Headlong is our contribution to the 48 Beer Project - artist Heidi Geist's traveling project. She's working with 48 breweries across the US to create beers and design awesome labels. The retro-fitted bus that she calls home rolled in to our Canton parking lot, and we got the chance to design a new recipe for the occasion. For our main release in the this project, we brewed a West Coast style double IPA (read more about that on our blog) - since we’re driven by intrigue, we split off a small portion of the beer and followed our usual double IPA process to see what the prototypical Trillium version of this beer might taste like in comparison. Hence, Headlong: Detour was born.
Headlong: Detour pours pale orange and mildly hazy, with tropical aromas of candied mango and papaya bursting out of the glass. Juicy citrus character and layers of melon highlight the flavor profile, with an underlying note of bitter pith. Mild sweetness and a medium body make this Detour anything but inconvenient.
MALT: American 2-row Barley, C-15, Dextrine, Dextrose
HOPS: Simcoe, Centennial, Columbus