Thursday, October 22, 2015

October 22nd, 2015 - An Iron Fist Uprising!

Here's one for my buddy Jerm and all you head-bangers and hop-heads out there!  Evenin'... The Meista here tonight pairing Motörhead's "Iron Fist" and an Uprising Trippel / IPA from Iron Fist Brewing Company!  Hell yeah!!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Motörhead
  • Title: "Iron Fist"
  • Recorded: January 26th through March 1st, 1982 at Ramport Studios and Morgan Studios, London, UK
    Release date: April 17th, 1982 (5th studio album by Motörhead)
  • Record company: Mercury Records
  • Production: "Evil Red Neck" Will Reid Dick and Eddie Clarke
  • Album cover art: Alan Ballard and Martin Poole
  • Personnel: "Fast" Eddie Clarke (guitar and co-production), Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister (bass and vocals), and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor (drums)
  • Musical style: Hard rock, heavy metal, speed metal, rock and roll
  • Sound: Fast, punchy, and aggressive, the sound on "Iron Fist" is classic Motörhead!  It is raw, stripped-down, and fun as hell! 
  • Major themes: Aggression, sex, drugs, jealousy, vengeance, social and religious criticism, rock and roll, etc.
  • Notes: Sadly, "Iron Fist" is the last album recorded to feature the classic Lemmy, "Fast" Eddie Clarke and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor line-up.
  • Tracks: 
  1. "Iron Fist"
  2. "Heart Of Stone"
  3. "I'm The Doctor"
  4. "Go To Hell"
  5. "Loser"
  6. "Sex And Outrage"
  7. "America"
  8. "Shut It Down"
  9. "Speedfreak"
  10. "(Don't Let 'Em) Grind Ya Down"
  11. "(Don't Need) Religion"
  12. "Bang To Rights"
  13. "Remember Me, I'm Gone"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Iron Fist Brewing Company (Vista, California)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Uprising Trippel / IPA
  • Style: Belgian Style Trippel India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Serving: 22 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 12.0% 
  • IBUs: 75
  • Pour: Deep copper hue with a 1-2 finger white, billowy head with good retention and sustained, intricate lacing.
  • Nose:  The nose is citrusy, malty, and sweet.  There are aromas of lemon, tangerine, soft caramel, fresh herbs, and hints of booze.
  • Taste: The taste of the Uprising is sweet, fruity, citrusy, hoppy, malty, and slightly tart.  There are big notes of candied apples, apricots, plums, lemon juice, orange zest, caramel/toffee, herbs, black tea, Belgian yeast, and booze.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is sticky, a little boozy, and crisp with a dry and slightly bitter finish.
Overall pairing: The Uprising Trippel / IPA from Iron Fist Brewing Company is a big, bold, amped-up brew that demands nothing less than your full attention and a pairing with rock monsters Motörhead!  Those bitter and punchy hop flavors are perfect for the fast-paced aggression of "Iron Fist"... and the boozy kick makes it all the more on target with the sound and lifestyle of Lemmy and the boys!!

Cheers and hails!!

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