Timber Beast
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Mississippi, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,166
Ranked #14,096
3.94 | pDev: 12.94%
Jun 11, 2022
Jul 12, 2012
Very Good
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Notes: Timber Beast is a spicy, full-bodied, imperial India pale ale balanced with a generous dose of Galaxy, Simcoe, Centennial, and Ahtanum. It’s a recipe inspired by the complex and beautiful flavors of Mississippi and a reflection of the strength and spirit of our very own Timber Beast. Rye is a natural fit for the Imperial style. The nutty sweetness of this hearty grain perfectly balances the generous hop bite and brings you back for another sip.
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Rated: 4.55 by cbuzz24 from Mississippi

Jun 11, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by msondel from Massachusetts

Nov 25, 2021
Rated: 4.06 by viking77 from Louisiana

Nov 09, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 14, 2020
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Reviewed by hoptheology from South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Re-review :

Parish Teku, bottle notched in December of 2019.

Pours an orange-ish hue, pretty dark for an IPA, but probably due to some of the rye. Head is large and in charge, leaves nice lacing as it recedes.

Aroma is spent grain, potato flakes, cold tomato soup, and grapefruit rind.

Flavor brings heavy malt presence, I suppose it's rye, it's just dusty and grainy really, with a tinge of ethanol, then grapefruit rind, martini onion, slight orange rind, and a finish of caramel malt. It is more of a chore and not delicious.

Feel is thick and sticky but then the alcohol thins it out. Pretty big presence of heat, and has a sticky resiny finish that dries on the palate.

Overall, still not impressed, this is a poor double IPA, and as noted here, very fresh, still has flavor issues. While on paper it does hit the right markers, I won't go back for more, ever.

----------------------Original Rating 3.78, July 18th 2018--------------------------
12 oz bottle dated May 2018 (I don't have an exact date)

Appearance is 100% opaque with an almost tomato-soup-like consistency and color. Lots and lots of flaky sediment floating around the mid-to-bottom portions of the glass. Head is off-white and 1 finger tall, stays pretty firm and leaves nice creamy lace up the sides.

Huge aromas of tomato and grain alcohol; rye and ethanol with slight asparagus and onion. Zero fruitiness, more vegetal-herbal. It's strong though, very assertive presence.

Caramel malt comes whopping straight out of the gate, just one wave after another. Violent. What follows next is rye starches and ethanol with flavors of tomato paste/squished tomato. Slight onion/herb also compliment the profile. Slight hop fading.

Feel is boozy and burning, with a resiny, hot presence. Faint clinging resins.

Overall, if it weren't for the overwhelming steam roller of alcohol presence and assertiveness, this beer could be completely nasty. It's like very herbal tomato sauce but the ethanol brings this sort of poppy vodka reduction to the mix and gives it an artisan boost. It's definitely unique, not a favorite of mine, but if you're curious try ONE, to see if you like it enough to buy more. I personally like the DDH version better.
Jan 16, 2020
Rated: 3.41 by chris826 from Mississippi

Dec 23, 2019
Rated: 3.71 by bpkrippner from Missouri

Oct 25, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by J-Dog86 from Louisiana

Aug 24, 2019
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Rated by jclsr10 from Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Just a solid craft Imperial IPA available in my area. It is a regular go to when I want a higher ABV IPA.
Aug 14, 2019
Rated: 3.02 by jeschaefer from Texas

May 31, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois

May 06, 2019
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the bottle, it pours a hazy amber with a modest head that slowly dissipates and leaves lacing. Citrus in the nose. The mouth gets a different flavored IPA - most likely the Rye that is outstanding!
Feb 11, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Jan 29, 2019
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Reviewed by wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

3.56/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Gold with medium head. Orangey citrus aroma with a hint of pine. The flavor, too, is almost all citrus, with a very sweet maltiness. There's just a trace of rye spiciness. Moderately bitter for the style. Hardly a hint of alcohol. Lighter carbonation.
Jan 07, 2019
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
From notes 4/3/13: Pours an opaque deep gold with 2 fingers of beige, moderately lasting, foamy head that leaves a nice coating of sticky lace. Aroma is heavy grapefruit and to a lesser degree other citrus with a hint of pine, caramel and rye spice. Taste is a nice blend of citrusy hops, hefty rye spice bite and strong earthy hop bitterness. It finishes lightly sweet with caramel malts which ride into but rapidly fade in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, lively with spice, dry, drawing and crisp. The best Lazy Magnolia offering I've experienced to date.
Jan 06, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Oct 01, 2018
Rated: 3.73 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Oct 01, 2018
Rated: 4.41 by joehemphill1974 from Mississippi

