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Old 09-11-2012, 04:44 PM   #1
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Default Bell's Oracle

I want to try to make something like or clone the Bell's Oracle.
Anybody have some info? I have only had it on tap. This year I was to late, it was off the tap list when I got to Bells.
Any help would be appreciated.


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Old 09-12-2012, 02:48 AM   #2
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1st off I hate you.
2nd I sent you what I thought.
3rd MOBS for life.


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Old 09-13-2012, 01:26 AM   #3
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Commercial Description is always a decent starting point...

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 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.

Alcohol by Volume: 10.0%
Original Gravity: 1.088

P.S. If the OG is 1.088 and the ABV is 10% then the FG is 1.013

P.P.S. my guess is lots of simcoe plus citra hops for that delicious pineapple note but that pineapple note doesn't come from all (of the 3 I believe) hop farms that produce simcoe.

P.P.P.S. I think my hop suspicions are supported by the "This one goes to 11 Ale" description on the Bells Blog that uses similar verbiage as the commercial description for Oracle

http://bellsbeer.com/blog/
"The citrus & resinous pine notes of the Pacific Northwest hop family are also well represented, making their presence known through Simcoe, Citra, and the newly released Mosaic varietal"
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I'll be keeping track of this thread. Please post a recipe, if you come up with one you think will be close.
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1st off I hate you.
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LMAO. Classic
I 2 am interested in brewing this although I've never had it.
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We did a Bell's event at my work a while back and I snapped this picture...


It gives you a few more details for the beer. Hope this helps.


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