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

Big Hug Brewing
Brewed at Ramsgate

Style: Session IPA
Peckham, England


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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   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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BeardedAvenger (1274) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2018
Bottle at Angel Spoons, Basingstoke. Low key citrus aroma. A slight haze to it, otherwise a golden amber. Thin opaque white head. Surprisingly hoppy. Pine and resin. Really quite hoppy after spicy food! Lightish but slick. Flat carb. Long dry astringent finish. Packs a punch for the style.

blueruin (252) - - OCT 19, 2017
Bottle from beerbods. White IPA - a cross between a wheat beer and an IPA. unfiltered, unfined and unpasteurised. Huge fluffy head, very lively - light cloudy pale yellow and high apparent carbonation. Aroma classically banana, wheat and white pepper of a wheat beer. In the mouth, wouldnt say it's necessarily IPA punchy- this is much more like a wheat than an IPA, but it does have more of a hop backbone than usual. Decent, unusual wheat.

miniash (43) - - OCT 3, 2017
Tester at the Meet the Brewer event @ The Union Tavern in Westbourne Park London. Tropical and biscuit nose. Golden appearance with very slight white head. Very surprising on palate! Tastes almost like a wheat beer?! Citrus and dry on finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Cunningham (8527) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2017
Fresh nice and tasty woman. Mmmm.
Hazed sparkling golden stuff with a fine head. Good lacing. Nice aroma with å fine intensity. Medium (+) body and an average carbonation level. Nice fresh bitterness and a semi dry endring. Citric, yeast, fruity, malty, herbal and some pine in the flavor.
[On tap at George & Dragon - Marylebone in London, England]

alexmate (307) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2017 Bit of a light taste. Has grapefruit, orange, lime and a dry pine finish. Pretty good, but not really an alternative to a witbier or an IPA.

simontomlinson (675) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2017
Thin off white head on a still, light orange coloured body. Dry, earthy, medicinal aroma. Medium bodied, tingly on the palate. Citrus, yeast, pine, pith & grapefruits tastes.

hohops (1157) - Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2017
Appearance- golden with a bit of haze, half a finger foamy white head. Aroma- wheat, cereal malt, spices, hint of orange, caramel. Taste- bitter fruity hops, orange, firm malt presence, fluffy mouthfeel, trace of cardboard malt on the end, some lingering bitterness.

theprof (1369) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2017
Tap. Pours cloudy golden with white lace top. Aroma is intriguing. There’s a tropical element probably passionfruit but also muted pineapple and citrus and bread, and cheeses. It’s these that add complexity to a taste that is simpler - light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, umami, in short confusing but in a calm way. Both start and finish is light body, average carbonation, and oblique. Like a smile from a barmaid.

john44 (3456) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2017
Keg at The White Horse, Parson’s Green, London in June 2017 - Hazy orangey gold in colour. Good creamy white head. Excellent lacing. Fruity; grapefruit and lemon citrus. Moderate hop bitterness. Malty, wheaty. Quite bitter. Bitter citrus fruity and hoppy throughout. Dry finish. OK. Not bad. (2017-06)

Beese (3296) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2017
Keg at BrewDog Manchester. Had this before, but not added to RB. Very nice hybrid beer. Subtle hippiness, and it's the wheat beer esters that linger.

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