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The Oracle - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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1,510 Ratings
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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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tpoutasse

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-22-2013 01:21:28 | More by tpoutasse
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pathman

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

08-22-2013 01:02:20 | More by pathman
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wrycon

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-22-2013 00:50:20 | More by wrycon
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-22-2013 00:44:15 | More by KevinGordon
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Gr8Lakes

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-22-2013 00:30:23 | More by Gr8Lakes
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Catfish

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-22-2013 00:24:58 | More by Catfish
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BrandonDZ

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-21-2013 23:53:45 | More by BrandonDZ
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-21-2013 23:13:48 | More by qcbrewer
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bellsd62

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-21-2013 21:37:33 | More by bellsd62
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-21-2013 16:15:42 | More by ncstateplaya
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stmgl01

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-21-2013 11:27:39 | More by stmgl01
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dbc5

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-21-2013 01:06:15 | More by dbc5
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herman77

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 8/9/13
A: Clear light orange with a fairly creamy off white head for a big DIPA. Nice lacing and decent head retention.

S: Lots of citrus, orange, ripe grapefruit, mango and pineapple with a resinous under layer. Rich carmelly malts thrown into the mix as well. A bit of booziness as it warms.

T: Follows the nose pretty close. Tons of citrus, loads of grapefruit with a bit of mango and pineapple sweetness. A big heaping dose of carmel malt to keep all the hops in check. Excellent balance, just as balanced as Hopslam.

M: Fuller body for the style. Smooth and softer carbonation.

O: Dangerously drinkable, pretty much Hopslam level. ABV is hidden well, though you can tell its a DIPA. Kind of reminds me of a slightly sweeter, maltier double Two Hearted. A sweet, maltier double IPA, just my profile. Bells really knows how to brew big DIPAs.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 23:51:15 | More by herman77
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-20-2013 03:54:49 | More by BUNZILLA
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-20-2013 02:07:27 | More by MNBeer1017
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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

08-20-2013 00:44:18 | More by Ivegotmule
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Rion

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-19-2013 16:00:23 | More by Rion
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MrBuckHigh

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-18-2013 14:20:12 | More by MrBuckHigh
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mccallisters_dali

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-17-2013 19:41:21 | More by mccallisters_dali
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brewskis

Indiana

4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

8 days old! Pours a beautiful cloudy sunset orange with about a half finger of an off white head that goes away quick. Sticky lacing. Smells like a huge double ipa. Lots of dank, bitter citrus fruits (grapefruit, tangerine, lime, mango) and pine on the nose with a hint of sweetness. They aren’t lying when they say this is a west coast style ipa. Taste starts with lots of dankness, grapefruit, mango, tangerine. Middle brings a nice sweetness and just the tiniest bit of breadiness. The hops just overshadow the malt. Finish is tons of resinous pine, lots of grapefruit, some tangerine, lemon, booze. Warming sensation as it goes down. Definitely a hop forward beer, but there is a slight breadiness and carmel note in it from the malt. Full body with a creamy and oily mouthfeel. A hophead’s dream.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 03:23:16 | More by brewskis
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Justin_Neff

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 8/8/13 - exactly 8 days ago.. Mega Fresh

A: Pours a dark orange, somewhat cloudy body. Appears heavily carbonated. Fizzy head builds up and leaves great lacing. Good retention of a thin, bubbly layer at the top of the glass.

S: Piney, dank, loads of mango, pineapple, and grapefruit citrus.

T: Pinecones and strong hops upfront. Grapefruit bitterness dominates the back end. Its very bitter and lingers. Not nearly any sweetness that the nose suggests. A hefty alcohol note warms you up as it goes into the stomach.

M: Fully body. Prickly. Boozy. Bitey.

O: Overall a very solid beer. The hops are really present and there is loads of pine and citrusy bitterness. The nose had me thinking it would be a bit more complex on the palate. I'm not disappointed, but I wouldn't be far off to say that I potentially expected a bit more from this one - partially because of the extreme limited amount distributed out and the hype surrounding it, which ultimately led to a crazy chase. It's a really solid brew, and I'd love to have a fresh one every season, but it didn't stick out enough for me to drive all around town trying to find a single 12oz bottle again. All that said, it's worth trying for sure ;)

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 00:59:32 | More by Justin_Neff
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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YYZ

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Jas45678

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-15-2013 21:50:28 | More by Jas45678
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zimm421

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-15-2013 21:34:46 | More by zimm421
The Oracle from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 1,510 ratings.