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RATINGS: 777   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheMaha (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Oh my! Hopheads & DIPA lovers rejoice! The first nosing is a step into a hothouse of flowers. All the notes you would hope to find in a world class DIPA! Floral, tropical fruits, some pine and the standard grapefruit with some nice but subtle earthy barnyard in the background. This is a sublime double barrel nostril filler. In my over sized tulip this poured a hazy yellow gold/ light orange. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This reviewer loves a hazy beer. Lively but light carbonation as small bubbles continue to stream after the initial pour. A beautiful buttercream head that dissipates after a few minutes. The lacing is strong and prolonged and hints at the resiny goodness to come. Mmm the taste! Lots of citrus! Blood orange, lemon and grapefruit followed by a bit of pine and grassy notes. Just an ever so slight cracker appears in the kind bitter finish. Youíll know by the end of this beer (especially if youíve had a couple before hand) that it has a kick. Yet , the alcohol is both well hidden and always present. Certainly if you like something like a RuinTen/Hoptimum this will be in your wheel house. Spendy and somewhat limited I say get yourself some for now and some for later...Genius!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2808) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Golden with a large white sudsy and lacing head. Aggressive fresh hopped (approaching dank), earthy and lingering. Strong malt backbone. Strong earthy hop aroma. Notes: On tap at One Mile House NYC (Dec í16)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fackbesokare (100) - - DEC 28, 2016
Half pint at the brewery. strange to taste NZ hops in the Hop country, but this is fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1531) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy tan orange color. Full frothy head. Aroma is floral resinous hops. Medium heavy body. Medium heavy bitterness with big bold malt background. Seems like a barley wine/dipa hybrid or something. Itís a big beer and a hop mouthfull. Good but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (1363) - ESTONIA - DEC 5, 2016
Pours golden, white foam. Aroma is resiny, with some honey and just smells bitter. Taste is intense, very dense with resins, hop oils and I donít know how many IBUís. Long resiny finish, lingers for long. Bitter and dry. Drinks surprisingly easy, could drink a pint of it - but look at the abv!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (5373) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 3, 2016
Massive resin hoppy nose with apricots, bready, with citrus rinds. Big malty backbone, so rounded, big bready. Big resiny character. Excellent lingering finish. Fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (1936) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Pours cloudy copper color with foamy white head. Aroma is sticky sweet caramel with pineapple and dried papaya. Some alcohol aroma and floral notes. Thick syrupy mouth feel. Flavor is fruity up front with pineapple and caramel followed by citrus flavors and grapefruit. Finishes grapefruit rind and sticky pine resin. Big, big bitterness in finish. Leaves my tongue tingling.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gripweed57 (1437) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2016
My 1400th rating. 12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy Amber orange color topped by a small creamy white head that disapates quickly. Nose is fragrant hops and alcohol. First sip is intense bitter hops. Huge pine and resiny notes. Wow, what a hop bomb! Where is the malt? As the brew warms, the alcohol and malt become more present. Notes of burnt sugar, grapefruit rind and Angostura bitters. As the beer warms, an underlying syrupy cognac-like goodness surfaces. An amazing ale. Go get one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
willisread (2941) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - NOV 15, 2016
Bottle from West Side. Pours a hazy late summerís gold color with almost no head. Lots of honey, orange zest and bready malt on the nose. Syrupy body with orange marmalade, honey and fresh-baked bread on the palate. Boozy, sweet and heavy with a strongly bitter (almost astringent) finish. Too much malt and not enough hop finesse to compete with the best in the new wave.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (1553) - - NOV 7, 2016
Bottle. Bready malt aroma with notes of floral and pine resiny hops as well as a bit of earthiness. Pours cloudy copper colored with a large tan head that has good retention and some lacing. Starts with a little bit of bready malt before huge pine resiny hop flavors take over. Finishes very dry with bitter floral and earthy pine resiny hops dominating and coating the palate so the flavor stays with you past the end of the sip. Aggressive and quite bitter, but still quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (11042) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2016
12 oz bottle. Bottled 07/26/16. (Bellís) Kalamazoo, MI.
Slightly cloudy golden color with a small white head. Tangerine, citrus, pineapple, fruity hops, mild bitterness, fruity sweetness, cookies and malt in the aroma. Yummy! The flavor is much darker hops, resin and fruits, strong bitterness and sweet caramel malt. Balanced.

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