Hibernator | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co.
Vermont, United States
longtrail.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Vermont classic returns in 2017!

Built to take the bite from a cold winter night, Hibernator features a rich malt base highlighted by warming notes of caramel and toffee. Don't sleep on this rich, robust winter brew.

Last year we awoke the bears with a limited run of cans offered at our brewery in Bridgewater Corners. In 2017, we're culminating a year of throwing it back to our roots, by sending Hibernator out for a full run of distribution in 6pks and 12pks of 12 ounce bottles and on draught.

Keep your eyes out for it as the weather cools down!

32 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-06-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,000
Reviews:
272
Ratings:
749
pDev:
12.57%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
83
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of jzeilinger
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark amber colored pour with a thin, soapy, toffee colored lacing.

S - Earthy and grainy toasted malt aroma.

T - Toasted earthy caramel malt with a light pine and grassy finish.

M - Full medium body, very light carbonation with a slippery feel.

O - Not my gig.

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Photo of hozersr
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmellow12
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Paul432_1
4.78/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

THIS IS (WAS) THE BEST SCOTTISH ALE TO HIT THE SHELVES OF PA. Long Trail brewery discontinued making this beer. Very unwise decision. R.I.P. Long Trail Hibernater

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Photo of Teafirst
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cchrink
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SABERG
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VTWicked
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of illpass78
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a becker.

Appearance: This bottle was shaken pretty badly, so this is kind of skewed, but it poured a cloudy amber with a big eggshell head that stuck around for the duration. A little lacing.

Aroma: Kind of a muted aroma. A little caramel, a little sugar, some faint grass.

Taste: Caramel, buttered toast, earth, grass, some sugar. Flavors come out a little more as it warms, especially the caramel. Not bad. A solid malty winter beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Easy on the palate.

Overall: Solid winter offering. This bottle was kind of old and also fell out of the refrigerator prior to serving so conditions were less than optimal. Not sure they still make this one - a little bummed if they don't.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jake_eff
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Juice14
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Footballtennishockeygolf
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JNForsyth
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of gwiedman1
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of benjerminw
3.12/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Rshersnow
3.24/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of xtonytx
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Dwyguy
4.24/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of mountainzen
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Kunks80
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Reds76
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Jlabs
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of Acadia09
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Hibernator from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 749 ratings
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