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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
92
outstanding

669 Ratings
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Ratings: 669
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 77
Gots: 95 | 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:
Beer added by: aasher on 10-03-2012

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.
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of barhoc11
4/5  rDev -3.6%

This had some age on it but it was still tasty. It reminded me of a maltier barleywine and was pretty smooth.

Photo of craft_shannie
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

This big beer's perfumey bouquet includes traces of light prune or plum, some cherry, alcohol and vanilla.
It pours beautiful ruby amber under a 1/2" off-white foam cap.
The beer starts sweet then malt flavors become more defined followed by rich hop flavors provide balance. Pitted fruits, alcohol, and a suggestion of bourbon and vanilla round out the palate. In the finish, malty, alcoholic, hoppy flavors slowly fade.
Big and chewy, with medium low carbonation and a pleasant warming.

Photo of EJJ1848
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Sanchezrox23
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of TheSamKuehn
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Howlader
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of MattSharpless
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Beerlover
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of CUbeerfan
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

This One Goes To 11 Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 669 ratings.