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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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."

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3.9
djd07 (14507) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle thanks to Gibson. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong floral and citrus. Medium mouthfeel wth nice resin and pine with light bitterness. Very nice.

3.7
Tmoney99 (14479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured a clear copper color with large frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate heavy complex hop aroma with a citra tone. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a solid beer and very good double IPA.

3.7
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Draft. Crystal clear amber body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grape, orange/grapefruit, light pineapple. Taste is moderately sweet, grape, orange, some grapefruit, light alcohol. Low carbonation, medium-full body.

3.7
Drake (13737) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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
Dogbrick (13010) - 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.

3.8
crossovert (12929) - Chicago, 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.

4.1
hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2012
12oz bottle. Poured a copperish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of juicy citrus, floral, pine, and spicy hoppiness. Tastes of floral hops, citrus, the same spiciness, toasty, and pine. Alcohol content hidden.

3.8
Sammy (12204) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Did not realize this bottle was at 11%. A presentable strong ale, with a good hop and toast aroma inviting me in. This reddish tinged and very heady and lacey offering had a sooth creamy mouthfeel. The hops are there in abundance, but not overally assertive. They linger on the palate. Sizable malt bill backing a big IBU. Good drinkability, the colder weather was appropriate to savor this one.Flanders Red

3.6
mR_fr0g (12110) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle shared at the Kenny 20K mega monster tasting. 15/01/2016. Many thanks to Kenny for this one. Hazed golden orange coloured pour with a small white head. Aroma is spicy lemon, perfume, zesty lemon, honey, earthy grains. Flavour is composed of hay, earthy grains, honey, zesty lemon, Palate is sticky, honey, moderate carbonation, spicy. Some jammy fruits In the finish. Ok.

3.3
slowrunner77 (12043) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"This imperial red was 3 mo old but tasted and smelled older. Too bad, cause the malts used were really nice, with a Carmely fruity nutty sweetness. There were some citrus hops and bitterness left but they were obviously faded. Fresh, I think this may be in Oskar blues territory, but has a short shelf life I guess..."


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