APTLY NAMED FOR ITS MANIC COVER ART, Head Case is a Citra, Galaxy, and Mosaic-hopped HIPA that contains the program’s familiar malt base. Keeping with our familiar brand of West-coast-inspired hazies, the 45 IBU, 7.2 % brew leans on a respectable, yet restrained bitterness that has become the hallmark of Project X releases of late.
Director of Brewing Operations, Chris Baker, explains further:
“Combining modern hopping techniques along with the right yeast strain is critical to achieving the right balance of juicy-meets-clean. Head Case is the first beer we’ve brewed to feature our new crop year of Citra and Galaxy, which are showing really strong aromatics, especially in the tropical and stone fruit categories. In order to take advantage of this, we use hops in almost every part of the hot and cold side, including whirlpool, intra-fermentation, and dry-hop additions. Then, of course, our house ‘Juice’ yeast strain is used to give the beer a nice full body while not being overly sweet like some can be."
As is customary with our rotating Artist-inspired series, Head Case displays the psychedelic stylings of Los Angeles-based artist, Michael Gustus.