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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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a: reddish-orange coloring, light 1 finger cream colored head with decent lacing but beer will layer on glass as you drink.

s: pine, citrus, bread, molasses, and a little spice

t: a little citrus bite upfront followed by roasted caramel malt with a litlle fruit sweetness (maybe currant or raisin), finishing with a lasting resinous pine/rye aftertaste

m: smooth with medium carbonation and i love the resinous aftertaste

o: great beer, a little more intense when it was fresh but has held up well so far. seems to have traded some intensity for smoothness. look forward to trying it again in 3 months.
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Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Spiegelau tulip, dated 9/13/12.
A - Beautiful copper/amber color with red higihlights and amazingly thick, light brown head.
S - Smells really good, cherries, tropical fruit, pine/citrus, butterscotch, grass, small amount of alcohol.
T - very smooth, can barely taste any alcohol at 11%, amazing balance. Starts sweet and finishes slightly bitter.
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12oz bottle into snifter. Dated 9/13/2012. Thanks Jay!

A: Pours a lightly hazy deep golden amber with a finger of off-white head that faded rather quickly into a bubbly collar.
S: Citrus peel hop nose with hints of sweet flowers, perfume and pineapple. Maybe some honey or other sweet sugars as well.
T: Follows the nose with a powerful flavor profile. Flavors are strongly bitter yet sweet, like a strong ale mixed with a barleywine. Hop resin and pine sap dominate next to the sweeter flavors of the nose. Citrus, sap, pineapple, sweet honey and caramel.
M: Fluffy carbonation, soft bubbly and rich mouthfeel, solid bitterness, no alcohol burn, heavy body.
O: A really good brew, definitely a hoppy sipper. This definitely went to the 11. Thanks jbck109.

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