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RATINGS: 779   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10883) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swesson (399) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2017
From a bottle. Pours a hazy gold and makes a 2 finger head. Aroma is of caramel, hops, pine resin. Tastes of hops, citrus, and a bit of malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jflopsu (1500) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Pours a hazy bright rust orange with light white head. A tropical fruit and malt aroma. A malt forward taste with tropical fruit, caramel, malts and some citrus hops. A strong bitter hoo and malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2965) - 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 (1544) - 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 (1378) - 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 (5533) - 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 (1995) - 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 (1505) - 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 (3089) - 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.

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