Friday, October 18, 2019

October 18th, 2019 - Everybody Wants Some, But Women And Children First

Hey there head-bangers and hop-heads!  Happy Friday!  Let's get this weekend started off right with a pairing of Van Halen's classic, ass-kicker "Women And Children First" with an Everybody Wants Some!! Double India Pale Ale from Hoof Hearted  Brewing Company!  This pairing goes out to my friends Sonia and Jason... cheers buddies and thanks for the beers!!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Van Halen
  • Title: "Women And Children First"
  • Recorded: December 1979 through February 1980
  • Release date: March 26th, 1980 (3rd studio album by Van Halen)
  • Record company: Warner Bros.
  • Album cover art: Norman Seeff and Richard Seireeni
  • Personnel: Michael Anthony (bass guitar and backing vocals), David Lee Roth (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Alex Van Halen (drums), and Eddie Van Halen (lead guitar, electric piano on "...And The Cradle Will Rock", and backing vocals)
  • Additional musicians: Nicolette Larson (backing vocals)
  • Musical style: Hard rock/heavy metal
  • Sound: Heavy-duty rock and roll right here brothas and sistas!  This is sonic profundity... plain and simple! 
  • Major themes: Rocking, sex, drinking, partying, and love(?)
  • Notes: Interestingly enough, "Women And Children First" is the only Van Halen album with female backing vocals.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "And The Cradle Will Rock..."
  2. "Everybody Wants Some!!"
  3. "Fools"
  4. "Romeo Delight"
  5. "Tora! Tora!"
  6. "Loss Of Control"
  7. "Take Your Whiskey Home"
  8. "Could This Be Magic?"
  9. "In A Simple Rhyme"

    Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Hoof Hearted Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Everybody Wants Some!! Double India Pale Ale
  • Style: Double India Pale Ale (DIPA) / Imperial IPA (IIPA)
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 8.0% 
  • Pour: The Everybody Wants Some!! pours a very cloudy golden-orange/yellow with a frothy, 1-finger, off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves virtually no lacing.
  • Nose: Aromas of orange peel, orange juice, tangerine, grapefruit rind, mango, wild flowers, cannabis, fresh herbs, and a hint of caramel  characterize the nose of the Everybody Wants Some!!.
  • Taste: The Everybody Wants Some!! is a really nice blend of the citrus, herbs, and .  There are notes of orange juice, orange pith, grapefruit, pineapple, bitter herbs, green hops, white pepper, and a very slight hint of toffee.
  • Mouthfeel: Moderately-carbonated, this medium-bodied IPA is very crisp, very refreshing, a bit sharp, yet very drinkable wiht a dry, biting finish.
Overall pairing: The crisp, complex, and punchy, yet very drinkable character of the Everybody Wants Some!! Double India Pale Ale is perfect for the rockin' goodtime late '70s early '80s feeling of "Women And Children First"! 

Cheers... keep on rockin' my friends!!

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