This One Goes To 11 Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.83/5 rDev -7.9%
12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.
Appearance - Amber body with a small off-white head. Surface wisps and some residual sugars show up on a swirl.
Smell - Hoppy. Piney and grassy. Caramel malt. Intense all around.
Taste - Follows the nose. Light hop and a hefty dose of caramel. Kinda reminds me of Bigfoot. Smooth caramel malt with a hop bite in the back.
Mouthfeel - Really big malt presence, but well hopped. Although I don't really see the need for it to be this big, besides the gimmick.
Overall - Tastes like one would expect a giant red ale to taste.
06-16-2014 19:26:58 | More by Alieniloquium
4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/13/2012. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy reddish copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, orange peel, caramel, toast, brown sugar, biscuit, floral, grass, light pine, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity of citrus/tropical hops and balanced dark/bready malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, orange peel, caramel, toast, brown sugar, biscuit, floral, grass, pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, orange peel, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, pine, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of juicy hops and dark/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/hop flavor balance with zero cloying after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy and fairly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial red ale with age. All around great balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops and dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
05-06-2014 03:45:09 | More by superspak
This One Goes To 11 Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
93 out of 100 based on 653 ratings.