burgy (460) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2012 Great beer. Not worth $18 a sixer. Aromatics start with piney, resinous hops and a mild alcohol smell. Appearance is deep burnt red with small wispy off white head. Taste starts with caramel malt and finishes with piney resin bitterness. Palate is medium in body and quite pleasant. Overall, I nice but too pricey. MeithKichon (14) - - OCT 20, 2012
Not one for Red Ales but this one doesn't quite taste like one. Picked it up for 2 reasons: it's Bells new relapse but also bc of the movie reference. Very piney hop profile; the mouth feel, taste and appearance remind me of a DIPA. The bitterness is a punch in the mouth which I like most times but not from this one. Will not pay 17.99 for this beer in future. If nothing else I really wanted to like it. Cheers
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ddemmingjr (890) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2012
On draft at Winking Lizard. Nose is red hots, rubbing alcohol and earth. Flavors of resinous hops and sweet caramel malts. A bit syrupy cough drop texture.. Want to dig this more but at 11abv, it's one and done
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Poured into snifter, a dark amber with one finger beige head a decent amount of lacing with some alcohol legs. Up front the aroma is citrus hops im getting strong grapefruit and also some pine followed by a sugary sweetness. The taste is very well balanced a very nice hop profile im picking up mostly those piney hops and some honey type sweetness towards the middle of the tongue and the back end is slightly bitter. The alcohol is noticeable but very mellow and fits in perfectly. Very nice sipper here. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
12oz bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Pours a clear, deeper copper-amber colored body with a finger-width, creamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is big grapefruit and orange pine resins with some florals and a slightly chewy, sweet caramel malt with a light toast. Flavor is similar. Juicy, resiny citrus pines with grapefruits, oranges, and a few tropical fruit florals. Sweet, somewhat chewy caramel malt backing with touches of toast and bread. A light earth mixes with the pine resins as this finishes dry and fairly bitter, but sweet from the malts and juicy fruits. Lengthy aftertaste following a somewhat sticky and chewy, medium-full body and a soft, moderate carbonation. No hint of alcohol. Overall, not quite what I was expecting, but still a nice beer. Lots of resiny, fruity pines and a sweet, chewy caramel malt backing. I can see the chewiness and stickiness getting to be too much once the hops fade, but right now this is solid.
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle. Piney orange hops and caramel aroma. Copper with a large tan head, nice lacing. Resinous piney hops, orange, pineapple, sweet burnt caramel malt, and alcohol flavor. Medium to full sticky body, with a bit of alcohol warmth. Big robust beer. beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle pours a clear copper color with thick off white top that laces. Scent is hops, toasted malts, grass, and caramel...some booze. Taste is caramel, sweet then a piney/earthy bitterness. Sticky. brian60625 (756) - Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Go big or go home! That appears to be the aim of Bell’s "this one goes to 11" ale. It’s super-sacharined with boozy sweetness, and you’ll 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 it’s big gun and the 11% abv sprays you in the face. The malts do their best to balance things out, and that’s what makes it highly drinkable. But still, it’s a rocky ride that I’d pass on the next time I have the opportunity. jeremytoni (3083) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2012
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a lingering finish. blackflag321 (701) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle pour into pint. Clean red/gold color; small, quickly fading head. Big nose: fresh cherry and tropical fruit. Taste: tangy cherry, orange. This is quite a sipper. Drinking from a fresh 6-pack; not sure that I will have any to save to see if the flavor mellows with time.