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The Oracle - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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1,509 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,509
Reviews: 598
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 413
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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Shaw

Florida

3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch 9901, bottled Aug. 23, 2010. I'm drinking it on Nov. 24, 2010.

Pours a medium amber/orange in color with a big sticky head that reduces to about a quarter-inch in my glass, leaving lots of lacing.

Hoppy aroma of tropical fruit like pineapple.

Big alcoholic burn and flavor with the first sips. Mildly bitter, with big resinous hop flavors. Bell's says this is their take on a West Coast Double IPA, and I think they've hit the mark.

Oily body, but what else would you expect with 10 percent alcohol?

Overall this is a fine Double IPA. However, Bell's HopSlam is even better.

Even though Bell's website says this has a shelf life of six months, I'm willing to bet that -- like HopSlam -- the hop notes fade rapidly. I look forward to having this beer again when it's even fresher.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2010 02:55:58 | More by Shaw
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The Oracle from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 1,509 ratings.