Style: India Pale Ale
Abv: 6,9 %
What about the beer?
Colour is thick orange with a large natural white head. Aroma has orange, pineapple and mango. Taste begins with fruity bitter pine. Grapefruit and sweetish malts take over with piny side tones. Towards the end bitter pine and sweet pineapple get on top with malty sweetness crawling to the background. Aftertaste has heavily bitter grapefruit, sweet piny mango and alcohol warmth.
So, a truly tropical India Pale Ale with heavy Mosaic hopping and Vic Secret to bring more fruits. Despite the strong fruits there’s some strong growing bitterness, too. Excellent delicious brew.
Mosaic is a pice of art, where pieces of coloured glass, stone or other materials are placed together to form a figure or a decorative form. Before it can be built, the material has to be broken to pieces. Sometimes human life can be like an ongoing mosaic: something complete shattering always, to be constantly under construction. Sadly, this song was about singer Scott Weiland’s personal battle against drugs – a battle that ended to Weiland’s death in 2015.
Velvet Revolver: Fall to Pieces (YouTube)
From the 2004 album Contraband, the song was written by Scott Weiland, Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Dave Kushner.