Saturday, October 17, 2020

October 17th, 2020 - Finding A Little Faith And Rising Hope

 

Good evening hellions and hop-lovers!  The Meista here with another great pairing for you from one of my favorite local bands and a tasty local brew... I give you DiseNgaged's latest "Out For Blood II: Faith" EP and a juicy Rising Hope India Pale Ale from Level Crossing Brewing Company!  Hails!


Album Info: 

  • Artist: DiseNgaged
  • Title: "Out For Blood II: Faith" EP
  • Release date: September 5th, 2020 (4th EP released by DiseNgaged)
  • Recorded: 2020 at Ethereal Audio
  • Record company: Ethereal Audio Production
  • Production: Ethereal Audio Production, Christian Hanson, and DiseNgaged
  • Album cover art: Kings Peak Media, Brandon Shay (photography)
  • Personnel: Dylan "Demon" Dawes (drums) Sean Herrera (bass guitar), Justin Schultz (guitars), Dez Troy (vocals), and Chase Williams (guitars)
  • Musical style: Groove metal, thrash metal with elements of death metal
  • Sound: Balls-out, in-your-face, heavy duty groove/thrash/death metal, the "Out For Blood II: Faith" EP is powerfully aggressive, complex, and masterfully produced and executed!  If you are a fan of Lamb Of God, you definitely need to check out this kick-ass band! These guys fucking tear it up!! I love everything these guys do, but this EP is seriously just amazing!  They've really outdone themselves here!
  • Major themes/lyrical content: Fear, control, darkness, honesty, death, murder, aggression, self-reliance, etc.
  • Tracks:
  1. "Faith"
  2. "The Real Me"
  3. "Good As Dead"
  4. "Riptide"



Brew Info:

  • Brewery: Level Crossing Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website: http://www.levelcrossingbrewing.com/ 
  • Brew: Rising Hope
  • Style: American India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 6.5%
  • Ingredients: IPA brewed with raspberry, blood orange, and Bulgarian rose water
  • Pour: The Rising Hope pours a hazy golden-orange with a off-white, 1+ finger, frothy head with good retention and lots of soapy, layered lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is fruity, citrusy, floral, and herbal with lighter sweet malt notes.  There are aromas of fresh raspberries, raspberry jam, strawberry, orange, tangerine, light rose, light biscuit, and soft caramel.
  • Taste: Following the nose, the taste of the Rising Hope is a juice blend of fruit and citrus flavors along with lighter malty and subtle sweet characteristics.  There are notes of orange soda, blood orange, tangerine, lemon, light raspberry, herbal tea, light rose water, and soft caramel.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and moderately carbonation, the mouthfeel is crisp, juicy, slightly tart, and refreshing with a dry, clean finish.
  • Note: Proceeds from the purchase of the Rising Hope IPA go to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.  You can help by purchasing this delicious beer and/or by making a donation at BrewingFundsTheCure.org


Overall pairing: The Rising Hope is a very drinkable, very juicy, very crushable, yet punchy IPA with complex and inviting flavors that go great with the aggressive musical prowess, depth, and honesty of all that is DiseNgaged!! You definitely need this EP in your collection and this beer in your glass!  'Nuff said!

Cheers!!  Horns raised!! 

October 17th, 2020 - Vanquished In The Spirit Of Vengeance...The Ghost Rider!

 



Hey there hellions, headbangers, and craft brew lovers!  The Meista here getting aggressive and punchy with a pairing of "Vanquish In Vengeance" by death metal monsters Incantation and a tasty and hoppy Ghost Rider IPA from Wasatch Brewing!  Hell yeah!!



