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Timber Beast - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Ratings: 298
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.97%

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:
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(Beer added by: Mississipping on 07-12-2012)
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Photo of russpowell


4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was so thrilled to find this in Arkansas today!

Pours a semi-hazed caramel with a pinky of ivory colored head. Insane lacing & good head retention, never really clears up

S: Big-time breadyness, orange peel, faint pineapple

T: Breadyness, a bit of pine & grapefruit, plus some herbal hops up front. Loads of pineapple, biscuitty malt, & a bit of grapefruit, plus peppery notes as this warms. Finishes grapefruitty with orange peel, dryness, peppery notes, a touch of pineyness & caramel

MF: Chewy, with slight carbonation , warming with nice balance

Drinks easy, but I'm sure this one would get ya after awhile. Easily my favorite from these guys, so far

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 05:43:47 | More by russpowell
Photo of GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, copper-gold coloring with a steady flow of carbonation and a dense, low profile, clingy, coating white head that settles into a surface coating. Literally, this head coats the entire glass as you drink. Looks great. Aromas of tropical fruits forward, with mango and pineapple most notable, as well as a slightly spiced and roasted rye backbone blended with a subtle caramel backbone. Smells balanced and slightly heavy, which is always good. Flavors are sharp initially, with a blast of tart grapefruit forward, spicy and darkly bitter rye notes, subtle sweet caramel, and the rest of the tropical fruit cast coming forward towards the end of the palate. This one is beastly, but remains balanced and drinkable throughout. The body is robust, but kept light and effervesced from the steady carbonation. The aftertaste has more of the bitter rye and tropical sweetness, as well as some piney notes finally shining. Bitter and sweet linger to a slow, smooth finish. This is big, but it is a damn good beer!

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 01:00:42 | More by GarthDanielson
Photo of Mora2000


4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a slightly hazy orange-brown color with a white head. The aroma is full of grapefruit and orange, with a hint of pineapple thrown in. The flavor is very nice. I really like the pineapple notes that I get, which are mixed with other tropical fruit such as mangoes and papaya. I also get a hint of biscuit malt. There is a medium amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 23:35:01 | More by Mora2000
Photo of avalon07

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had an orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Fair lacing.

S: An extremely sweet and enticing aroma of hops, citrus, and malt as well.

T: An interesting and subtle flavor at work here: A moderate (for the style) amount of hops, malt, and a fair amount of citrus (grapefruit, it seems). Another example of a flavor that grows on you after a while. Solid and refreshing.

M: An average amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A generally well done, easy to drink, likeable beer. Not quite as powerful as some DIPAs, but still quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 00:36:24 | More by avalon07
Photo of srhoadsy


3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served chilled into a fluted tulip.

Pours a nice copper color with an inch to two inches of light white head, even with a gentle pour. Head very slowly recedes and leaves a thick surface layer with heavy lacing.

Aromas of pine resin, citrus and as it warmed I caught a hint of guava.

Flavors of pine and bitter citrus peel and a slighlt mineral background.

Medium to heavy mouthfeel with a medium body and and moderate carbonation with a lingering aftertaste.

I really liked this beer. I normally prefer a more citrusy IPA, but this was delicious. Strong, but well balanced flavors.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 22:02:21 | More by srhoadsy
Photo of JMScowcroft


3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company - Timber Beast

My first brew from Mississippi, another state notch!

Look - Poured into a goblet this pours a hazy deep caramel with some orange hues. It sports an inch sized foamy head that dissipates slowly and leaves lots of lacing.

Smell - Bready rich malt with a nice forward resiny hop overlay and a hint of rye.

Taste - Creamy sweet malt is pushed back by rye, which is them almost immediately overpowered by grassy bitter hops. After this it is almost metallic or astringent for a short period of time.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied, chewy, smooth but bitter and more dry than sticky. Not overly boozy but obviously 9% so there's that. Good drinkability.

Overall - The poor rye gets crushed by bitter hops, but as a DIPA this is not surprising. Solid DIPA, would recommend but would not say that this is as rye heavy as it could be.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 12:13:02 | More by JMScowcroft
Photo of TBoneJones


3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very cloudy cider color, rich-looking and with impressive foam head.
There's a very hoppy, and then a refreshing wheat-like aspect to this beer. It is also quite drinkable. The way the rye blends in this one is nice. At first taste I thought a sour aspect was going to kick through when I first tasted this, but it's a well-balanced ale where, thankfully, the hops push through the rye. Nothing complex whatsoever, but the parts go together nicely enough. Feels smooth/ creamy and medium carbonated.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 02:08:44 | More by TBoneJones
Photo of sommersb


3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 12-05-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Signature glass
Purchased: Single from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville

A: Pours with a big, foamy off-white head on a clear, dark copper colored beer. Both lacing and head retention are excellent.

