Roxy Rolles - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Reviews by Foxman:
4.05/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
It pours a ruddy garnet, a bit murky and deep amber at the margins. A finger of light beige head dips soon to bubbly pith. Rules of lacing lay penciled across the inside of the glass.
The aroma brings a rather brief malt assertion, with a flash of sweet caramel and vague fruit, but the hops grab the limelight and cling tight, with dry citrus and pine needles tossed about wantonly and crisply.
Upon tasting, the malt again slips in first, a bit more notable here with caramel candy sweetness and a berry touch that are each promptly dried by the influx of grapefruit dry and pine resiny hops, spicy and edgily crisp. The malt tries again with a small residual biscuit nudge, but the finish lays waste to that with a very crisp, dry, and refreshing legacy. It's assertive in a way that the style would not anticipate, but it's quite tasty in doing so.
Perhaps a bit north of light bodied, the malt has some measure of presence, but it's the hops, sassy, spicy and glowing, that lay the oils down and give a real impression.
The crisp, snappy edge to this beer had me thinking wheat, which I know it hasn't, and of Simcoe, which I knew from first whiff that it certainly does. It stood up admirably to a big bowl of quite-hot wings, the oily resins helping to wash the capsaicin away before it did too much damage. It flows easily, with a very refreshing way about it, making it nicely drinkable. It's a pleasant surprise that this Magic Hat offering is well more than a novelty offering. In fact, it's a real nice accompaniment to whatever spicy thing you might be eating.
Serving type: on-tap
01-23-2007 19:40:12 | More by Foxman
More User Reviews:
3.79/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Nice winter is coming type ale, though not too high abv's, gives you a nice warming feeling. Rich with caramel and grapefruit aromas, as well as grapefruit flavor. Balanced with a closing bitterness that is pleasant. Overall, one I like to enjoy when possible, very drinkable, giveit a try. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2014 20:11:10 | More by RusImpStoLuv
Roxy Rolles from Magic Hat Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 592 ratings.