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Timber Beast - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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378 Ratings
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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 21
Gots: 40 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company visit their website
Mississippi, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mississipping on 07-12-2012)
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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First Mississippi beer! 12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color. The head is two fingers high, and slightly off-white in shade. It has both good retention and a nicely dense texture, and also leaves behind a nice amount of lacing. (4)

Smell: It has that intense grapefruit typical of a good DIPA. While that's usually enough, this beer also injects a subtle kiss of rye throughout. The rye doesn't dominate, but neither does it completely hide like a shrinking violet. I'm also picking up faint estery touches and a crackery (not caramely!) malt backbone. It's not the freshest bottle, so I'm impressed with its mild complexity. (3.5)

Taste: The initial flavor is bitter grapefruit, blending with touches of orange peel and pine. Rye notes appear around the mid-taste; just like the nose indicated, it's a subtle characteristic that adds to the experience instead of detracting. At times, I'd call the finish faintly juicy, and that's a great thing. The back end also reveals some more general malt notes (caramel, toffee). Its level of grapefruity bitterness is just right - not too pungent, nor too timid. (3.75)

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and fairly sweet, typical of a DIPA. However, it has enough crispness and bitterness to go down fairly easily. The carbonation is slightly masked by the sweetish body. (3.5)

Overall: It's not quite a top-flight DIPA, but it's still a very good one. It has a reasonable depth to it that quite a few in the style lack. Aside from the sweetness being a bit too much (always a problem in most big rye-laden IPAs in my opinion), I can't really think of anything wrong with this. Certainly, I'd drink it again. (3.5)

3.64/5: Very good by DIPA standards, utterly miraculous by Mississippi standards

ThisWangsChung, Yesterday at 09:22 PM
Photo of FreshHawk
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy orange/light-copper color. Good sized, creamy, tight, white head. Nice retention with a layer of lace remaining.

S - Citrus and pine hop aroma. Citrus made up of tangerine, orange, and a slight grapefruit nose. Hints of lemon. Fair amount of pine. Faint rye spiciness, but nothing too strong. Some bready notes as well.

T - That peppery, rye flavor comes out more than the nose suggested. Still a good helping of citrus, but the pine really kicks in on the finish. A subtle earthiness and slightly herbal flavor is in the background. Starts slightly sweet with the tangerine/citrus flavor along with a slight breadiness before finishing with the rye/pine bitterness.

M - Light to medium body. Pretty smooth with average carbonation.

D - Alcohol is really well hidden and it taste more like a 7% IPA. Nice flavor combinations with the rye/spice present but not overpowering. Pretty refreshing and easy to drink.

Notes: Nicely balanced rye beer. Instead of it being all about the spice, those flavors meld with the hoppy flavors. Nice interplay between the sweet citrus, bitter pine/herbal flavors, and the spicy rye. Easy drinker and overall enjoyable. A solid beer.

FreshHawk, Yesterday at 02:37 AM
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4/5  rDev +1%

Cloudy orange and apricot colored pour with a foamy off-white one-finger head. Big piney and grassy hop aroma. Taste has a strong citrusy bitterness flavor upfront balanced by a really nice rye flavor. Can taste grapefruit, orange peel, pine and grass all in abundance. Rye comes out in a slightly spicy edge. Medium bodied and creamy. Drinks really easy despite the high ABV. Finishes with a nice piney bitter flavor.

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Timber Beast from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.