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
Ratings:
492
Reviews:
84
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
13.13%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
84
For Trade:
2
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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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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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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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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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
3.96 out of 5 based on 492 ratings.
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