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: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-26-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,740
Reviews:
1,183
Ratings:
2,951
pDev:
10.95%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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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

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of brainscience
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Hibernation Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 2,951 ratings