Saturday, June 27, 2020

June 27th, 2020 - So Far, Feelin' So Irie... So What!

Hello and happy Saturday my friends!  The Meista here today raising horns and rocking the hell out with a pairing of a delicious and juicy and punchy Feelin' Irie Hazy Double IPA from Talisman Brewing Company and Megadeth's killer classic "So Far, So Good... So What!"!  Hell yes!!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Megadeth
  • Title: "So Far, So Good... So What!" 
  • Recorded: 1987 at Music Grinder Studios in Los Angeles, California
  • Release date: January 19th, 1988 (3rd studio album by Megadeth)
  • Record company: Capitol Records
  • Production: Paul Lani, Dave Mustaine, and Tim Carr
  • Album cover art: ?
  • Personnel: Chuck Behler (drums and percussion), Dave Ellefson (bass guitar and backing vocals), Dave Mustaine (lead, rhythm, and acoustic guitars and lead vocals), and Jeff Young (lead, rhythm, and acoustic guitars)
  • Additional musicians: Steve Jones (guitar solo on "Anarchy In The U.K.")
  • Musical style: Thrash metal, speed metal
  • Sound: Fast, fiery, and angry as hell, this is pure, classic Megadeth thrash!  Mustaine's wickedly pissed off vocals work perfectly with the ripping guitars and thunderous rhythm section! 
  • Major themes: Nuclear holocaust, freedom of speech, witchcraft, curses, rebellion, speed, dishonesty, death, loss, etc. 
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Into The Lungs Of Hell"
  2. "Set The World Afire"
  3. "Anarchy In The U.K."
  4. "Mary Jane"
  5. "502"
  6. In My Darkest Hour"
  7. "Liar"
  8. "Hook In Mouth"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Talisman Brewing Company (Ogden, Utah)
  • Website: /
  • Brew: Feelin' Irie Hazy Double IPA
  • Style: Double India Pale Ale (DIPA) / Imperial IPA (IIPA)
  • Serving: 25.4 ounce crowler can
  • ABV: 8.0%
  • Ingredients: El Dorado and Cashmere hops 
  • Pour: The Feelin' Irie Hazy Double IPA pours a very hazy and murky golden-orange amber with a frothy, eggshell white, 1+ finger head with great retention and lots of sticky, spider web lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is very citrusy, very tropical, floral, and herbal.  There are aromas of orange juice, orange peel, grapefruit rind, pineapple, mango, wild flowers, light pine resin, herbal tea, crackery biscuit, and sweet caramel.
  • Taste: Like the nose, the taste of the Feelin' Irie Hazy Double IPA is citrusy, tropical, malty, and herbal.  Bright and hop-forward, there are notes of orange juice, tangerine, pink grapefruit juice, mango, pineapple, orange tea, a hint of pine, and sweet toffee/caramel.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is very crisp, juicy, and smooth, yet somewhat thick and sticky with a dry, slightly sweet finish.

Overall pairing: The hop-forward, punchy, complex flavors and aromas of the so very good Talisman Feelin' Irie are prefect for the in-your-face, angry, and fiery fury of Megadeth's kick-ass "So Far, So Good... So What"!!  'Nuff said!

Cheers and hails!!

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