Hibernation Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

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2,892 Ratings
Hibernation AleHibernation Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-26-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,892
Reviews:
1,173
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.92%
 
 
Wants:
146
Gots:
400
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,892 |  Reviews: 1,173
Photo of Aaron_Ramson
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is a murky nut-brown, cloudy and dark with reddish amber hues around the edges. Nose is of coffee, roasted grains, cherries, dark fruit; lemony, piney, herbal bittering hops. Taste is of roasted coffee, unsweetened cocoa powder, cherries, apple, pear, lemon zest. Medium-thick bodied and medium carbonation; appropriate for style. Tasty and complex.

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Photo of archero
4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Givemebeer
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Cola colored with a tan head and average lacing

S: Coffee and raisins. Great smell

T: Tons of flavor. Raisins, plums, other dark fruit, coffee, a little bitterness.

M: Pretty full bodied and creamy

O: An ideal beer for the winter. Full-bodied, heavy, and the dark fruit flavors are perfect for a cold night.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -38%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Glennlawless
3.2/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Sam Adams Specialty Pint Glass.

A - Very rich mahogany dark reddish brown...nice thick off white head.

S - Smell coffee and black licorice.

T - bready toast like malt,chocolate, some earthy and spicy hops hidden off in the background but mainly im just getting some coffee and licorice and a slight warming after it goes down.

M - Super carbonated with a medium body.

overall, this is my first old ale per say, so I pretty much just told you how it is. Im still learning the style but i think its decent. semi drinkable, nice feel, looks beautiful....wasnt bad but wasnt great. still have more experimenting to do in this style.

Overall,

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Hibernation Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 2,892 ratings.
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