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RATINGS: 770   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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Gription79 (2891) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 13, 2011
12 oz bottle thanks to badnewsbeers.
A: resin/pine/earthy hops, slight caramel
T: pine/resin/citrus hops, bready malts
A nice DIPA. It was a little to resinous for my preference, but I still enjoyed it very much.

3.9
Newk (299) - - OCT 9, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2012 had this on tap and it poured a dark orange color with a decent sized foamy head. Very aromatic with richer tones of hops, citrus and some florals as well. Medium/full feel that is really plush and smooth. It is a bit slight bit boozy though. While the alcohol was a bit noticeable, this was a really good DIPA. It was on the richer side but with a freshness to it as well.

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pushkinwow (2850) - Ottawa, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
12oz bottle. Dark golden with a light biege head. A nice measured combination of citrus, resin and pine, huge hops presence, some pepper. Full bodied with a nice carbonation, bitter with some sweetness and alcohol present, long dry bitter/resin finish that lasts a very long time. A very good beer, love the finish that is still present a couple of minutes after a sip - worth seeking out, would love to try this fresh on tap.

3.9
Leafs93 (2305) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Pous amber with white head. Nice lacing throughout. Aroma is earthy pine, citrus and caramel. Taste is sweet caramel with a semi bitter finish. The bitterness is cut by the oily mouthfeel allowing the sweetness to linger. Thanks to Chalsk for this one.

3.9
Macegan75 (846) - 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
tgncc (3136) - 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
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
cjtunes (6) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2011 does not count
12 oz bottle. Great hop aroma up front lets you know what’s comin’. Definitely hop forward but with some sweetness to balance it out. Hop bite to round it out. A very good DIPA!

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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
Butters (4059) - 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.


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