Friday, August 12, 2016

August 12th, 2016 - A Decade Of Decadent IPAs

Happy Friday hop heads and metal heads!  Your drinkin' buddy the Meista here today pairing a Decadent Imperial I.P.A. from Ska Brewing with the greatest hits compilation album "Decade Of Decadence '81 - '91" by Mötley Crüe!!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Mötley Crüe
  • Title: "Decade Of Decadence '81 - '91"
  • Recorded: 1981 through 1991 at various studios
    Release date: October 1st, 1991
  • Record company: Elektra Records
  • Production: Mötley Crüe, Tom Werman, and Bob Rock
  • Album cover art: Mark Jackson
  • Personnel: Tommy Lee (drums), Mick Mars (guitars), Vince Neil (vocals), and Nikki Sixx (bass)
  • Musical style: Heavy metal, hard rock
  • Sound: Punchy, aggressive, definitive, the sound on "Decade Of Decadence '81 - '91" is everything you remember and love about the 1980s L.A. metal sound!  It is raunchy, fast, in-your-face pure rock and roll goodness!!
  • Major themes: Sex, drugs, and rock and roll!  The Crüe's themes are the definitive 1980s metal world of fast music, fast livin', and fast women!
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Live Wire" (Kick Ass '91 Remix)
  2. "Piece of Your Action" (Screamin' '91 Remix)
  3. "Shout At The Devil"
  4. "Looks That Kill"
  5. "Home Sweet Home" ('91 Remix)
  6. "Smokin' In The Boys Room"
  7. "Girls, Girls, Girls"
  8. "Wild Side"
  9. "Dr. Feelgood"
  10. "Kick Start My Heart" (Live In Dallas, Texas July 1990)
  11. "Teaser"
  12. "Rock 'N' Roll Junkie"
  13. "Primal Scream" (Previously Unreleased)
  14. "Angela" (Previously Unreleased)
  15. "Anarchy In The U.K." (Sex Pistols Cover)

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Ska Brewing (Durango, Colorado)
  • Website:  
  • Brew: Decadent Imperial I.P.A.
  • Style: Imperial India Pale Ale (IPA) / Double IPA
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 10.0%
  • IBUs: 80
  • Pour: The Decadent Imperial I.P.A. pours a hazy golden amber with frothy, off-white, 1.5 finger head that has good retention and displays sustained, layered lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is characterized by a blend of citrus, floral dankness, sweet malt, and hearty grain.  There are aromas of pine resin, grapefruit juice, tangerine, sweet caramel, multi-grain bread, and nuts.
  • Taste: Following the nose, the taste of the Decadent Imperial I.P.A. is bitter, sweet, citrusy, and malty.  There are notes of grapefruit rind, tangerine peel, lemon zest, pine, sweet caramel and burnt toffee, hearty bread, bitter herbs, and a touch of black pepper and a slight booziness.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is sharp, bitter, sticky, and oily with a dry, bitter finish.

Overall pairing: The punchy, bitter, aggressive, yet sweet flavors of Ska Brewing's bold Decadent Imperial I.P.A. is great for some head-banging, in-your-face Mötley Crüe style heavy metal!!  'Nuff said!

Cheers and hails!!

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