S: Clean aromas are big on citrus and pine-like hops, plus rye spices and tropical fruits.

T: Taste has a pretty big wallop of bitter hop flavor. There's a backbone of some sweet caramel malts, but they are fairly muted. I also taste some spice from the rye grains. You can feel the 9% alcohol as you work your way through the bottle.

Mouthfeel is thick and carbonated in the medium to high range. The finish is dry and hoppy, a bit on the astringent side.

O: Very well done DIPA here from Mississippi.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 18:40:30 | More by sommersb
Photo of ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I poured the Beast into my tulip glass and received about two fingers of foam. The coloring on this one is an amberish, orange coloring. I get some decent lacing from this one.

The nose and flavor on this one is very hop forward. I get a decent amount of citrus in this one. I like the balance in the nose and body.

Overall, this is a very good IPA. I enjoyed sipping this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 02:21:06 | More by ummswimmin
Photo of twiggamortis420


3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle pours a lightly hazed, dark gold color with a large cap of off-white head. Excellent retention and lacing, good looker!

Nose is tropical and citric hops, Im pretty sure there is some amarillo at work here...or maybe something else equally tropical. Smells good, malt is biscuity with a little zing from the rye.

Taste throws down some more bready flavors akin to a loaf of Jewish Rye. The hops still manage to be the main attraction with a piney-papaya flavor and plenty of bitterness. Alcohol is masked well and drinks pretty fast for a 9%'er. Lots of rye flavor on this one, some beers classified in the 'Rye Beer' style category dont even match this level of contribution from this Eastern European grass crop. Pretty tasty, I wouldnt have a problem buying another 4-pack of this.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 18:12:12 | More by twiggamortis420
Photo of youradhere


3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From an unlabeled bottle into a pilsner flute. Pours a murky golden copper, large white bubbles in the head. Smells of faint honey and grapefruit rind. Taste is muskmelon, grapefruit pith, iced coffee on the back end. Mouthfeel is thick enough to carry the residual sugars and hop bitters, carbonation pricks intermittently inbetween the regular smooth medium carb. Not a bad IIPA, not something to drink in the heat, but certainly worthy according to this northwestern transplant.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 01:01:28 | More by youradhere
Photo of Immortale25

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass.

A- Pours a medium copper color with a 1/2 inch head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind on the glass.

S- Sharp hop aroma with a bit of alcohol fume and a touch of rye. Strong, almost astringent.

T- Decent bitterness is medium-high and doesn't linger too long. It's more earthy and piney than citrusy. I don't really get much rye but it's there. Decently balanced with the alcohol not showing itself too much.

M- Bitey from the hops and booze with medium carbonation and a body that's just under medium.

O- Pretty drinkable, but I was hoping for more rye.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 02:06:29 | More by Immortale25
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To my knowledge this is my first beer tried from the state of Mississippi.Poured into an oversized wine glass a slight hazed burnt orange infused deep golden with a half finger slightly off white head,I like the color it just looks like a big hop monster.Aromas of citric and tropical fruit-like hops along with big alcohol sweetness and caramel malts,the hops win out but you know it's a brash beer.Sweet caramel and alcohol notes are the first thing I notice,the caramel doughy flavors are big,there is a hefty dose of citrusy tropical fruity hops wich is nice,not bitter at all.Not as sweet as most of the style but it's got some sweetness,a couple of these and you feel it.Better than expected to be honest,well done.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 22:22:03 | More by oberon
Photo of maximum12


3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to moose3285 for dropping this into our recent trade involving four boxes & about 96 lbs. of first-class, kick-ass beer...& for continuing to dent my wants list at every opportunity. 12 oz. bottle poured into the pint glass I brought from home to Austin, MN for just this reason.

Pour is golden, clear, foamy. Not sure why expected sediment, but I did. Nose is a lovely soft citrus, sweet & with a hint of spicy jungle dirt to it. Very nice combo shot.

Timber Beast is the start of a new fad, I hope: rye IIPAs. Yes! OK, maybe not. Introduction reads like a piece of rye on the tongue, but it's quickly cut by the big-handed sweetness of the malt, leaving an...interesting impression. No mid-palate, just a quick cut to hops that are lively, bitter, & earthy - or that might be the rye. Still, the ending leaves the tongue mildly bruised, which is quite a contrast to the doe-eyes up front. Very easy on the throat, I'm drinking this like I'm drowning in it. Or maybe I'm just thirsty.

