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The Oracle - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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2,159 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,159
Reviews: 662
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 439
Gots: 263 | FT: 11
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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4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a sixer from Total Wine at the end of August for $17.99. Bottled. on 8/8/14.

Beer poured orange with a good white head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose is pungent with citrusy hops.

Taste is grapefruit rind and pine. Malt base has to be big but there must be a boat load of alpha hops as this is an abrasive bitter beer true to the west coast style. Finish is pretty dry.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied but relatively speaking has good carbonation as feels like a nice fresh ipa.

Overall this is a very smackable brew that is very true to the west coast style. Very nice!

arizcards, Oct 21, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

neat double ipa, but i think its less distinct and unique than some of their others, and certainly less so than the best in the game, although its hard to fault this because its awesome. i like that it has a little lighter body than many, and that despite it, the booze isnt exposed. i also like how dramatic the hops are in the aroma, no grain weighing on them at all. its a well designed beer for that reason, but the taste to me, as fresh and tasty as it is, is nothing overly unique. its like a lot of good ones, but lacks the touch that sets the best ones apart. its the most like a west coast style of the several that they do i think, but its not as resinous. the hops are clean and only middle of the spectrum bitter. i love that. carbonation is high enough to cut through too, which helps it stay lighter. even as it warms it stays relatively easy. i think the packaging is some of the coolest out there too, and the beer is lovely, but it just doesnt stand out for me all that much from the top tier of big ipa. bells has no misses though, thats a fact.

StonedTrippin, Oct 20, 2014
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The Oracle from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 2,159 ratings.