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The Oracle - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
94
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1,509 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,509
Reviews: 598
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 415
Gots: 110 | 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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Ratings: 1,509 | Reviews: 598 | Display Reviews Only:
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Hoptologist

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-28-2013 15:58:01 | More by Hoptologist
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-28-2013 15:54:27 | More by josephwa
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-28-2013 12:43:08 | More by smartassboiler
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-28-2013 12:42:32 | More by AndrewMichael
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Rihup

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-28-2013 03:21:55 | More by Rihup
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-28-2013 02:08:43 | More by AnalogErik
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djgustafson

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-28-2013 01:17:02 | More by djgustafson
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-28-2013 01:05:42 | More by whatname
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shamrock071521

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-28-2013 00:45:00 | More by shamrock071521
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RyanTheLion13

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-28-2013 00:11:40 | More by RyanTheLion13
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mnphish

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-27-2013 23:20:42 | More by mnphish
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Beerdudenumberone

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

08-27-2013 22:03:12 | More by Beerdudenumberone
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mecmd

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-27-2013 20:45:18 | More by mecmd
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MCain04

Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Extremely grateful to Kaveman for hooking me up with this bottle. Pouring it into a Spiegelau tulip glass at around 40F.

Brilliant clear orange golden body with 2 fingers of off-white head with great retention and lacing.

Smells of lemony, piney, clean hops, not much sweetness, a little orange pulp, not a powerfully strong aroma.

Taste is complex. Up front sweet malt is definitely present, pine and citrus hop flavor washes in to balance. As the beer reaches the back of my tongue it hits scorchingly bitter notes. Lingers with abrasive bitterness and some residual alcoholic warming heat.

Mouthfeel is on the high end of medium, almost full, definitely sticky, dry finish, carbonation is moderate and appropriate, a great feel to this huge DIPA.

Overall I had a tough time tying this beer together cause there's actually a lot going on. It's big in every sense; very bitter, very sweet, very alcoholic. It's almost impossible to perfectly balance a beer when so many features are exaggerated, but I will say if this had more hop flavor and aroma it could be improved. However, it is definitely one of the most bitter DIPAs I've ever tasted, so for someone looking for the biggest bitter hop bombs, this is definitely a must try.

Ohhh yea!

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 20:32:47 | More by MCain04
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a teku glass. 8/8/13 bottling date

Pours a darker orange with a 2 finger white head with superb lacing. The smell is very subdued on the hops but what i do detect i really like. The taste is very bitter up front. Very bitter. Good amount of malts too though. Grapefruit dominates the palate. The bitterness definitely lingers too. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. 10%ABV undetectable.

Overall not world class by any stretch of the imagination but very drinkable for 10%. Not very complex. Doesnt touch hopslam or even 2 hearted, so dont go out of your way for this one. Still, recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 19:09:30 | More by Axnjxn
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-27-2013 16:23:45 | More by JohnnieNepal
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Falcone

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-27-2013 04:43:19 | More by Falcone
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MastaShonuf

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

08-27-2013 04:30:12 | More by MastaShonuf
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APB

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-27-2013 02:31:21 | More by APB
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-27-2013 01:37:25 | More by jaydoc
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soldat329x

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

08-27-2013 01:33:01 | More by soldat329x
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SpongeRuiner

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-27-2013 01:30:49 | More by SpongeRuiner
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lonewolfcry

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-27-2013 01:07:46 | More by lonewolfcry
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VeganUndead

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-26-2013 18:34:40 | More by VeganUndead
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gspeicher

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -28.9%

08-26-2013 16:15:00 | More by gspeicher
The Oracle from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 1,509 ratings.