Hibernation Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

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4.03/5
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2,930 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-26-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,140
Reviews:
1,179
Ratings:
2,930
pDev:
10.92%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-Dark amber that shows a redish-brown color when held up to the light. It had a small head that left little lace.
S-molasses, malt, fruit, and some nut in the aroma also.
T-malt with a nut and molasses with a slight hop bitterness in the aftertaste that goes to a warming caramel malt finish.
M-seems full body with low carbonation
O-great winter beer to look forward to every year.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just found the best winter warmer from a great, favorite brewer.

A: Hazed mahogany with lots of sticky lacing from a creamy, off-white head.

Smell: Forward! Candy, roasted chesnuts, nutty, wood fire, and some spicy essense of winter christmas home.

Taste: Follows the smell with that original soaring woody/nutty wood fire flavor. Very original, chocolatey, distinct. Must try! All atop a rich maltiness dusted by dry cocoa. finally there's pine hops and smokiness in the finish. Complexy, smokey, estery, well... wintery!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with syrupy texture.

Drinkability: A best winter warmer. Might age well too.

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Hibernation Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 2,930 ratings
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