Big Beery Advent Calendar - Beer 2: Gipsy Hill Hepcat Session IPA, 4.6% (SE London)

Each night at 8pm, we'll post a blog about the day's hand-picked beer in our Big Beery Advent Calendar - why we love the brewery, why we've chosen the beer, why we think you'll love it too. Feel free to comment below or have your say on Twitter.

Gipsy Hill Brewing says: "Hepcat is in the know. A session IPA with big fruit, juicy note and a light, jazzy malt body. Liberal kicks."

We say: Gipsy Hill’s aim is to produce lower-ABV beers that don’t skimp on flavour. We’ve been big fans since we opened - so much so that they’re our house pour on flagon-fill. For such a young brewery they’re remarkably consistent, and we reckon their Hepcat is the best of the bunch. Fragrant on the nose with great balance, this is a solid session that never fails to deliver. At 4.6%, it’s a perfect Wednesday beer.