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Hibernator - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

683 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 683
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 17
Gots: 27 | 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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Ratings: 683 | Reviews: 267 | Display Reviews Only:
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fbloise77

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -65.8%

12-27-2012 03:54:42 | More by fbloise77
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.4%

01-18-2013 11:52:13 | More by Travcofarms
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Stonehill64


2/5  rDev -45.4%

01-21-2014 23:25:06 | More by Stonehill64
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.4%

12-21-2011 23:29:44 | More by VikeMan
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chrispoint

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -45.4%

02-20-2012 18:03:31 | More by chrispoint
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -45.4%

02-08-2012 01:31:25 | More by sweisel80
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andrewborstein

Rhode Island

2/5  rDev -45.4%

03-18-2012 04:33:21 | More by andrewborstein
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -45.4%

03-16-2014 11:44:36 | More by Fettpopps
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chippo33

Vermont

2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

01-10-2013 08:16:05 | More by chippo33
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Brutus627

Maine

2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

06-27-2014 14:45:05 | More by Brutus627
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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.

02-14-2011 19:34:57 | More by CuriousMonk
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lic217

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

01-06-2014 04:40:45 | More by lic217
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

01-31-2014 03:01:16 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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deonreds

New York

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

03-18-2012 05:22:20 | More by deonreds
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

12-25-2011 23:58:41 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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marshmeli

New York

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

12-10-2013 20:15:44 | More by marshmeli
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seanbren


2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

03-29-2012 14:00:32 | More by seanbren
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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.

01-12-2011 02:32:26 | More by jmdrpi
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olympicgatorade

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

05-02-2012 20:45:18 | More by olympicgatorade
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jwps214

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

11-12-2013 04:09:17 | More by jwps214
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marcpal

New Jersey

2.78/5  rDev -24%

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.

11-23-2007 19:24:34 | More by marcpal
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tone77

Pennsylvania

2.83/5  rDev -22.7%

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.

12-26-2009 17:04:15 | More by tone77
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

2.83/5  rDev -22.7%

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.

01-30-2012 16:28:38 | More by jneiswender
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HomebrewPgh

Pennsylvania

2.83/5  rDev -22.7%

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.

11-14-2008 17:41:52 | More by HomebrewPgh
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Kitt

Delaware

2.85/5  rDev -22.1%

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.

02-13-2011 03:13:44 | More by Kitt
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Hibernator from Long Trail Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 683 ratings.