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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 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
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
490
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
31.82%
 
 
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Photo of bmwats
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.

A: Dark amber hue. Pours about a 1 and a half finger, frothy, white head. Settles slowly, leaving a foam blanket, and some really nice spider web lacing as you drink it down. Head renews with each pour.

S: Italian bread, with a little hay and wood.

T: Very hoppy, very pungent, with a little bit of honey, tangerine, and oregano.

M: Bitter with a very slight sweet balance. Full and syrupy texture. Coppery aftertaste that linger throughout.

D: The bitter and pungent qualities will dictate a slower plodding experience.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Nice appearance including a frothy head and some decent lacing. Nose is bready and woody, but a little shallow. Hoppy and pungent flavor, with hints of spice and citrus. Well-balanced. Overall, this is a good quaff.

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Photo of jmarsh123
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours rusty orange with a small off-white head. Low retention, but good heavy lacing down the glass.

Smells of caramel malts, pine and earthy hops.

Similar flavors. A little citrus punch up front recedes into malty caramel sweetness. An earthy bitterness takes hold near the end to balance the malt a bit.

Mouthfeel is medium plus. Good carbonation level for the style and profile.

Generally prefer more pronounced citrus and pine in IPA's, but this was a solid effort.

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Photo of dttheme
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Very cloudy, almost murky looking. A darker amber color. Has a very smooth, fine looking head. The lacing is downright pretty.

S: Definitely some floral, piney hop smell but I also get caramel and faint spicy rye at the end. Almost no malt smell at all. Really nice. The way that I like my IPA's to smell.

T: Not as much rye as I was expecting at first. It has got some really delicious piney hops that end in sweetness. The rye spice lingers on the tongue and gives it some strong final bitterness. Can't taste that 9.0% at all.

M: Very carbonated, very dry. It has a good amount of body, but its diminished by the intense carbonation. I think the carbonation lends itself to the rye spiciness.

O: I rather like it, I think! The sweet, piney hops and the finishing rye spice play well together. Easy drinking and pleasant all the way through.

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Photo of Entropy501
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Really enjoyed this beer. Normally I'm put off by Rye and high alcohol content, but this did a quality job of combining the two. The Rye comes through really well and the Zythos hops give a nice cut to the bite of the alcohol. Slight toffee notes and a creamy full mouth feel. This is a great beer to recommend to people looking to try a Rye that won't put them off.

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Photo of barczar
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a chill hazed light copper with a frothy cream head that slowly dissipates, leaving sticky lacing.

Soft notes of citrus, resin, and bready malt form the initial aroma. There's a candy-like sweetness accompanying an anise and pine character, that later more closely resembles rye. Interesting.

Bready malt is present in full force, with more rye in the finish than I've had in many rye offerings. The citrus character beneath is muddled. Lemon and grapefruit pith seem to be accompanied by tropical fruit, with an earthy hop aftertaste.

Body is moderate to a touch full, with moderate carbonation and waking alcohol.

Good malt presence to carry a pretty varied hop character. The spicy rye bitterness is not overwhelming, but is a little more than I prefer.

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Photo of guityler83
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: golden copper, slightly hazy apperance, persistant off white head. some hop particle floaties in the bottom

S: Moderate strength grapefruit and tangerine hop aroma with evergreen and herbal notes slightly less dominant. Spicey rye character at medium level with mild toast and caramel.

T: Moderate grapefruit and pine bitterness thats got a rougher character (fitting in the beer though). More developed pine and dank evergreen like flavors evolve into a medium level of rye spiceiness, toast and mild biscuit character - similar to the aroma - that comes off mildy sweet. The finish is crisp and has a refreshing last burst of pine that lingers on the pallet.

M: Medium body with medium-moderate carbonation. The rye adds the impression of more body I think. Tiny bit of alcohol warmth

O: A very fitting name for this beer. Drinking it you can't help but bring up images of deep woods with snow covered evergreens and burly axe weilding lumber jacks. A good beer overall at a good price - not mind blowing but thats now what its trying to be. Cheers!

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Photo of maximum12
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to moose3285 for dropping this into our recent trade involving four boxes & about 96 lbs. of first-class, kick-ass beer...& for continuing to dent my wants list at every opportunity. 12 oz. bottle poured into the pint glass I brought from home to Austin, MN for just this reason.

