Friday, November 3, 2023

November 3rd, 2023 - Slow Ride On (Live)


Hello and happy Friday rockers, rollers, and beer lovers!  The Meista here today pairing a tasty Ride On 5 Hop Citrus IPA from Golden Road Brewing and Foghat's kickass "Foghat Live" album... one of my all-time favorite live albums!

Album Info:

  • Artist: Foghat
  • Title: "Foghat Live"
  • Recorded: May 10th, 1977 at the Dome Arena in Henrietta, New York
  • Release date: August 19th, 1977 (1st live album by Foghat)
  • Record company: Bearsville
  • Production: Nick Jameson
  • Album cover art: Alen MacWeeney (photography)
  • Personnel: Roger Earl (drums), Craig MacGregor (bass guitar and backing vocals), "Lonesome" Dave Peverett (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), and Rod Price (lead guitar and backing vocals)
  • Additional musicians: Dan Craig (percussion), Nick Jameson (percussion), and Dave Lang (percussion)
  • Musical style: Rock and roll, hard rock, heavy blues rock
  • Sound: Heavy-hitting, the sound on "Foghat Live" further established Foghat as the masters of straight-forward boogie rock!  
  • Major themes: Rock and roll, love, loss, rebellion, desire, lust, the blues, etc. 
  • Tracks: 
  1. "Fool For The City"
  2. "Home In My Hand"
  3. "I Just Want To Make Love To You" (Willie Dixon cover)
  4. "Road Fever"
  5. "Honey Hush" (Big Joe Tuner cover)
  6. "Slow Ride"

Brew Info:

  • Brewery: Golden Road Brewing Company (Los Angeles, California)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Ride On 5 Hop Citrus IPA
  • Style: American India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 5.0%
  • IBUs: 35
  • Ingredients: 2-Row malts and Citra​, Chinook​, Amarillo​, Bravo​, and Saphir hops
  • Pour: The Ride On pours a lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is a citrusy, piney, herbal, and grainy.  There are aromas of grapefruit rind, orange zest and pith, lime, light pine resin, pale malt, sourdough bread, and light caramel.
  • Taste: The flavor follows the nose... citrusy, piney, and grainy.  There are notes of grapefruit juice, lime, tangerine, pine, black tea, tonic and minerals.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium- bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing with a dry, slightly bitter, yet fairly clean finish. 

Overall pairing: The hoppy drinkability of the Ride On 5 Hop Citrus IPA is great for the inviting and wondrous rock and roll musical journey that is the mighty Foghat!  That grainy backbone is great for the warm melodies and heavy-duty rhythm section of Earl and MacGregor, while the hoppy bite is great for the amazing and meaty guitar work of Price and Peverett!

And make sure to check out my recent interview with legendary Foghat drummer Roger Earl here: 

Cheers!!  Rock on!!

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