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RATINGS: 1543   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


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerSkull (1226) - - NOV 24, 2012
(Bottle). 8,7% ABV. Prominent sweet malty aroma with hints of brown sugar, figs and hops. The taste is softly sweet with balanced flavors of malt, figs, brown sugar, raisins and hops. The aftertaste is a bit salty. A palatable and pleasant beer! (The edition of 8.1% ABV was not as good as this, rating 636412)


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (157) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2014
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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lawger (81) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
Pours a dark brown with half a finger of head. The aroma is musty and sweetish, almost Barley Wine-like with sweet malts, raisins, dark breads and some iron in the background. Flavour is drier than expected but with some sweetness at the back. Full bodied with roasted notes and a nice kick of hoppy bitterness towards the end. Very long finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
kpresley77 (145) - Jackson, Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Aroma is sweet roasted malt. First taste is sweet with roasted malt tones. Clean mouthfeel like a porter. Finish has sweet slight alcohol burn. The alcohol is hidden very well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1222) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours an amber color with off-white head. Roasted malt, some light fruits, and biscuit on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a warming note.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3317) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
Strykzone brought this out at the esbls tasting. Poured a clear amber an off-white head. Nose of roasted malts and some floral hops. Medium plus body. Flavor is full of citrus and floral hops. Easy hoppy finish .Good.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
1guywith_aboat (212) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - APR 22, 2014
Pours dark, muddy, hazy brown. Aroma is rich with toffee, chocolate, toast, malt, light citrus in the back seat. Flavor is toasted malt, slighly burnt, light bitter, some licorice on the back end. Medium co2. Medium body. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2014
Backlog. On tap at Green Lion Inn. I have a hard time with winter-seasonals in general, this is a decent example.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore (542) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a beautiful, ruddy brown hue with light brown head. S- Dark fruits, raisin, fig, brown sugar. T- Really solid old ale. Lots of dark fruit, pronounced brown sugar, hints of roasted malt. M- Medium/Thick with ample carbonation. D- A very nice example of an old ale that is extremely drinkable. Nothing crazy here but a good example of the style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2014
bottle. brown with small head. big boozy malt bomb. sweet and roasty with some hop bitterness. would be much better with the booze dialed back.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tramp55555 (61) - Lisbon, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Doesn’t hide the alcohol at all. A powerful beer all around. Strong malt and hop taste with notes of chocolate and barley blended. Overall a very good beer.


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