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RATINGS: 1648   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2340) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 22, 2009
Smells chocolatey and roasty. Deep brown with a big head that fades fast. It is smooth and chewy with cocoa chocolate strengths and a clean English finish. Excellent fall brew.


4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMCtime (47) - Washington, USA - APR 25, 2015
Smooth and very chocolatey with a bit of coffee. Rich, matly and flavorful.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
20107589 (412) - randers, DENMARK - APR 21, 2015
caramel aroma, toast aroma, appear red/brown with a fine white head. taste light sweet, light bitter. average carbonation light sweet aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukasmh (346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 18, 2015
Tap. Pours slight cloudy dark ruby bet with small creamy head. Aroma is toasty and fruity. Dark berries, milk chocolate, caramel, toffee, booze. Some apples. Taste sweet, toasty malts, caramel, berries, milk chocolate and slight sour. Dry toasty finish. Low carbonation and some alcohol.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reconqvista (207) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 18, 2015
Deep amber color with a light brown head. Aroma is hoppy with caramel notes, also grass and some wood notes. Flavor is crispy and dry, sweet and bitter from hops and some fruit. Strong bitter lasting end. Average body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (406) - New York, USA - APR 6, 2015
Bottled 08/28/14. Pours chestnut molasses color, no head. Aroma is caramel, molasses, toffee, almost bourbon-barrel quality, vanilla. All malt. Flavor is caramel, toffee, vanilla, slight bourbon quality again comes through, very slight almost coffee bitterness quality. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abcfan (802) - New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2015
Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Silky smooth on the tongue with a sweet malt finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Piw (279) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - APR 1, 2015
355ml Flasche. Dunkelbraun und naturtrüb. Minimale Schaumkrone. Aroma von Karamell und Kaffee. Malzig. Stark süsslicher Nachgeschmack.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1377) - Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Old rating. Bronze colored. Big malts, sweet chocolate, some coffee, some dried fruit, nutty, tobacco. ABV hid fairly well, though big mouthfeel. Pretty tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (792) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 27, 2015
Caoba oscuro, espuma beis. Aromas de chocolate, caramelo, toffee, vainilla y tostados. Inicio dulce de caramelo y cacao que pasa a un amargor tostado de intensidad media-alta que equilibra el trago muy bien.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1317) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
16.1.2015. Dark red-brown beer. Aroma of coffee, molasses, slight raisin and slight oak, plums. Tastes molasses, wood, raisin, oak, slight ethanol.


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