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RATINGS: 1759   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English-style Old Ale. Hibernation Ale is Colorados original strong ale -- it has been Great Divides winter seasonal each year since 1995. Hibernations 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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Mahogany with a little, tan head. Roasty and bitter. A touch of alcohol with caramel malts and notes of dark fruits. Almost smokey. Dry and dusty with a cirtrus punch of a finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Furseth (2158) - Kunglv, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2006
Bottle: Clear red amber colour, flat head. Aroma of toffee,flowers,lots of nice hops,sugar. Flavor is smokey,citric,Vine, flowery, lots of hops,and nice maltyness.Medium body, medium finish. Werry nice bear indeed!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlruthven (612) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2006
My favorite winter seasonal thus far. Pours a dark rusty brown with deep reddish and purple tints, surprisingly thin head (the only thing that keeps the appearance from being a 5). Nose has a lot going on...roasted malts, spiced fruits, and a touch of chocolate. Flavor is out of this world, with heavy malts and a perfect balance of bittersweetness. Lovely.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours a deep amber with a small light tan head. Aroma of hops, fruit, and roasted malts. The flavor is roast, fruit, and hops. Good body, good brew.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4397) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2007 The aroma has chocolate, alcohol, toasted malt, cardboard and a touch of pepper. The appearance is red brown with a smaller than average head. The flavor is like the aroma and acidic with some bitter hops, dark fruit, and a touch of vegetables. The palate is smooth. This beer is not anywhere near as good as its rated here.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (2201) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2006
Brown color. Mostly roasted malt flavor, with only light hops. Alcohol well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Pours a super dark clean amber with a small light tan head. Light roasted nut and malt aroma. I can detect mild dry hops in the flavor along with some malts and spice. A slightly bitter finsih.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (6359) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Pours dark bronze with a tan head that leaves fairly quick. The aroma has some spiciness and fruit with lots of toasted malt and a touch of hop spice. Medium body with some soft carbonation. Flavor starts with spice and fruit with caramel malt. The finish has lots of woody earthy hops and a light bit of smoke. It is very earthy tasting and slightly harsh with a bit of a warm finish. A very nice winter beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2006
This beer pours a deep amber/brown color with no head. Nose of caramel malt. The flavor is biscuity and malty with some spciy ending. very warming. Not a bad winter beer! Cheers!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (4182) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 5, 2006
Bottle from cbkschubert; Nose of hops and cocoa, along with some roasty caramel malt; nicely balanced in the nose; clear dark brown with a small, glass-lacing tan head; flavor is toasty caramel, with smoke hints, cocoa, and a mild hop finish.


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