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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

2,557 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,557
Reviews: 1,100
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 111
Gots: 232 | 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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Photo of pagriley
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Something on the nose and in the back of the palate about this one. An over toasted nuttiness / burnt sugar thing that didn't sit well with me. Otherwise a really nice beer, but something in the darker malts just wasn't in harmony for me.

Photo of heerboth
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DanielMB
4.64/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of uvachief
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Full finger of head that dissipated quickly. Nice lingering lacing. Pours a mahogany brown amber red. Smells slightly like malts, hops, spices like cloves maybe but only slight and little else. Thick in the mouth like a good winter warmer or old English ale should be. Tastes are malt, hops, something like tea, sugar and spice. Little bitter aftertaste but very subtle. Really tasty as it gets to room temperature. Can't place the fruit notes. I don't taste any espresso like some reviewers. Tea and maybe apricots? It's good. Hides the abv well. I could drink a few of these watching the football.

Photo of mikerieder
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Bustersuess
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harleydls
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is fun and drinkable. It has a short 1 finger head but lingering lace. The nose is caramel and vanilla with hints of chocolate and spice. The flavor is sweet on the start and underscores the nose with a bitter finish that draws out some espresso notes. Mouthfeel is pleasant and very drinkable. I like it for a winter ale and will look for more.

Photo of Yancey82
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarkRott67
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blvdlover
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of poohbearzeccola
3.57/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IPA1978
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucular
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of unimatrix1
4.77/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ranger7
3.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Malty front with a small hop bite in back.

Photo of jera1350
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VRH
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tea, cocoa, dried grass, straw, drying finish; very nice

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TKV
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

This is a good strong winter warmer, high-alcohol and spicy for those cold snowy days. Another solid offering from Great Divide, who does big beers like this very well.

Photo of JoninVT
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hibernation Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,557 ratings.