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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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Macegan75 (827) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Bottle, pours a dark tan with slight head and lacing. Nose is hoppy with Amarillo with piney notes, first sip is nice big bitter flavors that over power the malt. Mouth feel is great. Finish lingers nicely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (3112) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2011
The aroma is strong, caramel, pine, earth, citrus. Hops of hops hitting the nose, although the caramel malts assert themselves. The appearance is a clear amber color, white head. The flavor is caramel, quickly giving way to pine, resin hoppiness. Some citrus as well. Very high hop intensity in the flavor. The finish is a blast of hops, mostly resiny, pine. Medium to medium/thick in body, sticky mouthfeel. Excellent.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Slight hazy orange-ish amber color with a nice, thick white head with an orange hue. Massive aromatics from the hops, resin, floral, and great sweet malt aromas. Solid west coast IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cjtunes (6) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2011 does not count
12 oz bottle. Great hop aroma up front lets you know whatís cominí. Definitely hop forward but with some sweetness to balance it out. Hop bite to round it out. A very good DIPA!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2011
12oz pour @ The Local Option. Not quite the Hopslam but still pretty good. Hazy amber with a creamy off white head. The aroma is passion fruit, peach, caramel, pine and berries. The flavour is sweet malt, sweet caramel, peaches, citrus and passion fruit. Long sweet fruity finish. Love you Bells!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (4049) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Damn this is good stuff. Very foresty piney, earthy hop aroma, flavor, and bitterness. Nose is fantastic bouquet of hops. The bitterness is the one that lingers on the palate though. Beautiful orange pour with good sticky offhwite head. Top notch dipa.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Sampled at ABR. Truly one of the best DIPA I have ever had. I HIGHLY recommend you track some down!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2011
2 year old rating of batch #9306. Bright gummy mango and passion fruit aroma. Dark honeyed gold. Sharply astringently bitter, stinging tingly finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (14473) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Bottle from Guerde. Thanks man! Pours clear orange/copper with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is floral and citrus with a hint of caramel. Med body. Flavor is very hoppy, but there is some malt sugar towards balance. I get burning resin and citrus hop, and the finish is just beautifully bitter. The burn eases, and the bitter never quits. Heat? With all that hop who could tell?

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Busko (9) - Keller, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2011 does not count
Poured from tap at The Hopleaf last night. Very good strong Dipa. Nose has a piney, citrusy aroma with some herbal tones. Lacing all over the glass, great body and has a bit of the alcohol aftertaste to it though. Unlike Hopslam, this beer is similar but definitely stronger and more malt to it. Very nice beer to drink a few on a rainy afternoon which leads for a fun voyage home.


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