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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12440) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bootsjohn (68) - Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Somewhat a perplexing ale. 12 oz bottle poured into Duvel tulip since I have no clue what to serve an IRA in. Deep amber red with orange edging. Whitish head that rings around the glass then moves along. Smell is underwhelming at 50 degrees. Taffy, caramel,fresh biscuit. Taste, however, is great and robust. Hop complexity you wouldn’t believe; pine resin, grass, lemon, grapefruit, ripe orange. Matched with a hearty malt bill that beefs up the body and sweetens the brew. Finishes big and clean with a hint of honey. Final thought: a barleywine by any other name would taste as sweet...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10841) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear amber color with a thin frothy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of big hops... resin, citrus, berries. Well balanced toffee malts. The taste is tart fruits, resin and citrus hops and toffee malts. A faint bit of earth and an anise-like herbal note that is very mild. Medium bodied. Nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1645) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2012
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Chesapeake, VA. Pours dark orange with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, and wet grass. Excellent taste of grapefruit rind, pine, pineapple, and tangerine. Some alcohol warming with this one. A great beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Bottle: Pours a dark bronze color with little head...low retention. Nose is heavy on mixed berries, grapefruit, pineapple and some lightly toasted bread characteristics. Slick palate...very resinous up front with some of the citrus and berry notes rounding it out. It’s fairly sweet with the toasted malts coming in to play as it warms. Pretty good...not sure it’s worth the price though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2302) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Draft at Churchkey. Pours a rich copper pour with a good sized frothy head. Nose is absolutely rife with beautiful hop character, including sweet orange and grapefruit flesh, touches of evergreen, and good sweet malt balance. The flavor brings a bit more of that sweetness to the fore, mixing with touches of melon and mango from the Southern Hemisphere varietals and contrasting with the piney bitterness of Simcoe. Definitely drinks more like 7-8% than 11%. Quite nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
demitriustown (1144) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2012
12 oz bottle: Aroma is smells awesome like another hopslam. Appearance is clear reddish/amber color with a thick off white head that lingers. Taste is fruity hoppy goodness with maybe a hint of caramel in the backing. Palate is medium carbonation in the mouth with an aftertaste of linger hop characteristics. If you’re a hop fan this is a beer for you. Cheers!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2012 Wow. Was I surprised. This is so much better than I expected. More of a DIPA than a red with the citrusy hops that provide a great grapefruit aroma. Well done, Bell’s.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmmkay (51) - - OCT 13, 2012
Excellent imperial red. The fruity after taste is pronounced. Big hops throughout. I want more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KPD (49) - Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Had on draft at green well pub in GR. Pours a nice clear amber, medium head. Aroma is big hoppy citrus with fruit and alcohol. Wonderful. Flavor is hop up front with fruit and malt later. Big beer, big mouthfeel. Aftertaste is alcohol and hop bitterness. Great beer.

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