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Barrel Aged Hibernation Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Barrel Aged Hibernation AleBarrel Aged Hibernation Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

151 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 166
Gots: 47 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  12.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: waltonc on 11-17-2009)
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

12-30-2013 00:48:48 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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david18

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

12-29-2013 15:24:58 | More by david18
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

11-30-2013 19:24:50 | More by plumcrazyfx
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4/5  rDev -1%

11-25-2013 02:07:19 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

11-25-2013 01:14:50 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Evan

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1%

11-18-2013 03:54:15 | More by Evan
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kristougher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

11-17-2013 16:18:49 | More by kristougher
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

11-17-2013 14:06:51 | More by hellhammermario
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

10-31-2013 15:17:48 | More by GRG1313
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beerman999999

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-30-2013 10:45:08 | More by beerman999999
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QuakeAttack

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-21-2013 20:57:12 | More by QuakeAttack
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

10-18-2013 06:42:30 | More by drewone
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cfh64

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

10-06-2013 06:28:01 | More by cfh64
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.9/5  rDev -3.5%

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

2011 vintage. Bottle # 2411.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, caramel, toffee, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and shows some solid bourbon barrel aging along with the base beer.

10-01-2013 21:52:12 | More by UCLABrewN84
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greg4579

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

09-30-2013 00:50:49 | More by greg4579
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

09-23-2013 11:58:39 | More by xnicknj
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RWNay

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

09-21-2013 03:41:57 | More by RWNay
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pattermj

Washington

2.9/5  rDev -28.2%

So I grabbed this even knowing the price as I love standard hibernation. Grabbed a bottle at the brewery, 2011 at $27 +tax + tip so not a cheap beer.

It pours a very nice hazy beer, not dark but definitely a beer which should have flavor. Noticed the same color with other barrel aged beers, not quite the color of unfiltered beers but close. The smell was of oak, bourbon, and dark fruits. I was somewhat hopeful but wondering where the malt and spice had disappeared to from the original hibernation. Some bourbon but honestly not huge compared to the strait barrel. The flavor to me was just flat, very little from the olfactory sense and nothing from the original beer. I was hoping for more and sadly disappointed. Barrel, bourbon, small dark fruits, and nothing else, Mouth feel, it had a little carbonation. Upon pouring a slight head appears but nothing stuck. Could feel it in mouth which was nice but didn't help with the lack of depth in the taste.

Overall I am disappointed. I love hibernation and plan on buying another case when it comes out. Price to flavor I would say this falls flat and I would recommend against it. Maybe with just 1 year on it, it would maintain but not what I had.

09-16-2013 02:51:27 | More by pattermj
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DLucky

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

09-05-2013 01:04:24 | More by DLucky
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jivex5k

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-26-2013 17:03:24 | More by jivex5k
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bmmortale

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1%

08-25-2013 15:03:42 | More by bmmortale
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.66/5  rDev -9.4%

2011 bottle, thanks willandperry!

Appearance. Pours a hazy chestnut brown with half a finger of off white head that doesn't last long.

Smell. Whiskey, dark fruits, brown sugar, caramel, molasses, tobacco, chocolate.

Taste. Brown sugar, whiskey barrel, caramel, light and dark fruits with a slight tangyness.

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body, below medium carbonation.

Overall. A good big beer. Nothing amazing going on, but solid and drinkable.

08-13-2013 00:06:00 | More by Rutager
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-29-2013 22:20:07 | More by Kopfschuss
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Nobcefus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

07-22-2013 14:03:44 | More by Nobcefus
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-14-2013 17:49:16 | More by WOLFGANG
Barrel Aged Hibernation Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.