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Hibernation Ale

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There is a large malt and earthy scent which reminds me of a barleywine. It was also full of dark fruits -- raisin, plum, figs and a strong toffee presence.

A complex, earthy nose packed with chocolate, roasted nuts, dark fruits and freshly baked molasses cookies. Balancing the malt is a mild hop character featuring mild bitterness.Mouthfeel was good -- very thick & luxurious. It's a slow sipper and is a go-to beer on cold Winter nights.

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  • Name: Hibernation Ale
  • Brewery: Great Divide
  • ABV: 8.1%
  • Type: Old Ale
  • Description:

    Opened in 1994, Great Divide Brewing quickly earned a reputation for carefully balanced beers. The brewery is a short walk from Coors Field, home of the Rockies baseball team.

    Hibernation Ale has been their celebrated winter tradition since 195. This robust, dry-hopped ale has a malty richness balanced with a complex hop profile and hearty, warming character.  Available October-January.

  • Overall rating:: 4.2
  • Appearance:: 4.0
  • Aroma:: 5.0
  • Taste:: 4.0
  • Overall Drinkability:: 4.0
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