Hibernation Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by raznug:
4.23/5 rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: This beer pours a crystal clear and deep garnet color and is topped with a 1/4” of off white colored head.
Smell: This beer has a rich aroma to it that is dominated by the malt but there is a small amount of hops in the background that is just noticeably there.
Taste: The taste is a complex series of flavors that just swirl in the mouth and makes for a very tasty brew that has a lot going on. A good malt backbone dominates but I can’t even begin to place all the flavors to it; there are oak notes, a little hop flavor, a small amount of alcohol burn to make it kind of warming on a chilly windy day.
Mouthfeel: This is a medium bodied beer that is a slow sipper and a good beer to look up on a chilly day anywhere in the country.
Serving type: bottle
11-03-2012 14:59:33 | More by raznug
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.