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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Per bellsbeer.com/blog , "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."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (3803) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2012
12oz bottle from Proof bottle shop. Cool to have new Bells - and an ipa to boot. Copper pour with a thin off-white. Aroma is sweet bread and pine. Tastes are caramel, melon, resiny grapefruit, wet grass, sweet malts. Has a boozy vibe, but nothing approaching the 11%. Way too drinkable actually. So well balanced - very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reverend_03 (10) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Reddish color and off white head. Prevalent hop aroma but didn’t get much of a sweet smell. Slightly sweet flavor but mostly the bitterness of the hops from start to finish. Not a huge fans of red ales but this was decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerman6686 (5835) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2012
This poured poured a darker red color with a large beige head. Aroma was grassy and fruity hops, caramel and toasted malt, and light alcohol. Flavor was bitingly bitter upfront with minimal fruity hop character, followed by bland caramel malt, and then a huge punch in the face of alcohol. This thing is extremely brutal and unrefined, in a very bad way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbsmith (72) - Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Aroma is pineapple hops with backbone. Barely off-white head, thin, tiny bubbles. Amber color. Sweet from the git-go. Very citrusy hops but with enough pine to add some depth. Not too malty. Nice bitter finish. Bells says it’s an imperial red, ratebeer says it’s a double IPA- toes the line between both well. Interesting and well done but not a Hopslam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holtguy (145) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2012
This one reminds me of Kuhnhenn DRIPA, though less IPA-ey and more malty, red ale-ey. But similar piney, resiny, grapefruitey aroma and flavor. I find this beer to be a little more balanced but a little less intense. It’s still intense, mind you. Also, this beer packs a wallop at its titular 11% abv, which isn’t noticeable in the flavor. The intense flavors make it a sipper, thankfully, or else I’d be on the floor right quick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (3897) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Un profil malté assez complexe mais croustillant, pas d’entrave du caramel. Les houblons couvrent bien l’éventail des saveurs et nous laisse sur une sécheresse intense. Une sensation poivrée nous reste en bouche.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2542) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Brick Red with a mid-size head. Rather fruity with plenty of malt sweetness, cherries, biscuit malts. Full bodied. Finish is long and sweet with a hefty dose of bitterness. Very much a sipper but quite an enjoyable one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbierling (15) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Appearance - Deep amber in color, hazy, not a large head. Smell - Both sweet and sour with a hint of brown sugar. Taste - Bitter fruitiness. Somewhat reminiscent of grapefruit. Hint of dough. The high ABV is not immediately apparent but quickly catches up. Mouth-feel - Medium feel. Reasonable amount of carbonation. Overall - Definitely not a traditional beer. Very unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
libertine (341) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2012
pours amber with thin white head.aroma is tangerine,grapefruit,cherries and toasted malt.flavor starts off with a citrus grapefruit burst,cherrie, tropical fruits follow with caramel and toast.the pine resin isnt as present as dipas ive had in the past.medium body and lively carbonation with a fizzy mouthfeel.the finish is a mild bitterness for a dipa.alchohol is present but balanced with the flavors.by far the best dipa ive had.the hops is presenty but not overywelmingly dry.balanced all the way around.excellent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (11215) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
12 oz. bottle, sent from khoffman43 (thanks a lot, Kyle), pours a dark amber with a small beige head. Nose is both very hoppy and malty, with loads of fruity sweet resinous hops and big sweet caramel malts - maltier than a IIPA typically is, probably due to the 11%. Flavour starts with citrusy and grapefruity hops, transitions to tropical fruits and candied sweet caramel malts, shifting back to the bitter hops, which leave a very pleasant astringency along with some fruitiness on the finish. A bit too sweet and malt-heavy for a IIPA for my tastes - something doesn’t mesh right here. Decent stuff, but quite flawed.

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