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The Oracle - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,555 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,555
Reviews: 600
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 425
Gots: 136 | FT: 8
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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Evan

Maryland

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OhioBobcat

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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cistercian12

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev -1.4%

Big thanks to Jas45678 for the bottle.

Appearance: Hazy burnt amber/orange. Head is white, clumpy, and loose. Drops to a small clumpy cap and rocky collar. Sheets and super sticky lacing. Moderate carbonation.

Smell: Bread laced with pine and alcohol. Nicely floral with some.grapefruit lodged in the back. Malts are slightly sweet, loaded with biscuity toasted bread. Very slight push of orange zest and oily. Backing bitterness builds as it warms. Marmalade and mint. Dank. Loaded with grapefruit and floral elements. Alcohol and hop spice.

Taste: Straight up bitter and oily pine. Resin, dank hints of weed, and massively floral. Hop spiciness rounds it out. Grapefruit flesh and zest with a big herbal component. Slightly toasted with a caramel malt sweetness. Bready with some undercooked dough. Warming pushes even more bitterness, with a lingering flower petal. Alcohol on the back.

Mouthfeel: Medium body moving toward full. Smooth. Moderate carbonation. Slightly dry on the finish thanks to the alcohol.

Overall: Mere glimpses of the future.

Aggressive and bitter. Big malts barely counter the hop assault. Still, it's a beast and it's delicious.

08-23-2013 18:44:16 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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stvanderwoude

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Appearance is a very enticing hazy golden orange. Nice white frothy head. Bubbly carbonation.

Aroma suggests serious dry hopping. Mouthwatering sweet grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, ripe melon. This smells amazing. This is one for the tropical hopheads.

Taste follows through on the nose's promise. Sweet, luscious citrus fruit, red grapefruit, sour orange and a dry, mildly bitter, peppery finish. Caramel malts are in the background but support the hops nicely. This is no palate destroying IBU monster. Medium carbonation and smooth mouthfeel for the style. Fragrantly bittersweet, refreshing and incredibly drinkable. Wouldn't know this is 10% ABV.

Overall - This is a top tier DIPA. Better than Hopslam? A case could be made.

08-23-2013 14:21:47 | More by stvanderwoude
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greg4579

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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Minnesota

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Michigan

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Michigan

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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New Jersey

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District of Columbia

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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Michigan

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Michigan

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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tpoutasse

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Ohio

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Minnesota

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North Carolina

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Ohio

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The Oracle from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 1,555 ratings.