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Hibernator - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

665 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 665
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 14
Gots: 22 | 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: 665 | Reviews: 267 | Display Reviews Only:
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BeerNerd84

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-09-2013 20:39:00 | More by BeerNerd84
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whatsgoody

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-24-2013 02:32:13 | More by whatsgoody
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PeteRiz

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-15-2012 19:04:06 | More by PeteRiz
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ellebosco

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-28-2013 04:38:52 | More by ellebosco
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torr

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-22-2013 00:59:21 | More by torr
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Phigg1102

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-19-2014 23:00:41 | More by Phigg1102
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Ernest78

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-14-2013 00:58:59 | More by Ernest78
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Novanglus


3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-19-2012 07:29:45 | More by Novanglus
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Homebrewjason


3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-29-2012 22:14:17 | More by Homebrewjason
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-10-2013 18:42:33 | More by jbaker67
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-18-2012 22:53:33 | More by jfcaa193
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StevePalmer


3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-01-2013 20:12:46 | More by StevePalmer
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KenRapoza


3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-17-2012 19:09:15 | More by KenRapoza
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-23-2013 16:59:42 | More by In_Control_Mike
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jdibbs

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-08-2013 04:23:07 | More by jdibbs
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cortez

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

09-12-2012 05:17:13 | More by cortez
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bkwhoppa66

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-04-2013 05:16:57 | More by bkwhoppa66
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bbeane

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured into a tumbler... Nice head about 3/8 of an inch thick. Brown color not so dark that light shines through.

S- Not overly pungent... smells of semi sweet malt and caramel

T- Nice malty taste the whole way through. Never gets to sweet. Leaves a malt taste lingering in your mouth long after finishing

M- Light/medium bodied... smooth. Flavors cling to your taste buds after swallowing

D- Not mind blowing, but I enjoyed it and would drink another

CHEERS!

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2009 03:07:15 | More by bbeane
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tpauer

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-10-2013 23:41:20 | More by tpauer
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-29-2013 22:57:36 | More by dgherm
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battleaxebrewery

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-15-2012 01:35:42 | More by battleaxebrewery
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 2/1/13

Appearance: Deep amber with some light brown - mostly cloudy, with some clarity around the edges - small, off-white head, fades quickly - low carbonation - leaves a wispy cap, leaves some spots of lacing

Smell: Moderately malty - lightly toasted, bready, and decidedly grainy - caramel, amber, and pale malts - lightly roasty and earthy - some malty sweetness - mild overall, doesn't smell like a Scottish Ale

Taste: Follows the aroma - lightly roasty, lightly toasted - earthy, with some grass - some yeasty flavors - dry and roasty, but also sweet - bready, with some amber and caramel malts - some sweetness, some bitterness in the finish - flavor gets a lot more interesting as it warms up

Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth, low carbonation

Overall: A decent beer, regardless of the style (or lack thereof)

This is not a Scottish Ale, regardless of what Long Trail claims on the website. But I don't know what I would call it. Long Trail describes it vaguely as a malty, winter ale on the bottle, and this makes more sense. This is definitely quaffable, but it's not exceptional in any way. I don't regret buying a 6-pack that was on clearance for $6. Win.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 06:03:18 | More by angrybabboon
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fitzy84

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one in the winter survival pack. Its appearance is a brownish amber with a nice, creamy head that stays along after awhile. Its smell is steadily sharp with malts and spices for the holiday season. The taste is a little off from the smell, but not in a big way. Surprising hints of caramel with those hints of spice. Really dry aftertaste that makes it pack a distinct punch but is also not expected. A great body makes this thick enough to last you for the winter. Overall, a straight and narrow scottish ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2008 04:01:46 | More by fitzy84
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metter98

New York

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy copper in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that quickly faded into lacy patterns of bubbles.
S: There are light aromas of caramel malts in the nose.
T: The taste has subdued flavors of biscuit and caramel malts along with some hints of sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer went down very smoothly; I would have no problem having more than one of these at a time.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 15:49:56 | More by metter98
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marc77

California

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Bronze hue, w/ excellent clarity. Thin, but dense head leaves loose lace. Dark caramel malt, mild chocolate and light roasted barley sharpness. Mild earthy hop nose. Malt profile is dominated by dark caramel malt and biscuit, w/ an undertone of bittersweet chocolate and roasted grain. Light diacetyl adds richness. Lightly bodied, borderline thin mouthfeel. Moderate hop bitterness hinderse malt sweetness until the finish, which reveals a pleasant brown sugar note. Hibernator is a no frills, malt driven brew that falls slightly short in body. Its main strength is its overall balance and drinkability. Tasty. Thanks to Murph for the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2002 07:50:21 | More by marc77
Hibernator from Long Trail Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 665 ratings.