Hibernation Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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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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