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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."


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle from Rick’s in Alexandria. Served in a Bell’s tulip. Pours amber with a moderate off-white head and some lacing. Nose has a bit of bready malt and some citrus hop notes. Slight pike. Flavor is fairly bitter and has quite a heavy booze kick.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (6939) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle. Rich reddish amber pour with a small white head. Aggressive pine resin, dusty caramel malts, citrus hops, and a nice slick full palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (1953) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber with a tight off white head that settles to a spotty film and subtle lacing. Aroma has grapefruit and piny hops with a big mix of caramel malt and spice. Taste is bitter piny resinous hops and caramel malt with a little spice with a warming finish. Palate is slick and warming with a chalky finish. With it being 11% it goes down nicely!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2344) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a dark clear amber red with a nice off white head and some sticky lacing, aroma has a nice amount of citrus and fruit on the nose, the flavor has a good amount of hops on the front end with a sweet caramel finish, the booze really shows itself though, unlike Hopslam or Oracle you can really taste the abv in this one, still good stuff though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle. Clear dark orange pour, a little bit of carbonation and an aroma of nice strong hoppy malt. Flavor also has a nice spicy malty backbone, syrupy alcohol and lingered with some subdued hops. Good beer, slightly above average.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (5063) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Sampled at an esbls. Coppery and clear with no head. Big hops are citrus and onion. Somemore complex fruit. Not a fan.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5820) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle to snifter. Looks good; a semi-transparent copper with off-white lacing. Smells goog too; HOPPY with a nice malt backbone. Tastes tastes like it smells, but a little hot and boozy. Average on the palate. Will probably revisit in a month or two.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Bottle. Copper color with a small white head. Aroma has plenty of fruit and citrus, but it has a strange musky character. Seems to have loads of pineapple with some slight orange and grapefruit. Pretty damn sweet taste with tons of caramel to start, and it still finishes with a lot of caramel. In between there is a good deal of grapefruit citrus character. Pretty full bodied and a bit too sticky for me. Still, very sweet and aggressively hopped but it just don’t come together for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1389) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 3, 2012
12oz bottle shared . Pours orangish red with off white head. The aroma is a punch you in the face hop explosion. The oozing of the piny resinous hops hang from the glass. The flavor is a strong blend of many hops. Hard to discern which one is which. But are they balanced so nicely. On the back end you get a smooth alcohol burn but it is mild for 11 percent.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
csaso (1460) - Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle - fair size thick head, very nice deep amber color, big but balanced aroma and flavor - great citrus (and a mild pine) hops with sweet, caramel malt balance - excellent overall beer, plus a great name!


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