Hibernation Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

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4.02/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-26-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,785
Reviews:
1,184
Ratings:
2,954
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
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Ratings: 2,954 |  Reviews: 1,184
Photo of kkazemi
4.49/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sb17
3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bo0oRadley
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

It's a darker beer which is nice in winter. It has an aftertaste of warmth, with a stronger coffee afternote. There are subtle hints of toffee and caramel, and some chocolate. Its head is sexy af foamy and large, almost overflowing if not watched. Very good beer for its price, and perfect for this cold weather.

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Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a 12oz can, dark caramel color, frothy tan head that leaves filmy, bubbly mess on the side of the glass. Beautiful.
S: Caramel and toffee.
T: Toffee, caramel and coffee.
F: Great body and carbonation.
O: Need to grab a few cans to see how it ages. I got a Great Divide Brewers Collection for Xmas and it had a BA version of this. Anxious to try it!

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Photo of andrewh995
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark red with some haze and an off white head. Smells of caramel, coffee, toffee, and malt. Tastes of rich chocolate, coffee, caramel, toffee, and sweet malt. Medium-heavy body with medium-light carbonation. Overall a very tasty old ale.

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Photo of Segelstrom
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gemini6
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of -steve-
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1971bernat
2.5/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of burk1982
3.52/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gangstabobangsta
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redleg64
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Giangio
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RichRobert
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured to an Ora et Labora taster.

A: Body is brown to black-ish. Head is minimal but it's light beige to white. No retention nor lacing.
S: The aroma is very rich of soft coffee flavours and giant chocolate touches. Very interesting for an Old Ale.
T: Taste starts off with a green-ish touch of coffee, like some coffee from Ethiopia. It then moves to a watered down profile of chocolate that isn't as prominent as the aroma. In the end, a slight bitterness is present. Not great but good.
M: Body is medium. Carbonation is medium to high. Bitterness is low. Sweetness is high.
O: This is my first Great Divide beer and the first Old Ale in a couple years. I find it very pleasing, being a very interesting half way between a chocolate-y stout and very expressive porter. Good.

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Photo of bundy462
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stegmakk
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured dark burnt sienna. Good lacing small bubbles
Smell of chocolately bread/something?
Tasted better than it smelled...Roasty / malty ...coffee or chocolate? Either way...very well balanced flavors...nothing overpowering.
Mouthfeel medium. Not too heavy or thin. Not overcarbonated.
Overall is surprisingly very good. This can go into rotation as an excellent winter beer. Will definitely buy again

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Photo of JoeLev
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drstalker
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hasse67
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hibernation Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 2,954 ratings