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The Oracle - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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The OracleThe Oracle

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2,214 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,214
Reviews: 669
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 450
Gots: 262 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-04-2009

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Ratings: 2,214 | Reviews: 669
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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled: 8/10/12

Specs: 12oz bottle, 10%, ?? IBU

Glassware: Ommegang Fluted Tulip

Appearance: Cloudy amber with a medium-tall cream colored head.

Smell: Notes of citrus, bread and floral.

Taste: Slightly sweet citrus, orange marmalade, earthy, long medium pithy finish.

Mouth Feel: Mild+ carbonation, slightly creamy with a medium-full body.

Overall: This is my second tasting. First tasting one month ago was more fresh/citrusy, sweeter and more delicate. Very soild but recommend drinking within the first two months of bottling.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a snifter at World of Beer.

Color and clarity of honey. One inch of super sticky, spider web foam is light tan.

Like a face slap of vodka-soaked grass. Tangerine, sticky alcohol, touch of dank, a little honey, orange blossom.

More booze in the flavor. Vodka-grass, funky dank weed, big tangerine peel. Alcohol flavor is big, but it blends well with the other stuff.

Moderate to high, pinching carbonation. Smooth medium body. Heavy.

Bright, funky, grassy. Lacks the sweetness of Hopslam, but has more fresh hop flavor.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appears clear gold, minimal head. The nose is full of deep flowery hops, heavy pine, caramel, molasses, and a touch of honey. Taste is malty and sweet initially followed by heavy pine and floral character. Finish is bitter and sticky. Mouthfeel is somewhat heavy with moderate carbonation. Overall, a nice malty IPA with tons of floral hops.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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The Oracle from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
93 out of 100 based on 2,214 ratings.