Bell’s Brewery The Oracle DIPA Ale (365 Day 307)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer, Beer on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Bell's The Oracle

The ever passage of time continues to bring the seasons, which are closely attached to American craft beer seasonal releases. Depending on the time of the year, some seasonals are more warranted than others. I am not much of a fan of pumpkin beers or oktoberfest beers. But, the best part, not all seasonal releases go along with the season. The beer is just released at that time of the year.

The Oracle by Bell’s Brewery fits the latter. The is a big American Double IPA that has a ton of hops and hop resins that take over the beer. This beer is not shy about being over the top hop aromas, flavors, and bitterness. A bit more unbalanced than I preferred but I keep coming back each year. Enjoy!

Aroma: 9 (25%), Taste: 9 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 9 (35%), Overall: 9.0

Useless Fact: The champagne used to christen a ship is a substitute for human blood. In bygone times the Vikings and various South Sea tribes sacrificed human beings on the prows of their ships so that the spirits of the murdered victims would guard the craft. Later wine was substituted for blood, and, in our day, champagne for wine.

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