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The Oracle - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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The OracleThe Oracle

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,899 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,899
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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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Lare453, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of scvance
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a slightly hazy golden to copper color with a thick, long lasting off white head. Smell is lots of resin and pine all the way through, with slight hint of caramel. Taste follows, very strong pine and slight citrus notes. Fades to a moderate sweetness and finishes with a long lasting bitter bite. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, slightly higher than expected for the style. Overall very well done, very smooth for such a strong beer. Definitely can't taste the high alcohol, which could be dangerous. Will definitely have again if I can find it.

scvance, Sep 08, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev -2.1%

Duff27, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Walkerjgt, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of djhowell
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Sweet caramel and bread malts, honey, pine & citrus hops, bitter grapefruit finish. Boozy. It's not unlike Hopslam but I prefer this by a wide margin.

djhowell, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

CraftFan5, Sep 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

earlholman, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

jroberts8811, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

AMarkle6524, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Crimsontider22, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

FUwolfpacker, Sep 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Ish1, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Vinithing, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Nick_isthatstillcool, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

ncelauro, Sep 08, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +4.8%

Faroveryonder, Sep 07, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev 0%

sueohb, Sep 07, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -3.8%

Tyecko, Sep 07, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev -7.4%

Bosoxfan20, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

tdmccarthy, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Roudy, Sep 07, 2014
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2.4/5  rDev -42.9%

oliviachichi, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

myuncle, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of Budinetz
4.95/5  rDev +17.9%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled on 8/8/14 stamped on the label.

Pours a light amber color with a light white head. Beautiful lacing is visible all around the glass. Smells of citrusy hops and a nice malty backbone. Tastes a bit sweet on the tongue from the nice malt profile and finishes with a bitter, dry, sticky, hoppy finish. Beautifully balanced DIPA! Very drinkable despite the 10% abv. This one will sneak up on you because it drinks like a 6.5% IPA. Very hard to find but if you do, be sure to share!

Cheers!

Budinetz, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

egrace84, Sep 07, 2014
The Oracle from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 1,899 ratings.