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Timber Beast - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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298 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

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


4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a 4 pack at Round Rock Specs.

This one poured a cloudy dark golden orange with a thin white head that left a ton of lacing in my 512 IPA glass...very impressive.

A good combo of piney hops and slight tangerine mixed with carmel malt...maybe some spice from the rye too. Really fresh.

Good bitter hop punch on first sip that turns into a sweet malt. The rye is there, just not as pronounced as it is in Hop Rod Rye. Medium carbonation and a smooth finish. Hides the booze well.

I really like this one. Very nice surprise from Lazy Magnolia. This is a pretty flavorful DIPA with a good combo of hops and malt. I'll certainly get it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 04:53:51 | More by obrike
Photo of DrinkSlurm


4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into pint at the columbia street taproom, covington, LA. Pours a brownish golden with thick creamy head. Really nice pine, grapefruit, pineapple, hop aromas. So far I'm impressed. Taste is quite nice. Mellow malts but great citrusy pineapple hop flavor. Slight grapefruit and bitter mouthfeel but really tastey. Overall, very surprised this is as good as it is - no offense LM but this is probably the best of your brews I ever had. Great DIPA! I highly reccomend it.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2012 22:39:57 | More by DrinkSlurm
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4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: orange gold/auburn with thick creamy off white head and great clarity

Aroma: a lot of pine, citrus, fresh bread, slight spiciness, hint of pepper,

Taste: delightful blend of spicy and peppery rye character and piney hop flavor. Well balanced but with a nice bitter finish

Mouthfeel: full bodied, tangy, bitter and medium carbonation

Overall: A solid Ryepa. Not the best I've had but a great one to quench a thirst and keep you coming back for more.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 13:28:55 | More by dwren89
Photo of macrosmatic


4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a CCB pint glass.

A: Pours a nice medium gold, good amount of visible carbonation, and a huge, three-finger white foamy head that lingers.

S: Bready rye, citrus & grapefruit hops. But overall not a huge aroma.

T: Follows the nose, but certainly bigger flavors than the aroma would imply. Citrus hops, bready malts, almost a caraway taste in the background, plus pine & pith hop bitterness. Dry, bitter hoppy in the hang.

M: Medium body, minimal alcohol presence, tons of carbonation sensation.

O: This is pretty solid, and a good first offering I've had from this brewery. The bitterness level was high, but stopped just short of off-putting for me. I'll drink more of this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 04:44:02 | More by macrosmatic
Photo of JamesStreet


4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz
Best by 02/06/14

A- beautiful orange-golden color with thick two finger off-white head
S- citrusy, some pinyness
T - really get the citrus here. One of the better tasting IPAs I've had
M - really smooth, not a lot of the bitterness
O - surprisingly, one of my favorite IPAs now.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 03:05:35 | More by JamesStreet
Photo of coldriver


4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a medium amber with great head and lacing. Can really detect the sharp rye in the nose, with fruity citrus. Taste is resinous fruity hops dominated pine, grapefruit, and apricot with spicy rye notes. Nice dry finish offsets the malty sweetness. Overall this is a nicely balanced deep south hop bomb - certainly surprising to see something like this coming out of Mississippi.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 19:09:28 | More by coldriver
Photo of MacQ32

South Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - pours an opaque hazed golden orange with a nice finger of off white head with fantastic lacing and very good retention.

S - tons of grapefruit and orange citrusy aromas, spicy rye, earthy hop undertones.

T - a nice citrusy flavor quickly becomes dominated by a hefty rye punch and a strong earthy hop bitterness that lingers through the (slightly sweet and malty) finish and aftertaste. Dry spicy bitter finish. Very good

M - medium bodied, appropriate carbonation. Crisp and drinkable.

O - if grapefruit, rye spice, and dry earthy bitterness sound good to you then give this a shot. Will buy again

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 20:21:39 | More by MacQ32
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4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A-Deep orange pour that settles to a paler yellow at the bottom. Bits floating around at the bottom. A huge orangish-white head that retains nicely as I drink. Foam coats entire glass as I drink.

S-Huge piney nose. Citrusy esters with a hoppy bite. Not too complex

T-Follows the nose mostly. Piney and citrusy fruits at the front precede a malty, sweet finish. Very nicely layered taste. The bitter fruits are complimented nicely by the caramel sweetness

MF-Crisp and lightly carbonated. Pretty typical of an imperial IPA.

O-I'm not a huge fan of the style, but this is an exceptional beer. It gets better and better with every sip. The warmth really exposes how nicely layered this beer is. It's 9% ABV, but I do not get any alcoholic taste at all. Very impressed.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 19:27:58 | More by Jacurdy60
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New York

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Straight pour from a 12oz pry-off bottle to my 25cl Duvel Single tulip; freshness date of March 1, 2013 printed in black ink on the side of the bottle in a little box next to the barcode (“03 01 13”). After e-mailing Lazy Magnolia, I was told they have a 120 freshness period, so I take that to mean that this was bottled on November 1 or so, making this about ALMOST seven weeks old on the date of consumption.

Appearance (4.0): This pours about two solid fingers of light tan-colored, coarse-bubbled head, sitting atop a rich orange-amber body, lightly hazy but not cloudy. It’s got almost deep pink hues to it—that’s how vibrant the deep orange color looks. Moderate retention leaves a thick ring of foam on the surface of the beer after a while, and it leaves a few thick legs of lace here and there as it recedes.

