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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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 Bellís signature house ale yeast, This One Goes to 11 Ale finishes with a lingering warmth."


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
12oz bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Pours a clear, deeper copper-amber colored body with a finger-width, creamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is big grapefruit and orange pine resins with some florals and a slightly chewy, sweet caramel malt with a light toast. Flavor is similar. Juicy, resiny citrus pines with grapefruits, oranges, and a few tropical fruit florals. Sweet, somewhat chewy caramel malt backing with touches of toast and bread. A light earth mixes with the pine resins as this finishes dry and fairly bitter, but sweet from the malts and juicy fruits. Lengthy aftertaste following a somewhat sticky and chewy, medium-full body and a soft, moderate carbonation. No hint of alcohol. Overall, not quite what I was expecting, but still a nice beer. Lots of resiny, fruity pines and a sweet, chewy caramel malt backing. I can see the chewiness and stickiness getting to be too much once the hops fade, but right now this is solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (3374) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle. Piney orange hops and caramel aroma. Copper with a large tan head, nice lacing. Resinous piney hops, orange, pineapple, sweet burnt caramel malt, and alcohol flavor. Medium to full sticky body, with a bit of alcohol warmth. Big robust beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3251) - Montana, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle pours a clear copper color with thick off white top that laces. Scent is hops, toasted malts, grass, and caramel...some booze. Taste is caramel, sweet then a piney/earthy bitterness. Sticky.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Go big or go home! That appears to be the aim of Bellís "this one goes to 11" ale. Itís super-sacharined with boozy sweetness, and youíll get just some of those cherries and candied tropical fruits too. The problem is, in the arms race of bold beers, this one is too eager to shoot itís big gun and the 11% abv sprays you in the face. The malts do their best to balance things out, and thatís what makes it highly drinkable. But still, itís a rocky ride that Iíd pass on the next time I have the opportunity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2012
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a lingering finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackflag321 (565) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle pour into pint. Clean red/gold color; small, quickly fading head. Big nose: fresh cherry and tropical fruit. Taste: tangy cherry, orange. This is quite a sipper. Drinking from a fresh 6-pack; not sure that I will have any to save to see if the flavor mellows with time.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2012
A big beer for sure, but not too bad. Itís close to a DIPA as some have said, but you can still pick up on the red ale characteristics. Grass hop, candied grapefruit scent similar to orange PEZ candies. Bronze orange pour with a white half inch head to ring. Thick body, syrupy, sticky finish. Same flavor as the scent with a bit of an alcohol burn on the finish. As for cellaring, I wouldnít put this one away long. It tastes almost perfect as is. If anything, I might cellar it six months just to mellow the alcohol finish. Thatís it. Drink em while you got em!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scooter520 (185) - - OCT 17, 2012
Bottled 9/13/12. Appearance: copper and red but fairly clear with a big yellowish khaki head that dissipates quickly. Aroma: big caramel and toasted malts, and piney, resinous and citrusy hops with alcohol deeper in the smell. Taste: a sweet maltiness that is actually very well balanced with the high hop profile, bitter and slightly sweet finish with just a tad of the alcohol coming in but definitely not as hot as many 11% beers. Mouthfeel: thin to medium texture with a relatively low carbonation. Overall: I really think this is a pretty awesome high ABV brew. They did a really great job of countering the big malt and alcohol sweetness with multi-style hopping. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8356) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2012
12oz bottle, packaged 9/13/12. Mildly hazy amber red color. Little off-white head, leaves good lace. Spicy fresh hop flavor. Little caramel malts. Nice bitter taste, alcohol is noticable but it works well with whatever this brew is going for. Amplifies the hop, somehow, but isnít as hot as say, Devil Dancer. Light, crisp carbonation, more dry texture, bigger body, not syrupy or sticky. Interesting yeast, pine, resin aromas, sort of juicy in a way. Some tropical fruit. Tasty sipper

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12039) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Draft. Crystal clear amber body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grape, orange/grapefruit, light pineapple. Taste is moderately sweet, grape, orange, some grapefruit, light alcohol. Low carbonation, medium-full body.


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