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The Oracle - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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The OracleThe Oracle

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1,944 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,944
Reviews: 645
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 440
Gots: 255 | FT: 13
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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3.65/5  rDev -13.1%

DoctorEvil65, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

bigbeers84, Sep 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19%

antoneloc, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

JayCheG, Sep 11, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +4.8%

Ken134, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

teemoney, Sep 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

bret717, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of avalon07
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had an orange color and a slightly hazy texture. There was an inch and a half, foamy, fairly long-lasting head.

S: A pretty good aroma of hops, pine, and some malt, but mostly hops.

T: Like the smell, the taste had a big hops presence, but also some caramel, pine, and malt. Not a bad flavor, but the hops content is a bit overwhelming, leaving a powerful bitterness. Could have been taken down a notch.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a very bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is an uneven beer, mainly due to the flavor. Not bad, but could have been better.

avalon07, Sep 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

AirZombie, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of ocelot2500
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Pours a clear golden orange with a tight white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of bright, juicy hops.

Tastes of big, bright hops with a solid malt base. Hops lead off with notes of grapefruit, mango, and pineapple. Plenty of pine and bitterness as well. Malts come next with caramel sweetness and toasted bread. Enough sweetness to balance it out. Finishes with a bitter touch of pine hops.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a tasty DIPA and stands up with some of the best out there.

ocelot2500, Sep 10, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +3.6%

martyl1000, Sep 10, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -9.5%

I found this beer to be a bit too much, even for this style. It lakes the balance and nuance of other IPA's. I prefer Bell's new release, Mars, to this for sure. Still worth trying.

Wobbly, Sep 10, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev -1%

A: Golden bronze, thick white head, good lacing, single tunnel of CO2 bubbles rising in the center of the glass, even a little nuts and oil

S: Not a strong aroma but woody, earthy, maybe just a hint of citrus and over ripe peach

T: Bitter up front, strong taste from the first sip until a few seconds after. Piney, bitter hops and oily. This is the 2nd time I've had this beer and the first that the tastes were this strong and pungent. Strong malt and syrupy after taste that sticks to the tong.

M: harder carbonation, chalkiness on the tong

O: Good beer. For some reason, the first time I had it was much easier to drink. 2nd time had more bitterness and malty syrup that I didn't like as much. Overall, I will pick up this beer when I can get it.

Dwkasper, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Thomas_Picton, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

pknyc, Sep 09, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -12.4%

Maxwell1226, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Flight317, Sep 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

SteveB24, Sep 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

thatoneguymike, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Tricerahops, Sep 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Chilly_E, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Lare453, Sep 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a slightly hazy golden to copper color with a thick, long lasting off white head. Smell is lots of resin and pine all the way through, with slight hint of caramel. Taste follows, very strong pine and slight citrus notes. Fades to a moderate sweetness and finishes with a long lasting bitter bite. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, slightly higher than expected for the style. Overall very well done, very smooth for such a strong beer. Definitely can't taste the high alcohol, which could be dangerous. Will definitely have again if I can find it.

scvance, Sep 08, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev -2.1%

Duff27, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Walkerjgt, Sep 08, 2014
The Oracle from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 1,944 ratings.