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Big Hug The Bears Hibernation White I.P.A.

Big Hug
Brewed at Ramsgate

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Peckham, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Bottle & keg; Regular.
"The Bears" features prominently on the bottle label but is omitted from the keg font badge.
Note: Listed as brewed at Ramsgate but some (or all) may have been brewed at Celt Expeience.

Hibernation is a new hybrid style beer rarely seen in the UK but popular in the US. It has a high percentage of malted wheat which when combined with the generous amount of Citra T90 pellets (added as a dry hop post fermentation) give a beautifully light and citrusy flavour and aroma to our flagship brew.
The Hibernation is unfiltered, unfined and unpasteurised for great taste and at 5.2% it packs the punch that customers expect of an IPA. We have lowered the front end bitterness to put greater emphasis on drinkability and allow the great aroma and flavour of this beer to really shine!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (8009) - ITALY - AUG 30, 2016
bottle bbe 7/17 chiara oro velata discreta schiuma buona persistenza discreto naso luppolato agrumato ma non pulitissimo cereale buon amaro buona secchezza finale agrumato

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4982) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2016
Bottle. Cloudy orange with virtually no head.Strange slightly bitter cardboard like flavour. Perhaps this was an experiment that didn’t work out. My first from this brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (2328) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2016
Keg tap at Brewhouse & Kitchen Bedford. Golden with a little bit of head and a lot of lacing. Light buttery aroma and slightly skunky. Bittersweet taste, full and drinkable with a suggestion of hops that doesn’t really live up to expectations. Short finish. Good but fairly anonymous. More personality please!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Can at Ravensgate Arms Ramsgate. Hazy gold colour lasting white head. Some sherbet hop aroma. I rather like it quite light. A little wheat presence. Mostly a wheaty hoppy sherbet feel. Ok. Light grapefruit and lemon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (6669) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
Keg at the Brewhouse & Kitchen (Sutton Coldfield); clear yellow pour with a thin bubbly white head, aroma has tangerine and grapefruit, taste has pine, bitter grapefruit, some spice, quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Defreni (2997) - Husum, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2016
Flaske. Hotelværelse London. Kan godt forstå nogle kan lide denne øl, men den fungerer ikke rigtig for mig. Lysorange uklar. Duften er mærkelig urtet som går igen i smagen. Ikke lige mig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IngetSlick (107) - - MAR 5, 2016
Bottled thx rlgk. Golden, muddy body. White fizzy head. Smells of hops, citrus, grass, flowers. Tastes citrus, hoppy, sweet and very bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle from Utobeer Market, London. Hazy pale golden beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Hoppy citrus aroma, perfume, pine, lemon zest notes, bready, some lemon juice. Fruity hop flavor, citrus, red grapes, pine, perfume notes. Quite ok beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dazz3 (1797) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2016
Bottled. Pours pale yellow with a big white head. Smells funky fruity hoppy. Tastes fruity hoppy, lemon grass with a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (4141) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2016 Bottle, hazy gold with an orangey and lightly peppery nose. Medium bodied, dry bitter and a little yeasty-spicy, with more orange notes in the body. Nice.

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