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RATINGS: 232   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."


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Cherries, roasted malts, and decent amount of hops on the aroma and palate. Coming in at 11%, this is nicely balanced!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, 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.

3.5
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2012 Before I go in to this- This is more drinkable than the ruination 10th anniversary but along the same lines. Red. head is moderate and fading. Nose is citrus, ripe sweet fruits, resins, cooked pineapple, sweet malt. Flavor is again sweet resinous hop oils with sticky sweet malts, caramelized pineapples, cooked peaches with some grapefruit runs thrown in. Sweet malt flavor but finishes with a balance of sweetness and bitterness. Not as bad as the hate is giving it but its another ridiculous sweet IIPA. edit: had another one last night and it just doesnít do it for me-so sweet

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3735) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
On draft at beer run. Pours a clear amber copper with fair offwhite head. Nose is incredible citrus pineapple hop and slight alcohol fuseul burn. Flavor is intense blend of citrus hops, rubbing alcohol, and slight caramel notes. Not all that pleasant to drink. But pretty unique.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (651) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Strong scent of grapefruit, strong taste which is slightly disappointing from the good smell, too bitter :-(

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5621) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
12 oz bottle courtesy of a thrown in from a Chicago In-Person Trade. Thanks. Never tried or bought this when it came out. Pours a richd deep coppery orange pour. Darker middle, big dark orange glow and haziness. Frothy whitish head atop dies to a loose ring, laces small. Aromas are citrus, dry bready and biscuity malts. Grapefruit, gentle older hops, soap and oranges. A touch of marmalade, toffee, and resiny earthy florals. A firm hopping, a bit deadened with some age. The malt body is firm, but still covered by the hops. Initial is medium bodied, a bit more firm. Dry and biscuity, bready hops, gentle toast, firm citrusy grapefruit and floral hops. Earthy grass, a touch resiny up front. A bit prickly, the more dry edge stays through. Resiny and floral, grapefruit and orange in the middle. A weird medicinal feel into the backend, a bit hot ABVwise, some toast, toffee, and the stickier elements play more into that back. A dry almost spicy finish, earthy dry hops, toast, and biscuits. Heat from the ABV makes it a touch harsh. I get it, Iím just not a fan of these "Letís hop it a ton BUT ALSO make it have a huge sticky malt bill" beers. A bit old. Itís ok, I guess. I wouldnít buy it again though. Looks great. Just a lot of better options in my opinion for my tastes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3157) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 12, 2013
12oz Bottle. Thanks so much Sean for taking me over the edge. Smell the glove, people, because this beer goes to 11! Iíve really been into strong beers lately, as long as they arenít ruinously sweet or overly flawed, so Iím taking the dry heat of this beer gracefully. The aroma gives clean alcohol and piney hops. In the middle, thereís some crystal malt, some Bellís house yeast, and lots of alcohol, which makes it enjoyable sippable on a cool night. However, the hoppiness in the middle is sleepy and the crystal malt too obvious, leaving with you with a less than 11 experience, unfortunately.. A fun inspiration, though.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamJackson (2390) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Thanks to my buddy Mike for sending this one over.

A - Pours a dark reddish oak color. 2 finger off white head

S - Nose is like a barleywine and an IPA crawled inside of the glass. Loads of brown sugar sweetness, hints of citra, grapefruit and pineapple.

T - Very sweet with tropical fruits and mango up front. Middle is a malt bomb with burnt sugar, graham cracker and floral notes. Finish is pine needle.

M - Very heavy body. Lots of booziness in this one. Slight chest burner on the finish

O - Sort of undwhelming in the piney / malty category but the GAlaxy and Citra hops really shine through!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (2994) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 17, 2013
12 oz. bottle in a trade with Queenholly. Thanks! Enjoyed at cellar temperature. Amber color with very thin head. No retention. Nose was mostly caramel malt and a pine like hops. Taste is mostly caramel and biscuit notes from the malt. The rest of the flavor is very resinous hops with some like notes of toffee. 11% ABV is kept in check, not real noticeable at all. Mouthfeel is real balanced between sweet and hoppy. A nice beer but not one Iím going to run and find again.


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