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The Oracle - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
94
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1,509 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,509
Reviews: 598
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 415
Gots: 110 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-04-2009)
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Klym

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4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to N2168 for this much wanted DIPA. Poured into a surly darkness snifter (compliments of klikger)

This beer was worth the weight. Big layers of smell and flavor here. Over the top sweet pineapple juice swoons the tastebuds as you get slapped around by hops and surprised with a hint of chocolate and dark fruit. Some DIPAs really straddle the barley wine line, but this one just hints at it perfectly while maintaining a great IPA personality. It's a little too dry in the finish and a tad thin in the body but other than that it's just dandy.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 22:22:04 | More by Klym
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The Oracle from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 1,509 ratings.