RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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."

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Draft. Pours clear copper/amber with an beige head. Aroma is big caramel/toffee malt, melon/pine/resin/citrus hops. Taste is moderately bitter, melon/pine hops, big caramel malt. Palate is soft, oily, warming, big malt finish. More of a barleywine than a DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (6009) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Poured from a refrigerated 12 ounce bottle into a snifter. Pours a nice translucent amber color with a very nice, large, beige head of foam. The aroma is sweet and resiny. Taste is very resiny and grapefruity bitter with just enough malt backbone to keep the bitterness in check. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (2378) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle courtesy of motortoddhead. Thanks brotha! Deep amber with red hues. Sweet, sweet caramel and toasted malt with musty pine and juicy tropical fruit. Flavor is more sweet malt up front, fading to a fruity hop blend of pear, mango, peach, pineapple, and faint pine. Not overly bitter with sweetness still pulling though. Somewhat sticky, clean. A beer fruit cup.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2521) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2012 November 7, 2012 bottle from Mike as an extra. Brown with some orange and red pour with decent head and lacing. Sweet fruit, piney hops and grain or malt. Taste starts sweet and fruity and then moves into a mild piney bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (5318) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2012
bottle. amber with one finger head. big fruity hops, mainly citrus. moderate malt body. pretty well done, but certainly not in the same class as hopslam or hop stoopid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (4802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2012
12oz bottle from Proof bottle shop. Cool to have new Bells - and an ipa to boot. Copper pour with a thin off-white. Aroma is sweet bread and pine. Tastes are caramel, melon, resiny grapefruit, wet grass, sweet malts. Has a boozy vibe, but nothing approaching the 11%. Way too drinkable actually. So well balanced - very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reverend_03 (10) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Reddish color and off white head. Prevalent hop aroma but didnít get much of a sweet smell. Slightly sweet flavor but mostly the bitterness of the hops from start to finish. Not a huge fans of red ales but this was decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerman6686 (6592) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2012
This poured poured a darker red color with a large beige head. Aroma was grassy and fruity hops, caramel and toasted malt, and light alcohol. Flavor was bitingly bitter upfront with minimal fruity hop character, followed by bland caramel malt, and then a huge punch in the face of alcohol. This thing is extremely brutal and unrefined, in a very bad way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbsmith (72) - Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Aroma is pineapple hops with backbone. Barely off-white head, thin, tiny bubbles. Amber color. Sweet from the git-go. Very citrusy hops but with enough pine to add some depth. Not too malty. Nice bitter finish. Bells says itís an imperial red, ratebeer says itís a double IPA- toes the line between both well. Interesting and well done but not a Hopslam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holtguy (175) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2012
This one reminds me of Kuhnhenn DRIPA, though less IPA-ey and more malty, red ale-ey. But similar piney, resiny, grapefruitey aroma and flavor. I find this beer to be a little more balanced but a little less intense. Itís still intense, mind you. Also, this beer packs a wallop at its titular 11% abv, which isnít noticeable in the flavor. The intense flavors make it a sipper, thankfully, or else Iíd be on the floor right quick.

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