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

Big Hug Brewing
Brewed at Ramsgate

Style: Session IPA
Peckham, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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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john44 (3101) - 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 (2743) - 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.

mR_fr0g (12126) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2017
Keg at Brewdog Manchester. A hazed golden orange coloured pour with a lasting thin white head. Aroma is dull dishwater, grassy citrus, pear drops, meh. Flavour is composed of semi sweet Base malts, orange rind, light tropical fruits mango, dull. Palate is semi sweet, frothy carbonation, jammy fruits. Disappointing.

Ungstrup (37625) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2017
Can. A hazy golden beer with a huge yellowish head. The aroma has notes of fruit, hops, malt, and spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, hops, spices, and exotic fruits, leading to a bitter finish.

Borup (14511) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2017
33 cl. can. A hazy golden coloured beer with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, fruit, hops, citrus and with mild bitter finish.

yespr (45464) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2017
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy yellow, huge white head. Aroma is mild fruity, slight citrusy. Passion fruity, mango and peaches. Bitter, slight fruity. Crisp hoppy. Mild and fruity far finish.

anders37 (26641) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2017
Draft @ Bishops Arms Gustav, Malmö. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grassy citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty grassy citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty grassy citrus hoppy finish.

blackisle (2586) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2017
Can 33cl. poured into a shaker. Hazy pale to medium golden, good two finger frothy white to off-white head, half-way lasting, good lacing; aroma pale malts, orange, tangerine, light grapefruit, hay; mild mouthfeel, taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, light fruity, wheaty; mild sweetbitter aftertaste, fruity notes; medium body, watery to oily texture, soft carbonation; overall friendly and easy to drink but misses a certain bite.

JorgeLee (2117) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2017
Keg, One Bourbon NW6. Orange amber colour, thin white rim of foam. Light citrusy whiff on the aroma. Quite full mouth feel, more a pale ale with wheat than a white IPA which is how the tap labelled it. Nice crisp grainy mouth feel, some sweetness, crafty citrus hop, medium lingering bitterness. All in all pretty solid beer, packs the required punch at 5.2%.

Dashimus (248) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2017
Can from Pours with a medium to lightish yellow/orange colour with a slight hazy and a fairly generous white head that is moderately long lasting and leaves good lacing. Aroma is fruity and hoppy. Citrus and some maltiness. Some floral notes but generally more fruity, specifically lemon. Taste is quite sweet with moderately bitter which is long lasting. Mild carbonation.

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