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The Oracle - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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The OracleThe Oracle

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,954 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,954
Reviews: 645
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 441
Gots: 257 | FT: 13
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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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.76/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Back with the Oracle review from Bell's. A couple days ago I reviewed the Planet Series "Mars". Both Mars and Oracle are DIPAs. Whereas Mars has a heavy malty profile that is light on the hops, the Oracle does a great job balancing the hops creating a great drinking beer. The Oracle does a good job of hiding the 10% abv. I prefer the Oracle style of DIPA over the Mars. But try them both to see for yourselves.

McSmack, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.24/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip. Slightly hazy yellow/orange body. Two finger off-white head that fades to a nice cap fairly quickly with bit of lacing.

The first aroma is tropical but it fades to a more pine - grassy note. Light amount of sweet malt aroma.

The flavor is very pine hop forward, opposite of my experience with the aroma. Sweet finish that features the tropical hop and malt flavors.

Medium thickness in the mouthfeel with only a slight notice of the alcohol. Rock solid DIPA that I'm glad to have finally tasted.

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The Oracle from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 1,954 ratings.