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RATINGS: 1738   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2002
Rerate: This got a bit better after sitting in stores for a couple months. Much smoother with spices and hints of spruce and pine. Original: Very interesting brew--has a bitter wild berry bite to it, but as it warms up the malt and roasted flavors kick in.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lello4ever (852) - ITALY - FEB 23, 2017
Color marrone con riflessi ambra, abbastanza limpida. Schiuma di media persistenza beige, vaporosa. Aroma di malto, caramello, melassa, frutta secca. Anche al palato risalta oltre queste note dolci, birra scorrevole ma con un bel corpo. Carbonazione media molto giusta. Alcol ben presente. Old Ale davvero ben fatta.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (773) - HUNGARY - JAN 23, 2017
Mahagni sznű teste s a rtelepedő krmes, ragacsos habja angolosan krtaporos, kksajtos, desksen nemespenszes, marcipnos sznezetű illatokat rejt. zvilga kvrks maltajegyek sokasga, melyek mzes-karamells, prklt kntsben sorakoznak, csszsan kesernys lenyomatot hagynak, s szraz, de tartalmas levezetssel bcsznak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (568) - Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2017
At Chappies social house. In a snifter. Pours dark purple with no head. Initial taste of sweet chocolate and coffee. Dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thechasm442 (912) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2017
Can. Muddy brown with an average beige head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is brown sugar, molasses, raisins, toffee, and dark stone fruit. Taste is oak, vanilla, molasses, raisin, dark stone fruits, and pine bitterness. Average thickness and a little more carbonated than I would like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turboninja (685) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NallePalle (569) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2017
Half pint @ OConnors, Uppsala. Exciting ale, complex aroma, somewhat burnt. Warming, cosy, not brutal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ramboraffe (2029) - Gteborg, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Villyzzz (307) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrus86 (609) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sparf (257) - stersund, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2016
Jordigt rtartad doft med mrka torkade frukter och en fruktig malt. Djupt rubinrd frg och ett varaktigt skum. Rostad malt i smaken och den jordiga karaktren gr igen, men nu tillsammans med aning alkohol och lite kakao. Fyllig kropp och kolsyra i verkant. I eftersmaken vrmer en alkohol tillsammans med en framvxande mjukt balanserad beska.

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