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The Oracle - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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94
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1,510 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,510
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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brutusmuktuk

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-19-2014 23:16:38 | More by brutusmuktuk
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Jlu73183

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-18-2014 00:45:25 | More by Jlu73183
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jaymo18

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-17-2014 18:17:55 | More by jaymo18
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TubaDan

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-17-2014 02:13:52 | More by TubaDan
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Emnmarko

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-15-2014 14:09:37 | More by Emnmarko
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cmwilliq

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-13-2014 01:41:27 | More by cmwilliq
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mkel0365

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-09-2014 02:44:05 | More by mkel0365
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brittanylicious

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-09-2014 00:50:58 | More by brittanylicious
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-08-2014 06:15:59 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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JMBSH

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

02-08-2014 02:44:11 | More by JMBSH
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-07-2014 20:02:50 | More by gr8zehaman
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smellandsip37

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-06-2014 04:08:06 | More by smellandsip37
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vinnyg76

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-05-2014 04:54:09 | More by vinnyg76
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thampel09

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-04-2014 05:04:05 | More by thampel09
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Juan611

California

3.35/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Got this bad boy as an extra from in person trade. Have to say I was stoked. Being from SoCal, I have to say my taste is jaded. I love that piney, resin bite on the tongue but the strong malt presence is a bit of a let down. Pretty decent DIPA though.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 03:47:42 | More by Juan611
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klegos

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

02-02-2014 05:35:14 | More by klegos
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heysuz

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-01-2014 07:25:18 | More by heysuz
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Mplsbrew

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-31-2014 00:46:16 | More by Mplsbrew
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charliebuckeye

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-25-2014 15:30:33 | More by charliebuckeye
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HoppyBastard1

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-25-2014 11:20:52 | More by HoppyBastard1
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-24-2014 03:49:42 | More by threedaggers
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jimmy13

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-23-2014 23:45:14 | More by jimmy13
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darthvohn

Texas

4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Glass Used: Tulip

Appearance: An Import from the Mid-West thanks to Pintofbrown. The body is a hazy honey-orange with a generous ivory white egg foam head. Lacing is excellent and clingy as the head shrinks down the sides of the glass. Tiny carbonation bubbles trickle up from the bottom in a random simmering way.

Smell: First comes the botanical hops, followed by piney resin and mild fruits and citrus. Malt is there the whole time. Every inhale seems to finish with some malty goodness.

Taste: The flavors do not tip toe around in your mouth. Right up front is a huge wash of biscuit malt and light sorghum syrup sweetness. I get some light bitter citrus pith mid-palate. Then BAM! The piney, resiny hops sucker punches you in the taste buds. The bitterness from the hops linger around quite a while, teasing you to take another sip.

Mouthfeel: A slick/lip smacking glaze coats the mouth after every drink. Medium carbonation throughout with warming alcohol in the finish.

Overall: This is another hopped up beer from the Mid-west that I really dig. A resiny hoppy beast that was a pleasure to consume and would drink again without question. Any piney, resiny hop lovers would really appreciate this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 02:09:07 | More by darthvohn
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rickcrip76

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-21-2014 18:40:06 | More by rickcrip76
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cgrz

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-20-2014 09:40:22 | More by cgrz
The Oracle from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 1,510 ratings.