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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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sabitu

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.8%

10-07-2012 00:28:43 | More by sabitu
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

10-07-2012 00:14:31 | More by 2dogbrew
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle, packaged on 9/13/12. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a clear reddish/amber color with about an inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The aroma is very nice, it smells like citrusy hops (mango, tropical fruit), toasted and caramel malt, pine hops, oranges, and a bit of cherry. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like caramel and toasted malt, citrusy hops (pineapple, mango, tropical fruit), candied oranges, pine hops, and some toffee. It's sweeter tasting than I thought it would be, I was expecting a little more hoppiness but that's not a complaint at all! Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and smooth with moderate carbonation. The 11% ABV is well hidden, it's very easy to drink for a beer this strong. I liked this brew a lot, I figure the rest of my 6 pack won't last too much longer. $17.99 a sixer.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 21:00:32 | More by bluejacket74
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4thelvofbeer

Virginia

4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a six pack of this at my local store....it was $20 a six, so I was hesitant at first, but it payed off....it was worth it. Pours a clear coppery-amber with a minimal head. Tastes was so deep and nice, rich fruits with some nice heat from the alcohol. I really enjoyed this beer...it is not at all harsh as some strong ales are. This one is right on....don't be afraid of the price!!!

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 19:15:31 | More by 4thelvofbeer
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Skye1024

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.8%

10-06-2012 17:59:15 | More by Skye1024
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Nitrogenx

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

10-06-2012 04:50:33 | More by Nitrogenx
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

10-06-2012 04:33:48 | More by Rhettroactive
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Powderhornphil

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Couple fingers of head from an aggresive pour. This
Pours a clear amber red.

Smells of mango, caramel and a little pine.

A blend a fruity hoppiness followed by a caramelly sweet back bone. Almost woody at points. Where did they hide the alcohol?

The mouthfeel on this 11% monster is just great. It is full but not as heavy as some of these 10-plus percent dipa and imperials can get. Thank you, Bells for that.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 00:45:54 | More by Powderhornphil
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SometimesIfart

Michigan

4.98/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours an extremely dark amber with no head. Leaves trace lacing.

S - Resiny hops, cherries, pine, slight grapefruit, and almost no malt.

T - Strong hop resin up front, followed by heavy amounts of pine and grapefruit. Almost no malt presence at all. Wonderful.

M - Light bodied with almost no carbonation. Very Creamy in the mouth

O - Overall I'm glad I got to try this beer. It's absolutely wonderful for 11% and everything you could ever want in a beer

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 22:59:02 | More by SometimesIfart
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srv33

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep amber, with a medium-bubble head. Scent of fragrant, floral hops, cherries, pine, grapefruit, and a touch of honey. Taste is much the same, wonderful rich citrus flavor complimented by a dark fruit component, and biscuit. I can't believe its 11%, it absolutely doesn't taste like it, its quite smooth, and the mouthfeel is almost buttery. Another homerun from Bells, well balanced, and packed with flavor.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 22:51:05 | More by srv33
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-05-2012 21:28:14 | More by jbaker67
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

10-05-2012 17:34:36 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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brycevolk

Ohio

5/5  rDev +20.2%

10-05-2012 14:13:03 | More by brycevolk
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Hopstout

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +20.2%

10-05-2012 13:29:12 | More by Hopstout
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Oboogie

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-05-2012 04:31:14 | More by Oboogie
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chanokokoro

Illinois

4.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle aggressively poured into a Bell's short stemmed tulip glass

Pours a ruby amber with a two finger cream colored fluffy head. Excellent retention significant splotchy lacing as the head slowly recedes.The tempting aroma of citrus and juicy ripe fruit balanced by biscuity malt greets the nose. Opens with ripe fruit including Rainier cherries and rich passionfruit joined by pineapple, balanced midpalate by biscuity and bready slightly sweet caramel malt yet finishes dry with a fairly bitter grapefruit rind bite. Heavy medium-bodied to full bodied thanks to the abundant malt bill. Well carbonated and smooth and silky mouthfeel with a touch of creaminess; very little alcohol heat despite the 11% abv. Bell's has truly created an exceptionally balanced masterpiece with batch 11.000--named as an homage to one of the more memorable scenes in Spinal Tap. This one is certainly an "11" on a scale of 1 to 10. One of the most complex new brews I've had this year.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 03:11:53 | More by chanokokoro
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's releases like these that make me truly appreciate my go-to bottle shop.

Pours a clear amber gold with a finger of boozy looking off-white head. Tremendous lacing and legs.

Caramely mango goodness... some banana and syrupy brown malts. Smooth citrus, even some oats. No obvious alcohol character.

More mango and pineapple, smooth caramel beneath that to keep things interesting and balanced. Imperial Surly Furious? I can see the resemblance. The alcohol is just short of hot. Seems appropriate actually. Dense tropical/citrus that plays well against a darker malt character.

Very well executed beer. Make it year round and consider me tickled pink.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 02:40:54 | More by yamar68
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%

10-05-2012 02:33:55 | More by bpfrush
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claaark13

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.8%

10-05-2012 01:11:36 | More by claaark13
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Rich amber with thin off-white head.

Smell: Caramel, toffee, orange, pine and alcohol.

Taste: Sweet, toasted caramel and toffee malt core. Nice onslaught of orange, pine and tropical notes from the hops. Not really very bitter, just hoppy and a little spicy.

Feel: Full, smooth and chewy body. Moderately low carbonation. Quite warming.

Overall: Falling somewhere between a Barleywine and an Imperial Red Ale, this is a delicious, full flavored treat. This was a nice surprise, as I did know about this beer until it appeared at my local store.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 01:05:18 | More by bsp77
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

10-05-2012 00:56:21 | More by mothman
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djschnabel

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

10-04-2012 23:49:46 | More by djschnabel
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-04-2012 20:15:05 | More by plumcrazyfx
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eorwar

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-04-2012 08:25:15 | More by eorwar
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BB1313

Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch #11000. Bottled on 9/13/12. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a transparent burnt orange. Fluffy white head fades pretty quickly, but leaves great lacing and retention. The aromas are very pleasant. It has a touch of that "garlic & onion" aroma, which can be polarizing, but I love it. There's also a nice amount of mango, pineapple and orange zest in the nose blended with a touch of caramel malts. The flavors are very nice and have alot going on. Very sweet. Very tropical with a subtle amount of pine resin. Of all the hops used, Simcoe seems to shine the most. The Citra and Galaxy hops make their mark as well. The caramel malts definitely play a big role in cutting down on the aggressive bitterness. It's a pretty sweet beer, but far from cloying. The mouthfeel is wonderful. It's full-bodied, very thick, slick, fluffy and creamy, with the right amount of active carbonation. There's a minor touch of heat, but it's basically non-existent. At 11% abv, this is dangerously drinkable and extremely smooth.

Balance is the key with this one. There's a great balance between the hops and malts. It's a great Imperial Red Ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 23:05:41 | More by BB1313
This One Goes To 11 Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
93 out of 100 based on 651 ratings.