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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

659 Ratings
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Ratings: 659
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 78
Gots: 98 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

jaymo18, Feb 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Lare453, Feb 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

DerrickW, Jan 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

threedaggers, Jan 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

miffsudd, Jan 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

core42, Jan 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

mattmarka1, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

BullBearHawk, Jan 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

koopa, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of JackieTH
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amberish pour capped by a finger of persistent light tan foam that laces up. Smells of caramels, biscuits, light molasses, pale and sweet malts. Nice. Tastes of caramel, doughy, bourbon elements. Smooth and nice balance here from hop, so the sweetness isn't overwhelming at all. Complexity increases as it warms. Here is dark fruit. This is almost a barleywine. Alcohol announces it's presence, but it works well, it's warming in this package. Medium bodied medium carbonation. This one isn't meant to gulp down. Sip and enjoy the complexity that emerges.

JackieTH, Dec 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

ILikeGoodCider, Nov 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thick single finger head with excellent lacing and retention on a murky deep orange with an odd sea foam green hue body. Aroma is fairly boozy alerting you to the flavor with notes of apricot, molasses, brown sugar and wood. Flavor is initially fairly boozy but lightens up as enjoyed and as it warmed a bit with notes of apricot, pine, cherry, candied orange on an earthy and woody caramel malt base. A very nice memorable and complex beer.

kylehay2004, Nov 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

BEERschlitz, Oct 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

tweezer159, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

scottwurst, Oct 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

adamant1912, Oct 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

buddha5050, Sep 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

HRamz3, Sep 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Christov, Sep 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

traviswhillier, Sep 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

midlifec, Sep 14, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - rich deep caramel red coloring. A thin head that surprisingly stays a while.

Smell - lots and lots of malts here with a subtle sweetness as well.

Taste - very forward with the malts, as expected at 11%. You can taste the booze for sure, but the nice bittering flavor as it leaves your mouth hides some of that strong booze.

Mouthfeel - nice and smooth with very little carbonation

Overall - they took it to 11 for sure and succeeded! Nice balance for such a strong beer!

beatenbyjacks, Sep 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
This One Goes To 11 Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
93 out of 100 based on 659 ratings.