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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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RCLOHR267

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-04-2014 14:33:33 | More by RCLOHR267
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jadler16

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

05-02-2014 17:51:16 | More by jadler16
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Catracho5

California

3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving Type: 12 ounce bottle poured into a beer tulip glass. Bottled on date is October 2013, drinking April 2014.

Appearance: Poured aggressively and did not produce much a head. The beer is cola colored with a small head that has tons of tiny bubbles. It is not hazy or cloudy pretty clear.

Smell: I am not sure if its the beer's age, 6 months, but I am not getting much of an aroma. Malt, wood, toffee, no alcohol on the nose.

Taste: Malt up front, some toffee on the backend, the alcohol is barely noticeable for an 8.7% abv. There is a kind of mellowed wood flavor that lingers, the malt is prevalent. Some bitterness, really smooth, very drinkable.

Mouthfeel: Not a lot of carbonation, bitterness on the tongue, dry on the palate, the alcohol while not noticeable in the flavor is warming the mouth, throat, and stomach. Nice warming feeling.

Overall: Good beer, malty, dry flavor, the warmth would be great for a cold night, has that warming effect on the body, very drinkable for an 8.7% beer. I would like to try this one fresher.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2014 01:09:20 | More by Catracho5
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AD17

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

04-28-2014 17:23:54 | More by AD17
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SammyJaxxxx

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-28-2014 06:04:06 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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Lukebell15

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-28-2014 02:38:04 | More by Lukebell15
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koopa

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-27-2014 21:48:56 | More by koopa
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zdauber

New York

3/5  rDev -25.6%

04-27-2014 18:55:55 | More by zdauber
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-26-2014 06:27:58 | More by Satchboogie
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-25-2014 20:11:34 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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GRap

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-25-2014 01:40:32 | More by GRap
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wildcatboy

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-25-2014 01:28:08 | More by wildcatboy
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Mlawrence

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-25-2014 00:49:36 | More by Mlawrence
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anabar

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-24-2014 18:48:18 | More by anabar
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-16-2014 22:49:48 | More by Kegatron
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a dark woody brown color. a small half finger tan head that sticks around forever and leaves a lacing on the sides. hazy and almost opaque.

Smell: first thing i notice is and earthy hop aroma, a little bit of an herbal note as well. darker malts come through as well, mostly chocolate but perhaps some roasted malts too.

Taste: opens up with dark malts, a strong chocolate mixed with lighter roasted malts. strong earthy hops and a little bit of an herbal finish. very subtle crystal malts gets lost in the middle. low to medium alcohol strength

Mouthfeel: fairly heavy. bitter and warm

Overall: a good beer. but not quite near the level of the best old ales. the strong hoppiness is good and should age out well. the main problem I find with this beer is that I find a lot of chocolate and roasty flavors which shouldn't be overpowering in this style. but still an enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 23:59:34 | More by SportsandJorts
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-13-2014 17:00:57 | More by thatoneguymike
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wellsnb

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-12-2014 18:11:09 | More by wellsnb
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jellikit

Washington

4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: dark autumn with an auburn hint to the light. Thin head. No lacing.
Smell: toasty roasty. Dark caramel.
T: roasty. Malty. We'll balanced. Burned caramel hints.
M: low carbonation. Big body. Think Jessica Simpson.
O: great big beer. We'll balanced dark beer. Big malt balanced with the alcohol and hops. My thought of an old ale.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 03:56:57 | More by jellikit
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-12-2014 03:41:19 | More by bigbeers84
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bernat1971

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -38%

04-09-2014 17:01:26 | More by bernat1971
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Patches826

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-09-2014 05:49:56 | More by Patches826
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kevindp9

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-08-2014 06:00:00 | More by kevindp9
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AdamAles

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.1%

04-07-2014 20:21:05 | More by AdamAles
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-05-2014 20:54:40 | More by BamfBacon
Hibernation Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,184 ratings.