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

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93
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666 Ratings
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Ratings: 666
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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Photo of facundoCNB
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a hazy amber pour with a finger of head (bright white) which quickly dissipated. smells of caramel malt, grassy and piney hops, honey. an amazingly delicious boozy amber ale profile that leans towards an american strong ale/barleywine with its heavy alcohol bite and earthy bitterness. tastes of caramel, brown sugar, grassy hops. a full bodied modest in carbonation ale, leaving a nice warmth from its alcohol percentage in place. i honestly wish i knew this was an amber ale before i decided to just hold onto it in the cellar. although, it's delicious now, i wish i had it fresh to compare.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of CMUbrew
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Review from Fall 2012

A: Pours with a small white head that faces quickly. Dark red/copper color. Bright red in the light.

S: Mostly pine, some citrus peel, and maltiness

T: Pine, lemon citrus rind, dark fruitiness probably from the alcohol, a little bit of booze, bready/doughy maltiness.

M: Pretty big body, medium-full, almost chewy, slick and oily feeling.

O: Not quite as good as I was expecting, especially in the hops department, but I am probably mostly put off by the dark fruit flavors, which I generally don't care for.

Photo of oline73
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

The beer pours a reddish amber color with just a little off white head. The head fades to a thin ring around the pour. The smell is sweet and malty but there is a fruity hop undertone. I'm getting mild caramel, cherry, and some citrus fruit. The taste is sweet, but there is a lot more bitterness to balance things out. Right off the bat I got some pineapple. The sweetness really shows up in the end. I'm getting a bunch of citrus peel bitterness in the finish as well. The body is on the thicker side with a good amount of carbonation and a finish that isn't as dry as you would expect it to be.

Photo of penguinstout
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Cabbage_pants1
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A little bit of orange, red and auburn make up the color profile for this beer. Small offwhite head. 1/2" in depth I'd say.

Aroma was way hoppier than expected, waves of tropical citrus, caramel, orange, rind, grapefruit, and toastiness. A little bit of bitter alcohol wafting up to the nose as well.

Taste, delivered plenty of that citrus and caramel experience. Came on just as much like a double ipa as a barleywine, its all a matter of degrees I guess, and freshness. Plenty of caramel malt notes throughout it though. Sweet, toffee bitterness to it. Brown sugar and oranges.

Wicked funny name by the way, I got all drunk running around saying in a weak English accent "You see, this one here, this one goes to 11." Bummer we had to drink this one at Layne & Courtney's because El Dorado bar manager David Hurley decided to go back on a pre-approved bottle share situation, and lie to our face, because it was hurting his BMC sales receipts I guess. Don't support the El Dorado, they don't support beer, or honor their own word. We'll take our $$ elsewhere. Drink this beer instead. Respect beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of deonreds
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of arlingtonjoe
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.
cheers

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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This One Goes To 11 Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
93 out of 100 based on 666 ratings.