Thursday, March 12, 2015

March 12th, 2015 - A High Voltage Betty

Good evening!  The Meista here pairing one of my favorite albums, AC/DC's "High Voltage" with a Betty IPA from Hangar 24 Coast Brewery!  Hell yes!!
Album Info:
  • Artist: AC/DC
  • Title: "High Voltage"
  • Recorded: 1974 through 1975 at Albert Studios in (King Street) Sydney, Australia
  • Release date: April 30th, 1976 (first internationally released studio album by AC/DC)
  • Record company: ATCO
  • Album cover art: Michael Putland
  • Personnel: Mark Evans (bass), Phil Rudd (drums), Bon Scott (lead vocals and bagpipes on "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)"), Angus Young (lead guitar), and Malcolm Young (rhythm guitar and backing vocals)
  • Musical style: Hard rock, blues rock
  • Sound: Angus' monster riffs, Bon's crazy voice, Malcolm's driving rhythm... what more could you ask for?!  This is pure, high-octane rock and roll!!
  • Major themes: Rock and roll, chasing skirts, sex, partying, etc.
  • Tracks:
  1. "It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll)"
  2. "Rock 'N" Roll Singer"
  3. "The Jack"
  4.  "Live Wire"
  5. "T.N.T."
  6. "Can I Sit Next To You Girl"
  7. "Little Lover"
  8. "She's Got Balls"
  9. "High Voltage"
    Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Hangar 24 Coast Brewery (Redlands, California)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Betty IPA
  • Style: American India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Serving: pint off the tap (at Aces And Ales in Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • ABV: 6.5%
  • IBUs: 68
  • Ingredients: Centennial, Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops
  • Pour: Hazy, bright orange-copper amber with a big, frothy off-white head displaying thick, intricate spider web lacing with great retention.
  • Nose: Lots of pine, citrus, tropical fruit, floral herbs, and biscuity malts in the nose of this one.  There are aromas of pine resin, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, pineapple, mango, light caramel, and bread.
  • Taste: Like the nose, the flavor is a mix of citrus, tropical fruits, pine/cedar, and hints of sweet malt hiding in the background.  There are notes of mango, juicy orange, pink grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, black tea, and earthy pine.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with good carbonation, the mouthfeel is crisp, refreshing, and a little dry with a nice, big, bitter bite in the finish.
Overall pairing: It is all about rock and roll and a rollicking good time with both the  Betty IPA and "High Voltage"!  The Betty is crisp, very drinkable, but with a little bit of a bite... perfect for the raunchy, good-time rockin' fun of the original AC/DC boys!


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