zgaier (1966) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Pours an orange red with a small beige head and sweet aroma of citrus, raisins, and alcohol. Taste is sweet, of hops, citrus, pine, toasted malt, fruits, and caramel notes with a long, nice finish. A lot of complex, good flavors, well balanced brew. mnmike (1091) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle pour. Just like Spinal Tap would like it - this one does indeed bring the hops with the booze. Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
I’ve been waiting to get my hands on this beer for a number of months. I was fortunate enough to find a bottle, but wasn’t able to get more. Fritz123 (1597) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Appearance: A very nice orange-red color. No haze. A pretty nice creamy head that’s about 3 fingers in height, but it goes away after about a minute. Lacing is pretty good on this.
Smell: All hops, really. Massive hop aroma. A lot of the citrus and piney aromas.
Taste/feel: Mm. Quite interesting. When I first took a sip, I got a massive amount of bitterness. Soon after, you get a good burst of malts. I found that surprising at first, but then I realized I was drinking an Amber. The after taste is probably the best part about 11 Ale. I get a lemon-like aftertaste with the malts and hops. It lingers for a little while, and I like it quite a bit. I’m surprised I’m giving this beer a 4, because I find this to me IMMENSELY bitter. This One Goes to 11 indeed. Very intense -- almost too much so for me. Regardless, a quality beer. The feel is a nice one ... pretty smooth, with a low/medium carbonation. I enjoy it, but I won’t cry knowing this is more than likely my last one.
Bottled shared at Sybarite Pig. Thanks Steve and Danny. Pours a very hazy, creamy looking light red. Very little head with mild lace. Pine, cherries, alphalpha, and malt. Taste of pine, pine resin, hay, cherries, berries, with a quick bitter finish. The aftertaste of pine really stays with you. Very good. hopscotch (11313) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle... Clear burnt-orange ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. I drank this one right after a bottle of Surly Syx. Ironically, it smells, tastes and feels a lot like Syx with less alcohol burn. It’s like Syx’s little brother. Syx’s 260 lbs little brother. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle; Pour is clear ruby brown with a modest off white head in this glass, quickly rimming the glass and creating a certain haze here - there is some modest lacing present as well. The nose is quite nice here ; its fruity, piney, resinous hops in big abundance - with some caramel and cherry notes present. I found it to be more impressive than expected, honestly. The flavor profile reveals the tropical fruit initial, with less bitterness than expected ; moving to the pine, grass, caramel, toffee, sweet bread, light cherry, while presenting a modest booze note - It has a really nice marriage of Malt, Hop, and ABV, combined with a prickly carbonation - It’s not as well done as some California "Red" Ales I’ve had - but its still a quality attempt arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, big thanks to Caleb for the pour! Dark reddish orange pour with thin but creamy off white head, aroma brought notes of dank pine, grass, some slight old aged hops with grapefruit, orange marmalade, lots of sweet caramelized sugars with toffee, caramel, hints of spice, slight dark fruits in there as well. Taste is a mix of dark fruits, caramelized sugars, slight booze, nice grass and pine into orange, grapefruit, touch of toffee, nice notes of spice, finishing fairly sweet, slight booze, slight bitterness. Pretty tasty. Dogbrick (14000) - 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. RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Very refreshing aroma and great citrus taste. Nice bite. Love everything about this beer. Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2013
No idea how this is rated so low. I think it is basically Hopslam with a tad more bite. Savoring my last few bottles.