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. To read more about the inspiration behind our decision to brew a West Coast style double IPA, check out our latest blog post.
A light orange hue with a slight tinge of haze, Headlong offers an ample nose of freshly zested orange and ripe yellow peach with a classic zing of pine needles and woodsy earth. The palate follows displaying additional citrus forward notes of squeezed red grapefruit and lemon peel interwoven into a supportive, lightly toasted, bready malt backbone. Headlong is medium bodied and provides a pronounced, yet enjoyable bite of freshly cut flowers and peppery pine tips for a balanced finished.
MALT: American 2-row Barley, C-15, Dextrine, Dextrose
HOPS: Simcoe, Centennial, Columbus