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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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."


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1450) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Pours a reddish amber with a thick foamy head. Aroma of sweet fruit citrus fruit and bright hops. Thick. Very bitter but has a serious amount of malt to balance. Robust. Bold. Hearty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1450) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle from Sean - thanks! Slightly murky brown/orange pour with a nice froth of tan foam. Aroma is sweet malt and caramel with sharp pine and complimentary bitterness. Taste is a nice balance of heavy, sweet malt with caramel and toffee notes followed by some light toasted malt and char with resinous pine and bitterness. Lingering bitterness on each sip and a clean drinker for the double digit ABV. Sure, itís a fairly common high ABV strong ale with pine and bitterness but Bells does it as good or better than anyone else. Great beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flatmatt (1395) - Northville, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2012
12 oz bottle at Ashleyís Ann Arbor. Amber pour with an off-white head. Sweet hoppy floral, pine, lemon, and orange in the aroma. Sticky sweet grapefruit, orange, pine, and floral flavors as well. Quite intense, fresh, and sweet. Really nice stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours a darker copper color with a light tan head. Nice lacing and head retention. Danky, fruit citrus notes in the nose. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet fruit like start with a medium level of bitterness. Citrus rind. Mild alcohol note in the back end but given the 11% abv, thatís somewhat expected. Pretty smooth and balanced. Like. As the beer warms, notes of pineapple and apricot come out. Still Like.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle courtesy of GT. Pours clear, red tinted brown with a light tan head. Lots of hops on the nose - pine, citrus. A bit of honey as well. Flavor is very sweet and peppery. Lots of hops and bitterness. Very heavy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onslow (1358) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear red brew with dense frothy head that sticks to the side of the glass. Aroma of pine, citrus, and resinous hops, a bit of earth and flowers - very IPA in character but more intense and complex. Taste is sweet malts at the start, very hop forward with a barrage of bitter of every strip. Lingering deep bitter finish with warm alcohol burn. A little boozey as it gets warm. Intense and good but kinda overdone - itís hard to come away with a feel for what this is other than complex. But I will most certainly enjoy this while it is around.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
574deadzone (1341) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2012
On tap at 7 Monks. Deep amber/ruby pour with a thick toffee cap that left behind some intricate sticky lacing. Nose initially quite sweet with caramel and candy notes followed by a big dose of piney and fruity hops. Taste is very, very sweet and also hugely bitter. Heavier side of medium bodied, oily, sticky, with an active carbonation and a lengthy finish. A nice, huge beer fitting of the occasion and the name.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1314) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Definitely a sweet beer here. Hops are the main ingredient. Iím enjoying this as a sipper. Couldnít handle more than one of these. Good for what it is.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thome50 (1276) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle thanks to Mark. Pours an amber to dark golden color with mid-range tan head. Aroma is lacking to say put it nicely, overly malty, grain, faded DIPA to say it harshly. Taste is at first a way over the hill DIPA, then fades into an overly bitter hop profile with some resin hop built up. Malt again comes back and finally you are left with a ton of heat. Not sure what the hell style this is but it is all over the place and certainly not a traditional DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1271) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2012
12oz bottle from Downer Wine and Spirits. Pours a reddish brown color with a tan head. Aroma is hoppy, tropical fruit, mango, pineapple, some pine. Medium on the palate with smooth carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bready, caramel, some pine hops, with a light, bitter hop finish.


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