The Oracle - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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2,184 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,184
Reviews: 664
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 437
Gots: 267 | FT: 10
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-04-2009)
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The Oracle from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
93 out of 100 based on 2,184 ratings.