Hibernation Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

BA SCORE
90
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2,894 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:
2,894
Reviews:
1,173
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.92%
 
 
Wants:
147
Gots:
401
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,894 |  Reviews: 1,173
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 JustinSparks
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

Photo of zotzot
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

"3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (743) - - MAR 23, 2015

**
03/23/2015
Aroma. Hops, and barley, nothing crazy, but nice. Appearance: Dark but bright, Bronze color. Medium white head. Taste: smooth ale. Some grasses and vegetable, but mostly malt flavored. Well balanced. Was perfect call with my cheeseburger. Feel: medium carbonation, smooth. Nice beer."
**

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Photo of mltobin
3.66/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Damngoodrx
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of anon
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HedgehogConsulting
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cuy50
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Hibernation Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 2,894 ratings.
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