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Hibernation Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Hibernation AleHibernation Ale

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BA SCORE
90
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2,596 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 2,596
Reviews: 1,107
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 114
Gots: 261 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-26-2001

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Ratings: 2,596 | Reviews: 1,107
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4.78/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ncustead
3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jason_nwx
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mtomlins
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on Aug 2012; Poured on Feb 2015

Pours a nice rich brown with 1-2 fingers creamy tan head with nice lacing. Nice nose, rich in sweet malt, raisins and currents, plums, burnt brown sugar, almonds. The grains have really developed with age and come through full and round; heavy raisins, toasted grain, molasses and toffee. Good carb and a medium body. A great beer!

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4.7/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty frickin awesome. Yep, pretty frickin awesome.

Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very good beer especially for the winter time

Photo of ramrod666
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlesstheHarvest
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of psmith161
4.49/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ManWithNoName
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of azkkr
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Seabass1964
3.66/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Summer92
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grahuba
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Valentno7
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MidwestBA
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shaler_Tate
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zach122
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, very dark, almost opaque mahogany color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed wispy clouds that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic. Tons of toasted and roasted malt, imparting notes of freshly baked bread, dark chocolate and dark molasses. I also get notes of clove and juniper.

Taste: Strong notes of toasted malt up front, like freshly baked dark bread, followed by some dark chocolate-like bitterness balanced nicely with some caramel and toffee-like sweetness and spices of clove and burnt orange peel.

Mouthfeel: Slightly chewy and with some pretty good carbonation. With an ABV of 8.7%, there is just a touch of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a delicious beer! I love the strong notes of dark chocolate and toasted malt, beautifully balanced with toffee and spice. I’ll definitely get this again next Christmas!

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3.51/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jfn
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best fall/winter ales out there. Great divide makes many great beers but this is tops. Great color and very smooth. You want to take your time drinking, experience worth it.

Photo of Jarmo177
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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Hibernation Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,596 ratings.