Good evening! The Meista here tonight rockin' out with "La Raza" from the mighty Armored Saint and a Cardinal Pale Ale from !
- Artist: Armored Saint
- Title: "La Raza"
- Recorded: 2009 at Tranzformer Studios
- Release date: March 16th, 2010 (6th studio album by Armored Saint)
- Record company: Metal Blade Records
- Production: Joey Vera
- Album cover art: Brian Ames and Stephanie Cabral
- Personnel: John Bush (vocals), Jeff Duncan (guitars), Gonzo Sandoval (drums), Phil Sandoval (guitars), and Joey Vera (bass guitar)
- Additional musicians: Eddie Rouse (congas), Jon Saxon (percussion), and Steve Zukowsky (Theremin)
- Musical style: Heavy metal, hard rock
- Sound: Heavy, fast-paced, and pure and honest rockin' metal with some nice bluesy elements! The powerhouse guitar and drums of the Sandoval brothers is truly wonderful!
- Major themes: Rebellion, honesty, living, life, self-respect, pain, etc.
- "Loose Cannon"
- "Head On"
- "Left Hook From Right Field"
- "Get Off The Fence"
- "La Raza"
- "Black Feet"
- "Little Monkey"
- "Bandit Country"
- Brewery: Nebraska Brewing Company (Papillion, Nebraska)
- Website: http://nebraskabrewingco.com/
- Brew: Cardinal Pale Ale
- Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
- Serving: 12 ounce can
- ABV: 6.0%
- IBUs: 42
- Ingredients: 2-Row, Munich, Caramel 10, and Caramel 20 malts, and Galena and Cascade hops
- Pour: The Cardinal pours a clear orange-amber with a 2-finger, fluffy off-white head with good sustain and layered lacing.
- Nose: The nose is floral, citrusy, and malty. There are aromas of grapefruit rind, tangerine, lime, mountain wild flowers, toasted biscuit, sweet bread, and soft caramel.
- Taste: Following the nose, the taste of the Cardinal is a great balance of citrus/floral and malts. There are notes of tangerine, pink grapefruit, caramel / toffee, freshly baked bread, a touch of brown sugar, and sweet biscuit.
- Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is crisp, clean, smooth, and slightly creamy with a somewhat dry and clean finish.
Cheers!! Rock on!!