The Oracle | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

The OracleThe Oracle
BA SCORE
89.4%
Liked This Beer
4.16 w/ 2,724 ratings
The OracleThe Oracle
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our take on the West Coast-style Double India Pale Ale, The Oracle places hop intensity first and foremost, making only the slightest concession to malt and balance.

The fireworks start with the aromatic punch of dry-hop sessions with hop varieties from the Pacific Northwest. Resinous, citrusy hop flavors mixed with aggressive bitterness from a massive kettle addition deliver on that aromatic promise.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-04-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,350
Reviews:
787
Ratings:
2,724
Liked:
2,435
Avg:
4.16/5
pDev:
10.58%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
454
Gots:
416
Trade:
7
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Very good love it

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

bottles 8/12/11..poured into my New Belgium globe...

This DIPA pours a blood orange, clear, no floaties, nice two finger head after an aggressive pour, real nice lacing..this is a damn fine looking beer..

The smell..beautiful citrus floral aroma, grapefruit, slight pine, very balanced..a real pleasure just to sit here and smell this beer

The taste.in a word..lovely..it is all about the hops, but this style does have a signifigant malt body..but it serves to support the beautiful hop profile..has a real subltle bitter finish that lingers..really leaves you wanting more..

mouthfeel is nice and balanced, not too heavy, perfect carbonation, really enjoyable..

This beer is one of my all time favorite double IPAs...a fantastic beer..

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The Oracle from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 89.4% out of 100 with 2,724 ratings
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