Smell (4.5): Blood oranges. No shit, it has a deeply sweet but acidic citrus tones that smell like blood orange juice and candied red grapefruit. Some malty caramel tones mix with that sweaty hop sweetness, and a bit of rye spiciness adds another dimension to the body. This has a surprisingly complex smell to it, and I like it.

Taste (4.0): Compared the nose, the hops mostly contribute a mildly astringent but solidly bitter citrus peel kind of pithy bite, which is strong enough to stand up to the more pronounced rye character in the malt body—peppery and bready, with a light caramel tone, the rye has a really full character here. There’s some more of that sweet citrus and sweaty hop flavor from the nose, but it’s in the back, behind the pithy hop bite and rye spice. This is nice—not hitting it out of the park, but just as complex as much going on as in the nose. The only hint of booze is the slightly gaseous feeling in the finish, which is dominated by that crisp, bitter, citrus rind flavor.

Mouthfeel (4.0): On the full- side of medium-bodied, mildly viscous with enough alcohol and hop oil character to dry it out on the finish—leaving it quite dry, really. The carbonation is smooth but assertive, tingling all over and foaming fully but smoothly on the way down. Drinks too easily for a 9% ABV beer—but who complains about that? Yowza.

Overall (4.5): This is a pretty decent DIPA, and a really solid rye beer. The hops aren’t overly complex or aggressive or revelatory for that matter, but they’re full-bodied and well-placed as a complement to the rye malt character of the beer. This is well put-together, as it really melds everything going on nicely without being all over the place or too much of any one thing. Definitely worth seeking out, especially if you like rye malt.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 02:57:20 | More by fmccormi
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4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Per the bottle: Timber Beast is the first in Lazy Magnolia's Back Porch Series. A spicy, full-bodied Imperial Rye Pale Ale balanced with generous dose of Zythos hops. Retreat to the Back Porch and be a little lazy. Big Cheers Y'all.

After a long delay to north Mississippi, the Beast has landed in Oxfordtown. An exciting day for BAs in Mississippi and a long awaited treat. 12oz bottle poured into a Fantome tulip (still waiting on the Timber Beast goblets to arrive).

A: Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a medium off white head that lingers for a surprisingly long time. Minimal lacing as it settles, resting to a thin film and sticky ring.

S: The aroma is somewhat subdued, yet still maintains a good bit of complexity. Smells very sweet, with tangerine, apricot, pineapple, and caramel at the fore, with some grapefruit, spiciness, and grass in the background. I'm hopeful with this one, as the rye seems to be incorporated seamlessly. A little sweeter than expected, but its fresh and inviting. Just a hint of alcohol when the nose is plunged into the glass.

T: Very similar to the aroma, the taste starts off sweet, though less sweet than the smell. Tangerine and apricot up front, transitioning to mild bitterness from the hoppy grapefruitiness. The rye malt spiciness starts of mild at the finish and grows and lingers long after each sip. Really nice complexity and balance that has yet to seen from a beer in Mississippi. Just a hint of booze on the finish, but at 9%, that's to be expected. It provides a complementary warming sensation with the rye that is very pleasant.

M: Medium full-bodied with a medium to low amount of carbonation that tingles but doesn't prickle. Sits well on the palate and subtly coats the tongue and cheeks. Again, starts out sweeter and then ends hoppy and spicy, creating quite the drying effect that begs for another sip.

D: Just after pouring, this started out a bit bitter for my taste. After allowing it to warm a bit, it really balanced out and became a fantastic IIPA. Well balanced, complex, inciting, and surprising. Alcohol is hidden well enough to make this a dangerous little beer. This is one that I would gladly go back to again and again. I bought a case and will savor each one.

Great effort Lazy Magnolia. I've enjoyed some of your cask IPAs in the past and am glad to finally have the opportunity to buy something that has obviously been in the works for a while.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 00:34:30 | More by Mississipping
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South Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

poured a a wonderful hue of orange and spring honey, nice big snow white cap that leaves ample lacing.

First blast is of a biscuit like aroma then a nice spicy blast that brings along some citric hops. Not as aromatic hop wise as I was expecting, pleasant though either way.

A big bang of hop aroma, love it! With a nice heady spice from the rye. This brew realey delivers in the flavor group.

This elixer drinks rather well, dry and quenching begging for another pint!

Not much experience with these cats, but this brew is well put together!

Serving type: growler

03-02-2014 03:30:36 | More by welldigger888
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4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer pours a cloudy dark golden body with a thin white head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass as it fades.

S: TONS of piney and slight citrus hops on the nose. There is also a little bit of sweetness hidden in there too.

T: Like the smell, I am picking up a strong amount of hops and and sweet malt. The falvor changes from very hop heavy at first, but then it turns into a sweet malt flavor the longer it lingers.

M: There is a decent amount of carbonation with a strong amount of crispness on the tip of the tongue and the back of the throat.

O: This is a pretty solid beer and for only a dollar a bottle, the price can not be beat. I would for sure come back to this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 07:59:45 | More by gtermi
Timber Beast from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 298 ratings.