Roxy Rolles - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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2.8/5 rDev -26.1%
poured from bottle into pint glass.
a- copper, ruby, depending on lighting. very clear. nice thick fluffy head, lasts a while but leaves little lacing.
s- smells like a bitter hop bomb, grapefruit
t- very bitter, very hoppy. some citrus, grapefruit
m- crisp carbonation. medium body.
d- this beer is very very bitter and hoppy. if thats what you like... buy it. its a little to overwelming for me. ... i dont know what the ibu rating is but imo its more bitter than hop stoopid which says 102IBU right on the bottle. overall a pretty good brew, i wont buy it again.
09-15-2009 02:18:50 | More by tj4288
2.85/5 rDev -24.8%
I drank some Roxy Rolles in a winter mix pack from Magic Hat. Needless to say i wasn't impressed. The flavor is way too overwhelming and forces you to take your time drinking it. Certainly not a easily drinkable beer. I kept having to switch in between with the other beers in the pack. Not sure what yeast they used but it was way too dry and had way too much body. Try it once and then leave it.
11-11-2008 03:47:37 | More by SnowGoon99
2.85/5 rDev -24.8%
I was excited to find this "hoppy amber" ale, my first from Magic Hat. I was sorely let down.
A: 2+ fingers of a yellowish, tan head over a dark amber and ruby. Spotty capped retention and some lacing.
S: Heavy yeast aroma. Really heavy. It smells like sourdough that is ready for the oven. The aroma is also hiding a metallic note, before becoming an overpowering malt bomb. I may be finding spice, but I can't be sure.
T: Hmm. Spicy, but I can't name specifics. Peppery, just a bit. It's really perfumey from the hops, which is nice. The taste is roasted, as are the residuals. There's a lingering bitterness hanging out in the way back of my mouth. Really bready malts, a tad fruity, meanwhile totally bland. Does that make sense? It seems like the flavors just aren't working together, and it makes me want to say, "meh".
M: Light to medium body, heavy carbonation, and tons of residual stickiness that happens to be more malt than hop.
D: I was looking forward to a fresh, hoppy amber ale...as that's what I was promised! This is super malty and actually a bit hard to finish. But I bought a 6er and I will drink the rest.
09-23-2009 01:36:47 | More by washburnkid
2.9/5 rDev -23.5%
Cold 12 oz bottle poured into tapered pint glass. Beer pours a reddish-brown amber with zero head.
First sip is sharp and carbonated, with a chalky English hop bitterness. Citrusy and well-tempered, but mostly mild and uninteresting.
Why is this so highly rated?
11-09-2009 02:14:27 | More by hreb
2.9/5 rDev -23.5%
Brought back some Baltic Thunder from Victory the other weekend and ended up with a bottle of this in a trade. Thanks DG.
Pours a clear, perfect amber. The exact color in between red and brown. Theres a half finger of head that quickly disappears leaving some large bubbles and some nice thick lacing.
First nose was a large floral bouquet of hops. All the notes similar to pale ale traits. Unfortunately, cant get any of the traits from the amber ale. Seems this Hoppy Amber Ale is a little more hoppy then ambery.
Characteristics in the taste are similar to a pale ale too. Something is off in the aftertaste, sour is the only way to describe it. I get a split second of caramel sweetness up front, but then its overpowered by hop bitterness and the sour aftertaste. Not enough balance to call this an amber ale.
I thought this brew was ok and it made a better pale ale then anything else. The combination of the other characteristics didnt shine through like I was expecting though.
01-12-2008 04:39:59 | More by sjohansen
2.9/5 rDev -23.5%
Pours a clean amber color with a small white head. Aromas of a sweet malt and a small hop presence. In the taste, a dry hoppiness and a balance sweet malt. A bitter and somewhat watery mouthfeel and a dry hoppy aftertaste. A nice big hoppy presence, but not much flavor, yet easy to drink.
11-12-2007 19:42:16 | More by OWSLEY069
2.93/5 rDev -22.7%
A - both beer and head are caramel in color, with the beer having a slight ruddy and cloudy characteristic, with moderate carbonation
S - a nice combination of caramel and IPA style hoppiness, an inviting aroma indeed
T - first thing is a citrus/hoppy up front taste, with an attempted sweet slickness that never really surfaces, but tastes as if its trying, it really could use that sweetness for both complexity and balance, otherwise its rather normal
M&D - bitter with no balance, but a drinkable beer with a decent feel to it, but really could use some sweetness in the background, lurking
11-10-2006 18:29:55 | More by sinstaineddemon
2.95/5 rDev -22.2%
Bottled poured to pint glass.
A: deep cloudy brown color, 1 finger fast thinning head
S: very hoppy, earthy, roasted malt, sweet
T: very hoppy, smoothes to roasted malts, earthy amber, smokey, some caramel
M: decent, initial hoppy bite, smoothes out, good aftertaste
Not something I'll reach for again, but decent beer.
Comparable to Clipper City's - Small Craft
02-10-2008 02:07:28 | More by nrpellegrini
2.98/5 rDev -21.4%
12oz bottle into nonic.
Hazy ultra deep reddish amber color with a one finger tan head that slowly settles to a thick bubby rim.
The sweet malts consist of a bit of caramel and brown sugar mixed with shart bitter citrusy hops.
The flavor has an odd contrast. The malts are grainy and somewhat sweet, but there is a harsh shift to the hops, leaving a stale aftertaste. It still can be considered complex, but I don't think these two opposites "constructively interfere" with each other. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. The finish is lingering stale flavor I mentioned above.
This one set up well for me but seemed to dissapoint in the end. Maybe it will appeal to someone else, but it didn't do it for me.
01-31-2008 23:19:27 | More by BeerSox
2.98/5 rDev -21.4%
In all respects an average brew... wasn't blown away by this one and wouldn't purchase another sixer again... Wasn't crazy about Magic Hat's Circus Boy offering, and this one really didn't do it for me either... all in all, a mediocore brew which wasn't entirely poor, but not outstanding either... The appearance was a dark brown copper color which poured with no head, even after swirling the last two-thirds of the bottle... The smell was somewhat bland... basically just about average... the taste was peculiar... hard to describe but a little medicinal... the mouthfeel and drinkability were okay but nothing to write home about... this beer tastes sweet and has a slightly bitter aftertaste... an interesting brew to sample, but wouldn't spend another $8 bucks on a sixer... Worth a try if you are a fan of Magic Hat...
12-18-2007 03:00:11 | More by dsa7783
3/5 rDev -20.8%
Had this beer as part of a mix pack that I bought in Burlington VT. Bottle is marked for best by February (I had it in December).
Poured into a pint glass. Toasted marshmallow color head that last fairly long and has some good lacing. Cloudy appearance with a reddish brown color.
Strong hop nose to this. Even though I believe that it doesn't fit the style. You can smell that the hops are fairly fresh smelling and strong.
Flavor follows the smell. Strong hops with very little sweetness. Full body.
I am a bit surprised by this beer. Seems like it will be a very malty brew but isn't at all. Almost tastes like a dark IPA its so hoppy.
If a friend offered me one I wouldn't turn it down but I can't say that I would seek the ends of the earth for it. Over all an okay brew flavor wise but not very indicative of the style.
12-02-2007 22:44:13 | More by jneiswender
Roxy Rolles from Magic Hat Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 595 ratings.