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RATINGS: 1716   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
English-style Old Ale. Hibernation Ale is Colorado’s original strong ale -- it has been Great Divide’s winter seasonal each year since 1995. Hibernation’s massive flavors are so intense that it requires over three months of aging each year. This lengthy aging process gives Hibernation its revered malty richness, complex hop profile and hearty warming character, which is perfect right out of the bottle or cellared for longer periods of time.

8.1% ABV through 2008
8.7% ABV in 2009

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBiker (1414) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2006 Bottle. I’ll drink it again, because it’s so wellbalanced. Aroma is hoppy and flavor is sweet with notes of "brown ale" fruits

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2006
Pours a deep reddish-brown with a creamy lighter tan head with a good deal of sediment. Sweet bready, toffee aroma...tons of caramel malt...with a touch of smoke and some dates. This is sweet and malty...the caramel and toffee is certinaly dominant...some rum and rasin elements with a small light bitterness of hops. Smooth carbonation over a solid toasty body with a creamy toasty/slightly bitter/clean finish. Pretty decent brew...nice one for dessert, to end the night with or have while hiding from the winter storms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Bottle. Pours deep copper with a white head. Malty aroma with notes of maple syrup and dark fruit. Malty flavors of nuts and raisens. Finish is spicy and bitter. Very smooth strong ale, not sticky like some. Texture a little thin in the middle. Overall, pretty nice though. I would drink this again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2006
Bottle. Copper color. Light unclear. Light brown head. Caramel, hops and fruit in the aroma. Flavour is floral and dry. Hoppy and cocoa notes. Is sweet. Has a very fruity bitterness in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PHXHOPLOVER (50) - LAVEEN, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Great aroma of dark malts, hops, toffee, and chococolate, which also come through in the taste. Bittering hops perfectly balance the heavy body. Not particularly sweet, but thick. This is a great winter warmer type of beer that does not need spices to be a great example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2006
Deep brown amber, with thin offwhite head. Full body and nicely balanced. Rye, caramel, coffee, toast and hops!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (3371) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2006
A very dark amber color with a yellowish head. A complex mix between malt sweetness, alcohol strength and hops. A good winter warmer !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertGBG (109) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2006
Great smell, some coffee and toffee, dark amber, great balance with medium sweetness and bitterness. You could definitely feel the alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - AUG 25, 2006
(2004)12oz bottle (thanks to beerandblues2) poured a deep reddish color with a nice light brown head. Aroma of mostly sweet caramel malt. Taste was nice and smooth with noticeable age and slight alcohol warmth. Another great beer from Great Divide.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2006
Bottled. dark reddish brown, firm white head. Nougat, toffee, spices and orange-peels in the compact aroma. malty flavour of raisins, figs, nougat, sweet oranges and anise. Warming malty aftertaste of nuts and raisins with subtle hop note.

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