Hibernation Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by SuperSpy:
4.28/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A - A clear toffee color with a tan head that dies down fairly fast and leaves a gorgeous foam ring behind.
S - Rich sweet toasted malt, hints of caramel and dark fruits.
T - All the toasted and dark malt that is in the nose makes its way into the flavor as well, but is much more pronounced, and balanced with a spicy hop bitterness that rounds out with cocoa and a nice dry finish.
M - This could afford to be a bit chewier but is still a fairly heavily bodied beer.
D - I could sip on these all night. If they weren't so high in alcohol that's exactly what I would do. Why are so many of the best beers not meant to be session beers?
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2007 05:12:10 | More by SuperSpy
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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 2,170 ratings.