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

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by aasher on 10-03-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of TheQuietMan22
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. The “PKGD” date is “09/13/12.”

Appearance: Straight pour into a pint glass. The color is medium copper. A finger of eggshell-colored head dissipated to leave a lacing and ring around the edge.

Smell: Resinous pine, invigorating citrus (grapefruit, tangerine, orange), tropical fruit, caramel, and toffee.

Taste: The pine, citrus, and tropical fruit are most prominent but are balanced by the maltier components. The hoppiness is not intense but there is a boozy sting. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy.

Drinkability: Superb. It is a touch boozy but is well-crafted; the aromas and flavors stand out as unique to the style.

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Photo of karatebartender
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of guillemiro
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of jzeilinger
4/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of babaracas
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
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 -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of visualmartyr
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

This One Goes To 11 Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.11 out of 5 based on 677 ratings.
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