Album Info:
  • Artist: Incantation
  • Title: "Vanquish In Vengeance"
  • Recorded: 2012 at Mars Recording Compound in Cleveland, Ohio, Aries Studios, The War Room in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Rhawn Street Studios
  • Release date: November 27th, 2012 (8th full-length studio release by Incantation)
  • Record company: Listenable Records
  • Production: Bill Korecky and Incantation
  • Album cover art: Will Kuberski aka Worthless
  • Personnel: Alex Bouks (guitars), John McEntee (guitars and vocals), Kyle Severn (drums), and Chuck Sherwood (bass)
  • Musical style: Death metal
  • Sound: Aggressive, heavy as hell, and somewhat sludgy, the sound on "Vanquish In Vengeance" is classic Incantation!  From the opening notes of "Invoked Infinity" to the final earth-shattering note of "Legion Of Dis", this album grabs you by the collar, slams you against the wall, and demands your attention!  Severn and Sherwood are a battering ram of rhythmic intensity, while Bouks and McEntee shred the hell outta these tracks!
  • Major themes: Death, hatred, evil, darkness, confussion, the occult, mythology, anti-Christianity, blasphemy, violence, tyranny, vengeance, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Invoked Infinity"
  2. "Ascend Into The Eternal"
  3. "Progeny Of Tyranny"
  4. "Transcend Into Absolute Dissolution"
  5. "Haruspex"
  6. "Vanquish In Vengeance"
  7. "Profound Loathing"
  8. "Hellions Genesis"
  9. "From Hollow Sands"
  10. "Legion Of Dis"

 Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Wasatch Brewing (Park City, Utah)
  • Website: https://wasatchbeers.com/  
  • Brew: Ghost Rider IPA
  • Style: American India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 6.0%
  • IBUs: 45
  • Ingredients: Simcoe and Cascade hops, Premium Pale and Munich malts, and coriander
  • Pour: The Ghost Rider IPA pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a bright white, 1-finger head with good retention and sticky, soapy lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is dank, citrusy, herbal, malty, and slightly sweet. There are aromas of lemon zest, lemon drops, grapefruit rind, black tea, herbal orange tea, coriander, pine resin, cedar, and toffee.
  • Taste: Hop-forward, the taste of the Ghost Rider is citrusy, herbal, spicy, and malty.  Like the nose, there are notes of lemon zest, tangerine, black and orange tea, pine, fresh herbs, soft caramel, coriander, and white pepper.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated, the mouthfeel is very crisp and juicy with a dry, spicy finish.

Overall pairing: The hoppy, spicy, complex, yet very crushable flavors of the Ghost Rider IPA go great with the face-melting intensity, aggression, and brutality of Incantation's killer "Vanquish In Vengeance"!  Those dank citrusy notes really bring out the bitterness of the lyrics and vocals while malty backbone goes great with the power of the music!  'Nuff said!
    
HAILS!!

Friday, October 16, 2020

October 16th, 2020 - Nobody Hears You Screaming Blue Murder When You Are Alone In Space





Hey there rockers, rollers, and hop lovers!  The Meista here today getting the weekend off right by rocking out with an Alone In Space Hazy Oatmeal India Pale Ale from Mother Earth Brew Company and Girlschool's "Screaming Blue Murder"!


Album Info: 

  • Artist: Girlschool
  • Title: "Screaming Blue Murder"
  • Recorded: February through March 1982 at Surrey Sound Studio in Leatherhead, England
  • Release date: June 7th, 1982 (3rd studio album by Girlschool)
  • Record company: Bronze Records / Mercury Records
  • Production: Chris Tsangarides and Nigel Gray 
  • Album cover art: ?
  • Personnel: Denise Dufort (drums), Kelly Johnson (lead guitar and vocals), Kim McAuliffe (rhythm guitar and vocals), and Gil Weston (bass and backing vocals)
  • Musical style: Hard rock, heavy metal, power pop
  • Sound: Characterized by killer riffs, crunchy guitars, thumping bass, thunderous drums, and catchy harmonies, the sound on "Screaming Blue Murder" is classic Johnson-era Girlschool!
  • Major themes: Sex, rebellion, relationships, and rock and fucking roll!
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Screaming Blue Murder"
  2. "Live With Me" (Rolling Stones cover)
  3. "Take It From Me"
  4. "Wildlife"
  5. "It Turns Your Head Around"
  6. "Don't Call It Love"
  7. "Hellrazor"
  8. "When Your Blood Runs Cold"
  9. "You Got Me"
  10. "Flesh And Blood"


Brew Info:

