Another London based brewery I’d not previously heard of, Bear Hug have some lovely branding and state on their bottles that they are a brewery with a social conscience and, “[…] Each bottle of Bear Hug you buy saves one square foot of rainforest.”
That seems like an eminently fair and reasonable thing.
I wonder how it works?
Anyhow, Hibernation is a White IPA, an IPA with Wheat.
It’s also very good indeed.
It pours a light gold with a clean white frothy head, and it smells of orchard flowers and garden borders.
The malting is soft and bright, caramel and crusty bread, and there’s an added bread dough spiciness from the yeast.
Over this the hops – in this case Target, Chinook and Citra – slap you with sharp lemon rind and grapefruit pith, some pine resin and a hint of peach juice, and lots and lots of crisp fresh herbal greenery.
And that’s the best description of this beer, sharp and fresh.
It’s really very drinkable.
Source: Beer 52