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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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 Bell’s signature house ale yeast, This One Goes to 11 Ale finishes with a lingering warmth."


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chudwick (2174) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2013
12oz bottle (why not 11oz?), packaged 9/13/12 (Rating number 1500 for me) - pours cloudy, deep amber with ivory head and capricious lacing. Nose is pine and grapefruit. Sip adds citrus fruit (sweet, tart, sour...), booze and yum. Chewy. Quite bitter to say the least. This will be the last beer I drink until my allergies clear up (yay Ohio River valley). Thank you DrSilverworm for the gifts and allowing me to reach 1500 without having to go to the store.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fitwitchik (360) - USA - NOV 20, 2013
From a bottle dated 9/12/13 into a snifter a golden amber with a thick cream head which dissipated into a nice creamy lace on the glass. Aroma is very tropical pineapple? Flavor is sweet malty delicious. Thinking dark cherry citrus. Malt is well balanced with the hoppy finish. As this brew warms it became even more flavorful. Happy to have held back a bottle. Definitely still a winner.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2200) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
A: Dark Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Decent Lacing S: Molasses, Sweet Bready Malts, Citrus T: Cherries, Pineapple, Sweet Bready Malts, Piney M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Drying Overall, pretty solid for the style and you dont get the booziness at all with a beer of 11% ABV, that pretty impressive on its own.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1721) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber/red, with a small, white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, and alcohol. Flavor is malt, alcohol, fruit, sugar, and hops. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (2173) - Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2013
UPDATED: APR 8, 2014 Bottle: Deep amber with some red-ish tones mixed in; creamy, off-white head retains itself nicely and leaves a little bit of lacing along the glass. Aroma is largely fruity; orange, pineapple, and sweet grapefruit flesh, coupled with a large dose of hops. Pines, weeds, and a bit of a resinous finish. Taste is unabashed hoppage up front; pine tree, tangerine, grapefruit, melons, hop oils, and a touch of pineapple. Very good balance of bitterness. Malt is understated, given the size of the beer and the style, but there’s still a big, underlying sweetness, lightly toasty and bordering on caramel but never really getting there. Good balance of bitterness throughout. Pretty awesome beer, all around.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
walleye (1067) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2013
poured a bright copper with a beige head. aroma hops, pine, cherries, alcohol,caramel, fruity. flavor, slightly soured grapefruit, caramel, cherries, malt. good beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Aroma of sweet citrus hop with some malty caramel. Pours red with small white film. Taste is quite bland. Good but tame citrus hop profile. Lots of sugary malt behind it. Too sweet and not hoppy enough. Very disappointing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6680) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish amber with a thin beige head and a brown sugar aroma. There is a fruit and molasses flavor with considerable hop bitterness and lots of alcohol heat. Pretty well balanced and quite complex.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11368) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle from mixmasterob - thanks a bunch guy. Pours hazy copper with a slight yellowish beige head. Aroma is fruity brown sugar. Med body. Flavor is fruity (light pitted) with brown sugar. There’s enough hop to play off the malt. Finishes balanced. Not dry, but definitely bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5871) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle. Brown with a bit of a rusty tinge, with a bit of a thin head of foam. There’s an initially intense, fruity aroma, but it mutes a bit with warmth. The beer drinks with a fun combination of flavors to rival a fruit salad. It’s all backed up with a sturdy, woody, biting maltiness. Good, good stuff. (#5036, 5/26/2013)


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