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Timber Beast - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

371 Ratings
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Ratings: 371
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 20
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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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

djrn2, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

spycow, Jan 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

acurtis, Feb 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Texasfan549, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
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!

BEERchitect, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

kjkinsey, Mar 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

GRG1313, Apr 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

kylehay2004, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of oberon
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

oberon, May 17, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev +1%
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

russpowell, Sep 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Mora2000, Nov 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

DrunkinYogi, Nov 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

drewone, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Georgiabeer, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

sendbeer, Jan 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

dmorgan310, Jun 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

PEIhop, Apr 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

rolltide8425, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
4.01/5  rDev +1%
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!

GarthDanielson, Jan 09, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

HuskyinPDX, Sep 25, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

tobelerone, Dec 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

avalon07, Nov 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of thagr81us
3.73/5  rDev -6%
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.

thagr81us, Nov 21, 2012
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Timber Beast from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.