  • Brewery: Mother Earth Brew Company (California)
  • Website: https://www.motherearthbrewco.com/  
  • Brew: Alone In Space Hazy Oatmeal India Pale Ale 
  • Style: New England India Pale Ale (NEIPA) 
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 6.9%
  • IBUs: 30
  • Ingredients: Sabro, Galaxy, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops
  • Pour: The Alone In Space pours a very hazy, pale yellow-orange hue with a frothy, bright white, 1-finger head with good retention and soapy lacing. 
  • Nose: The nose of the is citrusy, tropical, fruity, and earthy.  There are notes of orange juice and zest, grapefruit rind, tangerine, guava, mango, melon, peach, light coconut, light grain, soft caramel, and light pine resin.
  • Taste: The tastes follows the nose and is characterized by citrusy, tropical, malty, and earthy notes.  There are notes of orange juice, tangerine, pink grapefruit juice, apricot, guava, mango, light pineapple, a hint of pine, creamy oats, and soft caramel.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is crisp and juicy, yet also smooth and creamy with a dry, clean finish.

Overall pairing: The bright, fruity elements of Alone In Space go great with overall rock and roll punch of Girlschool's "Screaming Blue Murder" while the solid malt backbone goes well with the hard rockin' intensity and power that is and always will be the kick-ass gals in Girlschool!


Cheers!

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

October 14th, 2020 - At War With Reality, Armed Only With A Double IPL

 

God kväll craft beer fiends and headbangers!  The Meista here tonight getting heavy and aggressive with a pairing of At The Gates' excellent 2014 "come back" album "At War With Realityand a bold and aggressive Double India Pale Lager from Shades Brewing!


Album Info:
  • Artist: At The Gates
  • Title: "At War With Reality" 
  • Recorded: June 24th through July 18th, 2014 at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden 
  • Release date: October 28th, 2014 (5th studio album by At The Gates)
  • Record company: Century Media Records
  • Production: Fredrik Nordström 
  • Album cover art: Costin Chioreanu 
  • Personnel: Anders Björler (guitars), Jonas Björler (bass), Adrian Erlandsson (drums), Martin Larsson (guitars), and Tomas Lindberg (vocals) 
  • Additional musicians: Anton Reisenegger (spoken word)
  • Musical style: Gothenburg-style melodic death metal, death metal with elements of metalcore
  • Sound: Combining muted guitar work with bombastic and harmonic hooks along with aggressive vocals, the sound on "At War With Reality" is classic At The Gates, yet with some really interesting progressive elements.  Like all of their albums, the tracks here are gritty, cerebral, intense, and definitive.  
  • Major themes: "At War With Reality" is a concept album based on the literary genre of magic realism.  Themes include death, darkness, magic, fantasy, chaos, knowledge, etc.
  • Notes: The album is dedicated to the memory of Henrik Frykman, bassist of the Disfear.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "El Altar Del Dios Desconocido"
  2. "Death And The Labyrinth"
  3. "At War With Reality"
  4. "The Circular Ruins"
  5. "Heroes And Tombs"
  6. "The Conspiracy Of The Blind"
  7. "Order From Chaos"
  8. "The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)"
  9. "The Head Of The Hydra"
  10. "City Of Mirrors"
  11. "Eater Of Gods"
  12. "Upon Pillars Of Dust"
  13. "The Night Eternal"

    Brew Info:
    • Brewery: Shades Brewing (Salt Lake City, Utah)
    • Website: https://www.shadesbrewing.beer/
    • Brew: Double India Pale Lager
    • Style: Double India Pale Lager (DIPL) / Imperial IPL (IIPL)
    • Serving: 12 ounce bottle
    • ABV: 8.0% 
    • Ingredients: Citra hops (double dry-hopped)
    • Pour: The Double India Pale Lager pours a clear golden-yellow/orange color with a billowy, 2-finger, bright white head with great retention and lots of sticky, intricate, layered lacing.
    • Nose: The nose is very dank, earthy, herbal, grassy, bready, and citrusy.  There are aromas of grapefruit rind, orange pith, black tea, wild flowers, bitter herbs, bready malt, summer grass, and soft caramel.
    • Taste: The taste of the Double India Pale Lager is earthy, herbal, malty, spicy, and citrusy.  There are notes of black tea, grapefruit, tangerine, grassy hops, soft caramel/toffee, and a peppery finish.
    • Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is very with a bitter, dry, and spicy finish.
    Overall pairing: Brash, flavorful, and complex, the Double India Pale Lager is a huge blast of dank and interesting flavors... perfect for the brutality, brilliance, and death metal prowess of the mighty At The Gates!!  'Nuff said!!

