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

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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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of babaracas
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from 12 oz bottle

A-pours a deep garnet color with a 2 finger khaki head fresh collar and lacing

S- sweet malts toffee,molasses,plum and currant a touch of grassy hops

T- very nice sweet malts meet grassy fruity hops slight dark fruits mix in w/o the boozy taste fresh tasting and creamy

M-creamy and smooth ABV of 11% is not detected nice hops nice fruit andnice malts

O- very nice imperial amber only got 1 bottle

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Body is a deep ruby-orange. Minimal head that only sticks around for a couple minutes. I suppose with a beer north of 10%, its rare to have a really hefty layer of foam though. Good amount of lacing that falls ever-so-slowly down the side of the glass.

S - I definitely get a sense for the large variety of hops they used in this one. Lots of grassy aromas mixed with definite citrus, and a great layer of funky, earthy hop smell that I rarely come across. Amid the hop frenzy I get hints of the caramelized, malty backbone of the beer.

T - Up front, it is sweet, but delicately so. Light malt flavors mixed with lemony hop flavor. A surprising start to such a "intense" beer. The hop flavor lays on layers of complexity through the middle as well as a healthy dose of bitter punch. Finish sees a return to the citrus, warm but noticeable alcohol and the ever-present hefty backbone of sweet caramel malt. This makes for a tangy-sweet aftertaste.

M - Thick mouthfeel for sure. Carbonation complements the hops in this beer well. As the bubbles begin to break over your tongue, the citrus, floral, funky, etc. flavors of the hops bloom with it. The finish is smooth with just a small kick in the pants from the alcohol.

I know they may be marketing this as an age-able beer, but in my opinion it needs absolutely no maturing. The hops are assertive, but they don't invade the palate with bitterness. Malts balance well. Great fall and winter brew.

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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark orange body with a thin head head that quickly fades and leaves a lot of lace on the glass

S: Very strong sweet malt, bit of alcohol, strong hops

T: Very delicious. Strong malt and hops. As it lingers it becomes much sweeter.

M: Very crisp with a nice full body.

O: Just a delicious beer that I wish they made year round.

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4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a bright ruby color. The head is a solid inch in height, and recedes slowly into a small cap of foam. The aroma is of grapefruit, passion fruit, pine resin, and mandarin oranges. The taste is very fruity with a ton of dark citrus fruit character. Bitterness is well balanced letting the hops flavors really shine. The mouthfeel is full bodied with appropriately mild carbonation, and a silky texture. Overall, this is a really fine beer that I would love to drink again.

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