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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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Ratings: 663
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 78
Gots: 97 | FT: 6
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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2/5  rDev -51.9%

Drk93TT, Oct 22, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

Rau71, Oct 27, 2012
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2.85/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into a pub glass. The brew appears a clear dark copper to mahogany color with a finger of tan head that dissolves slowly leaving some webby strings of lacing effect sticking to the glass. A light swirl revives the cap back to the surface and a few bubbles rise to support. Overall, a very attractive looking brew with impressive head retention for it's strength.

The aroma of this brew is pretty fruity and floral from a combination of the hops as well as a mild hint of perfume-like alcohol that is mildly fusel/solvent. The malt presents itself with a bit of accenting sweetness that is nearly candy-like at times. As it warms up, it has a bit of rindy element to it somewhat reminiscent of pulp or zest of grapefruits.

The taste provides enough herbal bitterness to keep the overall package balanced. It is mildly catty with herbs, grass and pine. Whereas the aroma was more fruity and floral, the taste is more earthen, grassy and catty. The malt inclusion is mildly toasty with a hint of biscuit quality before the focus draws back into more of the hop bitterness and solvent alcohol. As the brew warms up, it seems like all other beer-related characteristics dissolve and all that is left is this solvent, neutral spirit-like alcohol that is reminiscent of low quality vodka.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. My initial impression/feeling was that this was similar to a big brother to nugget nectar. As the experience continued, it really fell apart and became nothing but a solvent/fusel alcohol mess with not enough malt backing and a hoppiness that seemingly provides bitterness but not much flavor beside the aftertaste. I am glad I got a chance to try this but not interesting in having it again... ever. I am surprised by how high the previous reviews are. This was a rare miss by Bells especially for a landmark/milestone batch number.

stakem, Oct 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

thatdavegy, Oct 14, 2012
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3.18/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks Adam.

The beer is a pretty amber hue, appearing transparent. The head is about an inch thick and leaves a thick ringlet of lace around the pint glass. The aroma offers a large malt bill, followed by pine, resin, hops, alcohol. Slightly fruity in the one as well. The taste, unfortunately, is dominated by alcohol. Hop, malt, and fruity malt flavors are steamrolled by a tidal wave of booze. Medium to full bodied with resinous hops sticking to the palate. Lingering alcoholic heat. Not a repeat for me.

Huhzubendah, Nov 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Rhettroactive, Oct 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

jhillwastaken, Jan 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

JAHMUR, Nov 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

davewlfpckfan29, Oct 15, 2012
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3.3/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This one probably needs to sit a while. Pours out a slightly brown with not a lot of bubbles. Lacing for sure though.
Smell is dates and bread with some raisin and alcohol.
Taste is very warm with alcohol first then the malt and sugars. Kind of one sided as I couldn't get the "red" in this brew.
Mouthfeel is very sticky and boozy. Needs some time to 'cure' some.
Overall I didn't get much out of this one. Just a really boozy sugar malt concotion.

peabody, Nov 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

whatname, Dec 18, 2012
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This One Goes To 11 Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
93 out of 100 based on 663 ratings.