Roxy Rolles | Magic Hat Brewing Company

very good
460 Reviews
Roxy RollesRoxy Rolles

Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Vermont, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
As the leaves line the trees with colors bright, the Autumnal Amber Ramble comes into sight! Roxy Rolles pours in her wake foliage fallen and a perfect pairing of malt and hops.

40 IBU

Added by indiapaleale on 10-13-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of boulevard2
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Brian for the sample! Jan 07
5.8% abv
Pours a reddish amber ale with a thick head that quickly disapates to a thin lacing. Tight bubbles cling to glass. Strong aroma of cascade and extra hopps. This beer is bursting with flavour and falls bordering an American Pale and a strong Amber ale at the same time. A great seasonal and if you like hopps you gotta give this a shot. Nice job from Magic Hat!

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Photo of scottum
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a red red amber with a full tan headskie. Taste is nice and hoppy, very much so for an amber. Billed as a hoppy amber, so it is. Got some great flavor balance too with the chewy mango, yes mango. Mouthfeel smooth and easy despite the hoppy. Drinks well and easy to drain a six pack.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured into the glass crystal clear amber golden with an off-white low and fairly persistent head.

The aroma was citrusy and piney with just a bit of cat piss in there so Amarillo must be close by. Some malt presence was notable behind the floral and fragrant hop character.

The flavor was much less inviting than the aroma. The first notable flavor was of all things, chocolate. The beer had a resinous character and a bit of a piney and grassy presence, but was devoid of any real malt presence. What was there was only a low bit of caramel and the odd bit of chocolate.

The finish was dry with a lightly piney and resiny character into the aftertaste. The body was medium with a moderate level of carbonation. An ok beer, could use a boost in complexity and malt however.

12 ounce bottle.

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Photo of Lelion11
4.42/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-deep reddish amber with a little bit of a creamy white head
S-smells like a boquet of fresh floraly hops with a little spice to it
T-big fresh hops hits you right away, hangs out for a little then slowly dissipates,
MF-a bit of a resiny hop feel
D-yes I would have another, I really liked this beer

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 12oz bottle from the Ship of Fools variety pack. This was a dark amber with a medium creamy coffee head. Some nice lacing. It had a malty aroma, as well as some sweet, musty yeast. A creamy taste, with some citrus hops. A little spicy/nutty flavor when warmer. Pretty good beer.

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Photo of NEhophead
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Inch-high, creamy off-white head that is slow to fade. Bright amber with mahogany hues. Walls of webbed and ringed lacing with good strength.

Mildly creamy malt character with your signature, slightly musty Magic Hat yeast aroma. Faint floral hops and moderate whaffs of lemon and lime.

Slightly sweet, light cream prior to an earthy, floral hop flavor. Bright citrus hops: lemon, lime; and a big pine, spruce character. As a result, this "hoppy, amber ale" is more gritty than your typical, oily IPA. The finish is spicy, dry, and only mildly bitter with notes of pine and unsweetened caramel in the aftertaste.

Medium in body; earthy and slightly gritty with a well-balanced near creamy maltiness. Well rounded for the style.

Easy drinking and pleasant, but nothing you should feel the need to seek out, especially if you're into big hoppy IPA's. A step up from most of Magic Hat's recent offerings.

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Photo of plaid75
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep copper hue with a one finger pillowy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a solid resiny hop aroma with a biscuity grain.

The taste consisted of strong grapefruit and pepper flavors. An excellent doughy grain bill tied the flavor up nicely.

The mouthfeel was full and dry.

Overall a very nice IPA. This is perhaps their best beer to date.

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Photo of daliandragon
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up today Whole Foods in Raleigh, who I guess got the first few cases of this new Magic Hat winter seasonal. I'm obviously expecting something real fresh and the first whiffs don't let me down: brand new hop attack, aggressive but not overwhelming. Color is surprisingly dark but that goes along with the winter theme. Head doesn't last but lacing holds its own.

Strong flavor but bitterness is only medium. Malt profile is in backround but has a nutty earthiness to tone the hoppy airyness. Overall balance is outstanding but this is still unquestionably built for hop addicts. Clean finish and slightly oily mouthfeel. This is solid stuff from those loopy guys in Vermont.

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Photo of blackie
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

appearance: The pour gives a 0.5" light tan head, and the beer is a medium brown in color. Light retention.

smell: Smells great...floral, fresh hops at the forefront bring aromas of tropical fruits, especially passionfruit and sweet grapefruit. Toasty malts back up the hoppiness.

mouthfeel: The carbonation is medium, as is the body...nice.

taste: Nice, fruity hop flavors with a toasty malt back. Very clean, well balanced for a hoppy amber, and tasty.

drinkability: Quite easy to drink. A little more complexity from the malt and it would be an easy 4.5 for both smell and taste.

Single bottle from Whole Foods Raleigh. Notched as best by February 2007.

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Photo of indiapaleale
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottle says its a hoppy amber ale. It certainly smells hoppy and it has a great hop bite. It pours a dark amber color and has a good malt balance. One of the better Magic Hat beers I've had and since its a winter beer and I found it here in Maine in mid October, I would imagine it was nice and fresh.

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Roxy Rolles from Magic Hat Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 611 ratings.
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