mymaestro (30) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Starts with a very wet hop flavor, then sweet bread. Ends with a grassy note. Light straw color with a lasting white head.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour, white head. Citrus, herbal hops up front. Light bready malts. Some interesting rye notes and a hint of stone fruit.
GTAEgeek (775) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Hazy orange pour, with a medium, beige head. The aroma is heavy resin and floral hops, with some butterscotch and wet hay. The flavor is very bitter, with little to no malt backbone. Heavy body, sticky, and very astringent. Low carbonation. Overall, this is a strong and hoppy, but fairly unpleasant beer.
Lorenasa (141) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy orange with a small tan head. Aroma of orange and hops. An interesting combination begins with medium hoppiness. Citrus undertones. The smooth mouthfeel balances it all out.
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atlrizzob (83) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
As an IPA man i will say that the tingle that this bro sent down my spine made me thing unpure thoughts.
pumpmaster (991) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $1.99 Very good!
TomTron (295) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange with a sudsy white head. Aromas of citrus hops and dough. Flavor is mostly rye spice and some tropical fruits floating around and has a decent amount of malty balance. Overall not a bad offering and the alcohol is hidden rather well.
Fritz123 (237) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve never heard of or have had Lazy Magnolia. This was the first. Draft in South Florida. I really enjoyed this beer. It poured a pretty off-orange-light brown almost like a Blue Moon. I was thinking it would be too sweet or too citrus flavored based on the smell. Instead it surprised with a robust hops, rye overtones, citrus flavors and light malt flavors. It was smooth but with robust flavors all around. The citrus was primarily orange and maybe passion fruit.
aracauna (2855) - Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly aggressive beer from Lazy Magnolia. This is a really hop focused beer, although the rye is evident as a spiciness. This is over carbonated and the beer is a little on the dry side, but there are no off flavors.
rangerred (662) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a hazy brownish orange with a 1.5 finger thick white head. Amazing head retention and really good lacing. Really thick all the way around.
Lots of rye spiciness comes through on the aroma. Kind of reminds me of bread dough. Earth, caramel, and overripe citrus also comes through. Lots of orange and tangerine.
Dark caramel and rye on the flavor. The rye hangs around for a long time and really adds a nice element to this brew. Tons of ripe orange from the hops that approaches a slightly unpleasant acrid bitterness on the back of the tongue. Tons of hope bitterness that really comes close to being too much. This extremely strong bitterness combined with a very sweet and sticky mouthfeel severely limits drinkability.
Overall, a good effort by Lazy Magnolia on their first foray into high gravity brewing. This beer comes close but just seems to miss the mark. Toning down the bitterness and cleaning up the mouthfeel a little would do wonders.