Timber Beast | Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Timber BeastTimber Beast

Brewed by:
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 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 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 DrinkSlurm
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into pint at the columbia street taproom, covington, LA. Pours a brownish golden with thick creamy head. Really nice pine, grapefruit, pineapple, hop aromas. So far I'm impressed. Taste is quite nice. Mellow malts but great citrusy pineapple hop flavor. Slight grapefruit and bitter mouthfeel but really tastey. Overall, very surprised this is as good as it is - no offense LM but this is probably the best of your brews I ever had. Great DIPA! I highly reccomend it.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.38/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 9.20.12.

A - Pours a cloudy, darker orange with a fluffy cream-colored head with good retention.

S - Rye, old orange peel, sweet pine.

T - Bitter dark oranges and bready malts.

D - Lots of carbonation with a medium body. A very bitter finish.

O - Lots of rye and old hops.

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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 BeerMeInMS
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drinking Date: 8/5/12

Glassware: Tulip

Appearance: Burnt-orange hue with fluffy white head. Good retention and some thick, sporadic lacing.

Smell: citrusy; earthy. not overpowering or super piney like lots hop-centric beers, just crisp, refreshing with a little zest.

Taste: Intense, bitter hop flavor right up front; mellows for a bit, then ends with another rush of earthy bitterness. Good hop flavor but I don't taste the rye. Alcohol is completely hidden so watch out!

Mouthfeel: medium-bodied, a little dry and sticky

Overall: I liked it. Will purchase again. A strong hoppy beer with good flavor, though not complex. Still, I can taste the effort and care, so cheers for our Lazy Mag!

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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 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 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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