Pour is golden, clear, foamy. Not sure why expected sediment, but I did. Nose is a lovely soft citrus, sweet & with a hint of spicy jungle dirt to it. Very nice combo shot.

Timber Beast is the start of a new fad, I hope: rye IIPAs. Yes! OK, maybe not. Introduction reads like a piece of rye on the tongue, but it's quickly cut by the big-handed sweetness of the malt, leaving an...interesting impression. No mid-palate, just a quick cut to hops that are lively, bitter, & earthy - or that might be the rye. Still, the ending leaves the tongue mildly bruised, which is quite a contrast to the doe-eyes up front. Very easy on the throat, I'm drinking this like I'm drowning in it. Or maybe I'm just thirsty.

Very interesting beer that veers from pillow-like to jarring in the span of moments & has everything I love...but just doesn't quite capture my upcaste imagination. Very good beer that whispers 'I could be great'.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass.

A- Pours a medium copper color with a 1/2 inch head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind on the glass.

S- Sharp hop aroma with a bit of alcohol fume and a touch of rye. Strong, almost astringent.

T- Decent bitterness is medium-high and doesn't linger too long. It's more earthy and piney than citrusy. I don't really get much rye but it's there. Decently balanced with the alcohol not showing itself too much.

M- Bitey from the hops and booze with medium carbonation and a body that's just under medium.

O- Pretty drinkable, but I was hoping for more rye.

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Photo of LambicPentameter
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyed out of a brown 12 oz bottle with no discernible bottle dating that I can see. Poured into a large 22 oz snifter.

Appearance - Aggressive pour yields a nice two-finger foamy head the color of french vanilla. Takes a few minutes to dissipate, leaving sticky but receding lacing and a rim of foam around the edge of the glass. Body is glowing amber-orange hue with a faint amount of chill haze.

Smell - Lots of strong hop profiles, with grapefruit, hints of mango, pine resin, fresh vinyl and an underlying bite of alcoholic esters. As the initial aroma fades, a sweetish grain characteristic, almost like graham cracker, emerges.

Taste - The grapefruit again comes through, now with a bit more astringency than the smell. Hop bitterness quickly emerges from the initial fruit elements and there is some definite heat from the alcohol. I'm not one to shy away from a strong beer, but this not what I would call a "hidden" 9%. Finishes with some earthy spicy from the rye.

Mouthfeel - Slick and resinous, with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Bittersweet finish that lingers well after the swallow.

Overall, a very tasty take on a rye Imperial IPA. The rye is definitely present, but I agree with the classification of it as an IPA versus a Rye Beer. The hops are definitely the star, while the rye makes it unique.

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Photo of Liquorgal08
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This was the first beer That convinced me that I love hops.
Look: golden murky honey, beautiful foamy head that leaves decent lacing. The appearance of this beer is where it really shines.

Aroma: Spicy rye bread, a bit of citrus and maybe a tad of pineapple.

Taste: Like your driest wine up front, leading into that spicy bread that I smelled earlier. Hops and rye kind of fight it out on my tongue and I'm really not sure who wins the fight.

mouthfeel: back to the wine bit, like a very dry medium bodied wine.

I fell in love with this beer the first time I tried it. It was what brought me to love craft beer. While it's not quite as magical as the first time I tried it, it's still a beer I really enjoy.
4/5

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Photo of youradhere
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From an unlabeled bottle into a pilsner flute. Pours a murky golden copper, large white bubbles in the head. Smells of faint honey and grapefruit rind. Taste is muskmelon, grapefruit pith, iced coffee on the back end. Mouthfeel is thick enough to carry the residual sugars and hop bitters, carbonation pricks intermittently inbetween the regular smooth medium carb. Not a bad IIPA, not something to drink in the heat, but certainly worthy according to this northwestern transplant.

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Photo of oberon
3.98/5  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.

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Photo of FreshHawk
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy orange/light-copper color. Good sized, creamy, tight, white head. Nice retention with a layer of lace remaining.

S - Citrus and pine hop aroma. Citrus made up of tangerine, orange, and a slight grapefruit nose. Hints of lemon. Fair amount of pine. Faint rye spiciness, but nothing too strong. Some bready notes as well.

