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Hibernator - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

689 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 689
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 18
Gots: 30 | 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  rDev -45.4%

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2/5  rDev -45.4%

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2/5  rDev -45.4%

andrewborstein, Mar 18, 2012
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2/5  rDev -45.4%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

chippo33, Jan 10, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

Brutus627, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of CuriousMonk
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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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

lic217, Jan 06, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

iatethecloudsfor, Jan 31, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

deonreds, Mar 18, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

TrickkyGangsta, Dec 25, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

marshmeli, Dec 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

seanbren, Mar 29, 2012
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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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

jwps214, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of marcpal
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
Photo of jneiswender
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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2.83/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Blah. A subpar Scottish ale. Aroma was weak. Stale caramel malt with not much else. Pour was an average cloudy medium amber with no bubbles and just a hint of a thin tan ring for a head. Taste was very average. A hint of roasted malt, but mostly caramel with no hops apparent. Little carbonation.

HomebrewPgh, Nov 14, 2008
Photo of 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.

Kitt, Feb 13, 2011
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Hibernator from Long Trail Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 689 ratings.