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: 73   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fajry (1991) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 28, 2017
Vycap Brewhouse & Kitchen. Tmavo zlata farba, slaba biela pena. Vona sladova, jemne karamel, citrus. Chut sladova, ovocne tony, horka dlha dochut.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TBone (17085) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 18, 2017
Can 330ml (AbM)
Golden color, medium-sized white head. Overfermented cheese, grass and grain in the nose. Light-bodied. Flavour is also oddly cheesy with citrus, pale malts and a bit hop pellety. Weird. Maybe yeast has done tricks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (9948) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 12, 2017
33 cl can @ home. BBE 11/2017.
Pours hazy golden color with a large white head. Citrus, orange peel and herbal notes on the aroma, some hops, faint wheat and yeast too. Flavor is citric, slightly wheaty sweet, yeasty, moderate bitterness on the finish. A bit stuffy but okay White IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (2825) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2017
Can. Pours a dark hazy orange colour with a fluffy white head, hoppy aroma with some fruit, the taste is medium bitterness with a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AJL1980 (121) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2017
What - Can Where - Raynvile Store, Leeds Nose - faint wheat Looks - large head, hazy amber Taste - fruity, long bitterness Verdict - drinkable but nothing worthy of much interest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (14229) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2017
Can, 330ml from The Wine Rack at Yarnton Nurseries, Yarnton, Oxon. Pale gold with white head. This is a pleasantly crisp and sharp beer with a slightly wheaty body, but not overly so, some cereal and a pleasant, grapefruit hop character. Good depth of flavour, refreshing. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (1205) - 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 (7039) - 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 (1272) - 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 (2189) - 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.

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