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The Oracle - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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94
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1,518 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,518
Reviews: 598
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 417
Gots: 109 | 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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kirkpjr

Alabama

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch #9901. Poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a slightly thin golden amber color. One finger of head with moderate lacing up and down the glass.

S: Juicy pineapple chunks off the bat. Tropical fruits with floral highlights. Citrus also present. If this is 4 months out I can't imagine how mouth watering this beer smells fresh.

T: Fresh pineapple, with a hefty grapefruit-esque bitterness on the tail. Biscuity malt backbone helps "balance" the beer, but the bitterness plays a clear role in the forefront. Citrus flavors and a little lemon zest in each sip. A great DIPA, but Hopslam still grabs my attention over this when it comes to Bell's DIPA's.

M: Sticky, resinous hops cover the palette. Medium body with a little syrupy feel. Moderate carbonation.

D: Wow. I didn't even realize until I looked up on the review page that I'm drinking a 10+%ABV beer. Goes down exceptionally well, with bitterness being the only deterrent (if that is such a thing).

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2010 03:28:08 | More by kirkpjr
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The Oracle from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 1,518 ratings.