Hibernator - Long Trail Brewing Co.
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Reviews by JTBacon:
3.4/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
To say it quickly, this beer is good. It looks by the label to be more of a 'winter' beer. But it isn't at all. It's not dark, or heavy, or has a distinct taste. But it is good, and I can see it being relatively easy to drink several of these. It's pretty neutral, so I can see IPA and Ale fans enjoying this...while those that like a darker and heavier fare try a few of those for a lighter alternative. Long Trail is a fine brewery that makes some great beers...this one probably ranks slightly above the median of its offerings. Enjoy!
Serving type: bottle
10-29-2012 17:43:01 | More by JTBacon
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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 664 ratings.