Saturday, February 24, 2018

February 24th, 2018 - Sliding Into A Double IPA

Good evening!  The Meista here tonight pairing a Double IPA from Kiitos Brewing Company and Whitesnake's "Slide It In"!  Hails yeah!!!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Whitesnake
  • Title: "Slide It In"
  • Recorded: 1983 at Musicland Studios is Munich, Germany
  • Release date: January 1984 (6th studio album)
  • Record company: Geffen / Warner Bros.
  • Production: Martin Birch
  • Album cover art: Manfred Brey
  • Personnel: David Coverdale (vocals, piano, and percussion), Mel Galley (slide, rhythm, and lead guitars and backing vocals), Jon Lord (keyboards), Neil Murray (bass), Cozy Powell (drums), and John Sykes (rhythm and lead guitars)
  • Musical style: Hard rock, heavy metal, heavy blues rock
  • Sound: This is straight-ahead hard rockin' goodness!  Richly textured, aggressive as hell with  sexually charged guitar work, bass work, and drumming... this is rock and roll perfection!!
  • Major themes: Sexuality, desire, lust, love, loss, despair, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Slide It In"
  2. "Slow An' Easy"
  3. "Love Ain't No Stranger"
  4. "All Or Nothing"
  5. "Gambler"
  6. "Guilty Of Love"
  7. "Hungry For Love"
  8. "Give Me More Time"
  9. "Spit It Out"
  10. 'Standing In The Shadow"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Kiitos Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Kiitos Double IPA
  • Style: Double India Pale Ale (DIPA)
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 8.5%
  • IBUs: 75
  • Pour: The Kiitos Double IPA pours a hazy bronze-gold with 1-finger, bright white, firm head with good retention and lots of sticky, intricate lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is very hop-forward with citrusy, earthy, malty and herbal scents.  There are aromas of grapefruit rind, pine resin, black tea, and sweet caramel.
  • Taste: The taste of the Kiitos Double IPA is citrusy, earthy, herbal, and malty with aggressive bitterness.  There are notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pine, black tea, bitter herbs, and sweet toffee.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied in body and well carbonated, the mouthfeel is very crisp and smooth with a dry, slightly bitter finish.
Overall pairing: The Kiitos Double IPA is a complex, bold, and aggressive brew... perfect for the hard-rockin' punch of Whitesnake's amazing "Slide It In" album!  'Nuff said!

Raise your fists!!  Cheers rockers!!

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