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The Oracle - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
93
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2,082 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,082
Reviews: 658
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 437
Gots: 259 | FT: 11
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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12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Big thanks to storminspank for this want.

A: Medium orange color with a slight haze. Half finger off white head with great retention and lacing.

S: Big citrus. Pineapple and grapefruit. Light floral and pine presence. A pretty strong caramel malt backbone.

T: Tons of sweet caramel upfront. Big citrus and floral bitterness in the middle. Finishes with a bit of an alcohol bite.

M: Light to medium body. Medium carbonation. Slick and oily. Very dry finish.

O: A very solid Double IPA. A touch hot in the finish but the caramel sweetness upfront is awesome. Definitely a sipper.

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Dark gold double IPA that has a bright white head. Massive nose--grapefruit, citrus, peppery spice, pine and a nice malt and earthy blend. Makes the beer simply fun to drink in small sips to maximize the number of times your put your nose in the glass. Oily resin and pine--my fav in a DIPA--in the taste--and pleasantly blistering bite that lingers to the point of just about but not quite overwhelming the taste buds. Dry aftertaste. Get this one if you haven't yet. Two months in the fridge and still going strong. Patience is your friend--let this one warm up in a snifter through a football game on a Sunday afternoon, and you may even be able to tell you're future--another glass!

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The Oracle from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
93 out of 100 based on 2,082 ratings.