Aug 15, 2018
Rated: 3.69 by Hallbrauhaus from Mississippi

Jul 06, 2018
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Reviewed by AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Rich amber/gold with good foamy head and lacing.
N: Hops, malt, and grains.
T: Very rich and smooth hoppy malt mix with sweet grains in there, some bitterness.
M: Medium
O: What an enjoyable beer, this is just a flavor bomb.
Mar 17, 2018
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Reviewed by dcotom from Iowa

4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a Spiegelau Adina glass. Slightly cloudy dark amber in color, with reddish highlights and a thick long-lasting white head. Lots of sticky lacing. Nice burst of hoppy aroma upon opening the bottle. Once poured and allowed to rest, the rye really begins to come to the fore. Straight-up rye bread dominates the aroma profile. Lots of spice on the palate, with a nice hop bite and a ton of bitterness. (Brewer claims 94 IBU's, and they're all there for sure.) Finish is slightly astringent, with some lingering spicy bitterness on the palate. Excellent beer, great pairing with hearty and spicy food. Nicely done!
Mar 02, 2018
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Reviewed by NastyNorseman from New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Rich malts, rye shining through. This is a delicious, chewy brew. Resin, raisiny flavors with nice bitterness from hops. The mouth feel is a thicker medium. This is a filling IIPA.
Feb 07, 2018
Rated: 4 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Sep 15, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by BdM from Netherlands

Jun 27, 2017
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Reviewed by jadpsu from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy amber color with an off white head. Head slowly fades to a thin skin that leaves lots of side glass lace.
SMELL: Starts with tart, piney hops. Citrus of grapefruit. A little musky.
TASTE: Tart, dry, hoppy with citrus overtones and some rye malts.
FEEL: I get more malts on the palate in this area.
Very tasty beer. I'll have another!
Jun 17, 2017
Rated: 3.12 by jbehlar from Mississippi

Jun 08, 2017
Rated: 3.97 by mrfrancis from Kentucky

Apr 15, 2017
Rated: 3.6 by singletary from Mississippi

Jan 29, 2017
Rated: 3.92 by Ealanjones from Mississippi

Dec 28, 2016
Rated: 3.92 by ColSanders123 from Georgia

Oct 16, 2016
Rated: 4.11 by King_Lich13 from Mississippi

Sep 18, 2016
Rated: 3.74 by timmy2b from New York

Aug 30, 2016
Rated: 4.16 by craftaholic from New York

Aug 20, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by buffalobeerfan from New York

Aug 18, 2016
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Clear amber color with beige head. Aroma has woody hop notes, sweet orange, red grapefruit and some underlying caramel malt. Taste starts with the sweet citrus fruits backed up by the malt, continues with earthy hops and finishes with medium grapefruit bitterness. Medium body with soft carbonation. Overall it's really easy drinking DIPA with the alcohol hidden very well and very balanced taste.
Aug 11, 2016
Rated: 4 by NickyDee21 from Pennsylvania

Jul 23, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by IckyT2012 from Florida

Jul 17, 2016
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Reviewed by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle. Glowing amber orange pour, finger white head fades slowly leaving lots of spattered lace. Sticky sweet malt aroma, toasted bread, mild citrus. The taste is on the sweet side, but not overly. The sweetness is balanced by piney floral hops with lingering bitterness, a touch of peppery spice throughout. Alcohol is very well hidden. Medium oily slick mouthfeel. Best brew by Lazy Mag in my opinion, wish it would get down here a little fresher.
Jul 07, 2016
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Reviewed by fortozs from Mississippi

4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
TONS of frothy head. Pretty slow to diminish. Leaves lots of lacing. Fairly clear; copper to amber color. Smells good. Taste is complex, dominated by pine. Plenty of spicy notes. Sour. The tiny bit of sweetness compares to burnt caramel. Hints of oak. Very pleasant bitter finish. Pretty full bodied for an IPA. 9.0% alcohol content but not overpowering. Something you are supposed to sip, but somehow you don't. Creamy mouthfeel with all the carbonation. The very first of several great IPAs from the region. Definitely a winner.
Jun 06, 2016
Rated: 4 by Gkruszewski from New York

May 24, 2016
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