop flavor relentlesly explode on the palate. Softer hop notes of tropical fruit play off the initial flavors with a lasting resiny bit towards the end. Solid crunchy bitterness blends with a balancing malt backbone with a slight caramel note. Finishes dry with a lingering hop flavor and a warming alchohol characteristic. MF- smooth creamy coating mouthfeel with a medium body. Great fine carbonation that hightens the creamy aspect. D- very good drinkability. The complexity of hop flavor keeps one coming back for sip after sip. Overall an outstanding DIPA. Bravo Bellís!


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