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RATINGS: 1764   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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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3.6
Turboninja (710) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2017
[email protected] Medium, rich aroma with dry fruits, some alcohol and bourbon style malts. Dark copper color with minimal light beige head and clear liquid. Medium/strong, balanced taste with dry fruits, malty bourbon, some vanilla and a hint of coffee. Nice combination soft bitterness. Wide taste spectrum and medium aftertaste with malts, dry fruits and some alcohol. Medium/light body with medium/light carbonation. Overall, stylish and high quality. Could have more intense taste though.

3.8
NallePalle (633) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2017
Half pint @ O’Connor’s, Uppsala. Exciting ale, complex aroma, somewhat burnt. Warming, cosy, not brutal.

3.4
ramboraffe (2247) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2016
330 ml bottle. Clear copper with off white head. Ripe fruit, dried fruit and malty biscuits. Semi dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

3.9
Villyzzz (380) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with large beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and a hint of fruit. Taste has roasted malts, caramel and a hint of booze.

3.5
Andrus86 (644) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2016
TAP. Ruby pour with thick froffy head.. Coffee & biscuit/toffee malt nose.. Like the aroma, good toffee & biscuit malt base, goes to coffee & chocolate finish.. sourced great divide

4.4
Sparf (276) - SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2016
Jordigt örtartad doft med mörka torkade frukter och en fruktig malt. Djupt rubinröd färg och ett varaktigt skum. Rostad malt i smaken och den jordiga karaktären går igen, men nu tillsammans med aning alkohol och lite kakao. Fyllig kropp och kolsyra i överkant. I eftersmaken värmer en alkohol tillsammans med en framväxande mjukt balanserad beska.

4.2
Beers0mniac (135) - Joensuu, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2016
Dark brown-reddish color with minimal beige head. Nice aroma of fruits and caramel mixed with pine. Taste is malty, combined with fruits, caramel and hops. Nice alcohol warmth in the end. Overall an excellent winter-warmer beer !

3.7
Giochaurand (532) - FINLAND - DEC 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear brown to amber with low head. Aroma is burnt popcorn, chocolate, roasted malts. Flavour is dark fruits like prune, alcohol, roasted malts, and some fresh herbs like mint or something.

4.1
tekstr1der (482) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Beautiful clear brown pour with hints of amber. Lasting beige pillow of one finger that laces all the way down. Aromas are of cooked sugar, roasted malts and darkest chocolate. Slight prune/raisin and some booze are noticed in the nose as it warms. Flavors are very similar with the only somewhat disappointing aspect being a bitterness that develops over the course of the beer and lingers without being assuaged by the next sip. Very smooth stuff too. If this were slightly sweeter, especially in the finish I’d be in love.

3.8
TychoJames (1283) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2016 Flaska systembolaget. Svartbrun kulör. Tydlig rostad doft med mörk sirap. Smak av spannmål och lite järn. Rostad malt, choklad och knäckiga toner. Påtaglig humlebeska med bitter avslutning


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