    Hails!!  Skål!!

    Sunday, October 11, 2020

    October 11th, 2020 - A Waxing Moon Over Utgard

     




    God kveld!  Your pal the Meista here tonight pairing "Utgard", the wonderful new album by the innovative Norwegian metal band Enslaved and a Waxing Moon Sage Agave Cream Ale, the latest offering from the fine folks at Rooster Brewing Company!


    Album Info:
    • Artist: Enslaved
    • Title: "Utgard"
    • Recorded: 2019 through 2020 at Duper & Solslottet Studios, Conclave & Earshot, and Peersonal Sound in Bergen, Norway 
    • Release date: October 2nd, 2020 (15th studio album by Enslaved)
    • Record company: Nuclear Blast
    • Production: Iver Sandøy, Ivar Bjørnson, and Grutle Kjellson
    • Album cover art: Truls Espedal
    • Personnel: Ivar Bjørnson (electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards, piano, electronics, effects, sequencer, percussion, and backing vocals), Arve Isdal (lead guitars), Grutle Kjellson (bass, mouth harp, electronics, effects, and lead and backing vocals),Iver Sandøy (drums and backing vocals), and Håkon Vinje (keyboards and lead and backing vocals)
    • Additional musicians: Martin "Bellhammer" Horntveth (percussion, synthesizers, glockenspiel, tubular bells, rototoms, and programming), Inger Sunneva Peersen (backing vocals on "Distant Seasons"), and Sonja Elisabeth Peersen (backing vocals on "Distant Seasons")
    • Musical style: Progressive metal, progressive black metal, folk metal, Viking metal, doom metal
    • Sound: Like it's predecessor, "Utgard" is steeped in the traditional progressive metal and blended with black metal and folk metal.  The sound is atmospheric, dark, brooding, and very melodic with intricate rhythms and time changes.  Like all of Enslaved's works, "Utgard" is a brilliant, emotional, and mesmerizing musical journey! 
    • Major themes: Viking history and lore, Norse mythology, paganism, ancient Nordic spirituality, nature, death, winter, etc. 
    • Tracks:   
    1. "Fires In The Dark"
    2. "Jettegryta"
    3. "Sequence"
    4. "Homebound"
    5. "Útgarðr"
    6. "Urjotun"
    7. "Flight Of Thought And Memory"
    8. "Storms Of Utgard"
    9. "Distant Seasons"

    Brew Info:
    • Brewery: Roosters Brewing Company (Ogden, Utah)
    • Website: http://roostersbrewingco.com/ 
    • Brew: Waxing Moon Sage Agave Cream Ale 
    • Style: Cream Ale
    • Serving: 32 ounce crowler can
    • ABV: 5.0%
    • Ingredients: Sage and agave
    • Pour: The Waxing Moon pours a clear golden-yellow with a thin, yet creamy bright white head with good sustain and lacing.
    • Nose: The nose is earthy, herbal, sweet, bready, and grassy.  There are aromas of freshly baked bread, subtle sage, light corn, summer grass, sweet agave, and sweet caramel.
    • Taste: The taste of the Waxing Moon follows the nose with sweet, bready, herbal, and earthy flavors.  There are notes of crackery biscuit, doughy bread, sweet agave, caramel/toffee, and light sage.
    • Mouthfeel: Light in body and moderately-carbonated, the mouthfeel is crisp, very smooth, and very creamy with a somewhat dry and slightly sweet, yet clean finish.
    Overall pairing: The Waxing Moon's earthy, rustic, and sweet aromas and flavors make it the perfect brew for the musical genius that is Enslaved's "Utgard"!  The two combined make for a really perfect evening!  'Nuff said!

    Skål!!  Hails!!

    Friday, October 9, 2020

    October 9th, 2020 - Origins Of An Extra Pale Ale, Volume 2

     


    Hello and happy Friday rockers and craft beer freaks!  The Meista here with another kick-ass pairing for ya today the get the weekend off to the right start: Ace Frehley's latest album, "Origins Vol. 2", which is an album of covers and the bold and aggressive flavors of a Grid City Extra Pale Ale, another tasty offering from the fine folks at Grid City Beer Works!  Hell yeah!!


