Hibernation Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

Hibernation AleHibernation Ale
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Hibernation AleHibernation Ale

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Lancaster Winter Warmer.

A: Clear dark amber with one-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted a few minutes. Nice lacing.

S: Hops, chocolate and caramel. Some alcohol.

T: Moderate sweetness and moderate bitterness. Malt and dark fruit. Chocolate. Roasted flavor. Subtle spice. Alcohol.

M: Full bodied with soft carbonation. Chewy, smooth, and warm.

O: I call this one a tie. Both were solid old ales.

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A - nut brown - very thin head

S - Ok nothing bad

T - nutty - some hop and bitterness with malts more bitter shows through a little earthy

M - slight bubble and fizz

O - OK - not bad but not a favorite

Cold bottle poured into a large glass - drank s

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. Says bottled on Oct 14 2011

A- Pours a deep, dark brown that has an almost reddish hue when held up to the light. Has a 1/2 inch head at first and then gives way to a 1/4 inch ring around the edge of the glass and a couple of bubble clusters on the surface.

S- Has a chocolaty, saltine cracker-like malt nose (chocolate-covered pretzel?).

T- Sweet and syrupy but with a heavy-enough roast taste to balance. Speaking of balance, this succeeds in having just enough flavor to stand up to the somewhat high ABV. Some raisin and dark plum notes come through after multiple sips.

M- Has enough texture and viscosity to pull off a good amount of substance, yet not so thick that it makes it hard to drink. Yet again, balanced.

O- Ahh, I couldn't think of a better brew to drink to fight the biting cold of winter. Cheers GD.

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Hibernation Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84.4% out of 100 with 2,897 ratings
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