Sunday, December 30, 2012
Timber Beast Rye IPA
Timber Beast Rye IPA is the first beer in Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company's Back Porch Series. The label has the brewery's standard shield with a burly woodsman dressed in plaid and showing off his axe. There is a little story introducing the Back Porch theme and describing the beer on the site.
Spicy rye aroma with a blanket of caramel, very inviting. Bitter and hoppy flavors come first and then are joined by some spicy rye shortly afterward. Citrus rind, orange, quite resinous. There is a decent caramel malt backbone that keeps the otherwise aggressive beer in line.
Chewy yet creamy. Carbonation is good. The spicy rye kick really stands out thanks to the 9.0% alcohol. That alcohol is also drying, especially toward the end. And you won't miss a little heat at the finish as well. Nice beer here!