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Hibernation Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Hibernation AleHibernation Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,172 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,172
Reviews: 1,064
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 94
Gots: 109 | 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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Reviews by gonzo138:
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gonzo138

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3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a very deep cloudy brown with very red hues when held up to the light has a white/cream colored head that did not retain incredibly well but did lace nicely

S- rich malty sweetness at first, a little chocolatey, a little bit fruity-kind of plum/raisin/grape aroma, also has a strong citric hoppy profile, alcohol smell is also somewhat present towards bottom of glass

T- complements smell, strong malty sweetness, very chocolatey, has the same strong grapefruit like hoppy bitterness at the finish

M- heavy body, good carbonation, tingley at the tip of the tounge, very sticky sweet and mouthcoating

D- a bit to alcoholic and full bodied to have too many of but for such a strong beer with such a deep flavor and such a high ABV still goes down very easily, will definitely be looking for this one in the years to come

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2006 09:30:14 | More by gonzo138
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Hibernation Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,172 ratings.