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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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Ratings: 2,184 | Reviews: 1,064 | Display Reviews Only:
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jds16

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-28-2014 04:11:02 | More by jds16
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zacalabeer76

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-27-2014 04:59:00 | More by zacalabeer76
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Rockjocknroll

California

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

06-26-2014 06:04:17 | More by Rockjocknroll
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Stephen_Purdue

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

06-26-2014 05:49:54 | More by Stephen_Purdue
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my_knew_craft

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

06-21-2014 23:43:02 | More by my_knew_craft
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Necronomad

Switzerland

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-20-2014 03:12:07 | More by Necronomad
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Flaherbear

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-19-2014 20:18:24 | More by Flaherbear
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Mesa512

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -25.6%

06-17-2014 23:49:53 | More by Mesa512
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carneyxii

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-16-2014 22:18:09 | More by carneyxii
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jgraciti

Oklahoma

2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

06-16-2014 19:44:00 | More by jgraciti
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sohearn

Alabama

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-13-2014 03:12:39 | More by sohearn
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

06-11-2014 02:18:43 | More by Gonzoillini
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1000lbgrizzly

Illinois

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
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-08-2014 23:21:26 | More by appetiteforparis
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thetimhortonsman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-07-2014 15:54:48 | More by thetimhortonsman
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Kaizoku

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-07-2014 10:40:22 | More by Kaizoku
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Lagerquestrian

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-07-2014 01:29:14 | More by Lagerquestrian
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PatM

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-01-2014 22:31:05 | More by PatM
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

05-31-2014 08:12:04 | More by zestar
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Prospero

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

05-29-2014 22:05:36 | More by Prospero
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TX-Badger

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-29-2014 02:07:17 | More by TX-Badger
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-26-2014 00:42:01 | More by williamjbauer
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint: color is amber to brown, head is tan, dense with fine bubbles and leaves nice lacing on the glass.
Smell is wonderful, great malt, aged wood and subtle flavors: not fruity but deeper malt notes and light oak or wood notes.
Taste is similar to the aroma as the malt has aged well and taken on some unique flavors, again not the deeper, sweeter malt flavors like a barleywine but balanced sweetness that has been aged a bit and lighter hop bitterness. Hops are earthy, subtle and not overpowering, maybe some grass.
Mouthfeel is one of the points that seem to be unrefined, its a bit biting, somewhat crisp; the malt flavors present nicely and rouned but theres a lingering biting flavor or feel that takes away from the aged aroma and flavor.
Overall, a very pleasant ale, unique in flavor and really hides the strength well.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2014 04:07:30 | More by mvanaskie13
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VTEno17

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-21-2014 01:07:40 | More by VTEno17
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jtransel

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

05-17-2014 05:20:58 | More by jtransel
Hibernation Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,184 ratings.