Wednesday, March 11, 2020

March 11th, 2020 - The New Orderville

Hello and happy Wednesday!  The Meista here today pairing Testament's definitive sophomore album, "The New Order" and a deliciously juicy Orderville Hazy Mosaic IPA from Modern Times Beer!  Hell yeah! 

Album Info:
  • Artist: Testament
  • Title: "The New Order"
  • Recorded: 1988 at Pyramid Sound Studios in Ithica, New York
  • Release date: May 5th, 1988 (2nd studio album by Testament)
  • Record company: Megaforce Records
  • Production: Jon and Marsha Zazula and Alex Perialas
  • Album cover art: William Benson
  • Personnel: Chuck Billy (vocals), Greg Christian (bass), Louie Clemente (drums), Eric Peterson (rhythm guitars), and Alex Skolnick (lead guitars)
  • Musical style: Thrash metal
  • Sound: In-your-face, fiery fast, heavy duty thrash, the sound on "The New Order" is characterized by 
  • Major themes: Control, power, manipulation, corruption, religion, death etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Eerie Inhabitants"
  2. "The New Order"
  3. "Trial By Fire"
  4. "Into The Pit"
  5. "Hypnosis"
  6. "Disciples Of The Watch"
  7. "The Preacher"
  8. "Nobody's Fault" (Aerosmith cover)
  9. "A Day Of Reckoning"
  10. "Musical Death (A Dirge)"

    Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Modern Times Beer (San Diego, California)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Orderville Hazy Mosaic IPA
  • Style: American India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 7.2%
  • IBUs: 75
  • Ingredients: 2-Row and Optic malts, with Mosaic and "a bunch of dank varieties"
  • Pour: The Orderville Hazy Mosaic IPAs pours a hazy golden orange hue with a frothy, billowy bright white, 1-finger foam head with good sustain and lots of intricate and sticky lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is earhty, dank, and floral.  There are aromas of pine resin, wild flowers, grapefruit rind, black tea, sweet caramel, and light bready malt.
  • Taste: The taste of the Orderville Hazy Mosaic IPA follows the nose and is very earthy, piney, and floral.  There are notes of pine, pink grapefruit juice, black tea, crackery biscuit, and a hint of caramel.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is very crisp, refreshing, and  with a dry, slightly bitter finish. 

Overall pairing: The crisp, complex, and hop-forward, yet very drinkable flavors of Modern Times' Orderville Hazy Mosaic IPA is perfect for the electrifying "The New Order"!  Those punchy hop notes go great with the fist-pumping grooves of the mighty Testament!  

Cheers... and hails!!

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