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

Not Rated.
This One Goes To 11 AleThis One Goes To 11 Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

651 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Drk93TT

Michigan

2/5  rDev -51.9%

10-21-2012 23:25:22 | More by Drk93TT
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CityofBals

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

09-12-2013 18:40:32 | More by CityofBals
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Crosseye


2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

11-06-2012 02:31:20 | More by Crosseye
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Rau71

California

2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

10-27-2012 21:05:51 | More by Rau71
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stakem

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 02:03:50 | More by stakem
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freewill35

Indiana

3/5  rDev -27.9%

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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -27.9%

05-10-2013 20:40:08 | More by largadeer
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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -27.9%

03-01-2013 23:45:56 | More by BGsWo22
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Syracuse12

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -27.9%

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HevvyMetalHippie

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -27.9%

11-12-2012 20:34:52 | More by HevvyMetalHippie
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thatdavegy

Michigan

3/5  rDev -27.9%

10-14-2012 00:34:11 | More by thatdavegy
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 01:23:15 | More by Huhzubendah
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

10-06-2012 04:33:48 | More by Rhettroactive
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jhillwastaken

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

01-08-2013 17:19:55 | More by jhillwastaken
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

07-17-2013 00:33:18 | More by mwbrady12
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

01-16-2013 15:44:23 | More by Thorpe429
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

10-25-2012 20:33:13 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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litheum94

California

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

11-25-2012 15:41:11 | More by litheum94
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

01-08-2013 14:38:06 | More by Sean9689
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

01-18-2013 01:40:50 | More by yourefragile
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

11-08-2012 01:21:53 | More by JAHMUR
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davewlfpckfan29

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

10-15-2012 17:11:59 | More by davewlfpckfan29
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peabody

Kentucky

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 01:47:36 | More by peabody
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

12-18-2012 22:15:55 | More by whatname
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fehrminator

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

10-26-2012 01:22:31 | More by fehrminator
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This One Goes To 11 Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
93 out of 100 based on 651 ratings.