Hibernator - Long Trail Brewing Co.
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Reviews by HogHill:
3.35/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Pours a mahogany brown, the body is quite clear. A light tan colored head wisps away after a few minutes.
Smells of lightly roasted malts, not much hop bitterness in the nose.
Tastes clean, malt is the main flavor here. There is an earthiness to it, reminiscient of tea. There is a mild hop bitterness on the finish. Again, very clean tasting.
Feels medium bodied, moderate amount of carbonation.
Overall: a decently enjoyable winter ale, at 5.6% it is nice to drink on a cold winter's day. Though it is not interesting enough to me to drink more than one or two.
Notes from the bottle: Hardy and robust, this full-bodied, malty brew with a smooth finish features a blend of 6 malts and a dash of honey. A great Winter Warmer!
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2005 20:03:27 | More by HogHill
More User Reviews:
3.73/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
I am stunned at just how many and of what kinds of beers are in my backlog. I bought these with every intention of drinking them in season and then things seemed to get away from me. At least, I am catching up at this point.
From the bottle: "HIBERNATOR This robust and malty brew will take the bite from a cold winter night. ENJOY!"; "UNFILTERED WINTER BREW"; "TAKE A HIKE!"
I popped the cap and let fly, watching breathlessly as the pseudo-cascade took place, slowly morphing into two-plus fingers of dense, tawny head with great retention. Color was a brownish-copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was rich and sweet with malt - caramel, cocoa, toffee. Oh my. There are times that I question my buying habits because as a hophead, this is not in my wheelhouse. The head fell in an unusual way, collapsing down and in on itself. Mouthfeel was medium and the richness of the malt almost threw me into diabetic shock! It was tasty, though, more like toffee than caramel. Finish was sweet, but not cloying, so I did not have any problem drinking all of it. This is one that would be more suited for the Winter season, if I were to get it again.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2014 23:30:27 | More by woodychandler
Hibernator from Long Trail Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 671 ratings.