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This One Goes To 11 Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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This One Goes To 11 AleThis One Goes To 11 Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

651 Ratings
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Ratings: 651
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 77
Gots: 99 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This One Goes to 11 Ale opens with bright, juicy aromas such as tropical fruits & ripe cherries, largely derived from massive kettle & dry-hop additions of Southern Hemisphere hop varieties such as Galaxy, Motueka, and Summer. 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, just to name a few. A wide range of specialty malts anchor the hops to this Imperial Red Ale, contrasting the assertive bitterness & juicy aromatics with a robust, toasty depth of flavor. Fermented with Bell’s signature house ale yeast, This One Goes to 11 Ale finishes with a lingering warmth.

(Beer added by: aasher on 10-03-2012)
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KC9LDB

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Been in cellar since 9/13/2012
This one gets all fives, just because it really didn't change since the first time I had it. I feel it got sweeter and a bit more robust on the hops of all things. Really reminded me of Devil Dancer but a bit lighter.
A: Rich hazy copper hue nice off white head on a slow pour.
S Hops great hops and some lemon zest and even some peach here and there
T Heavy and plentiful lots of different notes form honey to rich unsweetened chocolate malts, truly different!
M: Pretty normal for a imperial red
O I wish I gave this one a bit longer, there is no booze taste, just a great combo of rich and smooth. Well worth it to hang on to.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 23:19:22 | More by KC9LDB
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SometimesIfart

Michigan

4.98/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours an extremely dark amber with no head. Leaves trace lacing.

S - Resiny hops, cherries, pine, slight grapefruit, and almost no malt.

T - Strong hop resin up front, followed by heavy amounts of pine and grapefruit. Almost no malt presence at all. Wonderful.

M - Light bodied with almost no carbonation. Very Creamy in the mouth

O - Overall I'm glad I got to try this beer. It's absolutely wonderful for 11% and everything you could ever want in a beer

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 22:59:02 | More by SometimesIfart
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4.78/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at fridge-cellar temperature.

L – Deep amber color with a 1.5 finger cream-colored frothy head. Excellent retention especially for such a relatively small head and terrific lacing. Clear with a good amount of carbonation bubbles.

S – Lots of hops with grapefruit, orange, mango, melon, floral, and pine aromas, along with a nice backbone of caramel and bready malt. Very reminiscent of a maltier Hopslam with some additional hop aromas.

T – Starts off sweet with caramel, bready, and toasty malt and some fruity esters. Hop bitterness picks up quickly with melon, mango, grapefruit, orange, floral, grassy, and pine flavors. There is such an extraordinary hop bouquet going on here, it is unreal.

F – Medium-to-full-bodied with good carbonation, a sticky, creamy, velvety, mouth-coating feel, and a bitter and dry finish. Lots of hop bitterness lingers, but primarily melon hop bitterness. This pairs well with the very subtle and building palate-and-throat-warming sensation from the alcohol – much more subtle than expected from an 11% ABV brew.

O – This beer was phenomenal. All the usual aspects of an amber ale were apparent except they were extremely, extremely well done. The hop profile is outstanding with a very solid malt backbone. The mouthfeel is creamy, and the alcohol is a nice subtle complement to the beer – an extraordinary feat for a beverage that is 11% ABV. In my mind, this is an amber version of Hopslam. More malt is there, a wider range of hops are there to complement the malt rather than to overpower it, the mouthfeel is full, and the ABV is extremely well-hidden. Excellent beer, Bell’s!

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 03:36:34 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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WesM63

Ohio

4.78/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours a dark amber/copper with a 1finger head. Minimal retention with some noticeable lacing.

S: Smells of malty sweetness with a tiny bit of floral hop presence. I also get a moderate amounts of pine/resin. Leaves a little bit to be desired on the nose, a bit faint IMO.

T: Smooth and complex. Tons of malt sweetness balanced out by the citrus packed hops. (mango/grapefruit)

M: Medium body and carbonation. Silky smooth with a tiny bit of heat at the end.

O: Damn, this one knocked my socks off. I had high expectations, but after reading the bottle i was expecting a hop/malt bitterness bomb (see Nugget Nectar or Nosferatu). However, that is not the case at all. It's bitter, it's sweet, is floral and citrus-y, is super smooth,complex and deep. Extremely well crafted and highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

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This One Goes To 11 Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
93 out of 100 based on 651 ratings.