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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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3.6
dogfish120love (1335) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Pours a dark murky orange. Notes of caramel and grapefruit. A little past it’s prime. Citrus and notes of alcohol. Could easily be mistaken for a barely wine.

3.6
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottled. Poured a lovely shade of clear, medium orange with a dense beige head. The aroma picked up fresh, juicy pine, floral, and citrus notes over sweet biscuity malts.. some excellent pineapple on the back too.. loved it! I didn’t dig the actual drinking part as much, though.. the flavor got a little messt.. sharp fruity bitterness and peppery alcohol upfront, with fruit meat and biscuity malt support.. peppery and hot on the long, bitter finish.. overly aggressive with just too much going on. Medium-plus bodied and very bitter on the palate.. felt stronger than it needed to be.. there were fleeting moments of excellence, but the heavy hand won.

3.6
obguthr (6456) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Even mix of caramel and pine needle on the nose, moderate strength. Hazy copper, thick yellow head, fine floaties. Woody overripe orange and cherries flavor. Some caramel hints. Alcohol fairly well concealed.

3.6
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Name: This One Goes to 11
Date: October 26, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Square Pub, Decatur
Appearance: clear copper, fine beige head, heavy lace
Aroma: sweet citrus aroma, crystal sweetness, spicy
Flavor: sweet spicy flavor, citrus and pine, backed by crystal sweetness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.6
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle:   Deep amber, moderate frothy sandy head, fairly nice lacing.   Strong sweetened pithy citrus like aroma.   Subtle alcohol.   A little rough on the tongue, strong citrus and pith, a little green, some warming.   Decent malt base, somewhat sweet, hoppy but not too biting.   Certainly feels like 11%, but its not too hot or alcoholic.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes with a candied citrus peel, pith, and soft alcohol.   Seems a decent beer, warming, some flavors, not too brash, yet still seems a little young in some aspects.   Certainly gets your buzz on!


3.6
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.

3.6
hopscotch (11161) - 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!

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
mR_fr0g (12599) - 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.

3.5
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Cherries, roasted malts, and decent amount of hops on the aroma and palate. Coming in at 11%, this is nicely balanced!


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