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The Oracle - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,634 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,634
Reviews: 609
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 435
Gots: 174 | FT: 9
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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Ohiovania

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-25-2014 04:27:38 | More by Ohiovania
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Josbor11

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-25-2014 03:55:07 | More by Josbor11
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deakin

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-25-2014 03:23:29 | More by deakin
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NewGlarusFan

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.5%

Poured into a New Glarus Pilsner glass.

Two finger head, clear and a clover honey color. The beer is very juicy and creamy. Hop character is mild, citrusy, orange candies, honey, malt, toasted breads. Awesome beer grab one, it's similar to FFF Apocalypse Cow. It's like a DIPA ice cream that's melted in your glass.

08-25-2014 00:11:36 | More by NewGlarusFan
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mendonjoebeer

New York

2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

08-25-2014 00:03:38 | More by mendonjoebeer
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gwiedman1

New York

3.25/5  rDev -23%

08-24-2014 23:05:18 | More by gwiedman1
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BigDiesel

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.5%

08-24-2014 22:36:00 | More by BigDiesel
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prisdefer

New York

4.84/5  rDev +14.7%

08-24-2014 22:18:40 | More by prisdefer
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superspak

Michigan

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/8/2014. Pours slightly hazy bright orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head, with incredible retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pinapple, lemon/orange zest, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and minimal cloying bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a moderately slick/sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent DIPA. All around great complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; and fairly smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

08-24-2014 22:05:56 | More by superspak
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.2%

This pours with a glowing orange color and a stiff mound of bright white foam.

The nose is light, for the style, but I get earthy dankness, pithy citrus rinds, apricots, lemon and tea leaf.

At first the flavor really knocks you over with hops but just a few minutes it settles and opens up. Pine and bitterness are more prevalent but I get some grapefruit, apricot, honey, tea leaf, barley, caramel and cilantro. This is very bitter and astringent but has no alcohol bite.

Well crafted and very complex this is worth a try but not necessarily worth the $.35 an ounce price tag.

08-24-2014 21:42:20 | More by KYGunner
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KRG

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-24-2014 20:59:00 | More by KRG
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mlklein27

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

08-24-2014 15:44:40 | More by mlklein27
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Bird2u

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-24-2014 14:05:51 | More by Bird2u
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badmotorgrunge

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-24-2014 12:48:07 | More by badmotorgrunge
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-24-2014 11:37:56 | More by jbaker67
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-24-2014 05:54:46 | More by ohiobeer29
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AndyEdgar

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-24-2014 04:57:38 | More by AndyEdgar
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dtm426

Ohio

4.16/5  rDev -1.4%

08-24-2014 03:41:42 | More by dtm426
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srgj88

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-24-2014 02:55:02 | More by srgj88
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jgunther71

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-23-2014 23:54:05 | More by jgunther71
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krome

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-23-2014 23:53:05 | More by krome
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LodiRigglesbee

Indiana

3/5  rDev -28.9%

08-23-2014 23:41:07 | More by LodiRigglesbee
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DespiseTheIcon

Ohio

5/5  rDev +18.5%

08-23-2014 23:30:50 | More by DespiseTheIcon
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Gryphon69

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-23-2014 18:05:44 | More by Gryphon69
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Robdiesel21

Michigan

4.04/5  rDev -4.3%

08-23-2014 17:43:44 | More by Robdiesel21
The Oracle from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 1,634 ratings.