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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: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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 13/20
danlo (2016) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2016
330ml bottle from Hippo Beers. Pours a hazy yellowy golden colour with a white foam head leaving lacing. Grainy aoma with some zesty citrus. Flavour is grain, wheat, earthy with hints of mellow citrus and grassy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry grassy tangy bitter finish. Quite OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (3224) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2015
330ml bottle @ The Posada, Wolverhampton just before seeing Biohazard at Slade Rooms. Pours hazy blonde, large white head. Aroma is citrus and spice. Taste is light and citrussy with some Belgian wit notes. Easy-drinking with a moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbnz (103) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2015
Draft @ The Culpeper in Lisbon

Appearance: Hazy gold, white head
Aroma: Wheat, citrus, sweet malts
Taste: Wheat, lemon, grapefruit, banana, caramel, grass
Palate: Higher than average carbonation, light body

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
themightyjag (337) - - AUG 4, 2015
330ml bottle thanks to Colin. Thin white head, good lacing, hazy golden body. Malty nose, some grassy notes, a bit citrus. Good hoppy flavour, grapefruit and caramel malt comes through after. Gentle bitter aftertaste. Medium carbonation, good full mouthfeel. Tasty IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (1462) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2015
Keg at Crown & Kettle, Manchester. A very cloudy yellow shade. Short head that sticks around. Very juicy with bright citrussy tones, Seville orange comes to mind. Mild to medium bitterness. Never been sure about white IPAs but this one seems pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5512) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2015
33cl bottle from Beer52.com. A slightly hazy amber pour with a billowing cream head; orangey malt aroma; a big orangey taste with a sharp citrus bitterness; and a creamy finish with lingering grapefruit. A pleasant enough APA, but I’m not sure where the wheat beer concept comes in.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (5724) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle@Pratts & Payne, Streatham, London (05/06/2015) - fuzzy golden coloured pour with white head. Citrus fruity and grassy aroma and taste, straw, hay, lemon, wheaty, some floral and herbal nuances going on, dry finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nihtila (2284) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
23.1.2015. Pale hazy yellow. Aroma of wheat cellar, citrus. Taste has malts, hay, herbs, bitter. Somehow thin in the bitterness. Not pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1787) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2015
A sharp delicious APA that hit the spot on a thirsty mouth. While chatting with a friend, I felt parched and it really did the trick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (1167) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear straw colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of lemon, peach, grain and grassy, floral hops. Taste of grain, citrusy lemon, orange and grapefruit plus grassy and peppery hops, good bitterness. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A dry, citrus bitterness in the finish. Hoppy but quite plain for an IPA. Ok.

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