T - That peppery, rye flavor comes out more than the nose suggested. Still a good helping of citrus, but the pine really kicks in on the finish. A subtle earthiness and slightly herbal flavor is in the background. Starts slightly sweet with the tangerine/citrus flavor along with a slight breadiness before finishing with the rye/pine bitterness.

M - Light to medium body. Pretty smooth with average carbonation.

D - Alcohol is really well hidden and it taste more like a 7% IPA. Nice flavor combinations with the rye/spice present but not overpowering. Pretty refreshing and easy to drink.

Notes: Nicely balanced rye beer. Instead of it being all about the spice, those flavors meld with the hoppy flavors. Nice interplay between the sweet citrus, bitter pine/herbal flavors, and the spicy rye. Easy drinker and overall enjoyable. A solid beer.

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Photo of sommersb
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 12-05-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Signature glass
Purchased: Single from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville

A: Pours with a big, foamy off-white head on a clear, dark copper colored beer. Both lacing and head retention are excellent.

S: Clean aromas are big on citrus and pine-like hops, plus rye spices and tropical fruits.

T: Taste has a pretty big wallop of bitter hop flavor. There's a backbone of some sweet caramel malts, but they are fairly muted. I also taste some spice from the rye grains. You can feel the 9% alcohol as you work your way through the bottle.

Mouthfeel is thick and carbonated in the medium to high range. The finish is dry and hoppy, a bit on the astringent side.

O: Very well done DIPA here from Mississippi.

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Photo of ummswimmin
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I poured the Beast into my tulip glass and received about two fingers of foam. The coloring on this one is an amberish, orange coloring. I get some decent lacing from this one.

The nose and flavor on this one is very hop forward. I get a decent amount of citrus in this one. I like the balance in the nose and body.

Overall, this is a very good IPA. I enjoyed sipping this one.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle pours a lightly hazed, dark gold color with a large cap of off-white head. Excellent retention and lacing, good looker!

Nose is tropical and citric hops, Im pretty sure there is some amarillo at work here...or maybe something else equally tropical. Smells good, malt is biscuity with a little zing from the rye.

Taste throws down some more bready flavors akin to a loaf of Jewish Rye. The hops still manage to be the main attraction with a piney-papaya flavor and plenty of bitterness. Alcohol is masked well and drinks pretty fast for a 9%'er. Lots of rye flavor on this one, some beers classified in the 'Rye Beer' style category dont even match this level of contribution from this Eastern European grass crop. Pretty tasty, I wouldnt have a problem buying another 4-pack of this.

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Photo of srhoadsy
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served chilled into a fluted tulip.

Pours a nice copper color with an inch to two inches of light white head, even with a gentle pour. Head very slowly recedes and leaves a thick surface layer with heavy lacing.

Aromas of pine resin, citrus and as it warmed I caught a hint of guava.

Flavors of pine and bitter citrus peel and a slighlt mineral background.

Medium to heavy mouthfeel with a medium body and and moderate carbonation with a lingering aftertaste.

I really liked this beer. I normally prefer a more citrusy IPA, but this was delicious. Strong, but well balanced flavors.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +1%
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 Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +1%
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 Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +1%

Cloudy orange and apricot colored pour with a foamy off-white one-finger head. Big piney and grassy hop aroma. Taste has a strong citrusy bitterness flavor upfront balanced by a really nice rye flavor. Can taste grapefruit, orange peel, pine and grass all in abundance. Rye comes out in a slightly spicy edge. Medium bodied and creamy. Drinks really easy despite the high ABV. Finishes with a nice piney bitter flavor.

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Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of TBoneJones
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very cloudy cider color, rich-looking and with impressive foam head.
There's a very hoppy, and then a refreshing wheat-like aspect to this beer. It is also quite drinkable. The way the rye blends in this one is nice. At first taste I thought a sour aspect was going to kick through when I first tasted this, but it's a well-balanced ale where, thankfully, the hops push through the rye. Nothing complex whatsoever, but the parts go together nicely enough. Feels smooth/ creamy and medium carbonated.

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Photo of Squire123
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
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 CloudStrife
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
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 russpowell
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
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

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Timber Beast from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 490 ratings.
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