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Hibernation Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,461 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,461
Reviews: 1,079
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 108
Gots: 184 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-26-2001)
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very good beer. Sweet molasses on the taste. Smell is not as good. Something odd on the nose, but not present when tasting the beer.

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3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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2.78/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Looks: dark brown very little if any light shining through. Smell: initially grains, bread batter after the pour. Later I only get floral herbaceous hops with minimal malt or grain. Taste: sad to say not my cup of tea. I don't like ale with this flavor profile. It reminds me of a doppelbock gone wrong. It has a nice balance of dark roasted malt with herbal hops. Might be the strong alcohol note. This would be good with a meal just not my preference for a sipping beer. YMMV. Mouth feel: very full almost syrupy. Overall: If you like old English ales with a darker roast malt and herbal hop and high ABV this could be for you. For me it is better to look else where Samuel Smith for example.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.8/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Trails End.

Pours a deep dark mahogany. Nearly opaque with a thin tan head. Smell is very complex - some roasted malts, dark fruits and winter spices. Flavor is really interesting - hoppy fig newtons comes to mind. Definitely some subtle hops, but its really about the dark fruit and spiciness. Body is medium/full with ample carbonation.

Overall, another very nice beer from Great Divide. They consistently make fine beer.

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4.05/5  rDev +0.5%

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Hibernation Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,461 ratings.