Making it’s debut alongside 25th Anniversary is Bell’s Brewing’s “The Oracle”.
Our take on the West Coast-style Double India Pale Ale, The Oracle places hop intensity first & foremost, making only the slightest concession to malt & balance. The fireworks start with the floral aromatic punch of two separate dry-hop sessions with Amarillo and NZ Pacific Jade. Resinous, citrusy hop flavors mixed with aggressive bitterness from a massive kettle addition deliver on that aromatic promise.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Amarillo, NZ Pacific Jade. Double dry hopped.
Taste Expectations: Grapefruit hops. Some citrus/pine hops. Sweet malt backbone balancing this into an intense, aggressive DIPA.
Availability: 12oz/6 pks. Limited draft. Estimated Retail $15. Late Summer seasonal.
Cellarable? Bell’s recommend 6 months from release date.