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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

2,550 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,550
Reviews: 1,099
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 111
Gots: 231 | 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 BurdockBoy
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattmarka1
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sundevil21
3.14/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is the first Great Divide brew I've come across that I haven't truly enjoyed. I can't explain it, but it had an odd taste to me. Something I still can't put my finger on, even the next day. Perhaps just me at a bad time, or perhaps a bad bottle. I was surprised that it tasted the way it did, because I did not feel that it was a English Style Old Ale. I might try it again in the future just to be sure.

Photo of helios7
3.44/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hseldon15
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ManBearPat
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

tasty winter warmer.. very little spice, if at all.

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.08/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into an Imperial pint glass.
Looks fine. Smells okay. Tastes meh.
Overall I can't find myself buying another bottle.
Confused by the high rating.

Photo of hophead86
4.81/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StoutBoi
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CarlosRuizsChauffeur
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zleverenz
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of V1per41
3.38/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gillagorilla
3.1/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Heavy Seas tulip (bottled on 8/27/14)

A: Dark brown with basically no head and only the slightest collar initially.
S: Weird, old malts and not much else.
T: Off-tasting and weird malt flavors. Tasted old, with no hops whatsoever.
M: Nice bit of carbonation, but it seemed at odds with the overall beer.
O: No idea what is wrong here, but this is supposed to be a darn good beer. I'm getting mediocre to bad.

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

Photo of Inglum515
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Nickgiraud
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of glinnebur
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of happydrunk
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Hibernation Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,550 ratings.