Sunday, November 11, 2018

November 11th, 2018 - 90 Minutes Of Haunting The Chapel

Good morning and happy Sunday evildoers!  The Meista here today going to metal church and getting aggressive and heavy with Slayer's "Haunting The Chapel" EP and a 90 Minute Imperial IPA from Dogfish Head Brewing Company!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Slayer
  • Title: "Haunting The Chapel"
  • Recorded: 1984 at Track Record Studios in North Hollywood, California
  • Release date: June 1984
  • Record company: Metal Blade Records
  • Production: Brian Slagel
  • Album cover art: Vince Gutierrez
  • Personnel: Tom Araya (bass and lead vocals), Jeff Hanneman (guitars), Kerry King (guitars), and Dave Lombardo (drums)
  • Musical style: Thrash metal
  • Sound: Raw, fiery fast, and aggressive as hell, Slayer's "Haunting The Chapel" EP is a genre-defining gem of an album that furthered the band's musical importance, appeal, and influence a hundredfold!  
  • Major themes: War, violence, evil, destruction, sin, darkness, death, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Chemical Warfare"
  2. "Captor Of Sin"
  3. "Haunting The Chapel"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Dogfish Head Brewing Company (Milton, Delaware)
  • Website:
  • Brew: 90 Minute Imperial IPA
  • Style: Imperial India Pale Ale (IIPA) / Double IPA (DIPA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 9.0%
  • IBUs: 90
  • Pour: The 90 Minute Imperial IPA pours a hazy, golden-orange hue with a thick and frothy 1+ finger, off-white head with great retention and lots of intricate, layered, spider web lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is citrusy, dank, floral, sweet, and malty.  There are aromas of pine resin, brandy, tangerine, lemon zest, grapefruit rind, bready malt, wild flowers, light honey, and sweet caramel.
  • Taste: The taste of the 90 Minute Imperial IPA is very hop-forward with lots bitterness, citrus, and dank earth, but there's also a lot of sweet malt and dark fruit flavor as well.  There are notes orange peel, grapefruit rind, tangerine,  pine, black tea, bitter herbs, brandy, sweet caramel, rum raisin, and fruitcake.  
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied and moderately carbonated, the mouthfeel of the 90 Minute Imperial IPA is crisp, sticky, thick and very hoppy with a dry, bitter, and sweet finish.
Overall pairing: The Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA is a bold, sweet, and aggressive brew... a bit of an ass-kicker!  And when you are banging your head to Slayer, you definitely want an ass-kicking brew to egg you on!  The 90 Minute Imperial IPA is an aggressive, yet smooth brew, which is great for the both melodic and brutally intense nature of Slayer's music!
Cheers and hails!!  Raise those horns and raise those pints to the mighty SLAYER!!!

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