The Oracle - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.54/5 rDev +7.6%
Bottle poured into Bell's tulip glass
One finger white head with a very golden hue that is translucent through the beer with no cloudiness.
Nose was bright with some pine and light citrus. Very clean nose that wasn't overpowering but very in balance and inviting for a DIPA.
Taste is crisp and balanced. Some pine, light fruitiness, and light malt/body that allows the hops to shine while providing just enough balance. Not slick at all. Very smooth mouthfeel and easier drinking than I expected at the ABV. Very well balanced DIPA in a world of hop bombs, oily mouthfeels, or malt disasters. This one is worth seeking out, and the price point falls below many DIPA bombers as well. This beer is a clean, well made DIPA that should appeal to anyone who enjoys the range of brews that fall under the DIPA/IIPA umbrella.
09-02-2013 01:01:42 | More by PHBoiler
4.65/5 rDev +10.2%
Pours a deep golden color. 3+ finger head that hangs around for days, heavy lacing. Extremely fruity on the nose, I believe my cold is hindering me from picking up on the hops. Taste is amazing, fruit and hops aplenty. Wow. This is one of the better DIPA's I've tried.
09-01-2013 01:20:19 | More by Stokes_
4.14/5 rDev -1.9%
Appearance: a nice lightish orange. a frothy off white head that starts as two fingers and leaves behind a lacing that sticks around forever. slight haze to it
Smell: immediately i am hit with hops. very resiny, strong pine, weaker citrus and surprisingly strong and sweet malts. a bit bready and slightly caramelly. very complex fragrant beer
Taste: starts off strong and intense hops. they are very resiny and piney again and i get notes of grapefruit and apricot. the malt backbone is strong but not quite sweet as it seemed in the nose. mostly bready.
Mouthfeel: big time sipper. heavy beer with some alcohol strength present. strong hop bitterness that lingers. a bit sticky
Overall: a huge hop head of a beer. a great sipper when you want a serious hop bit. wonderfully complex and done quite well.
08-31-2013 22:19:01 | More by SportsandJorts
4.44/5 rDev +5.2%
LOOK: A very light orange colored brew, which is to say golden bronze, with a white foam cap. The glass is laced from the first several sips, as to be expected from any hop beast.
SMELL: Immense grapefruit and citrus pith overall. Some pine and lemongrass like aromas as well.
TASTE: Grapefruit, pineapple, and mango are equal parts in a tropical explosion. Nice bitterness but tempered by pale and biscuity malt base. Still, very juicy and drinks effortlessly. The hops cut what little alcohol flavor there is to almost nothing.
FEEL: Surprisingly light and crisp on the palate, with good complexity of bright juicy hop flavor and resinous bitterness to go along with a biscuity, almost toffee like malt profile.
OVERALL: This beer is fantastic. Great hop flavor, dangerously drinkable and quite light and quenching. A case of this would be a timely investment.
08-30-2013 22:04:57 | More by Stinkypuss
The Oracle from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 1,561 ratings.