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Timber Beast | Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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3.94/5
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496 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mississipping on 07-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,843
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
496
pDev:
13.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
86
Trade:
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Ratings: 496 |  Reviews: 85
Reviews by gritz147:
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
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!

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Photo of Squire123
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Mildly hazy honey amber with fine bubble beaded head and good lacing.

Aroma: Caramel malt, spicy hops with a touch of earthiness. Striking in a pleasant way.

Taste: Full, spicy, caramely with a hoppy rye punch. Pleasant and lasting through the finish which is malty and hoppy in about equal measure. I don't notice any of the alcohol mentioned by other reviewers and at 9% ABV it's hardly a blockbuster.

Texture: Medium full without being heavy.

Overall: A beast of an Imperial Rye Ale which should appeal to those who want a heavy textured full flavored ale. Not stout like, not ale like, something in between and unique.

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Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of tigg924
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Awesome beer. Great citrus smell. Flavor is fresh citrus, caramel, pine, and light rye. One of the better ipas I have had in a while. Will look to pick this one up again.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
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.

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Photo of Sobertso
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of dwren89
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Photo of kwkdmk
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of dsauter
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Adam_vhaar
1/5  rDev -74.6%

Photo of Garrettshu
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of CloudStrife
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a slightly hazy copper amber with an off white dense head on top. Good head retention. Not much visible carbonation. Leaves some spots of lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Enjoyable bouquet of hops going on here, a blend of earthy and floral with a hint of citrus. The rye malts come through adding a nice spice addition.

T: As anticipated from the aroma there is a solid dose of hops in this brew. An earthy and skunky type of hop flavor that blends well with the rye malts.

M: Medium to full body a creamy mouthfeel. Fairly low on the carbonation end of things. A touch sticky on the backend from the resinous hops.

Overall I've always been a fan of rye IPA's and this one is no exception. Earthy hops blend with the rye spice in this beer which packs a hidden punch,

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Photo of JamesStreet
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Photo of lcdawg
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of eabdelbaki
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Meyertj
4.87/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer presents a nice hops taste. The lacing was disappointing but I suspect the bartender just didn't know how to pour it correctly. He had never heard of Beer Advocate, so my guess is he doesn't know much about beer.

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Photo of MADPolo
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of ToniBailey
5/5  rDev +26.9%

My favorite IPA!

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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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Timber Beast from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 496 ratings
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