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RATINGS: 253   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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3.7
Atom (2574) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2012
12oz bottle pours a bright clear amber with a medium khaki head. Aroma is very fruity, mango, candied pineapple, caramel malts, with some hops and slight alcohol. Taste has deep bright fruits throughout and a toasted caramel malt backbone. At first it is pretty boozy, as it warms it starts to give way to resinous bitter hops. A little hot but a very tasty DIPA.

3.7
tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 3, 2012
12oz bottle shared . Pours orangish red with off white head. The aroma is a punch you in the face hop explosion. The oozing of the piny resinous hops hang from the glass. The flavor is a strong blend of many hops. Hard to discern which one is which. But are they balanced so nicely. On the back end you get a smooth alcohol burn but it is mild for 11 percent.

3.7
b3shine (9150) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle to snifter. Looks good; a semi-transparent copper with off-white lacing. Smells goog too; HOPPY with a nice malt backbone. Tastes tastes like it smells, but a little hot and boozy. Average on the palate. Will probably revisit in a month or two.

3.7
mikem409 (2029) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2012
bottle. pours dark clear orange with a pleasent off white head. big piney aroma. taste is very hop forward with some berry like sweetness coming in

3.7
drfabulous (8590) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 6, 2012
12 ounce. Taste is sweet and malty. Big hoppy aroma. Some nice bitterness in the aroma. But then the taste goes orange sweet. I just want that sweet toned back a bit. But a nice double or red ale, however you want to call it.

3.7
BelgianBeerGal (4158) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Draft sample at Big Beers. So I guess this is the undercover contiuation of the batch series. Pretty tasty over all. Nice sweet malt to balance the big bitterness.

3.6
bwa5879 (959) - 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

3.6
DalzAle (2038) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle. Clear dark orange pour, a little bit of carbonation and an aroma of nice strong hoppy malt. Flavor also has a nice spicy malty backbone, syrupy alcohol and lingered with some subdued hops. Good beer, slightly above average.

3.6
portableparty (2384) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber with a tight off white head that settles to a spotty film and subtle lacing. Aroma has grapefruit and piny hops with a big mix of caramel malt and spice. Taste is bitter piny resinous hops and caramel malt with a little spice with a warming finish. Palate is slick and warming with a chalky finish. With it being 11% it goes down nicely!

3.6
GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2012 355mL packaged 9/13/2012. Pours a clear, deep reddish amber with a medium, creamy, yellow head. Spotty, weak lacing. Nose is orange syrup, maple, mild cheese, strawberry cake, some freezer vegetables, sticky Grand Marnier. Taste is quite aggressive pine sap and pine needles slapping you in the face with a hefty dose of malt body. Ends up feeling rich, very bitter, dense, but with almost no tropical NZ hop character. Certainly malt forward with 100 IBU smackdown. Palate is thick, bitter, maple, sticky, small boozy heat. Not bad- but almost the exact opposite of every beer I’ve been enjoying lately. Not sure if Larry Bell reads ratebeer forums, but this is exactly what people are getting tired of: boozy, sticky, mega pine bitter, red Double IPA. Ughhhhh. 10/5/2012 6/3/6/3/12=3.0

355mL. Pours with a larger yellow head, excellent retention. Nose is more maple and barleywine character, orange syrup, some whiskey, orange liqueur. Taste is creamy, sweet, some barleywine toffee, warming alcohol. Works nicely as a barleywine. I’d dump the DIPA moniker. 10/9/2012 7/4/7/4/14=3.6


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