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The Oracle - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Ratings: 2,072
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 437
Gots: 262 | FT: 12
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-04-2009)
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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

neat double ipa, but i think its less distinct and unique than some of their others, and certainly less so than the best in the game, although its hard to fault this because its awesome. i like that it has a little lighter body than many, and that despite it, the booze isnt exposed. i also like how dramatic the hops are in the aroma, no grain weighing on them at all. its a well designed beer for that reason, but the taste to me, as fresh and tasty as it is, is nothing overly unique. its like a lot of good ones, but lacks the touch that sets the best ones apart. its the most like a west coast style of the several that they do i think, but its not as resinous. the hops are clean and only middle of the spectrum bitter. i love that. carbonation is high enough to cut through too, which helps it stay lighter. even as it warms it stays relatively easy. i think the packaging is some of the coolest out there too, and the beer is lovely, but it just doesnt stand out for me all that much from the top tier of big ipa. bells has no misses though, thats a fact.

StonedTrippin, Today at 02:31 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

target88, Saturday at 09:56 PM
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

schimschim, Friday at 08:35 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

DrFunkenstein, Thursday at 12:52 AM
Photo of Tilly
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden. Sticky lacy head. Bread, pear, black cherry, hoppy bitter. 12oz bottle. It was a pleasure to sample

Tilly, Thursday at 12:10 AM
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4.16/5  rDev -0.7%

GrishaP, Wednesday at 09:46 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

GMorgan, Wednesday at 04:03 AM
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4.28/5  rDev +2.1%

jeff96gt, Tuesday at 11:42 PM
Photo of tillmac62
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

BOD 8/8/14. Pours a clear light amber with a touch of dark ruby making it a bit darker than golden. Very nice head with exceptional lacing and retention. Very nice nose of pine, grapefruit, tropical and a somewhat dank hop note over a caramel sweetness that also has a hint of spice. Medium body with a rich oily slick texture. Above average carbonation with a nice effervescent finish. The flavor profile is complex and fairly well balanced given the 10% alcohol content. It begins as a blend of hop flavors, mostly dank with grapefruit and pine notes, that slowly yield to the tropicals as a blended biscuit/caramel sweetness sneaks in. The sweetness fades into a mild bitterness which has a dank and slightly spicy note. As the bitterness fades, alcohol is noted, but not excessively so. The finish is slightly sweet with a nice alcohol burn on the back of the throat. Better than the Mars offering which lacks balance and fails to cover the alcohol well.

tillmac62, Tuesday at 08:38 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.05/5  rDev -3.3%

Eddiehop, Oct 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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The Oracle from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
93 out of 100 based on 2,072 ratings.