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

Big Hug
Brewed at Ramsgate

Style: Session IPA
Peckham, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (1162) - ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2016
Bottle. Maybe left this hibernating a little too long. A massive fizz of a head spoilling out all over. Once it calmed down, left a decent white foam and a hazy beige gold. Nose of pineapple, a touch of coconut and various citrus. Taste is pineapple, grapefruit and that touch of coconut again. Very pleasant sip.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6824) - Troms, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2016
Boks 330ml kjpt p Piccadilly Tap. Delt med Rune p tog mellom Birmingham & Plymouth 21 Sep 16. Strfarget. Hyt tett kritthvitt skum som daler sakte. Svakt uklar. Lett aprikosaroma. Smaken trket mango.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
redders1974 (1127) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2016
Hazy with frothy head decent aroma of citra pine taste similar very drinkable but missing a bigood knockout flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ration (2164) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2016
161116. Can at home. Pours hazy light yellow with a medium head. Aroma spices, floral notes. Very much like nothing really. Refreshing nevertheless. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Paddycairns (33) - - NOV 9, 2016
Smells like a normal wheat beer with hints of a hoppy ipa, good gold unfiltered look, tastes like a well hopped ipa

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17944) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2016
Keg at Brewhouse & Kitchen Islington, 04/10/16. Pale golden yellow with a decent white cap. Nose juicy citric peel, lemon sherbet, straw, bread. Taste comprises melon, orange pith, toasted bread, sweet malt, light floral notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light hop tickle in the close. Ok easy drinker if a touch sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (11642) - Troms, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2016
330ml can picked up at Piccadilly Tap. Slightly gushing. Rocky white tophead, solid lacing. Misty golden body. Ripe citrus nose. Hopped fruity taste of grapefruit and ripe lemon. Bitter and dry to the finish. Good drinking (Shared with Finn on a CrossCountry train from Birmingham til Plymouth, 21.09.2016).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (3519) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle from a Wine Rack in Thirsk. Pours a hazy blond with a thin off white head. Mild aroma of tea and citrus. The taste has light spice and quite a lot of lemony citrus over wheat and biscuit notes. Quite a clean bitter finish. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (8462) - 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 (5176) - 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 didnt work out. My first from this brewery.

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