Very interesting beer that veers from pillow-like to jarring in the span of moments & has everything I love...but just doesn't quite capture my upcaste imagination. Very good beer that whispers 'I could be great'.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 00:19:39 | More by maximum12
Photo of LambicPentameter


3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyed out of a brown 12 oz bottle with no discernible bottle dating that I can see. Poured into a large 22 oz snifter.

Appearance - Aggressive pour yields a nice two-finger foamy head the color of french vanilla. Takes a few minutes to dissipate, leaving sticky but receding lacing and a rim of foam around the edge of the glass. Body is glowing amber-orange hue with a faint amount of chill haze.

Smell - Lots of strong hop profiles, with grapefruit, hints of mango, pine resin, fresh vinyl and an underlying bite of alcoholic esters. As the initial aroma fades, a sweetish grain characteristic, almost like graham cracker, emerges.

Taste - The grapefruit again comes through, now with a bit more astringency than the smell. Hop bitterness quickly emerges from the initial fruit elements and there is some definite heat from the alcohol. I'm not one to shy away from a strong beer, but this not what I would call a "hidden" 9%. Finishes with some earthy spicy from the rye.

Mouthfeel - Slick and resinous, with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Bittersweet finish that lingers well after the swallow.

Overall, a very tasty take on a rye Imperial IPA. The rye is definitely present, but I agree with the classification of it as an IPA versus a Rye Beer. The hops are definitely the star, while the rye makes it unique.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 02:49:22 | More by LambicPentameter
Photo of Entropy501


3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Really enjoyed this beer. Normally I'm put off by Rye and high alcohol content, but this did a quality job of combining the two. The Rye comes through really well and the Zythos hops give a nice cut to the bite of the alcohol. Slight toffee notes and a creamy full mouth feel. This is a great beer to recommend to people looking to try a Rye that won't put them off.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 23:37:37 | More by Entropy501
Photo of barczar


3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a chill hazed light copper with a frothy cream head that slowly dissipates, leaving sticky lacing.

Soft notes of citrus, resin, and bready malt form the initial aroma. There's a candy-like sweetness accompanying an anise and pine character, that later more closely resembles rye. Interesting.

Bready malt is present in full force, with more rye in the finish than I've had in many rye offerings. The citrus character beneath is muddled. Lemon and grapefruit pith seem to be accompanied by tropical fruit, with an earthy hop aftertaste.

Body is moderate to a touch full, with moderate carbonation and waking alcohol.

Good malt presence to carry a pretty varied hop character. The spicy rye bitterness is not overwhelming, but is a little more than I prefer.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 17:46:50 | More by barczar
Photo of bmwats


3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.

A: Dark amber hue. Pours about a 1 and a half finger, frothy, white head. Settles slowly, leaving a foam blanket, and some really nice spider web lacing as you drink it down. Head renews with each pour.

S: Italian bread, with a little hay and wood.

T: Very hoppy, very pungent, with a little bit of honey, tangerine, and oregano.

M: Bitter with a very slight sweet balance. Full and syrupy texture. Coppery aftertaste that linger throughout.

D: The bitter and pungent qualities will dictate a slower plodding experience.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Nice appearance including a frothy head and some decent lacing. Nose is bready and woody, but a little shallow. Hoppy and pungent flavor, with hints of spice and citrus. Well-balanced. Overall, this is a good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 04:02:10 | More by bmwats
Photo of jmarsh123


3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours rusty orange with a small off-white head. Low retention, but good heavy lacing down the glass.

Smells of caramel malts, pine and earthy hops.

Similar flavors. A little citrus punch up front recedes into malty caramel sweetness. An earthy bitterness takes hold near the end to balance the malt a bit.

Mouthfeel is medium plus. Good carbonation level for the style and profile.

Generally prefer more pronounced citrus and pine in IPA's, but this was a solid effort.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 13:50:55 | More by jmarsh123
Photo of dttheme

3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Very cloudy, almost murky looking. A darker amber color. Has a very smooth, fine looking head. The lacing is downright pretty.

S: Definitely some floral, piney hop smell but I also get caramel and faint spicy rye at the end. Almost no malt smell at all. Really nice. The way that I like my IPA's to smell.

T: Not as much rye as I was expecting at first. It has got some really delicious piney hops that end in sweetness. The rye spice lingers on the tongue and gives it some strong final bitterness. Can't taste that 9.0% at all.

