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RATINGS: 234   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 Bellís signature house ale yeast, This One Goes to 11 Ale finishes with a lingering warmth."


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Sold on a single bottle allocation at Greenís. Poured a clear amber with a nice white head. Fresh resiny hop aroma, lots of caramel, toasted malt, light citrus and some heat. Flavors were slightly bitter with notes of toasted caramel, resiny hops, citrus and cake. Mouthfeel was medium to full. Actually well balanced for being so big, warming, bitter finish. Long lasting. Not too shabby, like a big hoppy barley wine. I dug it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steasy66 (882) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Amber color, big off white head. Huge floral and tropical aroma. Flavor is sweet with big tropical hop flavor, really nice. Body is a bit thick, good carbonation. Bells hit the jackpot with this one, really nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2012
12 oz bottle, Whole Foods Columbus. Dark red pour; head dissipates into nothing and canít be resurrected. This one needs to breathe for a while before its glory is revealed. Aroma very sweet and vinous, malty, bready, dark fruit, ethanol, citrus, butter. Flavor is deep and malty but not terribly defined; alcohol presence is clear from opening to finish. Mouthfeel medium thickness but somehow full; slightly oily; light stickiness. Nice beer; the alcohol content isnít on the bottle but I suppose I should have ascertained that it was 11%; from the flavor, this isnít terribly surprising.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2012
This beer is an imperial amber to commemorate Bellís 11,000th batch with the name being a reference to the movie Spinal Tap.Good looking imperial amber. The nose is big and complex. Plenty of sweet malt, some cherry, a slight oakiness, some onion (Warrior hops?), and a touch of alcohol. The flavors too, big and malty. Flavors are sweet and slightly fruity, again with the sweet cherry character. As you continue to drink the hoppiness increases and the alcohol presence lessens, increasingly drinkability. Overall I thought this was a really nice imperial amber.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours copper with a thin white head. Big pine/citrus hop aroma with a touch of caramel sweetness. Moderately sweet malt flavor up front followed by a great pine and citrus hop profile. Nice bitter hop finish with a touch of alcohol. Very drinkable, the alcohol is well hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (766) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2012
12 oz bottle pours a dark amber color with a nice white head. Aromas of pine, resin, sweet roasted malt. Full bodied, complex, very good

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
12oz bottled September 13, 2012. Served at around 45F.

Pours lightly hazy red/copper with a three finger tan head that leaves nice webs of lacing and recedes to a wispy, foamy cap and ring.

Aroma starts with some citrusy hops, grapefruit, moves to earthy hops and bready malt with some fruit (cherries) and caramel as well. Good to very good strength.

Flavor begins with big grapefruit citrus and resinous hops, some pine, big malt backbone of cherries, caramel and toffee, some sweetness, decent bitterness, bite of alcohol on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily and sticky, good carbonation.

Big intensity indeed, particularly in the flavor, thereís a lot going on and every aspect is big and bold. Big hops, big malts, big alcohol. Very good brew.

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.

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 donít come together for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WisconsinBeer (705) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Draft at Muddy Pig. Pours a clear deep orange with a medium head. Flavor is initially heavy on cherries and ripe fruits, back end is a hop wallop that smacks you in the face. Medium bodied and boozy. Definitely "goes to 11".


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