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Hibernator - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

697 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 697
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 19
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This robust, malty brew will take the bite from a cold winter night.

32 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-06-2001)
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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Going against the grain on this one. From winter brew tasting notes (2010): Pours a partly hazy amber, off-white head. The flavor is sweet, brown sugar, malts, caramel, some earth. Malty, caramel aroma, brown sugar. The finish is an earthy, floral hop bittering. Thin/medium to medium in body. This beer didn't put together for me at all.

CuriousMonk, Feb 14, 2011
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Photo of jmdrpi
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

clear dark amber color, with white head, some lacing.

smells sweet and malty, maybe a little oxidation.

taste is malty, with just a touch of spice. sorta one note, nothing too special. moderate carbonation and medium body, but an odd chalky feeling of an aftertaste.

I'd say below average drinkability just because it seems a bit off.

jmdrpi, Jan 12, 2011
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2.78/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Slight head through the beer with some lacing. Color was dark amber, dark crimson.

S: Bready, malty aroma. Didnt pick up the honey here.

T: Good taste, wasnt too sweet despite the honey and additives. Not a warming seasonal but pretty good.

M: Heavily carbonated given the style of beer. Fairly thick in the back of the mouth.

D: Would have liked to have tasted more of the warming alcohol but it is a drinkable beer. Enjoyable but not a favorite.

marcpal, Nov 23, 2007
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2.83/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some hops and malts. Taste is very hoppy and downright bitter, not to my liking. Feels light and bitter in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall not a beer that I really cared for.

tone77, Dec 26, 2009
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2.83/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 12oz bottle into a perfect pint. Served cool. Nice billowing toasted marshmallow head and a cola colored body. Grassy, metallic smell. Nice varied malt flavor. Sweet front. little hop bite in the middle. Sweet candies in there too. Medium carbonation and smooth. Good beer. I guess for a scotch ale I imagine some smoke. Don't get any here. But a good beer nonetheless.

jneiswender, Jan 30, 2012
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Hibernator from Long Trail Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 697 ratings.