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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: 55   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
RichTheVillan (5825) - 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 (2919) - 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 (16556) - 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 (1789) - 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 (3813) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (2150) - 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 (3638) - 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, 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 (362) - - 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.

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