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Hibernation Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

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4.03/5
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2,906 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-26-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,053
Reviews:
1,174
Ratings:
2,906
pDev:
10.92%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
148
Gots:
406
Trade:
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Ratings: 2,906 |  Reviews: 1,174
Photo of Kiro
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nyrblue2
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nolster
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gambyt20
3.02/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of muchos
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L. Very dark red to brown, clear, a big dense off white head.
S. Smoky, nutty, caramely.
T. Caramel, semi-sweet chocolate, piney bitterness, dates and figs. Mainly bitter aftertaste with a pleasant warming.
F. Rather full body, pretty smooth, hint of resin.
O. Lots of flavor with good balance. Nice bitterness for an old ale. Cheers!

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Photo of liquorpig
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FaustieMo
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

-Pours very deep amber with a slightly disappointing head despite an aggressive pour.
-Very inviting and complex aroma. Rich malt, chocolate, esters, with traces of English hops and dark, ripe fruits.
-Quite full and chewy in the mouth. Malt galore up front. Less chocolate in the taste than the aroma would suggest. Alcohol and esters are easily detectable. Hop bitterness enters after the swallow and lingers well.

Overall, this is an great winter beer/strong ale. Nicely complex and pleasantly drinkable for its robustness.

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Photo of tekstr1der
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful clear brown pour with hints of amber. Lasting beige pillow of one finger that laces all the way down. Aromas are of cooked sugar, roasted malts and darkest chocolate. Slight prune/raisin and some booze are noticed in the nose as it warms. Flavors are very similar with the only somewhat disappointing aspect being a bitterness that develops over the course of the beer and lingers without being assuaged by the next sip. Very smooth stuff too. If this were slightly sweeter, especially in the finish I'd be in love.

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Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Skrumpy
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep reddish brown color. Bubbly, tan head with streak lacing. Aroma is burnt sugar, coffee, toasted malt, & cocoa. Flavor follows suit, bittersweet and rich. A beer you could have with ribs or chocolate cake & it would pair quite well either way. Dry finish with a mixed aftertaste of coffee and spice. Excellent beer for cold winter days.

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Photo of MMOSNN
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nucleosynthesis
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treycotton
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KLHBB
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Warm and boozy. Pours darkest brown, smells of biscuit malts, burnt brown sugar in the taste. Velvety smooth feel, but not creamy. Overall quite nice.

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Photo of MykeJ
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Paoloboston
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of rickrem
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkn09
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of citizencane
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Low in alcohol for such an intense beer. Smells of prunes, dried fruits, and malts. Pours with average head and solid amount of lacing. Taste is a touch thin, but no alcohol burn whatsoever and barely any warmth. Taste is a touch heavy on the hop bitterness, but this doesn't turn into a major flaw so long as you let he beer warm enough. Well done beer.

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Photo of RBuckley73
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of GreyGhost4
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hibernation Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 2,906 ratings
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