The Oracle

12 oz single from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. 9901 dot-matrixed at the bottom of the rear label.

Typical of the style, there is a clouded, hazy orange body with a very sticky collection of head and lace at the top of the glass. Carbonation is pretty high for the type of beer we are dealing with here.

The nose is very strong, with a nice, citrusy based hop smell. However, this is NOT a West Coast, resiny aroma, it’s a little gentler than that,
The tastes reflect a lot of sugary, sweet light grapefruit and even more sugar on top of that. Very sweet.

Mouthfeel is a typical, syrupy assault. Alcohol is hidden behind the sugary fruit.

All in all this is essentially a very typical beer in the style, albeit quite a fruit one and one that is relatively subtle and does not give a full on assault like a west coast equivalent. As a result the drinkability is higher than some others in style.

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10/15/2010
Brewery:
Bell's Brewery | Inc.
Format:
bottle
ABV: 10.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 3.95
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