Tuesday, July 3, 2018

July 3rd, 2018 - That Ekuanot Hop Dust Is Blowing In The Wind... And Blowing Up Your Video!

Good afternoon! Your drinking buddy the Meista here today pairing AC/DC's "Blow Up Your Video" and a Limited Release Beer 3: Hop Dust - Ekuanot from 2 Row Brewing Company!
Album Info:
  • Artist: AC/DC
  • Title: "Blow Up Your Video"
  • Recorded: August through September 1987 at Miraval Studio in Le Val, France
  • Release date: January 18th, 1988 (11th studio album by AC/DC)
  • Record company: Albert Records / Atlantic Records
  • Production: Harry Vanda and George Young
  • Album cover art: George Bodnar (photography) 
  • Personnel: Brian Johnson (lead vocals), Cliff Williams (bass and backing vocals), Simon Wright (drums and percussion), Angus Young (lead guitar), and Malcolm Young (rhythm guitar and backing vocals)
  • Musical style: Hard rock, heavy metal, blues rock
  • Sound: Hard-hitting, punchy, aggressive, and fun as hell, with "Blow Up Your Video" regained their early '80s popularity, power, and panache!
  • Major themes: Rock and roll, aggression, sex, power, danger, lust, might, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Heatseeker"
  2. "That's The Way I Wanna Rock 'N' Roll"
  3. "Meanstreak"
  4. "Go Zone"
  5. "Kissin' Dynamite"
  6. "Nick Of Time"
  7. "Some Sin For Nuthin'"
  8. "Ruff Stuff"
  9. "Two's Up"
  10. "This Means War"

    Brew Info:
  • Brewery: 2 Row Brewing Company (Midvale, Utah)
  • Website: https://2rowbrewing.com/
  • Brew: Limited Release Beer 3: Hop Dust - Ekuanot
  • Style: Imperial India Pale Ale (IIPA) / Double IPA (DIPA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce bottle 
  • ABV: 81%
  • Ingredients: Ekuanot lupulin powder
  • Pour: The Hop Dust - Ekuanot pours a clear, deep bronze-amber with a dense and creamy, 1-finger, bright white head with great sustain and lots of sticky, intricate, and layered lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is characterized by scents of tropical fruit, citrus, and dank earthiness.  There are aromas of grapefruit juice and rind, mango, pineapple, peach, melon, pine resin, herbal tea, and sweet caramel.
  • Taste: Following the nose, the taste of the Hop Dust - Ekuanot  is very fruity, citrusy, and earthy.  There are flavors of pink grapefruit juice, tangerine, pineapple, mango, pine, and caramel with a hint of booziness.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated, the mouthfeel is crisp, yet sticky and malty with a dry, slightly bitter finish. 

Overall pairing: Those hop-forward aromas and flavors of 2 Row's Hop Dust - Ekuanot are perfect for the fiery fast, heavy-duty rock and roll punch of AC/DC's very overlooked "Blow Up Your Video"!   Classic IPA flavors for classic AC/DC kickass rock!

Cheers!!  And hails!!

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