    Album Info:
    • Artist: Ace Frehley
    • Title: "Origins Vol. 2"
    • Recorded: Live on November 3rd, 2007 at the Keep It True Festival #9 in Germany  
    • Release date: September 18th, 2020 (9th full-length solo album by Ace Frehley)
    • Record company: eOne 
    • Production: Ace Frehley and Alex Salzman 
    • Album cover art: Carlos Blandon (illustration), Jay Gilbert (photography), Paul Grosso (direction and design), and Ken Gullic and Ace Frehley (concept)
    • Personnel: Ace Frehley (lead vocals, guitars, and bass on "Space Truckin'," "Jumpin' Jack Flash," and "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place") with Jeremy Ashbrock (guitar and backing vocals on "She"), Ryan Spencer Cook (guitar and backing vocals on "She"), Lara Cove (backing vocals on "Good Times Bad Times" and "Lola"), John 5 (guitar on "I'm Down" and "Politician"), Lita Ford (vocals on "Jumpin' Jack Flash"), Bruce Kulick (guitar on "Manic Depression"), Rob Sabino (organ on "Space Truckin'") Alex Salzman (gutiars on "Kicks"), Philip Shouse (guitar, bass, and backing vocals on "She"), Paul Simmons (drums on "She"), Matt Starr (drums and percussion), and Robin Zander (vocals on "30 Days In A Hole")
    • Musical style: Hard rock, blues rock, rock and  roll
    • Sound: This is straightforward, pure, high-octane rock and roll my friends!  As with "Origins Vol. 1," with "Origins Vol. 2," Frehley takes some of his favorite rockers and puts the Space Ace signature style on them with a little help from his friends.  Ace's guitar work along with his special guest players' talents are a fist-pumping joy to blast from your stereo system!  Trust me!!  
    • Major themes: Life, love, lust, sadness, loss, joy, drugs, rebellion, rock and roll, etc.
    • Tracks:   
    1. "Good Times Bad Times" (Led Zeppelin cover)
    2. "Never In My Life" (Mountain cover)
    3. "Space Truckin'" (Deep Purple cover)
    4. "I'm Down" (Beatles cover)
    5. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (Rolling Stones cover)
    6. "Politician" (Cream cover)
    7. "Lola" (Kinks cover)
    8. "30 Days In A Hole" (Humble Pie cover)
    9. "Manic Depression" (Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)
    10. "Kicks" (Paul Revere & The Raiders cover)
    11. "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (The Animals cover)
    12. "She" (Kiss cover) - bonus track

    Brew Info:
    • Brewery: Grid City Beer Works (Salt Lake City, Utah)
    • Website: https://gridcitybeerworks.com/
    • Brew: Grid City Extra Pale Ale
    • Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
    • Serving: 16 ounce can
    • ABV: 6.6%
    • IBUs: 78
    • Ingredients: Cryo-Mosaic and Cryo-Citra hops with Golden Promise and Caramalt malts
    • Pour: The Grid City Extra Pale Ale pours a clear golden yellow with bright white, 1+ finger, frothy head with great retention and lots of sudsy and sticky lacing.
    • Nose: The nose is very aromatic... dank, earthy, herbal, malty, citrusy, and floral.  There are aromas of hearty bread dough, pine resin, black tea, onions, bitter herbs, grapefruit rind, orange peel, wild flowers, and light caramel.
    • Taste: The taste of the Grid City Extra Pale Ale follows the nose with lots of dank, punchy, citrusy, herbal, and malty flavors.  There are notes of grapefruit rind, pine, biscuit, black tea, black pepper, and soft caramel/toffee. 
    • Mouthfeel: Full-bodied and moderately-carbonated, the mouthfeel is crisp, yet somewhat thick with a very dry, bitter, and spicy finish.

    Overall pairing: Those straightforward, bold, hoppy, and powerful flavors of the Grid City Extra Pale Ale pair perfectly with the rock and roll punch of Ace Frehley's kick-butt "Origins Vol.2"!  I also dig the way the can looks with the album art and my guitar glass!  'Nuff said!

