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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

2,184 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,184
Reviews: 1,064
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 94
Gots: 110 | 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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swid

Missouri

3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer #12 (of 13) from my beer purchase in Indiana.

Great Divide Hibernation Ale pours a deep, dark ruby color. Atop the quasi-clear (when help up to a light) liquid sets a 1/4", cream-colored head. The head quickly collapses down to a soapy ring. Little carbonation, no lacing. The aroma is primarily a sweet caramel malt, along with a sweet and spicy alcohol aroma. Hops are present in a mild, herbal form.

The taste of this beer is dominated by the toasted and caramel flavors from the malt. A slightly nutty presence gives way a gentle spiciness from the alcohol; this beer is not afraid to show off its alcohol. Only a slight bitterness is evident after it rolls about in the mouth for a bit. Mouthfeel is exceptionally light for a beer of this ABV; finishes clean, with a slightly spicy alcohol aftertaste.

Although this beer isn't anything exceptional when you examine it closely, it's scary drinkable for its ABV; I was surprised how fast my glass disappeared. Not quite what I'm looking for in a strong beer, but it may be right up your alley, though.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2006 03:49:13 | More by swid
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Hibernation Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,184 ratings.