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The Oracle - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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1,561 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,561
Reviews: 602
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 425
Gots: 141 | FT: 8
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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PHBoiler

Illinois

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
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-02-2013 00:01:31 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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Hoptimus-Prime

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-01-2013 23:44:32 | More by Hoptimus-Prime
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hifi-pa

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-01-2013 22:39:12 | More by hifi-pa
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tarheels4life23

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-01-2013 22:01:43 | More by tarheels4life23
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-01-2013 21:21:25 | More by cjgiant
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JulianB

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

09-01-2013 16:57:25 | More by JulianB
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

09-01-2013 15:55:29 | More by DanGeo
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BeastLU

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-01-2013 02:16:28 | More by BeastLU
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ChrisYager39

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-01-2013 02:00:00 | More by ChrisYager39
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WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

09-01-2013 01:58:17 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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Stokes_

Virginia

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_
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EGolfer4

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-31-2013 23:28:52 | More by EGolfer4
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Prager62

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-31-2013 23:22:36 | More by Prager62
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

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
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theBIERlad

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-31-2013 18:31:18 | More by theBIERlad
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SierraJosh

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-31-2013 04:46:38 | More by SierraJosh
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-31-2013 04:01:47 | More by MaseFace
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-31-2013 03:26:33 | More by kbuzz
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-31-2013 01:56:07 | More by jjheinrichs
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OleDixie

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-31-2013 01:17:02 | More by OleDixie
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

08-31-2013 00:35:42 | More by Phillyz
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mookihouse

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-30-2013 22:15:28 | More by mookihouse
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

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
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ranokmai

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-30-2013 19:42:00 | More by ranokmai
The Oracle from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 1,561 ratings.