Timber Beast | Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Timber BeastTimber Beast

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Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Mississippi, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mississipping on 07-12-2012

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Photo of joshuatow
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

very hoppy but balanced with alcohol.floral taste and aroma. Strong smell of ruby red grapefruit and carmely after tones.clean finish and fine lacing. very well balanced. This beer is definitely worth a try and should be poured into a glass to get the flavour profile.

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Photo of Meyertj
4.87/5  rDev +23%
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 southdeltan
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I’ve had this on tap and from the bottle. Both were incredibly fresh offerings (the draft was on July 1st, 2012 - the first day it was legal).

From the bottle there is a huge head that’s retained for some time. Nice coppery color. Citrus notes in the aroma and flavor. It has a very full feel in the mouth and is nice and spicy.

The alcohol is completely masked in this beer which can be problematic because it is very easy to drink. Easily one of the best IPAs I've had and a great first "high gravity" brew for Lazy Mag and the state of Mississippi.

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Photo of acevenom
4.72/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours slightly hazy copper with a tall, off-white head. There are plentiful visible tiny bubbles in the beer. There is some lacing left on the side of the glass during consumption. There are bright citrus and pine hop aromas as well as some of the rye spiciness. The alcohol isn't present in the aroma at all. The hops come through in the front while the rye is there in the back end, making a nice marriage of rye spiciness and hop bitterness. The citrus and pine hops are balanced by the bready malts in this beer. The alcohol is well-hidden in the flavor. The body is medium with a smooth mouthfeel. It doesn't come across like a big beer at all in the taste or feel, so approach this highly drinkable DIPA with caution and enjoy. This is an excellent beer.

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Photo of tmm313
4.63/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Pours a super hazy dark orange color with almost zero transparency. 1 finger, creamy head that quickly dissipates into nothing. Good lacing while the head is there.

Smell: Big sweet grapefruit, pineapple and sour rye. Lemon rind, pine resin and a touch of alcohol. Huge aromas. Very inviting.

Taste: Sweet grapefruit immediately followed by big pine resin. Excellent balance between the two huge flavors. Just a touch of alcohol in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Creamy with crisp carbonation. Nice oily finish with pine bitterness and citrus sweetness lingering.

Overall: This was a great IPA! Big aromas and flavors. Its not as complex as some I've had, but it is very well balanced and has HUGE flavor and aromas. The 9% ABV is almost completely hidden. I would definitely have this again.

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Photo of KTeamLSU
4.59/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass

A: Poured a dark amber with two fingers of light fluffy head that hung around awhile

S: Definite pine and resin aromas

T: This is like Fall in my mouth. I love that the Rye spice sneaks up on you. The hops are there, but aren't over powering. A great balanced beer.

MF: A little over carbonated, but this doesn't take away from the beer

O: Love this Double RyePA, very underrated in my opinion

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Photo of tigg924
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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 RonaldTheriot
4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Lazy Magnolia Timber Beast has a very thick frothy, yellowish-white head, and a hazy, bright orange appearance, with a huge amount of streaming bubbles and a lot of thick, foamy lacing rings left behind. The aroma is of spicy, peppery, piney hops and sugar, and the flavor is of sweet, malty bread, sugar, citrus juice, and piney hops. Mouthfeel is medium to thick and slick, and Lazy Magnolia Timber Beast Imperial IPA finishes dry, bold, and bitter. Also, one just does not pick up on the high alcohol in the taste, but you will feel it in your body and head. Overall, this is another wonderful beer, and I suggest that you try it!


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Photo of shand
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Timber Beast pours with such a large head, if I didn't know better I'd swear it's bottle conditioned. The color is a hazy straw. The aroma is very hoppy with a big orange note. The taste is pretty damn nice, it's got a big up-front hops with a nice, mellow rye finish. It's not very complex, but tastes damn good going down. The mouthfeel seems a little thin, but otherwise is nice, and the drinkability is great. Overall, a great first high-gravity brew from Lazy Magnolia.

