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The Oracle - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,900 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,900
Reviews: 639
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 439
Gots: 246 | FT: 13
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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12oz bottle into a snifter.

Pours a clear light gold with a pretty thick one finger white head. Large chunks of lacing cling to the sides of the glass. A very good looking beer for this strength.

Aroma is chock full of tropical fruit along with pine. A very juicy aroma that is quite inviting and mouth-watering.

Lots of juicy citrus in the flavor as well with only the slightest hint of booziness. Nothing like what would be expected of a beer that is 10%. There are some layers of pine underneath the citrus along with a fairly strong bready malt backbone. Bitterness is quite high as is the dryness. The dry mouthfeel really impresses me and makes this beer quite drinkable.

Overall, an absolutely outstanding IIPA and one of the best I have had. Many beers like this are a sweet, boozy mess but this one manages to pack in the alcohol but not the sweetness withough sacrificing body. An awesome beer.

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The Oracle from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 1,900 ratings.