M: Very carbonated, very dry. It has a good amount of body, but its diminished by the intense carbonation. I think the carbonation lends itself to the rye spiciness.

O: I rather like it, I think! The sweet, piney hops and the finishing rye spice play well together. Easy drinking and pleasant all the way through.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 03:52:42 | More by dttheme
Photo of elgiacomo


3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler from Beverage World. Served at around 45F.

Pours clear amber with one finger off-white haed that leaves a few spots of lacing and recedes to a light cap.

Aroma is citrus rind, pine, resinous hops, nice rye spice kick, bready malt a bit of caramel. Good strength.

Flavor is nice big bold hops, citrus rind, orange pulp, pine, resinous hops, rye malt really nice here, bit of alcohol, integrates well, big juicy hops and spicy rye kick. Well balanced. Minimal sweetness, good bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, sticky, good carbonation.

Mighty impressive DIPA from Lazy Magnolia. Heard nothing but good things and lives up to those claims. Really excited to see this here in Georgia.

Serving type: growler

12-01-2012 03:56:39 | More by elgiacomo
Photo of gatordawg40


3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into glass, with huge head and cloudy appearance.

Fruity and hoppy smell, pleasant and not overly strong.

Taste was pleasant with a bit of hoppy aftertaste that disappeared quickly. The flavors that others have aptly described are very present.

Overall a nice beer and a great addtition to the Lazy Magnolia stable.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 06:44:37 | More by gatordawg40
Photo of BEERchitect


3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

With a pep of grain and spice, there's a rustic and raw taste to the common citrus and moderate malt influence that the typical Imperial IPA would give. However, this is the South and they have a certain swagger about them. This is how they handle big IPA:

Like many imperial versions would, Timber Beast pours with a deep honey-amber appearance with a translucent haze that allows a dim glow from behind. A creamy yet delicate eggshell white foam rises above and swirls into an even skirt across the surfae. Dense but low, its foam character shows resiliency as the ale trails with dashing lace.

Its strong hop presence is an even-keel dialogue of citrus and pine aromatics rise at the same time. Pink grapefruit, crushed pine needles, freshly zested oranges and recently mowed lawns all play into the beer's sharp and bright hoppy scent. Underlying notes of caramel and yogurt seems give give the hoppy fruit elements a sense of richness and juiciness.

As the caramel coaxes the front of the tongue, a quick spiciness also abounds. Different than hops, the peppery character of rye steps in a gives a husky and grainy flavor that works in conjunction with the bitterness of hops and the toastiness of barley. Yet there's a rugged earthiness that emits as the taste of rye bread takes hold, but without the caraway. But even though its citrusy power carries the middle palate, it culminates in a pithy-bitter finish that's in perfect complement to the hop's resinous sappy taste to close.

Its easy and moderate textures rely on medium malt sweetness and heightened carbonation. But the lift from those bubbles are labored in the beer's residual sweetness. But once the lift the malt, the ale begins to resemble standard American IPA with finishing dryness and deeply resinous character. Even its alcohol is subdued as the beer's clean malt character reveals only a hint of vegetative astringency.

I rather love this beer, however its so convincing of a regular IPA that I want to ignore its alcohol content and its slightly elevated body. That can get me in a lot of trouble as those are easy to toss back- so are the woes of a Southern craft beer drinker- so be it!

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 06:18:00 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of thagr81us

South Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from growler into a sampler shaker. Poured a dingy yellow-orange with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, orange, citrus, orange peel, tropical fruit hop, spice, and grain. The flavor was of sweet malt, orange, spice, orange peel, citrus hop, and grain. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. By most accounts this was just a decent brew, however the aroma on this one was very unexpected. When I went into it to investigate for the first time I found it to be extremely complex and pleasant. I just wish that the rest of this brew followed along with the aroma. This one could have been great, but the grain/spice aspect really dominated the flavor which was unfortunate. Another case of ‘close, but no cigar’. Too bad.

Serving type: growler

11-21-2012 11:44:15 | More by thagr81us
Photo of cindyjeffsmith


3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance: yellow-orange, a little hazy. Lots of tiny bubbles make a swath of head and lacing.
smell: Sharp piney hops. Some citrus. A sweet background.
taste: Sharp bite of hops, with the sweet malt softening the bite. Not as nuanced as the nose.
overall: A worthy DIPA from Lazy Magnolia. Not a stand-out but with all the smokin DIPA's out there, no knock.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 00:15:15 | More by cindyjeffsmith
Timber Beast from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 298 ratings.