Hibernator - Long Trail Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Kitt:
2.85/5 rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A deep red-brown with a straw colored one-finger head. Prominent and persistent lacing.
Aroma rather weak. An earthy-malt scent. Not much here.
Taste rather bitter for a Scottish Ale. Malts not heavy or strong. Some caramel and a hint of citrus.
Mouthfeel is smooth and and fairly light. I disagree that this is a full-bodied ale. There is room for improvement.
Drinkability favorable. Definitely smooth. Carbonation prevalent, alcohol not quite as much.
Overall, I am disappointed with this beer. I had heard good things. It's not as rich or flavorful as I would have liked and I fell it has a rather weak body contrary to popular belief. By no means is this my favorite style of ale - but even so, I expected something that stands out. This beer seems rather bland to me.
Serving type: bottle
02-13-2011 03:13:44 | More by Kitt
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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 675 ratings.