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RATINGS: 778   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (6005) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Orange pour with watery head and lace. Resin, sweet malt, and bread on the nose. Sweet malt, light resiny bitter, bread and a hint of abv. Medium full bodied with smooth carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (5466) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Bottle thanks to wnoble. Golden orange pour, hazy, with white head. Citrusy hops, grapefruit, light tropical flavors, lots of sweet malt and caramel. Nice beer, I recommended, but as IPAís go I am more of a hophead, I like crisp fresh hop dominate flavors. This is well balanced for an IIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Bottle... Poured hazy golden/orange with a white head. Passion and citrus fruit and lots of hops on the nose. Big and hoppy all the way through. Resinous, pepper spice, very muted malts, and more earthy, floral hops in the bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2010
(12oz thanks to thirdeye11) Cloudy orange with foamy egg white head. Smells very tropical- mango, pineapple, alcohol, sugar cane. Taste is sweet- honey, maple sap water, pineapple. Supper hoppy with all the tropical fruit flavors but also a good dose of caramel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (4667) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2014 Very excited to get to try this. I believe this was courtesy of drowland - but many people brought - so not 100%. Two hearted-esque up front. Seemed a little meatier and chewier after that. Little warmer also. Great. Would love to try again. ReRate: 6/4/11 -- six pack from Andersons in toledo this past Christmas. We tried a few then and brought a couple back with us. We did a Bells lineup of ipaís with an Oracle, Hopslam and Two Hearted tasting. Didnít go so well. The Two Hearted was totally drowned out by the other huge brews - none of them played well together. Oracle rerate on itís own from the last bottle - big warm boozy nose in a pleasant way. Just a huge beer - not for the faint of heart. Spicy, bready, caramel, piney, apple, floral - all out attack of a chewy bitter mix. Itís good - but I definitely enjoy two hearted and hopslam more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wmubronco1992 (709) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Batch #9901. Pours an burnt orange/amber color. Hea/thy sized frothy off white head. Lots of lacing. Huge earthy aroma. Tons of hoppy bitterness, but just enough sweetness to compensate. Clean and dry. Mouthfeel lingers, but doesnít overwhelm. Strong medium palate, but not as sticky as some double IPAís. This one is really all about the hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ddemmingjr (798) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Bottle:pours a hazy apricot,amber.spruce,pine with big citrus and peach notes.Medium mouthfeel with plenty of carbonation.subtle bitterness on the finish.Really appealing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2010 Well, I lost my notes due to a voice recorder malfunction, but managed to salvage my synopsis. In a nutshell, this beer is very clean, crisp, and hoppy... alcoholic, very fresh and easy. This is a very well-crafted beverage. A beautiful, beautiful beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
glennmastrange (2763) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2010
Bottle. Moderate to heavy malt notes of roasted and caramel, pine and orange peel for the hops. light dough for the yeast, with hints of date and pepper. Head is average size, creamy/frothy, orangey off-white, with fair spotty lacing and good legs and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear amber/orange. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then the long finish is moderately acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is medium, oily, with a lively carbonation and a clean crisp finish. This DIPA was so easy to rate. When you know what youíre looking for in your favorite style all of it jumps out at you when itís of the quality of beers like this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Pours a deep, somewhat hazy amber with a creamy beige head. Awesome nose, rich caramel malt, balanced hops. The flavor is a huge hops burst with citrus notes that leads into a long, bitter finish. Itís got enough resinous malt to give it some body and a hint of Malt sweetness. Palate is full bodied and oily soft. Sweet and bitter IIPA with a nice complexity in the background.


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