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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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3.8
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle to glass. Sweet label. Pours a slight hazy amber color with a light tan head. Aroma is a very pleasant hop wallop, with floral fruity aromas. Nice malty balance in the flavor. A very nice beer indeed.

3.6
kbudd19 (1019) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle from Tim, thanks man! Appearance is reddish brown with a nice amount of head. Aroma is pine, brown sugar, and sweet caramel malts. Taste is brown sugar, pine, with a hoppy bitter sweet finish. Medium mouthfeel, nice carb. Solid strong ale, malty and big but without the alcohol burn.

3.6
bwa5879 (945) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2012
On tap at eccentric cafe. Ruby/brown pour with eighth inch white foam head. Very sweet grapefruit hop aroma. Warms the mouth initially. Strong bitter feeling at first. Really piney bitter taste, a little pungent fruitiness, raisin/pineapple for sure. Not overpowering for the ABV. Finish is candy sweet like smarties but leaves a warm throat and dry tongue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Great hop aromas. Citrusy hop flavors. One of the best batch beers. Overall fantastic.

3.5
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Thanks for sharing, bro! Pours a dirty red color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is medicinal, caramel malts, resinous hops. Taste is like a barley wine.....medicinal, chewy caramel and toffee malts.

3.6
kayres (888) - , Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy orange copper with a medium tan head. Huge floral hop nose. Fresh citrusy hop flavors backed with a full bodied malty bready profile. Strong hop flavor throughout with a bright finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2012
12 oz bottle, Whole Foods Columbus. Dark red pour; head dissipates into nothing and can’t be resurrected. This one needs to breathe for a while before its glory is revealed. Aroma very sweet and vinous, malty, bready, dark fruit, ethanol, citrus, butter. Flavor is deep and malty but not terribly defined; alcohol presence is clear from opening to finish. Mouthfeel medium thickness but somehow full; slightly oily; light stickiness. Nice beer; the alcohol content isn’t on the bottle but I suppose I should have ascertained that it was 11%; from the flavor, this isn’t terribly surprising.

3.7
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Orange-red with enormous, tightly-bubbled head that sticks around for awhile. Big caramel and "red" aroma with piney hops. Flavor is big sweet malts with piney hop kick at the end. No mistaking this as an imperial red ipa hybrid. I wish the malts were a little less sweet, and that the abv was a little better hidden, but this is an imperial, after all. Strong and pretty tasty beer. Would like to try more IPA/red hybrids - Summit’s Horizon was quite tasty in particular.

3.6
ddemmingjr (800) - 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 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2012
This beer is an imperial amber to commemorate Bell’s 11,000th batch with the name being a reference to the movie Spinal Tap.Good looking imperial amber. The nose is big and complex. Plenty of sweet malt, some cherry, a slight oakiness, some onion (Warrior hops?), and a touch of alcohol. The flavors too, big and malty. Flavors are sweet and slightly fruity, again with the sweet cherry character. As you continue to drink the hoppiness increases and the alcohol presence lessens, increasingly drinkability. Overall I thought this was a really nice imperial amber.


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