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

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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%

bpfrush, Oct 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

claaark13, Oct 05, 2012
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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.

bsp77, Oct 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

mothman, Oct 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

djschnabel, Oct 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

plumcrazyfx, Oct 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

eorwar, Oct 04, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

BB1313, Oct 04, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is an imperial amber to commemorate Bell's 11,000th batch with the name being a reference to the movie Spinal Tap.

This One Goes to 11 pours a medium bodied bright bronze in color with a slightly soapy, one finger head that quickly reduced to a lacing around the glass. Good looking imperial amber. The nose is big and complex. There is plenty of sweet malt, some cherry, a slight oakiness, some onion (Warrior hops?), and a touch of alcohol. The flavors too, big and malty. It drinks an off dry, featuring a nice balance of sweeter malt, high alcohol, and a lot of hopping. It's near barleywine territory. The flavors are sweet and slightly fruity, again with the sweet cherry character. As you continue to drink the hoppiness increases and the alcohol presence lessens, increasingly drinkability. Overall I thought this was a really nice imperial amber. I didn't expect it to have this much hop character so it was a nice surprise. Grab it while you can. If it's anything like the rest of the "Thousand Batch Series" this won't be on shelves for long. I especially love the Spinal Tap reference!

aasher, Oct 03, 2012
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This One Goes To 11 Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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