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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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karatebartender

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

11-03-2012 04:17:44 | More by karatebartender
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guillemiro

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-03-2012 04:13:43 | More by guillemiro
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grumpygerman

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-03-2012 01:13:42 | More by grumpygerman
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-03-2012 01:04:33 | More by Hanzo
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a really clear, bright medium to dark amber color, nice off white creamy foam settles to an even layer with sticky lacing.

S - Toasted caramel/toffee sits behind an aggressive wall of sweet & resiny, fruity hop rinds. Some alcohol in the nose but for 11% it's really subdued.

T - Toasted candy caramel malt gives way to light tropical fruit resin, a little bit of dark fruit and finishes with a grapefruit and pine bite. There is a lemon zest that eventually works it way out and becomes more evident in the aftertaste and coats the mouth.

M - Creamy smooth body, thick body, oily, slick, and lightly sticky on the lips.

O - This is a beer I've been really wanting to try. It's a little deceiving because the initial aroma comes across with more fruit resin and low alcohol while the palate experience is totally opposite. It would be interesting to set a few bottles aside and see how this one ages. It's a really big beer, tastes really good with a moderate amount of alcohol effervescence. I'd rate this one higher if the alcohol presence were less intense and the resinous aroma translated to the same experience on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 23:57:34 | More by jzeilinger
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DustyDust79


5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-02-2012 23:29:55 | More by DustyDust79
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Brent

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice to see an entry in the over-the-top category of American Amber ales. Pour was a nice ruby leaning toward caramel. Hopping is aggressive, with a raw hop cone note up front, sliding through into a more sophisticated bittering toward the middle. Some malt sweetness, but it is vastly overshadowed by the hops. A little white pepper from the alcohol, but the relatively big ABV is carried through without much heat. Overall, a very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 21:40:46 | More by Brent
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freduardo

Alabama

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-02-2012 03:42:14 | More by freduardo
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TubbyDullard

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

11-02-2012 01:30:42 | More by TubbyDullard
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Eriktheipaman

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-01-2012 22:28:21 | More by Eriktheipaman
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BrokenStones

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-01-2012 19:34:23 | More by BrokenStones
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mhenson42

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

10-31-2012 00:05:37 | More by mhenson42
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jacobdensford

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-30-2012 23:54:31 | More by jacobdensford
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rlcnmeyer

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

10-30-2012 23:17:05 | More by rlcnmeyer
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-30-2012 21:38:39 | More by DaveHack
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babaracas

Florida

4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange-tinted red with one finger of khaki colored foam that settles to a thin ring, a few blobs of lace left haphazardly on the glass. Smell: grapefruit blast, caramel, lightly toasted, candied citrus peel and a thought of dried tropical fruit. Taste: sugared grapefruit, caramel, candied lemon peel, fleeting toasted bread note, dried dark fruit sweetness. Medium bodied, creamy feel very slightly cut by alcohol, which otherwise stays pretty well hidden for 11%. Bottled 9/13/2012. Pretty delicious. On one hand, this might be an amazing barleywine; on the other, it could relate to a significantly higher abv CCB Tocabaga, so assigning numbers is an odd process.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 06:11:36 | More by babaracas
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

10-30-2012 05:30:11 | More by Imperial_Sapient_Groat
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JJWIGHT

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.8%

10-30-2012 05:21:37 | More by JJWIGHT
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.8%

10-30-2012 05:16:51 | More by jaminjohnson
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.8%

10-30-2012 05:09:00 | More by duceswild
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Keyportnick

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

10-30-2012 01:42:10 | More by Keyportnick
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muletrane

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

10-29-2012 23:33:33 | More by muletrane
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visualmartyr

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

10-29-2012 23:10:51 | More by visualmartyr
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-29-2012 21:15:43 | More by GeoffreyM
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-29-2012 20:12:19 | More by Whiskeydeez
This One Goes To 11 Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
93 out of 100 based on 651 ratings.