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The Oracle - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
94
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1,727 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,727
Reviews: 620
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 438
Gots: 200 | 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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FoundersPounder

New York

1/5  rDev -76.3%

12-14-2012 02:21:05 | More by FoundersPounder
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-14-2012 00:32:35 | More by MSandahl23
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archi348

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

12-13-2012 03:46:33 | More by archi348
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AlMarzo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

12-12-2012 02:15:08 | More by AlMarzo
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Brad7132

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

12-07-2012 21:40:56 | More by Brad7132
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

12-03-2012 15:29:40 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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CGAR

Florida

5/5  rDev +18.5%

12-01-2012 05:41:32 | More by CGAR
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silversumo

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

11-30-2012 20:26:18 | More by silversumo
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Keyportnick

Wisconsin

4.93/5  rDev +16.8%

Served in a bells snifter

A- gloden clear with a slight touch of amber. Pure white creamy head.

S- deep orange and pineapple. Deep citrus fruits with a hop resin finish.

T-dull grapefruit and pineapple. Deep rish hops and oily resins coat the mouth. Amazong finish thats very clean but pronouned.

M-light body and light carbonation. Flavors fill and the hops coat your mouth.

O-This is another prefect example of an american iipa. One of my favorites by far. I could take a few of these down on the prefect summer night.

11-30-2012 00:03:45 | More by Keyportnick
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qwe2323

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-29-2012 03:08:58 | More by qwe2323
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whodeyvols

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

11-23-2012 23:00:42 | More by whodeyvols
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scott2269

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

11-22-2012 20:30:47 | More by scott2269
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olliegaff

North Dakota

3/5  rDev -28.9%

11-17-2012 22:30:26 | More by olliegaff
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mochaguy

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

Bottled: 8/10/12

Specs: 12oz bottle, 10%, ?? IBU

Glassware: Ommegang Fluted Tulip

Appearance: Cloudy amber with a medium-tall cream colored head.

Smell: Notes of citrus, bread and floral.

Taste: Slightly sweet citrus, orange marmalade, earthy, long medium pithy finish.

Mouth Feel: Mild+ carbonation, slightly creamy with a medium-full body.

Overall: This is my second tasting. First tasting one month ago was more fresh/citrusy, sweeter and more delicate. Very soild but recommend drinking within the first two months of bottling.

11-16-2012 22:41:35 | More by mochaguy
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-16-2012 13:31:47 | More by oriolesfan4
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Anonymous1

Illinois

3/5  rDev -28.9%

11-16-2012 07:53:05 | More by Anonymous1
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

11-16-2012 04:01:25 | More by duceswild
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avschmitt

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

11-14-2012 20:47:24 | More by avschmitt
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BierVogel

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-14-2012 14:44:43 | More by BierVogel
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Phelps

Arizona

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%

Enjoyed in a snifter at World of Beer.

Color and clarity of honey. One inch of super sticky, spider web foam is light tan.

Like a face slap of vodka-soaked grass. Tangerine, sticky alcohol, touch of dank, a little honey, orange blossom.

More booze in the flavor. Vodka-grass, funky dank weed, big tangerine peel. Alcohol flavor is big, but it blends well with the other stuff.

Moderate to high, pinching carbonation. Smooth medium body. Heavy.

Bright, funky, grassy. Lacks the sweetness of Hopslam, but has more fresh hop flavor.

11-13-2012 17:36:20 | More by Phelps
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JRBecks

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-12-2012 16:10:11 | More by JRBecks
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-12-2012 15:06:38 | More by Mark5252
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illini4x4


4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

11-12-2012 01:16:04 | More by illini4x4
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Rmatuszak2

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

11-11-2012 21:28:10 | More by Rmatuszak2
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%

Appears clear gold, minimal head. The nose is full of deep flowery hops, heavy pine, caramel, molasses, and a touch of honey. Taste is malty and sweet initially followed by heavy pine and floral character. Finish is bitter and sticky. Mouthfeel is somewhat heavy with moderate carbonation. Overall, a nice malty IPA with tons of floral hops.

11-11-2012 00:11:52 | More by homebrew311
The Oracle from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 1,727 ratings.