    Cheers!!  Rock on!!

    Saturday, October 3, 2020

    October 3rd, 2020 - A Hopothetical and Deviant Chord




    Good evening!  The Meista here tonight pairing "The Deviant Chord", the most recent studio album from American power metal pioneers Jag Panzer and a Hopothetical IPA from Proper Brewing Company!!  I paired this album 3 years ago when it first came out, but I decided to pair it once again as I've been listening to it a lot lately and the imagery of the Hopothetical label was just too perfect not to pair with the brilliant album cover art of "The Deviant Chord"!

      
    Album Info: 

    • Artist: Jag Panzer
    • Title: "The Deviant Chord"
    • Recorded: 2017 at Clamsville Productions, Marvelous Margene's Metal Manufacturing, Soggy Bottom Studios, Blake Eberhard Bass Studios, House M-sound Works, and Open the Portal Studios
    • Release date: September 29th, 2017 (10th studio album by Jag Panzer)
    • Record company: Steamhammer / SPV
    • Production: John Herrera
    • Album cover art: Dusan Markovic (illustration) and Mark Briody (art direction)
    • Personnel: Mark Briody (guitars and keyboards), Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin (lead vocals), Rikard Stjernquist (drums), Joey Tafolla (guitars), and John Tetley (bass)
    • Guest musician: Shawn Lucero (spoken word)
    • Musical style: Heavy metal, power metal, speed metal, hard rock
    • Sound: Wow... where do I start?  This is American power metal in the grandest sense of the style!  The tracks blend multiple elements of heavy metal and hard rock with strong, heartfelt songwriting, rich melodies, soaring harmonies, and that focused and masterful musicianship Jag Panzer is known for!  In the tradition of Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest, and Iron Maiden, the dual shredding guitar work of Briody and Tafolla is soaring, paint-peeling, face-melting brilliance!  Their combined tone is perfect and the soloing is mind blowing!  Conklin's vocals sound as fresh, powerful, and youthful as they did 30+ years ago!  His range is huge, honest, and awe-inspiring!  And the combined thunder of rhythm section Stjernquist and Tetley hold it all together with machine-gun fire aggression, passion, and precision!
    • Major themes: The pursuit of power, fear, lust, revenge, war, might, the battle of good vs. evil, life and death, the pursuit of knowledge, courage, etc.
    • Tracks:   
    1. "Born Of The Flame"
    2. "Far Beyond All Fear"
    3. "The Deviant Chord"
    4. "Blacklist"
    5. "Foggy Dew" (traditional Irish folk song)
    6. "Divine Intervention"
    7. "Long Awaited Kiss"
    8. "Salacious Behavior"
    9. "Fire Of Our Spirit"
    10. "Dare"


    Brew Info:

    • Brewery: Proper Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
    • Website: http://www.properbrewingco.com//
    • Brew: Hopothetical IPA
    • Style: New England India Pale Ale (NEIPA)
    • Serving: 16 ounce can
    • ABV: 7.0%
    • IBUs: 80
    • Pour: The Hopothetical IPA pours a hazy golden yellow hue with a frothy and firm, bright white, 1+ finger head with good sustain and lots of intricate lacing.
    • Nose: The nose is citrusy, fruity, floral, hoppy, and slightly malty.  There are aromas of pink grapefruit juice, lemon zest, lime, tangerine, pineapple, mango, cereal grain, light honey, and soft caramel.
    • Taste: The taste of the Hopothetical IPA follows the nose with citrusy, hoppy, grainy, and sweet fruity flavors.  There are notes of orange peel, grapefruit juice, tangerine, pineapple, mango, grassy hops, cracked wheat, a touch of honey, and soft caramel.
    • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated, the mouthfeel is crisp and juicy with a dry, slightly bitter finish.

    Overall pairing: Both the complexity of flavors and the overall punchiness of  Proper's Hopothetical IPA work perfectly with the bombast, musical prowess, and metal integrity of Jag Panzer's brilliant "The Deviant Chord"!  As with the brew, the album provides its audience with sweet, bitter, and very complex notes.  I can't say enough about this album and this beer!  GET SOME!!

    Cheers and hails!!