Friday, April 9, 2021

April 9th, 2021 - Needles In The Dark... A Future World Injector


Hey there rockers and craft beer freaks!  Your dinking pal The Meista here today pairing an Injector Hazy IPA, a limited and newly released brew from the fine folks at Ogden River Brewing and "Future World", the sophomore album by Danish hard rockers Pretty Maids!   Hell yeah!  

Album Info:
  • Artist: Pretty Maids 
  • Title: "Future World"
  • Recorded: October 1986 through February 1987 at Bearsville Studios in Bearsville, New York and Easy Sound Studio in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Release date: April 20th, 1987 (2nd album by Pretty Maids)
  • Record company: CBS Records
  • Production: Eddie Kramer, Chris Isca
  • Album cover art: Joe Petagno 
  • Personnel: Ronnie Atkins (lead and backing vocals), Allan Delong (bass guitar), Ken Hammer (guitars), Phil Moorhead (drums), Alan Owens (keyboards)
  • Additional musicians: Graham Bonnet (backing vocals) and Philip Hart (backing vocals)
  • Musical style: Hard rock, heavy metal with elements of speed metal and glam metal
  • Sound: Wonderfully melodic, the tracks on "Future World" are upbeat, straightforward rockers! 
  • Major themes: The future, rock and roll, relationships, love, loss, war, politics, oppression, rebellion, etc.
  • Notes: The album is dedicated to the memory of the late Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Future World"
  2. "Loud 'N' Proud"
  3. "Love Games"
  4. "Yellow Rain"
  5. "Rodeo"
  6. "We Came To Rock"
  7. "Needles In The Dark"
  8. "Eye Of The Storm"
  9. "Long Way To Go"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Ogden River Brewing (Ogden, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Injector Hazy IPA
  • Style: New England India Pale Ale (NEIPA)
  • Serving: 32 ounce crowler can
  • ABV: 7.8%
  • IBUs: 68
  • Ingredients: Golden Promise, 2-row, flaked wheat, and flaked oats with Citra, Idaho 7, Mosaic, Nelson Sauvin, and Simcoe hops
  • Pour: The Injector Hazy IPA pours a very hazy, bright golden yellow hue with a frothy, bright white, half-finger head with good retention and soapy lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is a nice blend of citrusy, tropical, and floral hops along with lighter malts.  There are aromas of ripe orange, tangerine, apricot, pineapple, mango, very light pine resin, wild flowers, sweet biscuit, and sweet caramel/toffee.
  • Taste: The taste of the Injector Hazy IPA follows the nose with lots of fruity, floral, and sweet flavors.  There are big notes of orange juice, tangerine, pineapple, mango, dried apricot, very light pine, and soft caramel.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is very crisp, very juicy, and sharp with a dry, slightly bitter finish.

Overall pairing: The Injector is a bright, punchy IPA in the New England style, which goes great with the hard rockin' punch of the Pretty Maids!  Although the style of the Injector Hazy IPA lends itself well to the upbeat rocking tracks, I also think the can design goes great with the colors and thematical style of the album cover.  'Nuff said!
Cheers!!  Hails!!

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