Friday, June 10, 2016

May 10th, 2016 - Quick, Get Me And My Iron Lung To The Hopspital!

Happy Friday evening!  Your pal the Meista here pairing "My Iron Lung" by Radiohead and an Hopspital IPA from Proper Brewing Company!

Album Info:
  • Artist:  Radiohead
  • Title: "My Iron Lung"
  • Recorded: 1993 through 1994
    Release date: October 24th, 1994 (3rd EP by Radiohead)
  • Record company: Parlophone / Capitol Records
  • Production: John Leckie, Nigel Godrich, and Radiohead
  • Album cover art: Stanley Donwood and the White Chocolate Farm
  • Personnel: Colin Greenwood (bass), Jonny Greenwood (guitar and keyboards), Ed O'Brien (guitar and backing vocals), Phil Selway (drums), and Thom Yorke (lead vocals and guitar)
  • Musical style: Alternative rock, experimental rock, post-punk, grunge-pop
  • Sound: Richly textured, yet raw and emotional, the sound on "My Iron Lung" is rather mesmerizing and demands your attention.
  • Major themes: Self-reflection, the dangers of success, isolation, pain, relationships, emotion, etc.
  • Note: "My Iron Lung" contains outtakes from the recording sessions for the album "The Bends".  Some of these tracks were released as B-sides as well.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "My Iron Lung"
  2. "The Trickster"
  3. "Lewis (Mistreated)"  
  4. "Punchdrunk Lovesick Singalong"
  5. "Permanent Daylight"
  6. "Lozenge of Love"
  7. "You Never Wash Up After Yourself"
  8. "Creep" (acoustic version)
Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Proper Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website:  
  • Brew: Hopspital IPA
  • Style: American India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Serving: 22 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 4.0%
  • IBUs: 42
  • Ingredients: Chinook, Glacier, and Nelson Sauvin hops
  • Pour: It pours a murky caramel apple amber with a thin, but well-sustained off-white head that displays solid lacing throughout.
  • Nose: The nose is earthy, fruity, and malty.  There are citrus fruit aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, and tangerine as well as tropical fruit aromas of mango and passionfruit. 
  • Taste: The taste of the Hopspital IPA is tangy, fruity, citrusy, and piney.  There are notes of pine, pink grapefruit, tangerine, kiwi, gooseberry, and peach along with a solid caramel malt backbone.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel of the Hopspital IPA smooth and engaging with a crisp, slightly dry, and slightly bitter finish.
Overall pairing: The Hopspital IPA from the wonderful Proper Brewing Company with its fruity, tangy, and piney hop punch is great for the honesty and anger that permeates Radiohead's brilliant "My Iron Lung"!  Those more bitter pine and grapefruit rind notes of the beer really enhance the brilliance of the band's emotional energy! 


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