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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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 Bellís signature house ale yeast, This One Goes to 11 Ale finishes with a lingering warmth."

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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle from trade with umich03jm. Golden pour, moderate head, aroma is mostly malt with carmel notes and a piney, resinous hop aroma. The flavor is abundant malt, with a hop presence to keep things in balance. The malt is not obviously complex, but when it warms up a bit some nice flavor come through in the background, making this an interesting brew. The alcohol is in there too, but not in a big way, and it works well with the flavor. This finishes just as balanced as it starts, and the flavors hang in there well, so itís interesting right through the finish. Substantial mouthfeel but not thick and not overly sweet, though perhaps it pushes the limit there a bit. This reminds me of a balanced barley wine, except that it is very easy to drink. Nicely done.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gorditoabd (636) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
12 oz thanks to MrBunn. Thanks for coming through in the clutch! Pours a rich, deep ruby brown, with a thick almost glommy white head that glops a little before fading off. Nose is so strong of pine resin and grapefruit hints it makes me want to slap my momma. Taste is so full and sweet, yet appropriately light and lemony somehow, itís inexplicably the lightest heavy beer Iíve ever tried! This is straight fíd up, yo. Amazing shit. Clean, super well disguised ABV. Is there mint or something in this hiding the alcohol? Otherwise this shouldnít be possible. Wins my dog licking his own balls award...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tinco (615) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2012
Pours a beautiful deep red, amber color with a frothy off white head that disappears pretty quickly. Sweet malts, orange, some alcohol. Bitter taste, sweet orange, sweet malts, some alcohol in there, caramel, toasty, some pine at the back sweet juicy hops. Not too impressive but overall a great brew!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2012
A big beer for sure, but not too bad. Itís close to a DIPA as some have said, but you can still pick up on the red ale characteristics. Grass hop, candied grapefruit scent similar to orange PEZ candies. Bronze orange pour with a white half inch head to ring. Thick body, syrupy, sticky finish. Same flavor as the scent with a bit of an alcohol burn on the finish. As for cellaring, I wouldnít put this one away long. It tastes almost perfect as is. If anything, I might cellar it six months just to mellow the alcohol finish. Thatís it. Drink em while you got em!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Very refreshing aroma and great citrus taste. Nice bite. Love everything about this beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Iíve been waiting to get my hands on this beer for a number of months. I was fortunate enough to find a bottle, but wasnít able to get more. Appearance: A very nice orange-red color. No haze. A pretty nice creamy head thatís 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. Iím surprised Iím 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 wonít cry knowing this is more than likely my last one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Enticing aroma and attractive amber pour with a complex taste and lingering, warming aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BillHick420 (459) - NORWAY - FEB 15, 2013
Pours dark amber with an off-white, frothy head. Nose of an IPA; citrus. Full bodied, with aroma of citrus, hints of fruit, some alcohol. Decent, but didnít expect it to taste like an IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burgy (456) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
libertine (433) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2012
pours amber with thin white head.aroma is tangerine,grapefruit,cherries and toasted malt.flavor starts off with a citrus grapefruit burst,cherrie, tropical fruits follow with caramel and toast.the pine resin isnt as present as dipas ive had in the past.medium body and lively carbonation with a fizzy mouthfeel.the finish is a mild bitterness for a dipa.alchohol is present but balanced with the flavors.by far the best dipa ive had.the hops is presenty but not overywelmingly dry.balanced all the way around.excellent


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