Hibernation Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Hibernation AleHibernation Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,481 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 2,481
Reviews: 1,086
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 111
Gots: 193 | 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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Photo of Harvest06
3.61/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Maloney1011
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: medium brown to dark copper, light cream colored head.

Smell: Carmel malts and raisins, alcohol noticeable but not overpowering.

Flavor: Sweetness, raisins, roasted malts, slightly nutty alcohol is much more noticeable.

Mouthfeel: Medium to medium high carbonation, medium heavy body.

Overall: Great twist on an old ale. Earthy fruits make it a pleasantly drinkable strong brew.

Side note: Poured from bottle, bought in Oklahoma City, OK, I would definitely buy this treat again. Fun winter brew.

Photo of zfw
3.16/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Nice malty smell, ok taste, finish/aftertaste was unpleasant to me. Aftertaste was almost like milk mixed with beer. Not a good combination.

Photo of dacoit
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.59/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Turbo
3.51/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kgoldsbe
3.41/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Smell and taste do not match. Smell is balanced between caramelized malt and herby hops. Taste has too many things going on in it that are not complimentary: the herb profile does not mesh well with the coffee/chocolate note base. Not my favorite beer from this solid brewing company.

Photo of Mikeko79
3.19/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Toffee, molasses, thick malt overwhelms hop character

Photo of MrBeige
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mev126
4.61/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
1.2/5  rDev -70.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A toffee coffee mess of a beer. I cringed with every sip. Absolutely disgusting. Drank at a reputed bar in NYC so I don't believe it was the tap lines.

Photo of NickTheGreat
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L (4.) – Nice dark color. A little lighter brown than Pepsi!

S (4.25) – Smells pretty good. Not quite coffee, not quite chocolate. How I like my stouts to smell, really.

T (3.75) – Interesting taste. I don’t get much chocolate or caramel or coffee. And I probably shouldn’t. I do kinda get a musty, raisin-like taste, and I don’t necessarily mean that in a bad way. Almost like a port wine, really.

F (4) – Not as thick as the color might make you think. Smooth, and easy to drink.

O (4)—I picked this one up on a lark, and I’m a big fan of Great Divide. It’s probably not in my top favorites of theirs, but it’s a nice beer. I’d drink again for sure, but maybe not a “must have” in my cellar.

Photo of bambinichole
3.06/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Been waiting to try this for awhile. 9.99 a 6 pack.
Ok smell is malt and tosted sesame with a hint of clove.and nutmeg I think. Tast in your face sesame and big malt and bitter hop on the back this is thick beer great for cold days and has a little burn to warm you up on them cold winter days.

Photo of RAC81
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mscott1975
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hooliganlife
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TommyBuckeye
4.59/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MisledTitan
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Carl_R
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MammothTarantula
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thecasehead
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cycle69
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hibernation Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,481 ratings.