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Timber Beast - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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296 Ratings
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Ratings: 296
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mississipping on 07-12-2012)
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Thank you shan8454 for this one in trade.

Appearance: Cloudy darker amber with a thin off white head. Some mild lacing on the glass.

Smell: Strong pine bitter notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Rough, medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops and pine with a very mild sweetness in the background.

Overall: Good IPA, glad I got to try this one out.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 21:21:45 | More by Cavanaghty
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SavvyStudent

Texas

3.34/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: light copper color with little transparency. Good lacing and carbonation with little head.
S: it has some inherent sweetness and yeast scent similar to what you find in Belgium beers
T: something I have found with most south eastern breweries is the impact of the water to the flavor profile. Their IPAs leave you with a muddled hop flavor instead of the piney profiles offered by Stone. Nice balance of light malt and a predominant hop/floral profile
M: medium-heavy mouth with a good amount of carbonation. Leaves an OK after taste that I do not prefer.
O: the label advertising a DIPA with Rye pulled me in to purchase this beer. In the edit doesn't deliver a good hop hit nor rye flavor but rather what I have come to expect from east coast "IPAs": a muddle shadow of their cousins west. The saving grace to this is the healthy balance of sweetness they managed to add to the norm muddled hop profile

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2013 20:50:59 | More by SavvyStudent
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EagleTalon

Arkansas

3.34/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours to a thick buff head and consistent lacing all the way down. Color is hazy light amber. Aroma is pine sol and biscuit malt. Flavor is a rich blend of malt and hops yet it has a soapy, funky note that detracts a bit. Good bracing bitterness. Mouthfeel medium. Overall not bad but a bit rough in some spots.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 01:15:17 | More by EagleTalon
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.35/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 9.20.12.

A - Pours a cloudy, darker orange with a fluffy cream-colored head with good retention.

S - Rye, old orange peel, sweet pine.

T - Bitter dark oranges and bready malts.

D - Lots of carbonation with a medium body. A very bitter finish.

O - Lots of rye and old hops.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 07:09:01 | More by HuskyinPDX
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NuclearRich

Connecticut

3.35/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A. Copper, amber, gold. Light haze. Fluffy white head, keeps decently well, laces thick silk screen all the way down.

S. Spicy rye, bold malt, slightly grassy and citrusy. Hops don't dominate, but the rye is big,

T. Dominant spicy rye, with a spicy hop bitterness. Hints of grass and citrus, and maybe a bit earthy. Equally as strong (which I wouldnt call intense, but the flavors are fairly big) is the malt backbone - a solid balancing malt quality that hints at munich malts.

M. Crisp carbonation combined with a fairly big bitterness make this a sharp and refreshing 9%er. Medium body is balancing and just slick enough to keep that bitterness lingering nicely.

O. Underwhelming except for the rye and the bitterness. Not complex, itll get the job done, especially if you like balanced IIPAs and rye.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 01:56:13 | More by NuclearRich
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axeman9182

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle sent along by Bulbman in the Secret Santa BIF. It was poured into my Duvel tulip.

Timber Beast pours a hazy burnt orange. The slightly off white foam shoots past four fingers in height, actually managing to spill out of this large glass. Head retention is good, but lacing is very spotty aside from a good bit left at the top of the glass. The nose probably has more rye than hops, as the spiciness is immediately noticeable, but it takes a few moments for the grassy citrus aromas to make themselves known. The flavor profile leads off with a light helping of caramel before a potent spicy rye character comes in. The bitterness that follows is attention grabbing, but the grapefruit centric hop close is a little bit wimpy. The mouthfeel is alright, though I'd say it's slightly fulll bodied and under carbonated. Lazy Magnolia's Timber Beast is an enjoyable beer, but it didn't exactly blow me away either.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 06:34:17 | More by axeman9182
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.49/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy brownish orange with a 1.5 finger thick white head. Amazing head retention and really good lacing. Really thick all the way around.

Lots of rye spiciness comes through on the aroma. Kind of reminds me of bread dough. Earth, caramel, and overripe citrus also comes through. Lots of orange and tangerine.

Dark caramel and rye on the flavor. The rye hangs around for a long time and really adds a nice element to this brew. Tons of ripe orange from the hops that approaches a slightly unpleasant acrid bitterness on the back of the tongue. Tons of hope bitterness that really comes close to being too much. This extremely strong bitterness combined with a very sweet and sticky mouthfeel severely limits drinkability.

Overall, a good effort by Lazy Magnolia on their first foray into high gravity brewing. This beer comes close but just seems to miss the mark. Toning down the bitterness and cleaning up the mouthfeel a little would do wonders.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 02:19:17 | More by rangerred
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garuda

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Orange body, slight haze, white cap has good retention and nice lacing.

