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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."


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8663) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2012 355mL packaged 9/13/2012. Pours a clear, deep reddish amber with a medium, creamy, yellow head. Spotty, weak lacing. Nose is orange syrup, maple, mild cheese, strawberry cake, some freezer vegetables, sticky Grand Marnier. Taste is quite aggressive pine sap and pine needles slapping you in the face with a hefty dose of malt body. Ends up feeling rich, very bitter, dense, but with almost no tropical NZ hop character. Certainly malt forward with 100 IBU smackdown. Palate is thick, bitter, maple, sticky, small boozy heat. Not bad- but almost the exact opposite of every beer I’ve been enjoying lately. Not sure if Larry Bell reads ratebeer forums, but this is exactly what people are getting tired of: boozy, sticky, mega pine bitter, red Double IPA. Ughhhhh. 10/5/2012 6/3/6/3/12=3.0

355mL. Pours with a larger yellow head, excellent retention. Nose is more maple and barleywine character, orange syrup, some whiskey, orange liqueur. Taste is creamy, sweet, some barleywine toffee, warming alcohol. Works nicely as a barleywine. I’d dump the DIPA moniker. 10/9/2012 7/4/7/4/14=3.6

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8616) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2013
This brew pours a slightly hazy copper-brown color with a medium foamy off-white head that dissipates slowly. Sticky rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of moderately bitter hops, grapefruit, grainy malt and a bit of pine. The finish is citrusy hops with malt and toffee undertones. Good beer with an ABV that sneaks up on you quickly.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7976) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Draft at Capone’s. Pours turbid deep coppery with ruby edges and 2-finger off-white lacy head. Nose is big resiny hops, caramel malt, mild vinous fruit. Tastes of caramel, resiny peppery hops, some vinous heat, and a resiny finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7841) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle. Orange malt and light citrus peel aroma. Amber with small head. Very sweet orange and strongly bitter orange peel flavor. Sweet and hoppy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7702) - Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2012
They needed to not fuck up the distro on this. It is a good beer a few months old. Like a red version of oracle in some ways. But I wanted it fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7172) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottled. Poured a lovely shade of clear, medium orange with a dense beige head. The aroma picked up fresh, juicy pine, floral, and citrus notes over sweet biscuity malts.. some excellent pineapple on the back too.. loved it! I didn’t dig the actual drinking part as much, though.. the flavor got a little messt.. sharp fruity bitterness and peppery alcohol upfront, with fruit meat and biscuity malt support.. peppery and hot on the long, bitter finish.. overly aggressive with just too much going on. Medium-plus bodied and very bitter on the palate.. felt stronger than it needed to be.. there were fleeting moments of excellence, but the heavy hand won.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2012
12oz bottle, thanks to GT2: pours a clear bright golden with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a big fresh resinous hoppy nose with some sweet toasty caramel undertones. Starts with good fullness and lightly chewy sweet malts well balanced with lots of fresh piny hops and bitterness before a drier slightly warming finish. Deceptively drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (6852) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
12 oz. bottle, sent from khoffman43 (thanks a lot, Kyle), pours a dark amber with a small beige head. Nose is both very hoppy and malty, with loads of fruity sweet resinous hops and big sweet caramel malts - maltier than a IIPA typically is, probably due to the 11%. Flavour starts with citrusy and grapefruity hops, transitions to tropical fruits and candied sweet caramel malts, shifting back to the bitter hops, which leave a very pleasant astringency along with some fruitiness on the finish. A bit too sweet and malt-heavy for a IIPA for my tastes - something doesn’t mesh right here. Decent stuff, but quite flawed.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6812) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear deep caramel gold with a grayish tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of resin with a backing sweet grain note. Flavor starts with syrupy resinous pine with a growing sweet grain and caramel note.


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