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The Oracle - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
94
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2,181 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,181
Reviews: 663
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 438
Gots: 268 | FT: 10
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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4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, PKGD 8/08/14, batch 13367, 10% ABV. This is one I've wanted to try for a few years, but never put in any sort of effort to find it.
A 4.75 - hazy and golden in color, frothy off-white head holds good retention leaving thick lacing on the glass
S 3.75 - citric, grassy, tropical - nothing overly spectacular
T 4 - big and bold, pungently bitter with pine and grapefruit rind punishing the palate, biscuity grain with caramel, bread, grass, faintly tropical
M 4.25 - full body, ample carbonation, quite boozy, it's dry and bitter with the pine and grapefruit zest riding out the finish
O 4 - not as balanced as some other notable Bell's DIPAs. I'm not complaining, but I don't think I'd seek it out again. I'll just wait until January for some Hopslam.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.8/5  rDev -9.1%

Alcohol is too noticeable for me. It is very warming right from the first sip. Not what I am looking for in a DIPA. Some sweetness with nice hop flavor but alcohol is on the back end too. Just not what I am looking for in a DIPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

poured 12oz bottle into snifter.

A -Hazy orange with some amber and a 2 finger white head. Fades to a ring and leaves loads of lacing on the glass.

S - Sweet bread drenched in caramel. Hops bring pineapple, some citrus, and pine. Smell is very pleasant and more of a citrus/tropical IIPA.

T - Starts off with some sweet bread and caramel. Then the hops assault your palate viciously. Pine and pineapple take the first hit, then come some citrus of orange and grapefruit rind. Finish is quite bitter and there is some booze to it.

M -Medium body with nice carbonation. Alcohol is warming and noticeable.

O - A nice big IIPA from Bells that seeks balance, but really brings the hops, more so than Hopslam IMO.

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The Oracle from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 2,181 ratings.