Wednesday, September 18, 2019

September 18th, 2019 - A Bohemian IPL Rhapsody At The Opera

Good evening and happy Wednesday rockers and craft brew drinkers!  Your pal the Meista here tonight pairing Queen's amazing album "A Night At The Opera" and a very crushable and tasty Bohemian IPL from Roosters Brewing Company! 

Album Info:
  • Artist: Queen
  • Title: "A Night At The Opera"
  • Recorded: August through November 1975 at various studios
  • Release date: November 21st, 1975 (4th studio album by Queen)
  • Record company: EMI / Elektra
  • Production: Roy Thomas Baker and Queen
  • Album cover art: David Costa (art direction)
  • Personnel: John Deacon (bass guitar, double bass, and electric piano), Brian May (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, koto, harp, ukulele banjo, backing vocals, and lead vocals on "39" and "Good Company"), Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, backing vocals, and piano), and Roger Taylor (drums, percussion, rhythm electric guitar, backing vocals, and lead vocals on "I'm In Love With My Car")
  • Musical style: Hard rock, proto heavy metal, symphonic rock, progressive rock, power pop with elements of opera, jazz, folk, and skiffle
  • Sound: Combining multi styles and genres, "A Night At The Opera" is an ambitious, thoughtful, rocking, and highly entertaining album of epic proportions!  
  • Major themes: Blending thoughtful, introspective lyrics with tongue-in-cheek humor, themes on the album include vengeance, romance, sex, joy, heartbreak, exploration, the passage of time, friendship, life, beauty, death, violence, honesty, etc. 
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To...)"
  2. "Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon"
  3. "I'm In Love With My Car"
  4. "You're My Best Friend"
  5. "39"
  6. "Sweet Lady"
  7. "Seaside Rendezvous"
  8. "The Prophet's Song"
  9. "Love Of My Life"
  10. "Good Company"
  11. "Bohemian Rhapsody"
  12. "God Save The Queen"

    Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Roosters Brewing Company (Ogden, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Bohemian Style IPL 
  • Style: American India Pale Lager (IPL)
  • Serving: 32 ounce crowler can
  • ABV: 4.0% 
  • Pour: The Bohemian Style IPL pours a clear golden-yellow with a frothy and solid 1-finger head with good sustain and lots of soapy lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is citrusy, crackery, floral, and slightly sweet.  There are aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, summer grass, mountain flowers, sourdough bread, crackery biscuit, fresh herbs, and white pepper.
  • Taste: The taste of the Bohemian Style IPL is a blend of a crisp Pilsner and a hoppy IPA and characterized by citrusy, spicy, and crackery malty flavors.  There are notes of lemon zest, grapefruit, freshly baked sourdough bread, light caramel, and light pepper.
  • Mouthfeel: Light to medium in body and well-carbonated, the mouthfeel is very crisp and smooth with a dry, clean finish.  

Overall pairing:  The Bohemian Style IPL is a very crushable, crisp, and refreshing brew... great for the hard rockin' that is Queen's "A Night At The Opera"!  Those crisp, slightly sweet, complex, hoppy notes pair so very well with the hard hitting punch of the classic and truly brilliant "A Night At The Opera"!


No comments:

Post a Comment