Hibernator - Long Trail Brewing Co.
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Reviews by droomyster:
3.65/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a slightly hazy dark copper with one finger of off-white head with decent retention properties. Aromas are sweet (somewhat caramelly) and grainy, a bit simplistic for a beer of this style. Flavors are consistent with the nose, but add another layer on the finish by contributing a tea-like or earthy bitterness that balances the malts. Such a well-crafted, medium-full body should be more flavorful in my opinion. This beer has a pleasantly hefty weight and feel but lacks the flavor strength to withstand a hunk of basic cheddar. If the maltiness were more assertive, I'd give this two thumbs up.
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2011 04:59:37 | More by droomyster
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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.