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Hibernation Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Hibernation AleHibernation Ale

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2,212 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,212
Reviews: 1,064
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 97
Gots: 119 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

hiphopj5, Jun 20, 2012
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carteravebrew, Jun 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

jmcgahran1, Jun 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

cowboy83, Jun 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

mkennedy119, Jun 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

rcjennings, Jun 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

JohnQVD, Jun 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

KevinTK, May 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Ispeakforthetrees, May 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Tash2360, May 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

SickNukes, May 21, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev +0.5%

12 Oz bottle poured into a snifter
Dated10/23/11 (7 months)

A- Super hazy dark brown with a half finger off white head. Pretty nice looking alcohol legs.

S- Caramel, toffee and a little dark fruit like raisins. Some roasted malts but its mostly sweet caramel.

T- A ton of caramel in this one, some roasted malts. A bit of a fig flavor but not much really. A dry and light fruit yeasty aftertaste.

M- Very chewy, this beer has a big mouth feel. Perfect carbonation, lingering sticky mouth feel. slightly warming.

O- This is textbook example of an old ale in my opinion, I got a couple more im going to let pick up some age and I would love to get my greasy mittens around a barrel aged version.

TwelveOunces, May 18, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -3.2%

pours an opaque, slightly ruddy chestnut tone with maybe a finger of tan-colored head; some lacing, though nothing to write home about.

big sweet, malty nose... caramel, some roastiness... also picking up a subdued nutty characteristic. aroma largely pulls through in the taste. nuttiness is more pronounced, and i get a big dose of roasted and bready malts along with the suggestion of dark fruitiness. some bitter hoppiness in the finish. pretty tasty. nice wintry beer.

smooth, medium-plus bodied mouthfeel. overall a solid if unspectacular brew, probably not something i'd spend a lot of time with at a sitting.

originally reviewed: 10-29-2010

BostonHops, May 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

irongator, May 14, 2012
Photo of draheim
4/5  rDev -0.7%

12oz bottle (bottled 10/6/2011) into a snifter. Pours a deep amber w/ a thick beige head, decent retention, webs of lace & moderate carb.

Aroma is heavily malty - toffee, caramel, dark fruit.

Taste follows same malty profile, balanced by plentiful hops. Fruity, caramelly, smoky.

Mouthfeel is a little sticky, lingering - about what you'd expect for the style.

Overall a good old ale, but not the best. Still worth a try.

draheim, May 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

kaelingirl, May 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Irrationalist, Apr 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

tln13, Apr 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

blandle12, Apr 19, 2012
Hibernation Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,212 ratings.