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RATINGS: 1633   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABS (625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle at rickfifty’s. Dark brown to dark red colour. Some white to slightly yellow head. Malt heavy nose and flavour. Also some alcohol, raisin, plum and red fruit nose. Malt, raisin, rose, chocolate, hint of coffee, red fruit, a tiny bit of ripe and sweet cherry flavour. Medium carbonation. Medium to full body. Quite slick and oily. Mostly bitter. A little bit of sweet and sour as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WilleLW (203) - Lund, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2015
Dark reddish/brown colour with a small head. Aroma of malt, caramel and some chocolate and orange and a slight smell of brown sugar. Taste of chocolate, cacao and a coffee bitterness. Smooth background with brown sugar. Dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Pours amber with aroma of hops. Sweet and malty flavor followed by a bitter hoppy finish. Nothing all that remarkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hopcone (8) - SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015 does not count
Dark amber color, roasted malt and creamy with some hops. Quite sweet with a full body. Average but lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagotjm (20) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Pours a dark, hazy caramel with moderate head that dissipates over time. Light aroma that intensified as this beer warmed a bit - roasty malt and slightly sweet. Full bodied with light carbonation. Roasted malt flavor with a bit of sweetness. Not my favorite style or beer, but glad I tried it. Good sipping beer and would probably not drink more than one in a night.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (3524) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle at home from McHugh’s, Dublin
hazy dark chestnut brown with beige lacing. Fruity red apple and biscuit. Lively carbonation, full bodied, dry, toasty, vegetal, warming. No wow factor like other GD beers

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (535) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2015
How: Bottle Apperance: Brown/hazel, medium off-white head. Aroma: Rye bread, caramel, spice, high end chocolate, some nutty aroma in the background. Taste: Well balananced, semi-sweet, nice bitterness. Palate: medium to full bodied, almost creamy texture, medium carbonation. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryrpat (165) - Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Not a malty fan but can still chive this beer credit that it has great flavor. Just a bit heavier than I normally like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stxoil (27) - Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
I can’t speak to the style, but this is one delicious beer. First had on tap then bought a six-pack. Tastes like a stout with pronounced coffee, but with a lot of complexity and layers of flavor, including date and chocolate. Full bodied with great mouthfeel. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Seffle (217) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from SB 141231. Dark amber with no head. Fullbodied nose and taste with dried fruits plums and raisins. Malty bitterness with an adstringent feel. Good sipping beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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