Timber Beast | Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Mississippi, United States
lazymagnolia.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Mississipping on 07-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,790
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
504
pDev:
13.2%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
88
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 504 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joehemphill1974
4.41/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Hallbrauhaus
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AZBeerDude72
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.

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Photo of dcotom
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!

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Photo of NastyNorseman
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.

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Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jadpsu
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!

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Photo of jbehlar
3.12/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of mrfrancis
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of singletary
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ealanjones
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ColSanders123
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of King_Lich13
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of timmy2b
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craftaholic
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buffalobeerfan
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
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.

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Photo of NickyDee21
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NolaHopHead
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.

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Photo of fortozs
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.

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Timber Beast from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 504 ratings