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Photo of John1985
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ale poured huge 3 finger head (maybe I poured too fast), wonderful rye aroma with some hops. Delicious rye and citrus flavor, excellent balance. Finishes hoppy with little to no alcohol in flavor but I'm having trouble typing this review. Wow I can't say I've had an Imperial rye before but this is great. Best beer I've had from Lazy Magnolia by far.

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Photo of soupermirl
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yummy. Created by Lazy Magnolia in honor of the Timber Beast, all the officers of Raise Your Pints Mississippi (RYP), and each member of RYP. Lazy Magnolia brewed a fantastic beer. The appearance has a little orange color, very nice and clear. The nose is nice. It doesn't smell like a big beer in my opinion. The taste is AWESOME. Very easy to drink for a 9%. Lovely. This beer sits on your tongue beautifully with lots of malt and hops. Balanced... A balanced big beer. Lazy Magnolia Timber Beast is awesome.

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Photo of EgadBananas
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark orange colour, with a tan 2 finger of head. Aroma is zesty citrus notes, flowers, spicy hops and a spicy rye note. Some bread crust in there as well. Prevalent bitterness on the taste with bit citrus notes and an assertive, zesty, spicy rye bite. The spicy hops and rye co-mingle nicely and somewhat intensify the bitterness. It's a good medium body, substantial, with a nice carbonation level.

LM is taking this new elevated ABW law and hitting the ground running. This is a great Rye IIPA! Can't wait to see what they do next!

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Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light amber color in Timber Beast goblet. One fingered white head with good retention and lots of lacing.

Smell is citrusy and floral. Very inviting.

Taste follows smell. Lots of citrus (grapefruit) and a bit of honey. Great bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied. Good carbonation.

Overall this is a homerun for Lazy Magnolia! This has become one of my all time favorites and definitely my favorite from Lazy Mag. I love it so much, I bought a signature glass to drink it in. I look forward to seeing what LM has in store from here on out, now that their hands arent tied by our previous archaic laws in Mississippi.

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Photo of Tilley4
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 4 pk in Nashville yesterday and cracked one open after supper last night...

The bottle says, "Imperial Rye Pale" and I'm curious to see what they've done here...

Big pop of spiciness from the rye present in the aromas but the citrus and pine of the hops matches up well for sure... really pleasant and crisp aroma... this smells like it could be terrific... very pungent and fragrant... seemingly gets better as it warms and really opens up...

A wave of bitterness and citrus right off the bat from the first sip... the rye does a super job of taming things and keep this from being a hop assault... spicy and earthy notes present from the rye... the hops are plentiful and I find myself burning through this first glass faster than I expected... this is a really tasty brew... extremely drinkable...

I burned through this 4 pack and could have drank more... extremely good effort from LM here...

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Photo of gtermi
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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Photo of biggmike
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into Lazy Magnolia Timber Beast goblet. Pours an attractive copper color with a nice white head that dissipates slowly. Aroma is sweet and citrusy. Taste is not quite what I expected from a rye beer. I expected more like Hop Rod Rye, but this is completely different. This has a grapefruit taste that is dominant and very satisfying. The mouthfeel is good and the alcohol is hidden well. Tasty beer. Beware of The Beast, it will sneak up on you.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
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 fmccormi
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: Opaque honey body with a really thick frothy cream colored head. The head holds up well and leaves massive thick sheets of lacing.

Aroma: Spicy, woody (cedar), and slightly tropical. The typical dry rye aroma is present as well.

Taste: Really dry and woody up front with spicy rye notes. There's some nice tropical fruit in this that offers a nice distraction from all of the wood and dry bitterness. Spicy in the finish. A sharp cheddar cheese bitterness in the aftertaste. It doesn't taste like cheese it has the same bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy in body, dry.

Overall: Great flavor all around, one of the best Lazy Magnolia brews I've tried.

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Photo of Tone
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear, copper color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, sweet malt, slight pine, hint of alcohol, and a hint of caramel malt. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, hint of alcohol, hint of caramel malt, slight pine, hint of yeast, sweet malt, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, good appearance, decent aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of fortozs
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
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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Photo of Mississipping
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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Photo of welldigger888
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
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!

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Photo of Jacurdy60
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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Photo of MacQ32
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
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

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