Hibernation Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
2,893 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:
2,893
Reviews:
1,173
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.92%
 
 
Wants:
146
Gots:
401
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,893 |  Reviews: 1,173
Photo of strongaf
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of savagepm
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of woz00027
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of kizyle
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of marct
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of tryhansen
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of btesta
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of sing
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of SpillyBeers
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Rob315
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of polishkaz
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of MarshallMan
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Blargimus
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Morey
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-Tap @ Six Pack House of Beers (West) in Erie, Pa.

Poured reddish-brown with nice clarity. Color is mostly deep ruby red when held up to the light. Cream colored head stood about one finger tall. Moderate lacing.

Aroma is earthy malts, chocolate, as well as some hops in the nose.

Taste: A nice blend of chocolate and malts. It's earthy and hoppy similar in style to their IPAs. Extremely balanced.

Medium-full bodied mouthfeel with a texture that is a bit chalky and creamy. Moderate-light carbonation.

A very nice Old Ale for winter sipping overall.

Morey's Bottom Line: Extremely drinkable. Super balanced. Great mouthfeel. Taste like a cross between an Old Ale and a good Brown Ale. Really nice.

 708 characters

Photo of CP20
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of kevgod
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of demgoth
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of kspongeworthy
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of erlenmeyer
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Barrchon
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of groetman
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of dejrrma
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6pack. $10.49, poured into a snifter. bottled date 11/21/11 stamped on each bottle.

This beer pours a dark amber with a half inch of white head and sticky lacing. It smells like roasted caramel, malts, and there's a slight boozyness to it. I It also tastes like caramel with a roasted quality. This beer has some nuttiness and tastes kind of like a fig newton. It's got (surprisingly) somewhat of a hoppy after taste mixed with some boozeyness. It has a medium body and leaves a stickiness behind. I would like to see how this beer tastes with some age.

 554 characters

Photo of Jstark5150
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Hibernation Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 2,893 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.