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RATINGS: 1666   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tjoxen (173) - - DEC 18, 2012
Pours dark copper with tanned head.Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, fruit. Taste of burnt sugar, fruit, roasted caramel malt, spices. Sweet in the beginning and dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorgosh (349) - - OCT 2, 2015
Amerikaners julfirande är väl inte i huvudsak känt för att präglas av avhållsamhet. Tydligen inte julölen heller visar det sig. Kan vara höjdpunkten på hela julbordet. Och förresten, vem behöver egentligen julmat i det här sällskapet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2811) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2015
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille. Mondial de la bière.
Visuel : Couleur : brune-cuivrée foncée. Apparence : claire.
Arôme : Malt rôti, caramel toffee, notes terreuses, léger houblon floral, notes de tabac
Goût : Entrée de bouche : malt légèrement rôti avec des notes de tabac. Un support de caramel terreux avec une légère amertume de houblon herbeux et quelques notes de chocolat et d’alcool.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : moyennement crémeuse. Finale : moyenne-longue, composée d’une légère amertume de houblon herbeux et d’alcool

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (493) - - SEP 21, 2015
Reddish, dark amber hue. A subtle aroma of coffee & raisins. Rich, earthy taste with dry fruit sweetness balanced with a little sourness & some hop bitterness in the finish. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (2266) - DENMARK - SEP 8, 2015
Keg. Dark chestnut brown with a large beige head with good retention. Nose has cocoa, chocolate, dark malts, dark bread, light dark dried fruits and brown sugar. Flavour is bready with brown sugar, grain, dark dried fruit, vanilla, light cocoa, wood, light dried green plants. Medium body, sweet and filling, average carbonation, mild bitterness. Good balance. Long malty finish. Nice. Soft, mild easy drinking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hikeg (96) - - AUG 15, 2015
Pours red amber with big creamy head. Aroma is cocoa, coffee, toasted malts, dark chocolate, resin hops, liquorice, nuts and rasberry. Flavor is medium to heavy malts, medium bitter, pleasant finish but rather short. Body is medium, palate is oily, carbonation is average. Very pleasant, clear distinctive taste. One of the best beers I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (9721) - Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Thought this was a winter seasonal but recently found a single, dark amber pour, nice big tna head. Aroma is earthy, very old-school, earth, herbs, grass, dark fruits. Flavor is medium boozy, toasted malt, earthy tones, light hint of cocoa and roast, this is killer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rich71 (82) - Rijnsburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2015
Donker bier met veel alfohol. Warme smaak met veel hop. Apart bier maar erg fijn !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5661) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Easy drinking with lots of thick malt. Pours dark brown with good head and lacing. Caramel and hint of smoke. Light sweet finish. Bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (3159) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to richthevillan. Dark copper beer with small head. Aroma of caramel and brown bread. Taste is sweet malts, ; caramel and a touch of spice with a little treacle. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4835) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle from Brewdog Birmingham; dark copper pour with a thin tan head, aroma has some dark malts, smoke, some nutty action, toffee apple.

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