This One Goes to 11

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by Michigan, Jan 31, 2013.

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  1. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    Hi gang!

    Sorry if this has been posted before. I see that Bell's continues to take kegs of This One Goes to 11 to Tap Takeovers. How age-able is this beer? It was sold in early October 2012 and it was DELICIOUS!!!
     
  2. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    I think it will be very agreeable to cellaring given the wicked abv. I have 5 aging right now myself.
     
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  3. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    That 11% really snuck up on me the first time I had it.....
     
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  4. wyatt13

    wyatt13 Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2011 Illinois

    I just had my last bottle last night. Definitely not as hoppy (as expected), but I thought it was still a great beer. Way too drinkable for 11%.
     
  5. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (342) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    I've got eight of them sitting for each year coming, anxious to see what it does.
     
  6. imbibingmytime

    imbibingmytime Initiate (0) Aug 15, 2012 Wisconsin

    They were so delicious and hoppy fresh that I consumed all mine right away. That being said if I still had bottles I would definitely sit on them for another year at least. In my experience these big dry-hopped beers go through an award phase. Fresh to 3 months they're great. After that its best to wait over 18 months or so.
     
  7. divineaudio

    divineaudio Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2009 Michigan

    I'm drinking one right now and it's still quite delicious. 4 months in and the hop profile has held up well while the boozy edge has subsided a bit.
     
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  8. Gotti311

    Gotti311 Crusader (769) Mar 22, 2009 Wisconsin
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    First off, I need to express my dislike for this beer. The malt sweetness seems way off on this one. To me this beer is an Imperial IPA and I would never age an imperial IPA. The only redeeming quality is the hops on this beer. Those will fade away and you will be left with all the insane malt. Maybe if that fades?

    I actually though about aging a bottle just because I couldnt imagine drinking all 4 of them.
     
  9. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    Had one last night. Tasted stale. Just thought I'd update.
     
  10. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (342) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    Had one last week, still pretty hoppy. No other off flavors though.
     
  11. Pelagic

    Pelagic Aspirant (210) Apr 26, 2013 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Thanks for the thread. I had a case but drank all of them right away. Love this beer.
     
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