Saturday, April 1, 2017

April 1st, 2017 - No. 4 Hop IPA

Good evening!  The Meista here tonight pairing "No. 4" by the Stone Temple Pilots and a Rogue Farms 4 Hop IPA from Rogue Ales!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Stone Temple Pilots
  • Title: "No. 4"
  • Recorded: 1998 through 1999
  • Release date: October 26th, 1999 (4th studio album by Stone Temple Pilots)
  • Record company: Atlantic Records
  • Production: Brendan O'Brien
  • Album cover art: Richard Bates and Andrea Brooks (art direction)
  • Personnel: Dean DeLeo (guitar), Robert DeLeo (bass and backing vocals), Eric Kretz (drums), and Scott Weiland (lead vocals)
  • Musical style: Alternative rock, hard rock with elements of heavy metal psychedelic rock
  • Sound: Returning to the roots of their earlier, heavier sound, the sound on "No. 4" is hard, heavy, and tight.  The album has a lot of great hooks and riffs along with interesting and thoughtful lyrics.
  • Major themes: Rock and roll, sex, isolation, relationships, etc. 
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Down"
  2. "Heaven & Hot Rods"
  3. "Pruno"
  4. "Church On Tuesday"
  5. "Sour Girl"
  6. "No Way Out"
  7. "Sex & Violence"
  8. "Glide"
  9. "I Got You"
  10. "MC5"
  11. "Atlanta"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Rogue Farms 4 Hop IPA
  • Style: American India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 4.4%
  • IBUs: 55
  • Ingredients: Rogue Farms Dare™, Risk™, Dare™ R-1, Dare™ R-3, Maier Munich, and Dextra Pils Malts; Rogue Farms Rebel, Freedom, Yaquina, and Alluvial Hops; Pacman Yeast and Free-Range Coastal Water
  • Pour: The 4 Hop IPA pours a hazy, bright orange with a frothy 1+ finger, white head with good retention and lots of sticky and soapy lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is very earthy and aromatic with lots of pine and citrus.  There are aromas of pine resin, grapefruit rind, tangerine, lemon zest, and bitter herbs, along with sweeter caramel.
  • Taste: The taste follows the nose with lots of dank and citrusy flavors.  There are notes of pine, pink grapefruit juice, tangerine, orange peel, black tea, and a strong malty backbone.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel of the 4 Hop IPA is very crisp with a dry and bitter finish.
Overall pairing: The punchy citrus and pine flavors of the Rogue Farms 4 Hop IPA is a great companion with the straightforward rockin' approach of STP's "No. 4"!  The sweeter malt and citrusy flavors compliment Weiland's vocals while the more bitter hop notes are great for the crunchy guitars, pounding bass, and thunderous drums!


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