S/T - Juicy, citrus and pine hops up front, backed up by a strong caramel malt backbone. Rye spiciness comes through and builds in the finish. Hops are a little weak for a DIPA, and an unpleasant diacetyl/butter taste emerges as it warms.

M - Full body, medium carbonation. Stays smooth with a spicy and bitter finish.

O - Seems ok as an Imperial Rye IPA. Butter taste was a little off-putting and hops could have been stronger to balance out the sweetness.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2013 21:57:58 | More by garuda
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waldoiverson

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into nonic

A: dark honey golden, large carbonation bubbles, slightly offwhite head, moderate globby lacing

S: sharp apricot, sweet mint, a bit of apple-like sweetness...missing the rye that is supposed to be in here

T: bitter orange zest, apricot, crackery malt, bitter twang...not as much dark rye flavor as I'd expected.

M: moderate body with a medium dry finish, nice fuzzy carbonation feel

O: This is a fine beer thought I wish they rye in the grain bill came forward to lend more dark, sharp earthy bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 00:33:13 | More by waldoiverson
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BeerMeInMS

Mississippi

3.63/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drinking Date: 8/5/12

Glassware: Tulip

Appearance: Burnt-orange hue with fluffy white head. Good retention and some thick, sporadic lacing.

Smell: citrusy; earthy. not overpowering or super piney like lots hop-centric beers, just crisp, refreshing with a little zest.

Taste: Intense, bitter hop flavor right up front; mellows for a bit, then ends with another rush of earthy bitterness. Good hop flavor but I don't taste the rye. Alcohol is completely hidden so watch out!

Mouthfeel: medium-bodied, a little dry and sticky

Overall: I liked it. Will purchase again. A strong hoppy beer with good flavor, though not complex. Still, I can taste the effort and care, so cheers for our Lazy Mag!

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 05:28:28 | More by BeerMeInMS
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes, bottle thanks to Hotmetal1.

This beer has a nice look and feel to it; glowing orange body with light haze; decent cap of cream colored foam with solid retention and lacing. Medium bodied with smooth but active carbonation and an appealing creaminess. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, citrus hops, pine, and muted spice. The flavor has a faint hit of the spiciness of the rye, but it plays a pretty minimal part in the overall taste; the sweetness of the malt and the moderately bitter, citrusy orange hops keep it suppressed until the finish. Additionally there is a not-especially tasty perfumed aspect to the hops not detected very much in the aroma. The finish is somewhat sticky and the aftertaste is average in terms of length and bitterness for a DIPA.

This beer was a bit mediocre for me; not bad, but in no way a standout in this crowded field. It was a little too sweet and the hop combination was both a little odd and a little lackluster. Additionally, a bigger overall hop presence would have gone a long way towards cutting through all that sweet maltiness and provided the counter-balance of elements I was looking for. Would have liked the rye to have more prominence as well.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 04:38:19 | More by tobelerone
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep golden coloring was obscured by tons of carbonation and bubbles etched along the edge of the pint glass. The head was fizzy, loosely knit but kept its shape for a long time.

The aroma is a nice mix of herbal and fruity hops. Grapefruit, tangerines and oranges mix with a piney floral scent. The backbone is a hefty tea leafy malt.

As with many IPA'S this comes across has more musky and swampy on the tongue. The hops are herbal and floral but not piney. Mixed with the more caramel malt flavor is a honey taste which helps to off set the more earthy hop tone.

The feel is bitter but not astringent, light and drinkable, despite the high ABV.

This is not my cup of tea, I'm guessing, based on the ratings but it has a lot of flavor, just not my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 00:22:31 | More by KYGunner
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.69/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

32oz growler from Dogwood Growlers (Acworth, GA). 7.49. Served in a Southern Tier tulip snifter.

Pours ruddy garnet with two fingers of pale head. Spotty lace.

Aromas of floral, pine, rye and some citrus.

More bitter earthy pine in the flavor than the nose with grapefruit rind, rye spice, pepper, biscuit and just a hint of the respectable abv. Pretty good.

Medium full, oily feel with moderate carbonation. Lingering piney, citrus rind finish.

Not bad at all and I'd drink it again but it lacked any wow factor for me. It's quite good without bringing anything new to the table.

Serving type: growler

07-06-2013 20:12:02 | More by ThickNStout
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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
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

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
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

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
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gatordawg40

Tennessee

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
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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
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elgiacomo

Georgia

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
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bmwats

Louisiana

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
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jmarsh123

Indiana

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
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barczar

Kentucky

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
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Entropy501

Arkansas

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
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

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
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maximum12

Minnesota

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
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Timber Beast from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.