Hibernation Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Ratings: 2,172 | Reviews: 1,064 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Pegasus:
4.23/5 rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a mahogany brown with a modest slow-developing tan head, lots of sticky lace rings the glass walls.
Aroma: Mild hop aroma with notes of vanilla, cinnamon, sweet alcohol, and wood.
Taste: Opens with rich malty flavors that flow into bitter chocolate, caramel and finish with a burst of hops and coffee. A very strong beer with lots of character. Simply excellent.
Mouth feel: Smooth, rich, soft, and very pleasant, with slight carbonation.
Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a twist -off crown, served in a standard pint tap glass. The label notes that this sample was produced in 2001, with no month information.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2002 19:12:07 | More by Pegasus
More User Reviews:
3.98/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Ruby/copper, hazy and even some distinguishable sediment, little head, a few lazy bubbles rise.
S: Smoke and coffee, caramel, something else akin to the smell of an old person's house, like raw wheat stalks; it's kinda endearing, but not something I want for too long.
T: Caramel, coffee, a little smoke, and.... something chemically, like vinegar. Stale malt perhaps? It's prominent, a significant blemish on this otherwise great beer. My score is lofted only because this is expected of the style, but my personal dislike will probably keep me from a return to this one.
M: Light, somewhat filmy. It would be very drinkable, were it not for that abrasive flavor.
O: I'll need to get used to the style before I can enjoy this one. Definitely has promising notes, and overall a perfect candidate for the style, but my personal aesthetic score would be noticeably lower.
Serving type: bottle
06-09-2014 05:00:02 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
Hibernation Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,172 ratings.