BillHick420 (468) - 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 didn’t expect it to taste like an IPA. 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. 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
fitwitchik (433) - Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2013
From a bottle dated 9/12/13 into a snifter a golden amber with a thick cream head which dissipated into a nice creamy lace on the glass.
Aroma is very tropical pineapple?
Flavor is sweet malty delicious. Thinking dark cherry citrus. Malt is well balanced with the hoppy finish.
As this brew warms it became even more flavorful. Happy to have held back a bottle. Definitely still a winner. pellegjr (396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours clean auburn w/ foamy beige head. Tons of lacing that lasts. Aroma is big blast of resiny dank hops w/ some papaya in there. Rich and buttery malt profile, really interesting and refreshing relative to the typical sticky caramel messes of many DIPA’s. Diverse hop profile of equal parts resin, dank, and pine. Nice residual bitterness without being too oppressive. Really enjoyed this one.
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - JAN 21, 2013
A buddy of mine lucked into this beer at a Hy-Vee in Cedar Rapids. He saw it behind the counter and luckily the woman working had no clue that she wasn’t suppose to sell it and let him purchase a six pack of this beer and he was nice enough to share a bottle with me.
Categorized as an American Strong Ale or an Imperial Red This One Goes to 11 was rather obscure on the market this year. I know this beer comes with a hefty price tag but I do think a wider release of this beer would be great because this beer packed a ton of flavor and would be a definite buy again. Nice thick head with tons of lacing, the aroma of the centennial, simcoe, and mosiac hops stand out with grapefruit and citrus, followed nicely by the caramel and toasted aromas of the malts. Flavor resembles the aroma with a deceptively smooth finish.
Bells really brings their A game with this beer and they continue to impress with their limited release beers. Not as talked about as Hopslam is when it comes out, this beer should be on your list of beers to try, especially if you are into reds, ambers, or Belgian strongs, but watch out for that ABV, it can sneak up on you.
From the brewery:
“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.”
STYLE: American Strong/Imperial Red
PURCHASED AT: A Hy-Vee in Cedar Rapids.
Pour: Amber pour with a thick white head; great lacing on the glass.
Aroma: Grapefruit, caramel, toffee.
Taste: Very well balanced between the hops and malts, very drinkable for 11% beer.
My Recommendation: Find it, try it. A great beer to try and if you are new to this style this is a good place to start. pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2012
This beer is awesome. Clear ruby red in color with a whispy kakki head that lingers to the end. Deep cherry in the aroma, grape, passion fruit, caramel. Medium-bodied, lightly carbonated with a lingering finish. Starts out malty and sweet, but not cloying. Balanced well with an assertive, but soft bitterness. Fantastic brew. A real treat. gruberm (329) - - APR 1, 2013
Clearing backlog. No comments. Apologies, future ratings will have detail.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 1, 2012
pours amber red with small off white head. Aroma is sweet bready malt with lots of hops. Taste similar with a nice balance of sweet malt and hops, a bit syrupy on the mouthfeel. Really good beer dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - OCT 19, 2012
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.