The Oracle - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.5/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Bottled on 8-12-11.
Appearance: Bright golden amber orange with lots of rising bubbles. Solid three fingers of off white head with good retention and lots of lacing around the glass.
Smell: Strong aroma of citrus and piney hops. Good amount of grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and resin. Also a little orange and honey. Also a solid presence of bready caramel malts and toffee. Light hints of spice.
Taste: Huge taste of fresh and lively citrus and pine hops. Fruity taste of grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel, and mango up front gives way to a bitter piney resin. Big backing of caramel and toffee malts give a nice balance to the hops. Light hints of spice and honey.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Thick and bitter but still fairly smooth and creamy.
Overall: Another great IPA from Bell's. Not quite on Hopslam's level but very good.
Serving type: bottle
09-11-2011 07:15:43 | More by MattyG85
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