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The Oracle - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,517 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,517
Reviews: 598
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 417
Gots: 109 | FT: 5
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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Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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HoppyBastard1

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-24-2014 03:49:42 | More by threedaggers
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jimmy13

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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darthvohn

Texas

4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Glass Used: Tulip

Appearance: An Import from the Mid-West thanks to Pintofbrown. The body is a hazy honey-orange with a generous ivory white egg foam head. Lacing is excellent and clingy as the head shrinks down the sides of the glass. Tiny carbonation bubbles trickle up from the bottom in a random simmering way.

Smell: First comes the botanical hops, followed by piney resin and mild fruits and citrus. Malt is there the whole time. Every inhale seems to finish with some malty goodness.

Taste: The flavors do not tip toe around in your mouth. Right up front is a huge wash of biscuit malt and light sorghum syrup sweetness. I get some light bitter citrus pith mid-palate. Then BAM! The piney, resiny hops sucker punches you in the taste buds. The bitterness from the hops linger around quite a while, teasing you to take another sip.

Mouthfeel: A slick/lip smacking glaze coats the mouth after every drink. Medium carbonation throughout with warming alcohol in the finish.

Overall: This is another hopped up beer from the Mid-west that I really dig. A resiny hoppy beast that was a pleasure to consume and would drink again without question. Any piney, resiny hop lovers would really appreciate this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 02:09:07 | More by darthvohn
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Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Wisconsin

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Michigan

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Minnesota

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Wisconsin

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California

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Michigan

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Minnesota

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Maryland

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California

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Illinois

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Michigan

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Minnesota

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Wisconsin

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The Oracle from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 1,517 ratings.